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Nissan Warns No-deal Brexit Will Damage British Industry

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
LONDON (Reuters) — Carmaker Nissan said on Thursday there will be “serious implications” for Britain’s manufacturing industry if the country fails to secure a trade deal with the European Union.
With less than six months until Britain is due to exit the EU, Prime Minister Theresa...

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Chinese Taxi-hailing Didi App to Debut in Osaka, Possibly in September

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JAPAN TIMES
 
KITAKYUSHU – A taxi-hailing service using a smartphone application developed by Chinese ride-sharing company Didi Chuxing Technology Co. will be launched in Osaka Prefecture, possibly this month.
Taxi company Daiichi Koutsu Sangyo Co. and Didi Mobility Japan Corp., a joint venture s...

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Toyota to Offer 3,000 Vehicles For 2020 Tokyo Games

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
NAGOYA (Jiji Press) — Toyota Motor Corp. has said that it will provide more than 3,000 automobiles, including fuel cell vehicles and electric vehicles, for official use at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics.
Among them, the leading Japanese automaker will supply the Mirai, a...

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Nissan Eyes Capital Restructuring in Alliance with Renault, Ghosn Says

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
YOKOHAMA (Jiji Press) — Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn on Tuesday indicated again his intention to review the capital structure of his company’s alliance with France’s Renault SA.
At a general shareholders meeting in Yokohama, Ghosn, also chairman and chief executive offi...

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Toyota Investing $1 billion in Asian Ride-Share Firm Grab

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - Toyota said Wednesday it was investing $1 billion in Asia ride-share company Grab, as the Japanese automaker looks to expand beyond its core business into the "mobility" sector.
Grab, which is headquartered in Singapore, is a leading player in the ride-share industry in Asia...

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Tokyo Taxi Firm Hiring Foreign Drivers

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Taxi operator Hinomaru Kotsu Co. is boosting the number of its foreign drivers in response to an increase in visitors from abroad.
A total of 23 foreign drivers from 11 countries, including Brazil, China and Egypt, are working for the Tokyo-based company.
Amo...

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Toyota’s New RAV4 Premieres at N.Y. Auto Show

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
NEW YORK (Jiji Press) — Toyota Motor Corp. unveiled a new fifth-generation model of its RAV4 sport-utility vehicle in a world premiere at the annual New York International Auto Show on Wednesday.
The RAV4 has become Toyota’s mainstay vehicle, exceeding the Corolla and Camry in sa...

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Toyota Venture to Develop Self-driving Technology

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THE JAPAN NEWS
 
TOKYO (Reuters) — Toyota Motor Corp. said a new venture would be investing more than $2.8 billion to develop automated-driving software — the latest salvo in an increasingly frenetic battle to be ahead in a sector hit by a slew of disruptive technologies.
The Tokyo-based venture,...

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Mitsuoka Unveils Fully Restyled Himiko Convertible

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - Mitsuoka Motor Co, a manufacturer of retro-styled automobiles, has fully restyled its two-seated Himiko convertible, targeted at classic car lovers with an eye for the eccentric.
Known overseas as the Mitsuoka Roadster, the new version is based as usual on the Mazda MX-5 but...

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Honda Revs up Annual Net Profit Forecast

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JAPAN TODAY
 
TOKYO - Honda Motor on Friday nearly doubled its annual net-profit forecasts, citing strong growth in the sales of its cars and motorcycles, as well as US corporate tax cuts.
Japan's third-largest automaker now expects net profit to hit one trillion yen for the fiscal year ending in...

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