AUTOS

Jun 23
Nissan Motor President Carlos Ghosn revealed his salary for fiscal 2015 at a shareholders meeting on Wednesday. (NHK)
Jun 21
The fuel economy of the four Mitsubishi Motors Corp. <7211> minivehicle models for which related data have been manipulated were found to be about 11 pct lower on average than their mileage performances reported to the government, transport minister Keiichi Ishii said Tuesday. (Jiji Press)
Jun 18
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Friday it has confirmed fuel economy data manipulation for five vehicle models, including the Pajero and the Colt, that were sold in the past. (the-japan-news.com)
Jun 16
Mitsubishi Motors Corp. <7211> falsified fuel economy data for two or more passenger car models that had already been dropped from the product lineup, informed sources said Wednesday. (Jiji Press)
Jun 11
The Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry released Friday a draft report that includes plans for harsh punishments on automakers found to have committed wrongdoing in the future. (the-japan-news.com)

Jun 10
Toyota Motor Corp. will significantly expand its telework system to cover 13,000 career-track employees, informed sources said Thursday. (the-japan-news.com)
Jun 08
The leader of Japan's Suzuki Motor says he will give up his chief executive title at the end of the month, after a shareholders meeting. This follows the firm's admission it failed to use a government-set method to test fuel economy. (NHK)
Jun 01
The head of Japan's Suzuki Motor has admitted that workers failed to follow government rules when calculating the mileage for 26 models. He says the error applies to more than 2 million vehicles. (NHK)
May 26
Toyota Motor plans to boost overseas production and sales. It's building a new passenger car plant in Malaysia. (NHK)
May 25
Toyota said Tuesday it is investing in Uber, making it the latest car company to put money in a ride-hailing app. (Japan Today)

May 19
Hon Hai Precision Industry Chairman Terry Gou has tapped right-hand man Tai Jeng-wu to lead the turnaround of embattled Japanese electronics giant Sharp as its new president. (Nikkei)
May 19
Japan's Mitsubishi Motors Corp. <7211> said Wednesday it has confirmed fuel economy test data manipulation for five automobile models including the Pajero sport-utility vehicle, on top of the already confirmed four minivehicle models. (Jiji Press)
May 18
The president and the vice president of Mitsubishi Motors on Wednesday confirmed that they will step down, after the company informed Japan's transport ministry of further findings concerning rigged fuel economy tests. (Nikkei)
May 18
NHK has learned that Suzuki Motor also used a method different from the one stipulated by the government to measure the fuel efficiency of its mini-vehicles. (NHK)
May 17
The South Korean government plans to fine the local unit of Nissan Motor for manipulating emissions on a sports-utility vehicle model that runs on diesel fuel. Nissan officials deny any wrongdoing. (NHK)

May 17
To become reality, Tokyo's dream to have approaching 1 million hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles on Japan's streets in 15 years time will require huge investment and major government support, analysts say. (thenational.ae)
May 12
Nissan Motor plans to take a controlling stake in scandal-hit Mitsubishi Motors. Nissan says it will spend 2.2 billion dollars to buy 34-percent of Mitsubishi, becoming its largest shareholder. (NHK)
May 12
Soaring costs could diminish the number of major Japanese car makers to just three or four players by 2021, according to automotive research firm Kelley Blue Book. (cnbc.com)
May 12
Mitsubishi Motors Corp., the Japanese automaker under investigation for lying about fuel economy data for some models, said Wednesday such tampering is suspected in all of its vehicles sold in Japan. (AP)
May 12
Nissan Motor is making final arrangements with scandal-hit Mitsubishi Motors to provide over 1.8 billion dollars to become the top shareholder in the ailing firm. (NHK)

May 11
Toyota Motor Corp. on Wednesday forecast sharp falls in its group operating and net profits for the year through next March amid the recent appreciation of the yen, after posting record-high profits in the previous year. (Kyodo)
May 10
The transport ministry has ordered the nation's automakers to make further recalls of vehicles fitted with Takata Corp. air bag inflators of the kind being replaced in the United States, ministry officials said Tuesday. (Japan Times)
May 07
Toyota Motor Corporation has restarted production at all its domestic assembly plants for the first time since a series of strong earthquakes hit Kyushu Island in Japan's southwest last month. (NHK)
May 06
US Transportation Department officials say as many as 40 million additional vehicles with Takata airbags will be subject to recall. (NHK)
May 02
Mitsubishi Motors Corp.'s fuel economy testing fraud has hit its partner Nissan Motor Co. in domestic showrooms, with the latter automaker posting a steeper plunge in April minicar sales and overall market share. (Japan Times)