800  custom race cars displayed at event in Chiba Prefecture

Business Jan 11, 2020

800 custom race cars displayed at event in Chiba Prefecture

Automakers and auto parts manufacturers from Japan and abroad displayed some 800 custom and race cars at an auto show near Tokyo on Saturday. At the Tokyo Auto Salon 2020 in at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture, which opened to the public for a two-day ...

New car sales in 2019 fell on natural disasters and tax hike

Business Jan 6, 2020

New car sales in 2019 fell on natural disasters and tax hike

New car sales fell 1.5 percent to 5.2 million units in 2019, the first decline in three years, thanks to sluggish demand following a series of natural disasters and the consumption tax hike. Sales excluding those of minicars dropped 1.9 percent for the second straight ...

Japanese hybrids beating slump in China's car market

Business / Corporate Dec 11, 2019

Japanese hybrids beating slump in China's car market

by Tian Ying

China's once-in-a-generation car slump is hobbling carmakers around the globe that placed their bets on what is the world's biggest auto market. But one group is weathering the slowdown unscathed: Japanese automakers. Iconic car companies like Toyota Motor Corp. and Honda Motor Co. are increasing ...