Japan sales/prod

Toyota supplier Denso considers Japan expansion as yen weakens

1:51 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 7, 2014
Denso is giving Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a reason to believe his weak yen policy will eventually boost investment by manufacturers. The supplier, an affiliate of Toyota and the automaker's biggest supplier, said it’s considering expanding production in Japan....
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Japan's keiretsu suppliers at risk in a new reality

12:01 am U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2014
Japanese suppliers are struggling to adjust to a new business reality that threatens to undermine the country's keiretsu system of tightknit cooperation between carmakers and their favorite-son suppliers. Blame the unraveling on an immutable truth: Japan's carmakers have stopped expanding at home....
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LARRY P. VELLEQUETTE

Why the supplier price-fixing investigation looms large

9:40 am U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2014
There's three dozen people in the auto supply chain who should be on the mind of everyone attending the Management Briefing Seminars here this year....
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Toyota's future manufacturing plans see humans replacing robots

2:33 pm U.S. ET | April 7, 2014
Toyota’s next step forward in manufacturing is counter-intuitive in an age of automation: Humans are taking the place of machines in plants across Japan so workers can develop new skills and figure out ways to improve production lines and the car-building process....
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PSA partner Dongfeng posts strong 2013 profit

March 31, 2014 12:17 CET
Dongfeng Motor, which is taking a 14 percent stake in PSA, reported a better-than-expected 16 percent rise in 2013 profit due to a rebound in sales at its Japanese partners....
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Toyoda predicts emerging markets slowdown to persist this year

8:25 am U.S. ET | Jan. 1, 2014
A slowdown in emerging markets will extend into the new year, compounding uncertainty over demand in China and at home, according to a group representing Japan’s auto manufacturers....
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