May 9, 2017

Toyota's new SUV, the C-HR, is Japan's top-selling vehicle

Toyota Motor Corp.'s new C-HR sports utility vehicle grabbed the top spot in monthly domestic sales in April, the first SUV to reach No. 1 since at least 2007. Motorists bought 13,168 units of the subcompact crossover, data from industry bodies showed Tuesday. The Japan Automobile ...

/ Apr 19, 2017

Toyota to begin tests of fuel-cell vehicle in China

Toyota Motor Corp. has announced a plan to conduct tests of its Mirai, the world's first commercially available fuel cell vehicle, in China from October. Two Mirai vehicles will be used for the performance tests, which will last through 2020. The leading Japanese automaker will also ...

Japan Inc. warily welcomes new economic dialogue with U.S.

Apr 19, 2017

Japan Inc. warily welcomes new economic dialogue with U.S.

Japanese companies are hoping the new Japan-U.S. economic dialogue will help them expand investment in the United States while bracing for tough demands from the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump. The dialogue is expected to "become a foundation for strengthening the two countries' economic ...

O'Reilly sex allegations prompt advertisers to pull out

Apr 5, 2017

O'Reilly sex allegations prompt advertisers to pull out

Major auto brands have decided to pull advertising from a popular Fox News program following reports of sexual harassment involving host Bill O'Reilly. Companies dropping advertising with "The O'Reilly Factor" included BMW North America, Mercedes-Benz and Hyundai, according to statements to AFP. "While it's hard to ...