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Japan and U.S. aim to seal trade deal after Upper House election: Motegi

via The Japan Times    Jun 14, 2019

Economic revitalization minister Toshimitsu Motegi suggested Thursday that Japan and the United States will aim to quickly conclude negotiations for a bilateral trade deal after ...

Honda ponders plan to let Indian companies test e-cycles amid state-backed EV push

By Kaoruko Naruoka,Atul Ranjan
- via The Japan Times    Jun 14, 2019

Honda Motor Co. might undertake project to let businesses in India test ride its electric motorcycles on a trial basis next year as the government ...

In trade talks, Japan considers proposal to cut U.S. farm tariffs immediately to TPP levels

via The Japan Times    Jun 13, 2019

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and economic revitalization minister Toshimitsu Motegi are seen in Tokyo on May 25. | POOL / VIA KYODO

Japan plans to propose immediately reducing tariffs on U.S. agricultural products to current levels for TPP members, according to sources familiar with the matter.The measure ...

Renault seeks greater role in Nissan governance reform

via The Japan Times    Jun 13, 2019

Jean-Dominique Senard, chairman of Renault SA, speaks during the French carmaker's shareholders meeting in Paris, France, on Wednesday. | REUTERS

Renault SA Chairman Jean-Dominique Senard said Wednesday he was unhappy with a part of Nissan Motor Co.’s plans to bolster corporate governance following the arrest ...

Advisory firm urges shareholders to vote against Nissan CEO Saikawa for ‘clean break’ from Ghosn

via The Japan Times    Jun 12, 2019

Hiroto Saikawa, president and chief executive officer of Nissan Motor Co., listens to a member of the media in Tokyo on Wednesday. | BLOOMBERG

A leading proxy advisory firm has urged Nissan Motor Co. shareholders to vote against the reappointment of its chief executive as a director, heaping more ...

Nissan extends olive branch to Renault as relations hit new low

via The Japan Times    Jun 11, 2019

Jean-Dominique Senard, chairman of Renault SA (left), reacts as Hiroto Saikawa, president and chief executive officer of Nissan Motor Co., looks on during a news conference in Yokohama on March 12. | BLOOMBERG

Nissan Motor Co. Chief Executive Officer Hiroto Saikawa has extended an olive branch to Renault SA after acrimony over proposed governance changes at the Japanese ...

Japan and U.S. officials hold talks to advance trade negotiations

via The Japan Times    Jun 11, 2019

Minister of Economic Revitalization Toshimitsu Motegi (left) and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer shake hands before a meeting at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative in Washington on April 16. | AFP-JIJI

Officials from Japan and the United States started a two-day meeting Monday in Washington to advance negotiations for a bilateral trade agreement.The working-level meeting comes ...

Nagoya-based firm develops tech to let autonomous cars know if driver is holding the wheel

via The Japan Times    Jun 11, 2019

Sumitomo Riko Co., a Nagoya-based auto parts maker, has developed a system that can determine whether a driver is holding the steering wheel, a piece ...

Renesas opens Shanghai auto electronics lab in joint project with Volkswagen group

via The Japan Times    Jun 11, 2019

Renesas Electronics Corp.'s headquarters in Tokyo | KYODO

Japanese semiconductor-maker Renesas Electronics Corp. has opened a laboratory in Shanghai jointly with a local affiliate of Germany’s Volkswagen group to boost research and development ...

Japan, France agree on aircraft parts partnership

via The Japan Times    Jun 11, 2019

The Japanese and French governments have agreed to strengthen private-sector partnerships for the production of engines, seats and other airplane equipment, informed sources said Monday.The ...

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