Japan up but Asia shares struggle in thin holiday trade

2018-10-01 06:54

Japanese shares powered to new highs on Monday but other Asian equity markets struggled as holidays in key hubs resulted in a subdued start to the trading week.

This digital museum in Tokyo is made of Instagram dreams

2018-08-10 15:45

This place is the ultimate #nofilter sensory experience. But if you don't share on it, did it really happen?


2018-08-05 08:00

THE reputation of a respected Japanese medical varsity is in flames following the uncovering of evidence that for years it lied about test results of women in order to keep them out.

Nissan admits falsifying emissions data on cars made in Japan

2018-07-09 11:03

Nissan admitted that data on exhaust emissions and fuel economy had been deliberately "altered", dealing a blow to the Japanese car giant's efforts to recover from an inspection scandal in 2017.

Tokyo auto show: Toyota puts kids behind the wheel with the Camatte Journey

2018-06-06 10:47

Toyota is helps children gain hands-on experience of driving with its 'Camatte Journey'. The car gives youngsters the chance to take a simulated trip past some of the world’s greatest travel destinations.

SoftBank reports soaring annual operating profit

2018-05-09 11:45

Japanese telecom giant SoftBank has reported a surge in its annual operating profit, driven by the increasing value of its Vision Fund and robust performances from its telecoms units.

Waratahs thump Sunwolves in Tokyo try-fest

2018-04-07 08:58

The Waratahs overpowered the winless Sunwolves to clinch their third straight Super Rugby win at the Prince Chichibu Memorial Stadium.

Toyota aims to offer Uber-like services for Tokyo taxis

2018-03-09 10:30

Predicting demand for rides has been a key part of Uber’s strategy for disrupting taxi and transport providers. Now, Toyota is betting that it can direct drivers just as efficiently.

Legend reborn: Toyota confirms plans to build Supra

2018-03-07 08:43

Toyota has revived the name and spirit of its most celebrated sports car, confirming that it plans to produce a new generation of its legendary Supra.

This Japanese electric hypercar hit 100km/h in 1.9 seconds

2018-02-21 12:00

Keen on a car with face-ripping levels of acceleration? Look no further than the ludicrously fast Aspark Owl.


Japan eager to roll out vertical-takeoff 'flying cars'

2018-09-19 07:01

Japan starts vertical-takeoff 'flying cars' project, working with airline, Toyota startup, Uber


2018-08-07 14:18

MORE THAN 3 000 pieces of military equipment including guns, swords and grenades believed to date back to World War II have been found buried at a Tokyo primary school.

Toyota posts record profit, maintains full-year forecast

2018-08-03 09:32

Toyota posted a record first-quarter net profit thanks to strong sales in North America and China but warned that threatened US sanctions on the auto sector could have a "very big" impact on earnings.

Let it grow: Tokyo DisneySea adds 'Frozen' in $2.3bn expansion

2018-06-14 12:24

The Tokyo DisneySea theme park is getting a $2.3bn overhaul and adding a section based on the wildly popular movie 'Frozen' to its offerings.

China, Japan protest US probe into need for auto tariffs

2018-05-24 09:23

China, Japan protest Trump administration probe into need for auto tariffs on national security grounds.

Hino, VW partner on hybrids, autonomous drive technology

2018-04-12 14:05

Hino Motors, Toyota's truck manufacturer, and Volkswagen are working together in a partnership on various technologies such as hybrids, electric cars, autonomous driving and connectivity.

Tokyo stocks open lower on trade war worries

2018-03-15 06:32

Tokyo stocks opened lower on Thursday, tracking falls on Wall Street on rising worries that US President Donald Trump administration's policies could ignite a global trade war.

Tokyo stocks open higher as trade war worries recede

2018-03-09 06:52

Tokyo stocks opened higher on Friday, extending gains on Wall Street following signs from the White House that President Donald Trump's tariffs may be softer than initially feared.

Tokyo stocks open lower on lingering trade war fears

2018-03-05 06:47

Tokyo stocks opened lower on Monday with steelmakers and other exporters falling amid lingering worries of a trade war.

Toyota says it sold 10.35-million vehicles in 2017

2017-12-20 11:37

Toyota says it sold 10.35-million vehicles around the world this year, up 2% from the previous year, and predicted higher sales in 2018.

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