Japan auto lobby dismayed as Trump declares some imports security threat

Toyota and Suzuki

Japan’s automakers’ lobby stated on Tuesday that it was dismayed by the US President Donald Trump’s declaration that some imported vehicles and parts posed a threat to U.S. national security, as the industry braces for a potential increase in U.S. tariffs. Trump made the unprecedented designation of foreign automobiles on Friday but delayed for up […]

Trump pressed Japan to have their automakers build more vehicles in the U.S.

Shinzo Abe and Donald Trump

Donald Trump pressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to have Japanese automakers produce more automobiles in the United States, according to a readout of their latest meeting provided by the U.S. ambassador to Japan on Saturday. The two discussed latest public announcements by Japanese automakers, including Toyota Motor’s decision to invest more in U.S. plants. […]

Donald Trump speaks to Boeing CEO following tweets on airline technology

Donald Trump

President Donald Trump and Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg talked each other on telephone Tuesday, after Trump’s tweet about how flying has become too complicated, according to two sources knowledgeable about the matter. Muilenburg has appeared alongside Trump several times during the first two years of his presidency. “Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly. […]