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Nissan has begun testing its Leaf-based autonomous car prototype, not on private property, but on Japanese inner city roads and highways.


Partnership That Makes Dayz, eK Founded In 2011

Two Japanese automakers will build upon current relationship in quest to further go electric.


With the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership unveiled, we're now seeing the potential impact the free-trade deal would have on the auto industry.


Toyota is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its Crown sedan with an updated model for the Japanese Domestic Market, replete with updates inside, out, and under the hood.


Toyota, Honda, Nissan All Kicking In Funds For The Tokyo Games

Much of Tokyo's hydrogen refueling infrastructure for the 2020 Olympics will be subsidized, in part by domestic automakers.


Toyota has followed up on the reveal of the new Lexus LX 570 at Pebble Beach with the debut of its less glitzy counterpart in the form of the new Land Cruiser 200.


A Japanese engineer has designed a new portable transportation device called the WalkCar, which designer Kuniako Saito calls a 'car in a bag'.


Auto imports are reaching historic highs of $171.5 billion into the US for the first half of 2015. Exports aren't keeping pace, though, and contributing to the country's growing trade deficit.


Honda has sold out all 8,600 units of the S660 roadster it will build this year in Japan. But despite its youthful orientation, some 80 percent of them were bought by customers over the age of 40.


Honda, Toyota, and Nissan are partnering in Japan to offer up to $90,000 a year per station to subsidize the operation of hydrogen refueling stations. The program is expected to run through 2020 and could cost as much as an estimated $49 million.


After having been arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle Oxycodone into Japan, Julie Hamp has stepped down from her post as Toyota's Chief Communications Officer and most senior female executive.


Japanese police reportedly raided Toyota's headquarters today, following the drug-related arrest of global communications boss Julie Hamp last week.


Akio Toyoda, president of the Japanese automaker that bears his name, is personally backing Julie Hamp, the American businesswoman who was hired to run Toyota's global PR and reports directly to him, after she was arrested by police in Tokyo for the illegal importation of drugs into Japan.


Toyota Chief Communications Officer Julie Hamp has been arrested in Japan for allegedly being shipped a package of Oxycodone pills. The country's prescription drug laws are much more strict than in the US.


Honda is recalling 340,000 vehicles in Japan for a further expansion of its Takata airbag inflator recall. A broadened campaign in the US is also possible in the future.


Honda's Step WGN enters its fifth generation of transporting families around Japan, featuring a downsized turbo engine and an innovative split tailgate.


Japan's experimental magnetic levitation train sets another world speed record at 374 miles per hour, but isn't set to enter service for another dozen years.


Suzuki is recalling 2 million cars around the world, but the vast majority of the affected models were sold in Japan, and include a number of popular kei cars, as well as Japanese-built Chevy Cruze sedans.


Honda is introducing a new Shuttle compact minivan to the Japanese Domestic Market, much smaller than the Odyssey we know but longer than a Fit/Jazz.


US-Spec Miata Production Now Underway

Production of the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata is now underway for the US. The company is also spilling the beans on the standard features for all of the trims and the full pricing.


An artist in Japan is dressing up as superhero Kamen Rider and riding a very cool, custom two-stroke motorcycle to stop drunk drivers.

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