Nissan invests ¥33 billion in production to prepare for electric age

Business Nov 29, 2019

Nissan invests ¥33 billion in production to prepare for electric age

Nissan is investing ¥33 billion ($303 million) in its flagship auto plant in Tochigi Prefecture in a first rollout of a production system geared toward electric vehicles. Nissan Motor Co. Executive Vice President Hideyuki Sakamoto said Thursday that manufacturing methods must change because vehicles increasingly ...

Slumping vehicle sales hit employment in Japan's auto sector

Business Nov 22, 2019

Slumping vehicle sales hit employment in Japan's auto sector

Slumping vehicle sales are starting to take a toll on the employment situation in the automotive industry. Since Nov. 8, Mazda Motor Corp. has stopped soliciting new workers on fixed-term contracts at its head office plants in Hiroshima Prefecture, which mainly manufacture finished vehicles, and ...