Abe has a Trump problem -- how to get Japan to buy U.S. carsJan. 25, 2017
As Japan races to preserve trade ties with the United States after President Donald Trump withdrew from a Pacific trade pact, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faces a dilemma that has plagued Japanese leaders since the 1980s: How to convince his citizens to buy American cars?
No tax hike in sight, Japan lowers outlookOct. 3, 2016
Japan's auto industry association has slashed its full year sales outlook because the government has not raised the national sales tax. Perversely, carmakers in the world's third-biggest market were counting on a tax hike as the best hope for stoking sales.
First Shift: Marchionne to run Ferrari, too?May 2, 2016
Why the new awd Toyota Prius isn't coming stateside just yetDec. 14, 2015
Japanese score big in N.A. in 1st quarterAug. 3, 2015
Booming business in North America was a gleaming bright spot for Japanese automakers in the latest quarter, as sales and operating profits climbed higher in the region for Nissan, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Honda and Subaru's parent company, Fuji Heavy Industries.