Labor officials found it responsible for worker suicide, says Toyota


Toyota Motor on Tuesday stated labor officials in Japan have found it responsible for the suicide of a worker, with the Mainichi Shimbun reporting that workplace bullying at the automaker had resulted in the worker’s death. The news comes as a declining workforce and changing values about work-life balance in Japan has meant companies are […]

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. […]

Japan PM Shinzo Abe says Renault-Nissan’s future up to private shareholders

Renault-Nissan logo

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe informed French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday that the future of the Renault-Nissan alliance depends on private shareholders, a spokesman for the Japanese leader stated. “Prime Minister Abe said regarding the alliance, which is a symbol of Japanese-French industrial cooperation, it is important to preserve a stable relationship,” the spokesman […]

Japan dodges U.S. auto tariffs as Abe and Trump agree to start trade talks

Shinzo Abe and Donald Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to start trade talks in an arrangement that, for now, secures Japanese automakers from more tariffs, seen as a significant threat to the export-dependent economy. The two countries stated in a joint statement the talks “will respect positions of the other government”, drawing lines […]

Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe defends its automakers against U.S. import investigation

Shinzo Abe, Nazib Razak, Japan - Malaysia

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe stated on Monday he would like to convince President Donald Trump of the important role his country’s automakers play in increasing the U.S. economy. The Trump administration decided last week to start a national security investigation into auto imports that could result in new U.S. tariffs comparable to those imposed […]

Honda in official talks regarding self-driving cars with Alphabet’s Waymo

Waymo self driving car tests

Honda and Google’s parent business, Alphabet, are in official talks to develop self-driving automobiles, the Japanese automaker stated on Thursday, months after the US company signed a deal to utilize its technology in Fiat Chrysler minivans. The possibility of a deal between Honda and Alphabet’s self-driving unit Waymo, that was spun off from Google previously […]

Powerplay begins between Japan’s hydrogen car and China’s battery drive

Asia’s 2 automobiles giants, Japan as well as China, are scrambling for supremacy in just how future electrical autos need to produce their power– from batteries or hydrogen-powered fuel-cells. In a possibly high-stakes clash similar to Sony versus Panasonic in the Beta-VHS video clip battle in the 1980s, the champion could possibly take pleasure in […]