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Workers head to Daihatsu Motor's plant at its headquarters in Ikeda, Osaka Prefecture, on Tuesday.
May 7, 2024
Daihatsu resumes production at all plants
All of Daihatsu's four finished vehicle assembly plants in Japan are back online for the first time in about four months.
Daihatsu President Masahiro Inoue
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 24, 2024
Daihatsu’s new president sees potential in Africa and South America
Masahiro Inoue pointed at strong demand for compact cars in those markets due to a prevalence of narrow roads.
Daihatsu Motor President Masahiro Inoue speaks during a news conference in Tokyo on Monday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 8, 2024
Toyota tightens oversight over scandal-hit Daihatsu
Daihatsu will streamline the way it reports on development and certification to its parent Toyota Motor.
Daihatsu saw its sales fall by about 60% in January amid a scandal over fraudulent testing.
Mar 1, 2024
Japan auto sales down almost 20% in February
The decline reflected the effects of certification test scandals, with new vehicle sales at Daihatsu down roughly 80% and those at Toyota down about 30%.
Toyota's domestic sales for January fell for the first time in 13 months as a data-rigging scandal at its small-car unit Daihatsu led to a production halt of some Toyota brand cars the unit made.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 28, 2024
Toyota Group sales lose steam amid fallout from test data scandals
Domestic sales for January fell for the first time in 13 months while worldwide production fell 3.8%, the first global decline in 13 months.
Masahiro Inoue, incoming chief executive officer of Daihatsu Motor, during a news conference in Tokyo on Tuesday
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 13, 2024
Toyota replaces Daihatsu chief after safety scandal
Masahiro Inoue, the CEO of Toyota Latin America, will replace Soichiro Okudaira effective March 1.
Workers walk to a Daihatsu factory in the town of Oyamazaki, Kyoto Prefecture, on Monday as the firm resumed production at the facility.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 12, 2024
Daihatsu resumes production of two models at Kyoto plant
The Toyota subsidiary hopes to restart gradually but its domestic vehicle production schedule remains unclear.
Daihatsu President Soichiro Okudaira submits a report to transport minister Tetsuo Saito on measures the automaker will take to prevent a recurrence of safety testing fraud, on Friday in Tokyo.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 10, 2024
Daihatsu reports measures to prevent recurrence of testing fraud
"We want to implement recurrence prevention measures firmly and make the company capable of doing its job properly," the firm's president said.
Toyota plans to shorten plant operating hours and review its product development plans, with tight schedules being partly blamed for the scandals involving group companies Daihatsu and Toyota Industries.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 2, 2024
Toyota to shorten plants' maximum operating hours
The 30-minute reduction is aimed at giving workers a more flexible schedule following a series of certification irregularities at its group companies.
Toyota Motor Chairman Akio Toyoda speaks during a news conference in Nagoya on Tuesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 30, 2024
World No. 1 but mired in scandal: Toyota sees mixed start to 2024
Despite the steady performance of its business, the carmaker has been shaken by wrongdoing at group firms, leading to an apology from the chairman.
Carmaker Daihatsu recalled more than 320,000 vehicles and extended a factory shutdown on Wednesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 24, 2024
Daihatsu recalls 320,000 cars and extends factory halt
The Toyota-owned firm notified the transport ministry that it would recall a total of 322,700 vehicles of two models due to a door defect.
Daihatsu President Soichiro Okudaira speaks to reporters at the transport ministry on Tuesday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 17, 2024
Daihatsu may lose production rights for three models in safety scandal
An inspection by the transport ministry found that air bags had been set to inflate automatically in tests rather than when a crash was detected.
Takashimaya's managing director, Kazuhisa Yokoyama, holds a news conference on Dec. 27 in Tokyo to address the issue of damaged Christmas cakes that were delivered to hundreds of customers.
Jan 16, 2024
Collapsed cakes and the price of perfection in Japan
As its labor crunch worsens, Japan might see more cases of skimping or slipshod quality.
Daihatsu Motor President Soichiro Okudaira speaks at a news conference in Tokyo on Dec. 20. 
Dec 29, 2023
Daihatsu scandal is a warning for Japan Inc.
Investigations indicate that improprieties at Daihatsu stretch as far back as 1989, indicating a profound problem with the company’s culture.
Daihatsu's headquarters in Osaka
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 28, 2023
Daihatsu to compensate lower-tier suppliers for halted production
Production was stopped at all of the company's factories in Japan this week.
Toyota's global production jumped 11% in November to a record level, bouncing back from last year's supply chain disruptions and benefiting from robust demand both in Japan and overseas.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 27, 2023
Toyota saw record November sales on demand from U.S. and Europe
Global sales — including that of subsidiaries Hino and Daihatsu — rose 12% from a year earlier to 986,262 units.
Daihatsu's factory in the city of Ikeda, Osaka Prefecture. The company has suspended production at all its four factories in Japan.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 26, 2023
Daihatsu suspends all production in Japan amid safety test scandal
The suspension is set to last at least through the end of January, dealing a blow to over 8,000 suppliers and its parent company, Toyota Motor.
Daihatsu's plant in Oyamazaki, Kyoto Prefecture, on Monday
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 25, 2023
Daihatsu halts three assembly plants over testing fraud scandal
It is unclear when the company will resume production, which is expected to be suspended until at least the end of next month.
Daihatsu's headquarters in Ikeda, Osaka Prefecture
Dec 23, 2023
Daihatsu resumes auto shipments in Indonesia amid safety scandal
Indonesian authorities confirmed the safety of Daihatsu cars and greenlit the resumption of shipments, the company said.
Officials from the transport ministry enter Daihatsu Motor's headquarters in Ikeda, Osaka Prefecture, on Thursday for inspection after a scandal regarding safety data manipulation emerged at the firm.
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 21, 2023
Daihatsu offices raided after scandal halts all car shipments
The raid followed revelations that the carmaker and supplier had manipulated the results of various collision safety tests dating as far back as 1989.


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