May 11, 2013
The rapid weakening of the yen against the dollar is a boon to exporting companies, but will likely hit the pocketbooks of ordinary households hard if salary levels--more or...
April 22, 2013
SHANGHAI—Japanese automakers are looking to add “luxury” to their brand image for China’s lucrative high-end market, which is dominated by German companies like BMW and ...
April 12, 2013
Japan and the United States on April 12 agreed on a deal paving the way for Tokyo to join talks on an Asia-Pacific free trade agreement, increasing the economic weight of the...
January 05, 2013
The head of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association has said Japan's automakers must tap demand in emerging economies if they are to grow in 2013.
December 04, 2012
BEIJING--Three leading Japanese automakers said their sales in China showed a smaller year-on-year decline in November than in the previous two months, leading to hopes the...
October 02, 2012
Japan’s economy is leveling off as China’s slowing growth casts a deep shadow over production and exports.
September 13, 2012
JFE Steel Corp. announced Sept. 13 the introduction of JAG, an oxidation- and corrosion-resistant coated steel sheet for hot press forming that reduces the weight of automotive ...
June 05, 2012
The chairman of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association said on June 4 that he was “greatly confused” by U.S. demands for auto industry concessions in bilateral...
May 14, 2012
Mazda Motor Corp. will break with its longstanding practice of including executives from partner Ford Motor Co. in its senior management when representative director Thomas A....
May 12, 2012
Looming power shortages and the prolonged sovereign debt crisis in Europe are overshadowing corporate Japan’s hopes for a V-shaped earnings recovery for the current fiscal...
May 12, 2012
Nissan Motor Co. beat out larger rival Toyota Motor Corp. in fiscal 2011 net profits, thanks to rising sales in China, Mexico and other emerging economies.
April 20, 2012
BANGKOK--Despite the heavy damage from flooding last year in Thailand, Japanese automakers are not backing out of that nation.
February 27, 2012
Japanese automakers are getting employees to work at weekends and on national holidays to make up for a drop in production amid growing demand for “eco-cars.”
February 09, 2012
Japanese automakers are bracing for a steep plunge in group operating profits for fiscal 2011, and perhaps beyond, due to the sharp appreciation of the yen.
November 02, 2011
New vehicle sales in Japan in October increased for the first time in 14 months as domestic production recovered from the disruptions caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake.
October 18, 2011
Steelmakersare ramping up supplies of thin yet strong automotive steel products to wardoff competition from carbon fiber and other lighter materials.
October 14, 2011
Flooding in Thailand is forcing Japanese companies to redraw their strategies in Asia, including relocating operations to other countries ahead of the busy Christmas and...
August 24, 2011
Toyota Motor Corp. and Ford Motor Co. are teaming up to develop technology for hybrid vehicles, part of growing moves in the automobile industry to prepare for tighter...
June 30, 2011
Japan's auto industry switched gears to power-saving work shifts June 30, potentially affecting more than 800,000 workers in the summer months.
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