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Honda Vietnam sees 98% year-on-year increase in car sales in first eight months

via The Japan Times    Sep 21, 2018

Honda's Vietnamese unit saw a 98 percent year-on-year increase in sales during the January-August period. | BLOOMBERG

Honda Motor Co. is upbeat about its automobile sales in Vietnam after resuming imports that had been suspended following the country’s introduction of nontariff barriers ...

OECD expects slightly weaker global growth in 2018 and 2019

via The Japan Times    Sep 21, 2018

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on Thursday slightly lowered its projections for global economic growth this year and next, saying the expansion “may ...

Insurance body says settlements over June’s Osaka earthquake have topped ¥86 billion

via The Japan Times    Sep 21, 2018

Insurance payments to individuals affected by the powerful earthquake that hit northern Osaka Prefecture in June had reached ¥86.6 billion as of Sept. 12, the ...

Dollar closes at ¥112.70 after briefly topping ¥112.80 in Tokyo trading

via The Japan Times    Sep 21, 2018

The dollar briefly topped ¥112.80 in Tokyo trading Friday, thanks to a recovery of risk appetite on the back of global stock market rallies.At 5 ...

Tokyo stocks extend rally on global risk-on mood and weak yen

via The Japan Times    Sep 21, 2018

Stocks extended their winning streak to a sixth session on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Friday, as buying sentiment grew stronger amid a global risk-on ...

Japan’s auto lobby says it hopes NAFTA will keep current framework

via The Japan Times    Sep 20, 2018

Japan’s automakers’ association said Thursday it hopes that the North American Free Trade Agreement will maintain its current framework as the United States, Canada and ...

Japan eager to get on board with vertical-takeoff ‘flying cars’

By Yuri Kageyama
- via The Japan Times    Sep 18, 2018

People involved in the Cartivator project watch the flight of a flying car test model in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, on June 3, 2017. | AP

Electric drones booked through smartphones pick people up from office rooftops, shortening travel time by hours, reducing the need for parking and clearing smog from ...

Toyota ready to share hybrid secrets with China to advance in world’s largest auto market

via The Japan Times    Sep 13, 2018

A Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid is seen during a test drive in Tokyo in February 2017. | BLOOMBERG

Toyota Motor Corp. is preparing to divulge details of the hybrid-car engine technology it pioneered with the Prius to China in an attempt to catch ...

Trump says U.S. and Japan have started trade talks; India requests meeting on deal

via The Japan Times    Sep 08, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters aboard Air Force One on his way to Fargo, North Dakota, on Friday. | REUTERS

U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday the United States and Japan have started discussions over trade, saying that Tokyo “knows it’s a big problem” if ...

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...

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