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This year's Tokyo Motor Show is positioning itself as a connected car showcase of trends "beyond the motor," but the futuristic theme isn't enough to draw the Detroit 3.
Japanese suppliers Daicel and Toyoda Gosei said they will invest in each other's equity, deepening ties as both companies expand their airbag businesses.
Mazda's operating profit tumbled 56 percent in the latest quarter, as a deteriorating sales mix, foreign exchange rate losses and recall costs undermined results.
Takata stock trading was suspended in Japan after a newspaper report that the embattled auto supplier was considering filing for bankruptcy protection.
Honda Civic Type R sets speed record; Tesla takes a production gamble; Sunday ads target Musk, Trump; Japan's big hydrogen bet; More Apple-car clues.
As home market to two of the three global carmakers selling hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, Japan is understandably optimistic about the outlook for hydrogen-powered cars.
Masaki Tajima is trying to pave a greener hydrogen highway for Japan. And the road starts at a simmering sewage field on the southwestern island of Kyushu.
Imagine a city where houses and businesses have their own on-site fuel cell stacks that turn hydrogen into electricity for lights, dishwashers and vacuum cleaners.
Despite President Donald Trump's tough talk on trade with Japan, Detroit automakers see no path to higher sales there, even with a negotiated breakthrough.
Vice President Mike Pence will meet with Japan's Deputy Prime Minister, kicking off talks in Tokyo that the White House hopes will open doors in Japan for U.S.-made products.
Potential rescuers of Takata have extended talks, already in their 14th month, for a deal to take over the airbag supplier at the heart of the auto industry's biggest safety recall, Reuters reported.
Japan's auto industry, under trade pressure from President Trump, has struck a conciliatory note, saying it is open to addressing American grievances and even defending the president's stance.
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