Tag: Japan


Japan’s electric vehicle transition by 2035 may be insufficient to combat the climate crisis, but there are solutions

February 7, 2024

Via: Tech Xplore

Researchers at Kyushu University have found that Japan’s current policy of stopping the sale of gas vehicles by 2035 and transitioning only to hybrids and electric vehicles may be insufficient to reduce the country’s CO2 emissions and prevent it from […]


Toyota Invests in EV Battery Production in US, Japan

August 31, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Toyota is investing $5.6 billion in Japan and the U.S. to boost production of batteries for electric vehicles, the Japanese automaker said Aug. 31. Production is set to start between 2024 and 2026. In Japan, $3 billion will go into […]

Shipping, Travel & Public Transit

Coronavirus Pushes Japanese Cruise Operator into Bankruptcy

March 4, 2020

Via: World Maritime News

On March 2, 2020, Luminous Cruise Co. Ltd., which operates a restaurant cruise ship in Kobe, filed a petition with the Kobe District Court for the commencement of civil rehabilitation proceedings. Consequently, the 4,778-gross ton vessel which can accommodate 2,000 […]


Toyota Moves to Deepen Ties With Suzuki

August 28, 2019

Via: Transport Topics

Toyota Motor Corp. and Suzuki Motor Corp. are strengthening their relationship by taking stakes in each other, the latest alliance in an industry that’s facing sweeping changes in technology, consumer preferences and business models. Japan’s biggest automaker will acquire about […]


Qatargas Ships 3000th LNG Cargo to Japan

July 16, 2019

Via: World Maritime News

The cargo was transported onboard Al Jasra, a conventional LNG vessel with a capacity of 135,000 cubic meters. It was delivered to the Kawagoe LNG Receiving Terminal, owned and operated by JERA, a joint venture between Chubu Electric and Tokyo […]

Impact & Regulations, Shipping

11 Nations Hammer Out Deal on Trans-Pacific Partnership

January 25, 2018

Via: World Maritime News

Eleven countries, including Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam, finalized their agreement on the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in Tokyo, Japan on January 23, 2018. It is expected […]

Impact & Regulations, Vehicles

Side mirrors no longer required on cars in Japan. Is this a good idea?

August 12, 2016

Via: TreeHugger

Side mirrors no longer required on cars in Japan. Is this a good idea? According to Cleantechnica, Japanese authorities have made it legal for car manufacturers to eliminate side mirrors and replace them with cameras and video feeds. James Ayre […]