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Deserted factories in Nanjing show how China’s electric car boom went too far

via The Japan Times    Sep 21, 2021

At Yinlong New Energy’s Nanjing factory, trash has piled up along its walls and roads connecting buildings inside are deserted. | BLOOMBERG

Scores of firms have fallen by the wayside, unable to raise the crazy amounts of capital needed to make automobiles at scale.

Japan’s machinery orders up 0.9% in July on high demand from manufacturers

via The Japan Times    Sep 15, 2021

Japan's machinery orders in July rose from the previous month after posting a decline in June. | BLOOMBERG

The orders, excluding those for ships and utilities due to of their volatility, totaled ¥859.7 billion ($7.8 billion), according to the Cabinet Office.

Building a more sustainable car, from headlamp to tailpipe

By Eric A. Taub
- via The Japan Times    Sep 13, 2021

The Audi RS E-tron GT. Carmakers are turning away from traditional materials that are hard to recycle, such as leather and plastics.  | AUDI / VIA THE NEW YORK TIMES

Carmakers around the world are turning away from traditional materials that are hard to recycle, such as leather and plastics.

Global EV demand set to grow elevenfold by 2035 in zero-emission shift

via The Japan Times    Sep 12, 2021

Nissan Motor Co. exhibits its new all-electric Ariya sport utility vehicle at the Chicago Auto Show on July 14. | KYODO

The market for vehicles fully powered by electricity is estimated to total 24.18 million autos worldwide by 2035, compared with 13.59 million gasoline-electric hybrids.

Japanese carmakers: A vital part of the U.S. economy

By Manny Manriquez, General Director of JAMA USA
-    Oct 12, 2019

Over nearly four decades, Japanese-brand automakers have built up a vast American presence. It has made a cumulative manufacturing investment of about $51 billion, produced more than 84 million veh...

Teikoku Taping System thrives in Arizona’s emerging high tech hub

   Jun 07, 2016

Marking its fourth year in Arizona, Teikoku Taping System manufactures tools that allow innovation in production methods for various applications such as semiconductors, automobile sensors and medi...

More love for Japanese cars in Virginia and DC

By Karl Cryer
-    Nov 16, 2015

One of the largest car distributors in the United States has seen a growing popularity for Japanese-made cars in the country over the past few years.

Foreign Affairs Focus: Carla Hills on NAFTA at 20

By Gideon Rose,Carla A. Hills
- via Foreign Affairs    Jun 06, 2014

June 6, 2014 In the 20 years since it entered into force, the North American Free Trade Agreement has been both lauded and attacked. Few, however, question the treaty's lasting impact on the econo...




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