Toyota chief meets with Macron in Paris

/ Jun 17, 2017

Toyota chief meets with Macron in Paris

Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda met with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Friday, officials said. As the automaker's biggest factory in Europe is in France, Toyoda is thought to have briefed Macron on the company's contribution to the French economy and employment ...

Hyundai engineer blows whistle on 'chaebol' culture

May 17, 2017

Hyundai engineer blows whistle on 'chaebol' culture


South Korean engineer Kim Gwang-ho flew to Washington last year to do something he never dreamed he would: report alleged safety lapses at Hyundai Motor Co., his employer of 26 years, to U.S. regulators. Citing an internal report from Hyundai's quality strategy team to management, ...

/ Apr 1, 2017

Marking 100 years, Fuji Heavy changes name to Subaru

Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. on Saturday officially changed its corporate name to Subaru Corp., the name of its most popular car brand, to enhance its image and boost sales as it marks 100 years since its founding. "By changing the company name, we're making a ...

Jan 11, 2017

Trump meddling in Toyota's affairs

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's tweet criticizing Toyota Motor Corp.'s plan to build a new car plant in Mexico for exports to the North American market — threatening a heavy border tax if the top Japanese automaker goes ahead with the plan — is an ...