Japan

Nissan CEO says autonomous cars will be ready by 2020

By Mon, May 18, 2015 12:06PM UTC

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — The CEO of Nissan Motor Co. says the automaker will have vehicles packed with autonomous driving technology by 2020 but whether people will be able to drive them on roads is up to government regulators.

Japan Cabinet approves greater overseas defense role

By Thu, May 14, 2015 4:41PM UTC

Japan’s Cabinet has endorsed a set of defense bills allowing the country’s military to go beyond its self-defense stance and play a greater role internationally, a plan that has split public opinion.

Honda recalls more vehicles for airbag, radar problems

By Thu, May 14, 2015 4:13PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — Honda Motor Co. is recalling an additional 4.89 million vehicles around the world for a new type of problem in Takata air bag inflators, for which Japanese rivals Toyota and Nissan have already carried out recalls.

Japan Cabinet to endorse bills allowing greater defense role

By Thu, May 14, 2015 1:56PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s Cabinet is set to endorse a set of defense bills allowing the country’s military to go beyond its self-defense stance and play a greater role internationally, a plan that has split public opinion.

More Toyota vehicles recalled for problem Takata air bag inflators

By Wed, May 13, 2015 4:57PM UTC

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota Motor Corp. is expanding its recalls over problem air bags made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp.