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Nissan admits improper safety inspections continued after president’s public apology

By Shusuke Murai
- via The Japan Times    Oct 18, 2017

Nissan Motor Co. said Wednesday that improper safety inspections performed by unauthorized staff continued at one of its assembly plants even after the scandal came ...

Tesla’s former battery director joins high-tech farming startup Plenty

via The Japan Times    Oct 17, 2017

Tesla Inc.’s former director of battery technology has joined Plenty Inc. to lead the vertical farming startup’s plan to build indoor growing rooms around the ...

Nikkei rises for 11th straight session

via The Japan Times    Oct 17, 2017

The Nikkei 225 average rose Tuesday for the 11th straight session, lifted by Wall Street’s overnight advance.The key market gauge gained 80.56 points, or 0.38 ...

NAFTA talks look to be extended as tensions, and doubts over Trump’s sincerity, surge

via The Japan Times    Oct 16, 2017

Accompanied by Mexican Senate President Ernesto Cordero (right), Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau waves upon his arrival to the Mexican Senate in Mexico City Friday. Trudeau said in a speech to the senate Friday that support for NAFTA 'depends on the fruits of this trade being fairly shared.' | AP

Negotiators at talks to modernize NAFTA are running out of time and look set to extend the remaining rounds in a bid to meet an ...

Murata to buy factory from Sony to boost production of smartphone parts

via The Japan Times    Oct 16, 2017

Murata Manufacturing Co. said Monday it has acquired a Sony Corp. plant in central Japan as it looks to meet growing demand for iPhone and ...

METI plans nationwide parts network to raise competitiveness of aviation industry

via The Japan Times    Oct 15, 2017

To help give the nation’s growing aircraft manufacturing sector an edge, the industry ministry plans to create a framework that facilitates cooperation among Japan’s parts ...

Murata to buy factory in Ishikawa Prefecture from Sony to boost smartphone parts output

via The Japan Times    Oct 15, 2017

Murata Manufacturing Co. will acquire a Sony Corp. plant in central Japan as it looks to meet growing demand for iPhone and other smartphone components, ...

U.S. regulators OK Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley natural gas pipelines

via The Japan Times    Oct 14, 2017

RICHMOND, VirginiaAP A divided panel of federal regulators granted approvals Friday evening for the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley natural gas pipelines, major East Coast ...

String of scandals at Kobe Steel question its compliance

via The Japan Times    Oct 14, 2017

Kobe Steel Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Hiroya Kawasaki holds a press conference in Tokyo on Friday. Japan's third-largest steel maker added nine new items to a list of products for which it submitted fabricated information to customers or skipped promised inspections. | KYODO

The latest data fabrication scandal engulfing Kobe Steel Ltd. follows a series of missteps that has involved the firm since the 1990s, raising serious questions ...

U.S. hikes tensions in talks to renew NAFTA with call for ‘sunset clause’

via The Japan Times    Oct 13, 2017

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the White House Oval Office on Wednesday. With them are first lady Melania Trump and Trudeau's wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau. | BLOOMBERG

Washington has dramatically increased tensions in talks to renew the North American Free Trade Agreement by proposing that the life span of any new deal ...

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