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Tsuyoshi Inajima
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 7, 2021
The Prius-hacking Silicon Valley star shaping Toyota’s future
The jeans-loving, patent-wielding executive co-founded Google's robotics division and helped develop the tech company's self-driving car project.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 3, 2021
Chaos in supply chain won’t last, top Nissan supplier says
'Automakers will definitely recover in the latter half” of the fiscal year, Jatco's CEO said in an interview.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 2, 2021
How one COVID-19 case upended Toyota’s just-in-time supply chain
The problems have sparked questions about whether the auto industry's strategy of prioritizing efficiency and maintaining minimal inventory will endure in the post-pandemic world.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 22, 2021
Top Toyota supplier Denso expects production at the automaker to recover quickly
Denso, Toyota's top supplier, says production at the automaker should recover swiftly, leaving Denso on track to beat its own profit forecast for the current fiscal year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 11, 2021
Panasonic pioneering hydrogen power to fuel factories worldwide
The Japanese firm intends to commercialize system used at its own fuel-cell plant, which will combine hydrogen energy with solar, by fiscal 2023.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 19, 2021
Prison time for Americans who helped Carlos Ghosn escape from Japan
The father-son duo pleaded guilty but didn't receive the maximum sentence.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 15, 2021
Toyota’s tech arm plans major hiring push in self-driving race
With profits withstanding the pandemic, the automaker can continue making strategic investments.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 14, 2021
Nissan CEO says $1.4 billion U.K. electric vehicle hub ‘just a start’
The automaker is betting that roughly a decade of experience making EVs will give it a leg-up over rivals in the increasingly crowded segment.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 7, 2021
Every roof in Japan could have solar panels in the future
Japan has a long way to go to wean itself off coal and natural gas, which is used to generate more than 70% of its electricity.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 14, 2021
Carlos Ghosn escape accomplices plead guilty in Tokyo court
The Taylors' case in Tokyo is the latest addition to multiple legal proceedings around the world left in Ghosn's wake.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 30, 2021
'Where are the female managers?' Japan’s newest foreign CEO asks
Mitsubishi Chemical chief Jean-Marc Gilson says in the absence of government intervention, he'll push internally and actively promote women when faced with candidates of equal skill.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 15, 2021
Japan's ticket to zero carbon could be century-old technology
Some of the biggest industrial companies in Japan are working on a project that could trigger a wave of investment into one of the most controversial forms of carbon capture: methanation.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 17, 2021
Chip shortage and bad weather hit Honda and Toyota in North America
The bad weather has added to disruptions for automakers already battling a shortage of semiconductors, which are being gobbled up by consumer-electronics companies.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy / Remembering 3/11
Mar 8, 2021
To secure a green future, Japan must reckon with its nuclear past
The government panel shaping the nation's energy future sees the restart of almost every reactor halted after meltdowns in 2011 as necessary to meet climate goals.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Mar 6, 2021
Fukushima plant owner says nuclear power needed to hit green goal
Tepco chief says nuclear energy is indispensable for the company to curb CO2 emissions 50% by fiscal 2030 from 2013 levels as boosting capacity of renewables takes time.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 4, 2021
Tesla demand picks up in Japan following aggressive price cut
With Japan's government pushing to ban sales of gasoline-only cars by the mid-2030s, Tesla's recent price cut is putting Japan's automakers on notice for a potential price war.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 9, 2021
Nissan trims full-year loss outlook as virus-hit sales recover
Japan's second-largest carmaker is now forecasting a net loss of u00a5530 billion for the fiscal year through March, narrower than previous expectations of u00a5615 billion.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 1, 2021
Push to go electric could wipe out Japan’s cheap microcars
Electrification can add u00a51 million to u00a52 million to the price tag of a smaller kei vehicle, potentially doubling its price.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 27, 2020
Route uncertain for Japan's two top airlines as ANA seeks ¥332.1 billion
While there's hope a COVID-19 vaccine will get people back on planes, carriers globally are still expected to lose a combined $157 billion in 2020 and 2021.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 17, 2020
Carlos Ghosn’s grand alliance showing cracks two years after his arrest
Nissan is exploring ways to sell some or all of its 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors.

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