Abe has a Trump problem -- how to get Japan to buy U.S. carsWed, 25, Jan 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 outlookMon, 03, Oct 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.
Why the new awd Toyota Prius isn't coming stateside just yetMon, 14, Dec 2015
Japanese score big in N.A. in 1st quarterMon, 03, Aug 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.
Toyota supplier Denso considers Japan expansion as yen weakensTue, 07, Oct 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.