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Trump Frustrated with US Trade Deficits with Japan, Others (News)

New York, Jan. 11 (Jiji Press)—US President-elect Donald Trump expressed his discontent with his country's trade deficits with Japan and other countries, during his first press conference since the November 8 presidential election, held in New York on Wednesday. "We have hundreds of billions of dollars of losses on a yearly basis, hundreds of billions with China on trade and trade imbalance, wi…

Toyota to Invest $10 Billion in US over Five Years (News)

Detroit, Jan. 9 (Jiji Press)—Toyota Motor Corp. will invest 10 billion dollars in the United States over the next five years, President Toyoda Akio said Monday. "We will be investing another 10 billion here...in just the next five years alone" after spending 22 billion dollars over the past 60 years, Toyoda said during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, which opened Monday. …

Trump Raps Toyota’s Plan to Build Factory in Mexico (News)

Washington, Jan. 5 (Jiji Press)—Incoming US President Donald Trump on Thursday criticized a plan by leading Japanese automaker Toyota Motor Corp. to build a new factory in Mexico. "Toyota Motor said will build a new plant" in Baja California, Mexico, to make Corolla cars for exports to the United States, Trump said on his Twitter account. "No Way!," he said, adding, "Build plant in U.S. or p…

Toyota Corolla Celebrates Its Fiftieth BirthdayIkehara Teruo

Now in its fiftieth year of production, the Toyota Corolla has come to symbolize the distinguishing features of Japanese automobiles: affordable, fun to drive, reliable, and durable.

Imagining the Future of Driving at the Tokyo Motor Show

The 2015 Tokyo Motor Show opened on October 29 with 160 companies presenting their competing visions of the future of automobiles. Of the 400 vehicles on display, around a fifth were world premieres.

Timeline for August 2015

Prime Minister Abe Shinzō marks the seventieth anniversary of the end of World War II with his formal statement, the first nuclear plant restarts since all plants shut down nearly two years ago, and the largest demonstration to date against new security legislation takes place outside the National Diet in Tokyo. These are the top Japanese news stories for August 2015.

Timeline for June 2015

A passenger commits suicide by setting himself on fire on the Shinkansen, the Japan Pension Service suffers a massive data leak, and Japan and South Korea mark 50 years since the normalization of diplomatic relations. These are the main news stories for Japan in June 2015.

Timeline for May 2015

The volcano Shindake erupts on the southern island of Kuchinoerabujima, a plan to reform local government in Osaka is defeated, and debate over new security legislation begins in the Diet. These are the top Japanese stories for May 2015.

Timeline for January 2015

Prime Minister Abe Shinzō visits the Middle East, mourners mark the twentieth anniversary of the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake, and the extremist group Islamic State kills two Japanese hostages. These are the main news stories for January 2015.

Eco-Cars and Sports Cars Among the Highlights at the Tokyo Motor Show

The Tokyo Motor Show, the Japanese automobile industry's biennial extravaganza, took place at Tokyo Big Sight from November 20 this year. Among the numerous world premieres was an impressive lineup of sports cars and eco-friendly cars loaded with the latest technology.

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