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MOTORBIKES

Police officers issue a warning to a person riding a modified bicycle during a traffic crackdown conducted in Tokyo's Nakano Ward in December.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 17, 2024
Police report surge in moped and powered bicycle violations
When questioned, many riders claim to be unaware of the requirement for a license to operate such vehicles.
An Xturismo bike flies over Lake Yamanaka in Yamanashi Prefecture.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 17, 2024
Japanese flying bike startup A.L.I. Technologies files for bankruptcy
The Tokyo-based startup had aimed to play a key role in an expected “air mobility society.”
Honda will invest ¥500 billion in its electric motorcycle business by 2030.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 30, 2023
Honda to invest $3.4 billion in electric motorcycles by 2030
The company plans to introduce 30 new electric motorcycle models worldwide by the same year.
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Aug 17, 2023
Superbike rider Haruki Noguchi dies after crash in Indonesia
Noguchi broke into the motorcycling scene with his 2021 win in the Superstock 600 category at the All Japan Road Racing Championships.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 10, 2023
Yamaha president backs hydrogen as green fuel option for carbon neutrality
Japan’s automotive industry employs 5.5 million people, and has long advocated a multistrategy approach toward decarbonization aiming to sustain existing manufacturers and suppliers.
Japan Times
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Jul 1, 2023
MotoGP may use concessions system to aid Honda and Yamaha
Honda and Yamaha have had terrible seasons in 2023, with only one podium finish each in the first eight rounds to occupy the bottom two places in the constructors' standings.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 24, 2023
Southeast Asia lags in electric vehicles. Can it catch up?
About 80% of the vehicles in Southeast Asia are two- and three-wheelers — meaning EV transition will differ greatly from countries motivated to the electrify cars.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 19, 2023
Japan to allow e-scooter riding without a driver's license from July
The new rules apply to scooters with a maximum speed of 20 kilometers per hour, and riders must comply with the same traffic rules as bicycles.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 1, 2022
A greener ride: West Africans switch on to electric motorbikes
Local authorities also are encouraging the switch to electric in a bid to replace old, highly polluting motorcycles.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 9, 2022
Honda posts 16% rise in second-quarter profit and lifts outlook
The firm has been helped by robust performance in its motorcycle business, particularly in Asia.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 14, 2022
Honda speeds up electric motorcycle shift to meet carbon neutrality goals
The carmaker, which also has the biggest global market share in motorbikes, set a target to make all of its bikes carbon neutral before the middle of the century.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 7, 2022
Tired of waiting for cars, Japan’s consumers turn to motorcycles
Sales of bikes with engines larger than 251cc rose 32% to 51,035 units in the first half of the year, according to the Japan Light Motor Vehicle and Motorcycle Association.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 10, 2022
Maker of ¥77.7 million flying motorbike prepares for Japan IPO
The single-person flying transporter can hit a max speed of 80 kilometers per hour and travel up to 40 minutes per charge.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 5, 2022
Motorcycle shipments in Japan appear to have hit 23-year high in 2021
According to the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, 233,059 motorcycles with displacement of 51 cc or more were shipped nationwide from January to November of 2021.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 23, 2021
Honda goes all in on electric cars in stark contrast to Toyota
Honda has said publicly it will phase out sales of gasoline-powered cars completely, setting 2040 as the goal.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 20, 2020
Santa Claus bikers parade in Tokyo against child abuse
At the parade, bikers said this year's event meant more, because more children were vulnerable to domestic violence during the pandemic.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 11, 2020
Some Japanese manufacturers restart operations in China after coronavirus suspensions
Some Japanese manufacturers are resuming operations in China after suspensions caused by the new coronavirus outbreak, while others are putting off restarts due to concerns about supply chain conditions or the lack of available workers.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 28, 2020
Crowded Lagos to ban commercial motorbikes from most of Nigerian metropolis
Nigeria's business capital of Lagos will ban commercial motorcycles from operating in large parts of the city, the state government announced on Monday, a move that could change the commute for thousands and threaten ride-hailing startups.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 24, 2019
Struggling Harley-Davidson points to tariff impact as Trump weighs in
Harley-Davidson Inc. stuck with a cautious outlook for 2019 on Tuesday that indicated its struggles with long-term competitive problems even as President Trump changed tune on the company, promising to stand up for it in global trade talks.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Mar 25, 2019
Born to be airborne: Japanese firm aims to sell flying motorbikes by 2022
Tokyo-based venture company A.L.I. Technologies Inc. aims to release a mass-market flying motorcycle by 2022, Chief Executive Officer Shuhei Komatsu said.

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Later this month, author Shogo Imamura will open Honmaru, a bookstore that allows other businesses to rent its shelves. It's part of a wave of ideas Japanese booksellers are trying to compete with online spaces.
The story isn't over for Japan's bookstores