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BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 13, 2014
Honda starts jet engine output as it pushes into aviation business
Honda Motor Co. began manufacturing engines Wednesday for its HondaJet small aircraft at a subsidiary in Burlington, North Carolina, and expects certification by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration in the first quarter of next year.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 12, 2014
Toyota to recall 362,000 vehicles worldwide
Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it will recall about 362,000 vehicles worldwide, including the Camry and six other models in three separate recalls.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 10, 2014
Honda to launch new Legend sedan in Japan in January
Honda Motor Co. will roll out the redesigned fifth-generation Legend in Japan in January with the aim of restoring its image following recalls in the home market.
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 28, 2014
U.S. consumers sue Takata over air bags, seek class action
Takata Corp., the Tokyo-based company whose potentially defective air bags have led to the recall of millions of vehicles, is being sued by consumers in the U.S. who claim the firm and several car manufacturers defrauded them by concealing crucial information.
Japan Times
Oct 25, 2014
Senators demand larger air bag recall of 30 million
More than 30 million vehicles in the United States could be affected by the defective air bags made by auto parts maker Takata Corp. and safety regulators in the U.S. should act quicker to replace the faulty parts, two prominent senators said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 14, 2014
Nissan finds Datsun cars a tough sell in India at $5,000 each
In July last year, as Nissan Motor Co. prepared to bring Datsun out of a decades-long retirement, the company scoffed at the idea that the budget brand would follow Tata Motors Ltd.'s $2,500 Nano and flop.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 6, 2014
Tesla reportedly to unveil 'autopilot' cars this week
Tesla Motors Inc. will make its first foray toward automated driving, joining luxury rivals in offering high-tech features, including one that can keep the car in its lane, according to a source familiar with the carmaker's plans.
Sep 30, 2014
Recall, regulator scrutiny hit Toyota with a double whammy in the U.S.
Toyota Motor Corp. has been hit by dual setbacks after a U.S. regulator renewed its scrutiny of the carmaker over unintended acceleration and the company embarked on a recall of 690,000 pickup trucks.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 30, 2014
Output unexpectedly falls as retail sales gain
Japan's output unexpectedly fell while stronger retail sales and an improving job market showed resilience, government statistics showed Tuesday as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe weighs another consumption tax increase.
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Sep 18, 2014
Jaguar XKE stolen in New York in 1968 is recovered en route to Netherlands
U.S. authorities have recovered a Jaguar XKE stolen 46 years ago outside a New York City apartment after finding it on a ship to the Netherlands and tracking down the 82-year-old original owner of the British luxury car, officials said on Wednesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 15, 2014
Nissan faces battery plant cuts as electric car hopes fade
Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn is preparing to cut battery manufacturing in a new reversal on electric cars that has reopened deep divisions with alliance partner Renault.
Sep 8, 2014
GM to debut hands-free highway driving in Cadillac model in 2016
General Motors Co., the largest U.S. automaker, will introduce a Cadillac model in two years that can be driven on the highway without the driver holding the steering wheel or putting a foot on a pedal.
Sep 6, 2014
Automakers may miss boat on modularization
Toyota successfully defended its status as the world's largest automaker in the first half of 2014. However, Volkswagen has gotten very close and is widely expected to overtake Toyota either by the end of the year or in 2015 at latest.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 4, 2014
Mazda unveils new Miata as top-selling two-seat Roadster turns 25
Mazda Motor Corp. unveiled a new version of its iconic MX-5 Miata sports car Thursday for the first time in nine years, counting on the model to help sustain rising sales.
Sep 3, 2014
Nissan's defections continue to mount
Nissan Motor Co.'s loss of its second executive since July is fueling concern that the pool of talent surrounding Chief Executive Officer Carlos Ghosn is drying up.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 2, 2014
Aston Martin appoints Nissan exec Andy Palmer as CEO
Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. has tapped Nissan Motor Co. executive Andy Palmer to run the 101-year-old U.K. sports car maker, ending almost nine months without a leader.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 29, 2014
Lexus to expand lineup, with eye on German rivals
As Toyota Motor Corp. prepares to mark the 25th anniversary of the Lexus next month, the automaker is aiming to strengthen the luxury brand by keeping production mostly in Japan and expanding its modest lineup.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 24, 2014
Tire-makers race to turn dandelions into rubber
Dutch biologist Ingrid van der Meer often meets with disbelief when she talks about her work on dandelions and how it could secure the future of road transport.
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 11, 2014
Lexus hints at return of $375,000 LFA supercar
Toyota Motor Corp.'s Lexus, which ended a two-year production run of the $375,000 LFA in 2012 after manufacturing 500 of them, may build a successor to the 552-horsepower car, according to Executive Vice President Mark Templin.
Aug 4, 2014
China auto factory ignored warnings about dust blast risk
Local government officials in China repeatedly warned a car parts factory that was rocked by a deadly blast over the weekend that high levels of dust could spark an explosion, the South China Morning Post newspaper reported Monday.


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