New Toyota ‘Lexus NX’ Compact Crossover to be Revealed at Beijing Motor Show

Friday, April 11, 2014

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) Lexus will unveil its new luxury compact crossover, the “Lexus NX”, at the 2014 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition* to be held in Beijing, China from April 20 to April 29, Toyota said today.

Lexus will exhibit the “NX 200t” equipped with a newly developed 2.0-liter turbo engine and the “NX 300h” equipped with a 2.5-liter hybrid system.

Evolved from the “Lexus LF-NX” concept introduced at the Frankfurt International Motor Show and the Toky...

Japan’s Motor Vehicle and Component Manufacturers Enjoy Continued Growth in 2013

Sunday, April 6, 2014

By Roger Schreffler

Tokyo-(PanOrient News) Japanese motor vehicle and component manufacturers registered 13% growth in trade in 2013, data showed. Combined exports and imports of passenger vehicles, trucks and components grew to $150.8 billion (¥15.7 trillion), according to statistics published by the Customs and Tariffs Bureau of Japan's Ministry of Finance.

Of the total, exports grew to $133.8 billion (¥13.9 trillion) against $17.2 billion (¥1.8 billion) in imports, giving Japan a ne...

Nikkei Tumbled about 300 Points

Monday, September 30, 2013

Japan's key Nikkei average tumbled over 300 points in early trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Monday (29 September 2013), battered by the Dollar's weakening to the 97 Yen level, and by concerns among market players over the possible shutdown of some U.S. government institutions from this week. At 9:09 a.m., the 225-issue Nikkei stood at 14,460.24, down 299.83 points, or about 2%, from Friday. More than 80% of issues listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange were trading lower.