A partnership with GM is part of a trend of carmakers sharing the burden of bringing new technology to market.
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In April, it was reported that Suzuki had further lowered its domestic auto production plan for that month, giving up an additional 10,000 units on chip shortages.
Honda has said publicly it will phase out sales of gasoline-powered cars completely, setting 2040 as the goal.
In the Asia-Pacific region, Japan Airlines rose to first for on-time arrivals in May, followed by national rival ANA and then Air New Zealand.
As retailers around seek ways to make it easier to shop seamlessly without touching anything, MTG in Japan is betting its technology can rule them all.
Nippon Paper Industries Co. aims to create supercapacitors that could store and release energy with vastly improved performance.
On the other side, Japan's other automakers remain mired in a morass of factory closures due to the global shortage.
Due in part to change in habits as a result of virus fears, ANA Holdings Inc.’s private jet charter business is expecting sales of ¥1 billion in the 2022 fiscal year.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, more young people are taking an interest in the cars, drawn by their ability to handle all sorts of outdoor terrain.
The expects its cargo unit to receive a boost this year as planes loaded with semiconductors help accelerate deliveries to automakers and consumer-electronics manufacturers.