Toyota president to serve another term as JAMA chairman

Business Sep 26, 2019

Toyota president to serve another term as JAMA chairman

The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association said Thursday that Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda will serve as JAMA chairman for another two years until May 2022. Traditionally, the leaders of Toyota, Honda Motor Co. and Nissan Motor Co. take turns to fill the top post ...

Tokyo Motor Show to showcase cutting-edge automotive technologies

Business Sep 22, 2017

Tokyo Motor Show to showcase cutting-edge automotive technologies

Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association Chairman Hiroto Saikawa has called on the public to visit the Tokyo Motor Show, scheduled to be held from late October, to see the world's latest technologies. "We hope to make the event the world's best technology show," Saikawa, also president ...

Business 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 ...

Business / Corporate 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 ...

Business / Economy 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

Business Dec 22, 2014

Sales tax hike stymies domestic car sales: JAMA

by Kazuaki Nagata

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 ...