/ Apr 4, 2017

Obesity in pregnancy seen raising epilepsy risk

Being overweight or obese in the first trimester of pregnancy has been linked to a higher risk of bearing a child with epilepsy, researchers said Monday. The study was based on data from 1.4 million children in Sweden, and was published in the Journal of ...

Nov 30, 2015

Auto production dipped 0.5% in October

Vehicle production dropped 0.5 percent in October to 813,110 units from a year ago, as demand for minivehicles remained sluggish amid the lingering effects of tax hikes, data by an industry body showed Monday. Although auto output has logged 16 consecutive months of decline, exports ...

/ Mar 31, 2015

Auto output in Japan falls for eighth straight month

Vehicle production in Japan fell 5.3 percent in February from a year earlier to 817,390 units, down for the eighth straight month, as demand shrank following a consumption tax hike last year, an industry body said Tuesday. The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association said the output ...

/ Dec 26, 2014

Auto output sags in November, stretching decline to fifth month

Vehicle production in Japan fell to 743,289 units in November, down 12.2 percent from the previous year amid declining demand, the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association said Friday. The fifth straight month of decline reflected continued weak consumer spending after the April consumption tax hike. Car production ...

Sales tax hike stymies domestic car sales: JAMA

Dec 22, 2014

Sales tax hike stymies domestic car sales: JAMA

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Major Japanese carmakers may have benefited from the yen's sharp decline this year, but they were also hurt by the consumption tax hike and prospects for the domestic market appear dim, Fumihiko Ike, chief of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, said Monday. "2014 has been ...

Ike of Honda to take JAMA helm

Mar 20, 2014

Ike of Honda to take JAMA helm

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Honda Motor Co. Chairman Fumihiko Ike will take over as chief of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association in May, the industry lobby group said Thursday. He will succeed Akio Toyoda, the president of Toyota Motor Corp. "Mr. Ike is like no one else, and he always ...

Dec 27, 2013

Vehicle output climbs for third month straight

Domestic vehicle output rose for a third consecutive month in November, logging a 10.2 percent rise to 846,151 units from the previous year, an industry body said Friday. Car production climbed 10.3 percent to 719,133 units and truck output 11.4 percent to 116,365 units. Bus ...