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MANUFACTURERS

Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 18, 2021
Toyota president to serve third term as head of Japan's auto association
Akio Toyoda's extended tenure comes when the auto industry is putting more focus on electrification as momentum builds toward decarbonization
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 2, 2020
Sony cranking out image sensors round the clock to meet smartphone-fueled demand
Sony Corp. is working around the clock to manufacture its in-demand image sensors, but even a 24-hour operation hasn't been enough.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 13, 2019
Japan auto association chief says outlook bleak amid U.S.-China trade spat
The head of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association said Monday that the outlook for the industry is cloudy due to "too many uncertainties" in the global economy amid the escalating trade fight between the United States and China.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 1, 2019
Japan's big manufacturers grew more pessimistic in March: tankan
Business confidence turns sour on slowdowns in overseas economies.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 1, 2019
As Japan moves manufacturing into Thailand, kingdom becomes top importer of Japanese steel
Thailand emerged as the top importer of Japanese steel products for the first time in 2018, as major Japanese makers of cars, home appliances and machinery have moved into Southeast Asia's biggest production hub.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 2, 2018
Hitachi unit's faulty inspections expand to auto and display parts
A chemical product unit of Hitachi Ltd. said Friday it has confirmed improper inspections of its auto parts, display materials and other products, in another revelation of unreliable quality testing in the Japanese manufacturing industry.
BUSINESS
Oct 25, 2018
U.S. manufacturers say tariffs are pushing prices higher: Fed
U.S. factories have raised their prices because of tariffs, although inflation has appeared modest or moderate in most parts of the country, the Federal Reserve said on Wednesday in its latest report on the economy.
BUSINESS / Economy
May 17, 2018
Core machinery orders down 3.9% in March on lower demand from manufacturers
Core private-sector machinery orders fell 3.9 percent in March from the previous month amid a lull in demand from manufacturers, government data showed Thursday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies / Taking the Lead
Apr 15, 2018
Hands-on Toyota exec passes down monozukuri spirit
Mitsuru Kawai drops by a bathhouse for factory workers at Toyota Motor's headquarters in Aichi Prefecture each day before work.
BUSINESS / Economy
May 24, 2017
Japan manufacturers' mood slips despite economic recovery, survey finds
Confidence among Japanese manufacturers receded in May for the first time in nine months after hitting a decade-high level April, a Reuters survey has found, showing guarded optimism in a nascent export-led economic recovery.
BUSINESS
Mar 27, 2017
Japan manufacturers wary of possible U.S. import tax, survey shows
Manufacturers nationwide are wary of a possible U.S. border tax, with just over half expecting profits to take a hit if the United States slaps a 20 percent levy on imports, a poll showed on Monday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 20, 2017
Global salary gaps hindering automakers' efforts to lure IT workers
Headhunter Casey Abel spent four months trying to hire a data center architect for a Japanese automaker, including five meetings with the client — one with the top executive. In the end, the IT specialist joined an e-commerce company abroad for significantly more money.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 23, 2015
Japan's automaker association warns of 'downward spiral' in China sales
China's vehicle market has shown signs of a "downward spiral" that will eventually hit Japanese carmakers, according to the head of Japan's auto association.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 17, 2015
Ambition and ego: Inside Nagamori's Nidec
Ambition matters more than brains in Shigenobu Nagamori's world. As chief executive officer of Japanese motor maker Nidec, Nagamori is known for his eccentric management style.
BUSINESS / Economy
Jun 9, 2015
Japan manufacturers lagging in use of IT, report says
Japan's manufacturing sector is lagging behind other countries in utilizing information technology, according to an annual government report that called for improvements.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 24, 2015
Loyalty to 1960s machine shows risk from Japan's aging factories
The oldest piece of equipment at Osaka Machine Tool Co. has been there so long that only the company's 70-year-old chairman, Katumi Takata, still knows how to use it. He isn't planning to replace it anytime soon.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 1, 2015
Business sentiment worse than expected, BOJ 'tankan' shows
The Bank of Japan survey results reflect the “weakness” of the economic rebound, said one economist, and point to the lack of a driving force behind the recovery.
EDITORIALS
Feb 19, 2015
Loopholes in political funds law
One can't help wonder why farm minister Koya Nishikawa felt compelled to have an LDP chapter that he heads return a ¥1 million donation from a subsidiary of the sugar manufacturers' association if there was no illegal activity.
BUSINESS
Jul 31, 2014
Vehicle output surged 8.7% in first half, powered by tax hike deadline
Vehicle output rose 8.7 percent nationwide to 5,066,178 units in the first half compared with a year earlier, as strong demand before the April consumption tax hike more than offset a subsequent decline in sales, an industry body said Thursday.
BUSINESS
May 27, 2014
JAMA chairman downplays dangers for automakers
Fumihiko Ike, chairman of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, said Tuesday he doesn't think last week's military coup will have a major impact on the production operations of Japanese carmakers in Thailand.

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