Business, Equipment

Nissan Reports Better Profit as Chip Crunch Eases

TOKYO — Nissan reported a 55% jump in its October-December profit on Feb. 9, as the Japanese automaker gears up for a less-bumpy journey with its French alliance partner Renault.

Yuri Kageyama | Associated Press
February 9, 2023
Business, Technology, Fuel

Sony, Honda Kick Off EV Company

TOKYO — A new electric car company that brings together two big names in Japanese business, Honda and Sony, officially kicked off Oct. 13.

Yuri Kageyama | Associated Press
October 13, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel

Toyota Invests in EV Battery Production in US, Japan

TOKYO — Toyota is investing $5.6 billion in Japan and the U.S. to boost production of batteries for electric vehicles, the Japanese automaker said Aug. 31.

Yuri Kageyama | Associated Press
August 31, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel

LG-Honda Joint Venture to Make EV Batteries

TOKYO — Major South Korean battery maker LG and Japanese automaker Honda are investing $4.4 billion in a joint venture in the United States to produce batteries for Honda electric vehicles in the North American market, the two companies said Aug. 29.

Yuri Kageyama | Associated Press
August 29, 2022
Business, Technology, Equipment

Toyota’s Crown Car to Debut in US

TOKYO — Toyota’s flagship model in Japan, the Crown, is going on sale around the world for the first time, including in the U.S.

Yuri Kageyama | Associated Press
July 15, 2022
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Toyota Recalls Electric Car for Wheel That May Detach

TOKYO — Toyota is recalling 2,700 bZ4X crossover vehicles globally for wheel bolts that could become loose, in a major setback for the Japanese automaker’s ambitions to roll out electric cars.

Yuri Kageyama | Associated Press
June 24, 2022
Business, Equipment

Toyota’s Quarterly Profit Down on COVID Parts Crunch

TOKYO — Toyota’s profit declined 31% in the January-March quarter from the year before, but the Japanese automaker still wrapped up a year of record earnings.

Yuri Kageyama | Associated Press
May 11, 2022
Business, Technology, Autonomous

US Drone Company Zipline Starts Delivering Medicine in Japan

TOKYO — Zipline, an American company that specializes in using autonomously flying drones to deliver medical supplies, has taken off in Japan.

Yuri Kageyama | Associated Press
April 21, 2022
Business, Technology, Fuel, Autonomous

Honda, Sony Join Forces on New Electric Vehicle

Sony Group Corp. and Honda Motor Co. agreed to establish a joint venture this year to start selling an electric vehicle by 2025, both sides said March 4.

Yuri Kageyama | Associated Press
March 4, 2022
Business, Technology

Toyota’s Auto Sales Sag on Chips Crunch

TOKYO — Toyota’s profit slipped nearly 6% last quarter, the Japanese automaker said Feb. 9, highlighting the headwinds automakers are facing in a computer chips crunch caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Yuri Kageyama | Associated Press
February 9, 2022