Thursday Dec 5
Toyota labor federation to push for higher wages: media
The 329,000-strong Federation of All Toyota Workers' Unions plans for the first time in five years to ask its member unions to seek higher base salaries in wage negotiations next spring, public broadcaster NHK said.
Asia News Network
TOKYO/ NAGOYA: Toyota seeks to be 'reborn' in the eyes of its customers
After capturing the crown as the world's largest automobile maker from the US' General Motors, Toyota is not just satisfied with sales or profit figures.
The New Zealand Herald
Showtime for Japan's mighty motor industry
Madness is an understatement when it comes to the Tokyo Motor Show. Spread over several vast halls at Tokyo's Big Sight convention centre, the offerings span concepts, cars that are never likely to see the light of day and a fairly broad cross-section of the world's motoring brands.
Slouching Toward Tokyo
Honda unveiled what it called "Super Ultra Daydreams" in its press conference, Nissan kept a true surprise under wraps until the show with its iDX Freeflow and iDX Nismo, and Daihatsu revealed that it's trying the old changeable body panels ploy with its new Copen kei roadster.
Toyota puts squeeze on parts makers
THE future of Toyota Australia's manufacturing operations is looking increasingly grim as the company's most senior executives in Japan hit local suppliers with cost cutting targets so drastic they are doomed to fail.
Tokyo Motor Show: Why Japanese quality is so good - in a word
Monozukuri is a made up Japanese word that means making things or the process of manufacturing.
Selling cars, having fun: How Toyota stays No. 1
Akio Toyoda turned a few sartorial heads wearing khaki pants rolled above his shoe tops at a speech for Meiji University students in Japan.
The Japan Times
Wage hikes for a sustained recovery
On the back of improved sales and profits, companies should do their part to put the Japanese economy back on a growth path by increasing workers' wages.