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Feb 14, 2018

Japan's automaker labor unions seek pay increases in annual wage talks

Annual spring wage negotiations entered full swing Wednesday as unions from the country's major automakers submitted their requests to management. Unions at Toyota Motor Corp. and Subaru Corp. have demanded monthly base wage increases of ¥3,000 ($27) at this year's wage talks, which serve as ...

The top business news stories of 2017

Dec 27, 2017

The top business news stories of 2017

The Japan Times newsroom selected these economy and technology stories as the most important of 2017. 1. Morass of data scandals: Kobe Steel Ltd., Mitsubishi Materials Corp. and Toray Industries Inc. were all swept up in data falsification scandals, damaging Japan's reputation for high-quality production. In ...

Subaru to introduce all-electric vehicles in Japan by 2021

/ Nov 22, 2017

Subaru to introduce all-electric vehicles in Japan by 2021

Subaru Corp. will introduce a series of all-electric cars in Japan as early as 2021, sources said, as competition intensifies between automakers looking to develop eco-friendly cars in response to stricter global emissions regulations. The carmaker will initially focus on releasing electric versions of its ...