Maki Shiraki

Nissan to oust Ghosn after arrest for alleged financial misconduct

20 Nov 2018

YOKOHAMA, Japan Nissan Motor Co Chairman Carlos Ghosn was arrested on Monday for alleged financial misconduct and will be fired from the board this week, a dramatic fall for a leader hailed for rescuing the Japanese carmaker from close to bankruptcy. | Video

Mazda, Suzuki, Yamaha Motor apologise for improper vehicle tests

09 Aug 2018

TOKYO Mazda Motor Corp, Suzuki Motor Corp and Yamaha Motor Co improperly tested vehicles for fuel economy and emissions, the Japanese government said on Thursday, revealing fresh cases of compliance failures by manufacturers. | Video

Toyota plans to expand production, shrink cost of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles

30 Jul 2018

TOYOTA CITY Toyota Motor Corp is doubling down on its investment in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, designing lower-cost, mass-market passenger cars and SUVs and pushing the technology into buses and trucks to build economies of scale. | Video

Mitsubishi says on track to deliver long-delayed jets by 2020

31 Dec 2017

NAGOYA, Japan Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd is on track to deliver its repeatedly delayed commercial jet by mid-2020, the head of its aircraft unit said, despite a risk of an order cancellation.

Exclusive: Takata creditors seek $30 billion, far more than it can pay: court filing

08 Nov 2017

TOKYO Creditors of bankrupt Takata Corp say the parts maker owes them more than $30 billion after the automotive industry's biggest recall over its faulty air bags - many times more than the company can repay, a court filing seen by Reuters shows.

Suzuki frets about India's electric shift despite sales boom

02 Nov 2017

TOKYO A sudden move to electric cars in India, which is considering electrifying all vehicles over the next 15 years, could catch Japan's Suzuki Motor Corp out in its largest market.

Subaru admits improper checks on Japan cars, expects recalls

27 Oct 2017

TOKYO Subaru Corp on Friday said it had failed to follow proper inspection procedures for vehicles for the domestic market, an issue likely to result in a product recall and adding to a list of compliance problems at Japanese companies.

Toyota plans to halve Japan car models by 2025 - source

12 Oct 2017

TOKYO Toyota Motor Corp is planning to halve the number of car models it sells in Japan to about 30 by 2025 to focus on more popular models in a shrinking market, a person briefed on the matter told Reuters on Thursday.

Corrected: Nissan to recall all new cars sold in Japan in last 3 years

06 Oct 2017

(Repeats correction to Oct 2 story, and replaces the original item that was inadvertently repeated; Corrects paragraph 15 to say dealers, not automakers, register vehicles with the government before de)

Japan transport ministry raids two Nissan plants over improper checks

04 Oct 2017

TOKYO Japan's transport ministry said on Wednesday it had carried out spot inspections at two plants producing Nissan Motor Co Ltd vehicles as part of a probe into final checks, days after irregularities forced the automaker to recall 1.2 million cars sold in Japan. | Video

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