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Traffic congestion reconsidered

Despite efforts to encourage a shift to sustainable transportation, traffic congestion is often the focus of debates over mobility. Motorists endlessly demand more roads, but is this really a solution?

3 Jun 2019


Nissan new e-NV200 electric car

YOKOHAMA, JAPAN: Nissan has unveiled its second all-electric vehicle, the e-NV200, the Japanese car manufacturer's latest push into the eco-friendly car sector despite disappointing sales.

10 Jun 2014


Toyota recalls 520,000 vehicles globally

TOKYO, JAPAN: Toyota has recalled about 520,000 vehicles, mostly in North America, over several issues including cable corrosion that could see unused spare tyres fall off.

27 May 2014


Toyota's net profit surges by 82.5%

TOKYO, JAPAN: Toyota that its net profit for the first six months rose by 82.5% causing it to adjust its annual earnings forecast as a weak yen and improving sales in North America boosted its bottom line.

8 Nov 2013


Honda's profits higher on weak yen

TOKYO, JAPAN: Honda said its net profit rose by 46.4% in the three months to September as Japan's third largest manufacturer benefited from a weaker yen and stronger North America sales.

1 Nov 2013


Prius, Lexus models recalled worldwide

TOKYO, JAPAN: Toyota Motors will recall 242,000 Prius and Lexus hybrid cars globally because of a braking problem, the company said Wednesday (5 June), adding that it was not reported to have caused any accidents.

6 Jun 2013


Honda profits up 73.6% to US$3.7bn

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japanese car manufacturer Honda said last week its net profit for the year to March rose by 73.6% to US$3.7bn, thanks to robust overseas sales, a weaker yen and various cost-cutting measures.

29 Apr 2013


Dreamliners return to the skies

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japan's ANA tested one of its modified Dreamliner jets on Sunday (28 April), three months after the worldwide fleet of 787s was grounded, as Boeing set out to reassure passengers that the planes are safe.

29 Apr 2013


Dreamliners may soon be flying again

TOKYO, JAPAN: Boeing's grounded Dreamliner is "absolutely" safe and will be back in the air within weeks, the company claimed last week as it sought to reassure airlines and passengers about the aircraft and its safety.

18 Mar 2013


Mazda profits from higher sales

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japanese car company Mazda on Wednesday (6 February) said it swung back to a profit for the nine month period to December as it boosted its full-year earnings forecast.

7 Feb 2013


Faulty airbag forces Toyota recall

TOKYO, JAPAN: Japanese automotive giant Toyota said Wednesday (30 January) it would recall more than 900,000 vehicles in Canada, Japan, Mexico and the United States because of an airbag problem.

31 Jan 2013