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Tsuyoshi Inajima
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 16, 2022
Coal’s surge won’t stop Idemitsu selling Australian mine stake
The firm is in talks with several entities interested in acquiring its 85% stake in the Ensham mine in Queensland, said President Shunichi Kito.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 2, 2022
Energy-poor Japan could set up liquefied natural gas reserve
The government will propose a plan to secure a so-called strategic buffer LNG, with authorities supporting local companies to buy excess supply for energy security.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 13, 2022
Japan’s top refiner is gearing up for the oil industry’s decline
Eneos Holdings has an outline for fusing operations but is still discussing which of its refineries to shutter when, the firm's president has said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 8, 2022
Toyota ranks last in top 10 carmakers for decarbonization efforts
Zero-emission vehicles made up just 0.18% of the firm's total sales last year versus General Motors Co. at 8.18%
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 2, 2022
Energy crunch pushes Japan into era of uncharted coal power
Electricity supply is expected to remain tight this winter and experts say extreme weather like this summer's heatwave is becoming more common.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / FOCUS
Jul 2, 2022
Russia’s move on Sakhalin-2 gas plant intensifies competition for fuel
Russia's move to reshuffle ownership of the project may constrict global markets even more by pushing Japan to compete with Europe for alternative sources of supply.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 10, 2022
Top Toyota supplier Denso weighs ¥420 billion chip unit spinoff
Well known as the world's second-biggest auto-parts-maker, Denso has also quietly built up a presence in automotive chips.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 22, 2022
Japan's Tepco honing offshore wind bid as competition heats up
Japan is aiming to award 10 gigawatts of offshore wind capacity by the end of the decade, spurring a contest for the contracts to build the projects.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 13, 2022
Honda CEO bets ¥5 trillion to reach goal of going fully electric
The carmaker aims to introduce 30 EV models by 2030 with a production volume of more than 2 million vehicles a year.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Apr 6, 2022
Nuclear power’s growing fan base in Japan faces a reality check
A web of red-tape governing nuclear reactors born from the Fukushima nuclear disaster 11 years ago means that the resumption of operations can't speed up, no matter the political pressure.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 30, 2022
Japan’s energy buyers warn that the weak yen threatens their business
The depreciation of the yen will amplify soaring energy and commodity prices that are hurting both companies and consumers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 9, 2022
Japan resists pressure to follow Big Oil’s exit from Russia
Unless the situation with Russia drastically changes, Japanese companies and consortia have decided to keep their stakes in Sakhalin 1, Sakhalin 2 and Arctic LNG 2 projects.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 4, 2022
Nissan won’t appeal ruling that carmaker hid Carlos Ghosn’s pay
Meanwhile, lawyers for Nissan's former director, Greg Kelly, said they will appeal a ruling that saw him given a suspended sentence.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 11, 2022
Japan’s biggest airline calls for border controls to be eased
The strictest among the G7, Japan's border controls have attracted criticism as the country slammed its door shut to foreign visitors and students.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 23, 2022
Hitachi’s ¥2 trillion divestment drive kept activists at bay
Since taking over, CEO Toshiaki Higashihara is credited with transforming Hitachi, once the country's biggest loss-maker, into a profitable enterprise without outside intervention.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 21, 2022
There’s a four-year wait list for Toyota's Land Cruisers in Japan
Waiting times were already stretching out to two years after the vehicle was revamped in 2021 for the first time in 14 years.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 31, 2021
Heavy snow snarls travel in Japan during year-end holidays
Scores of flights were canceled, warnings were issued of possible highway closures and trains delayed by the storm on Friday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Dec 2, 2021
Japan backs oil and gas even after COP26 climate talks
Weeks after world leaders pledged to combat climate change at the COP26 summit, Japan is already showing signs of putting the brakes on divestment from fossil fuels.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 14, 2021
In defense of combustion engines, Toyota CEO says ‘the enemy is carbon’
Toyota says that different emissions-reducing car technologies are needed for different regions of the world.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 9, 2021
Nissan unveils high-tech green factory for next-generation electric vehicles
As part of its 'Intelligent Factory Initiative,” Nissan has spent about u00a533 billion over the past two years installing advanced equipment at its plant in Tochigi Prefecture.

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