Japan

Government, Business

Japan Officials Silent Over Ghosn Escape

Carlos Ghosn Carlos Ghosn, former chairman of Nissan Motor Co., center, sits in a vehicle as he left his lawyer's office in Tokyo on March 6, 2019. (Takaaki Iwabu/Bloomberg News)

Since news emerged on New Year’s Eve that fallen auto titan Carlos Ghosn skipped bail and fled the country, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been camped out in a luxury Tokyo hotel, sharing meals with family, hitting the gym and even playing golf.

January 2, 2020
Business, Technology, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, TCA

Yamato Transport Rolls Out Electric Vehicles for Parcel Delivery Near Tokyo

A Yamato Holdings sign A woman walks past the logo of Yamato Holdings Co., the parent company of Yamato Transport Co. (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg News)

Yamato Transport Co. unveiled on Nov. 19 what it says is a greener, compact, driver-friendly electric truck that may offer hope for coping with the acute labor shortage in Japan’s door-to-door parcel delivery industry.

Masumi Koizumi | Japan Times
November 19, 2019
Government, Business

Trump to Sign US-Japan Trade Deal That Benefits Farmers

Donald Trump United States President Donald Trump by Evan Vucci/Associated Press

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is scheduled to sign a limited trade agreement Oct. 7 with Japan, a deal that would win back benefits American farmers lost when Trump pulled out of a broader Asia-Pacific pact his first week in office.

Paul Wiseman | Associated Press
October 7, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Toyota Moves to Deepen Ties With Suzuki

Toyota Akio Kon/Bloomberg News

Toyota Motor Corp. and Suzuki Motor Corp. are strengthening their relationship by taking stakes in each other, the latest alliance in an industry that’s facing sweeping changes in technology, consumer preferences and business models.

Ma Jie | Bloomberg News
August 28, 2019