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Female pedestrian dies in Arizona after being hit by Uber self-driving SUV, prompting halt in tests

via The Japan Times    Mar 20, 2018

A woman crossing a street was killed by an Uber self-driving sport utility vehicle in Arizona, police said on Monday, prompting the ride services company ...

U.S. regulators probe South Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia over crash fatalities and injuries

via The Japan Times    Mar 19, 2018

Hyundai Santa Fe sport utility vehicles stand on display during a launch event for an updated model in Goyang, South Korea, on Feb. 21. | BLOOMBERG

Safety regulators in the U.S. are investigating air bags in certain Hyundai and Kia vehicles that failed to deploy in frontal collisions linked to four ...

Driverless drift: Robotics firms are developing virtual ‘Fast and Furious’-style simulations to boost safety

By Pavel Alpeyev,Yuki Furukawa
- via The Japan Times    Mar 19, 2018

Employees wearing virtual reality headsets use Sony Corp. PlayStation wheel controllers to perform maneuvers within virtual simulations, using Ascent Robotics Inc. Atlas software in Tokyo on Friday. | BLOOMBERG

Self-driving cars will rarely have to deal with a pack of drivers who think they are in a “Fast and Furious” movie, but training them ...

Trump’s ‘joke’ about Japanese car inspections dropping bowling balls leaves Tokyo perplexed

By Shusuke Murai
- via The Japan Times    Mar 16, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at the White House on Thursday. | BLOOMBERG

A remark made by U.S. President Donald Trump, that Japan drops bowling balls on U.S. cars during inspection to shut them out of the market, ...

Japan’s big firms to raise wages, but figures fall short of Abe’s 3% target

via The Japan Times    Mar 14, 2018

A union worker tracks wage hikes at major automakers on Wednesday in Tokyo's Chuo Ward. | KYODO

Big Japanese companies agreed Wednesday to raise wages for a fifth year, but many are expected to fall short of meeting Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ...

Teikoku Taping System thrives in Arizona’s emerging high tech hub

   Jun 07, 2016

Marking its fourth year in Arizona, Teikoku Taping System manufactures tools that allow innovation in production methods for various applications such as semiconductors, automobile sensors and medi...

More love for Japanese cars in Virginia and DC

By Karl Cryer
-    Nov 16, 2015

One of the largest car distributors in the United States has seen a growing popularity for Japanese-made cars in the country over the past few years.

Foreign Affairs Focus: Carla Hills on NAFTA at 20

By Gideon Rose,Carla A. Hills
- via Foreign Affairs    Jun 06, 2014

June 6, 2014 In the 20 years since it entered into force, the North American Free Trade Agreement has been both lauded and attacked. Few, however, question the treaty's lasting impact on the econo...

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