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Honda's redesigned N-Box minicar touts an improved powertrain and driver assist safety technologies to hang on to its title as Japan's No.1 minicar .
Subaru's quarterly profit rose 18 percent on booming U.S. demand for crossovers.
Takata filed for bankruptcy protection, saying it would sell most of it assets to Key Safety for C $1.7 billion (US $1.59 billion). The supplier is at the center of the industry's biggest ever recall for faulty airbags.
Subaru's new safety technologies came in response to a very Japanese problem: Vehicle accidents involving pedestrians and seniors are more common in Japan than elsewhere.
Takata filed for bankruptcy protection, saying it would sell most of it assets to Key Safety for $1.59 billion. The supplier is at the center of the industry's biggest ever recall for faulty airbags.
As home market to two of the three global carmakers selling hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, Japan is understandably optimistic about the outlook for hydrogen-powered cars.
Masaki Tajima is trying to pave a greener hydrogen highway for Japan. And the road starts at a simmering sewage field on the southwestern island of Kyushu.
Imagine a city where houses and businesses have their own on-site fuel cell stacks that turn hydrogen into electricity for lights, dishwashers and vacuum cleaners.
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