Yuri Kageyama

Business, Technology, Fuel

Sony, Honda Kick Off EV Company

Kenichiro Yoshida and Toshihiro Mibe Sony Group CEO Kenichiro Yoshida (left) and Honda Motor CEO Toshihiro Mibe shake hands at a press conference in Tokyo on March 4, 2022. (Jun Hirata/Kyodo News via AP)

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

Toyota battery plant site Toyota Battery Manufacturing North Carolina in Liberty, N.C. (Toyota)

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

Youngsoo Kwon, and Toshihiro Mibe, Youngsoo Kwon, CEO of LG Energy Solution, and Toshihiro Mibe, CEO of Honda Motor Co. (Honda Motor Co.)

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

Toyota Crown Toyota

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

Toyota bZ4X Toyota bZ4X by Toyota

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

Toyota sign A Toyota dealership in Lakewood, Colo. (David Zalubowski/Associated Press)

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

Zipline A drone flies to make a delivery at a Zipline hub in Vobsi, Ghana. (Zipline via Associated Press)

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

Kenichiro Yoshida and Toshihiro Mibe Sony Group CEO Kenichiro Yoshida (left) and Honda Motor CEO Toshihiro Mibe shake hands at a press conference in Tokyo on March 4, 2022. (Jun Hirata/Kyodo News via AP)

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

Toyota logo Eugene Hoshiko/Associated Press

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
Business, Technology, Equipment

Toshiba to Split, Sell Stake in Carrier

Toshiba sign Shuji Kajiyama/AP

TOKYO — Embattled Japanese technology giant Toshiba plans to split into two companies, and intends to sell its joint venture stake in Toshiba Carrier Corp. to U.S.-based Carrier Group, for about 100 billion yen ($877 million).

Yuri Kageyama | Associated Press
February 7, 2022

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