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Toyota fetches new way to use AI, self-drive tech in Tokyo Games

22 Jul 2019

TOKYO Miniature remote controlled cars have proved to be a crowd pleaser at track and field throwing events, but for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Toyota Motor Corp is upping the game with a hi-tech way to fetch javelins and hammers: pint-sized, self-driving A.I. robot cars. | Video

Suspected Japan arsonist a reclusive, quarrelsome gamer, neighbour says

21 Jul 2019

OMIYA, Japan The man suspected of killing 34 people in an arson attack in Japan lived alone, hundreds of kilometres from the torched Kyoto Animation studio, where he played video games non-stop and had "terrified" his neighbour just days earlier.

Suspected Japan arsonist a reclusive, quarrelsome gamer, neighbour says

20 Jul 2019

OMIYA, Japan, July 20 The man suspected of killing 34 people in an arson attack in Japan lived alone, hundreds of kilometres from the torched Kyoto Animation studio, where he played video games non-stop and "terrified" his neighbour just days earlier.

With job intact, Nissan's CEO pins Renault alliance on mutual respect, flags inequality risk

25 Jun 2019

YOKOHAMA, Japan Nissan Motor Co Ltd on Tuesday threw cold water on hopes for a quick fix to strained relations with France's Renault SA, saying inequality between the partners could unravel their two-decade-old automaking alliance. | Video

Nissan shareholders set to back CEO Saikawa amid fraying ties with Renault

24 Jun 2019

TOKYO Nissan Motor shareholders are widely expected to back Chief Executive Hiroto Saikawa at an annual general meeting on Tuesday, extending his tumultuous tenure at an automaker shaken by scandal and the loss of trust with alliance partner Renault.

Proxy advisers lob rare rebuke against Nissan CEO Saikawa

12 Jun 2019

Two leading proxy advisory firms have urged Nissan shareholders to vote against reappointing its chief executive as a director, heaping more pressure on Hiroto Saikawa as he struggles to find accord with alliance partner Renault.

First stop Southeast Asia: SoftBank, Toyota's autonomous car venture heads overseas

11 Jun 2019

TOKYO The self-driving car joint venture of SoftBank Corp and Toyota Motor plans to begin operating in Southeast Asia next year, in its first overseas foray, its chief executive said on Tuesday.

SoftBank, Toyota autonomous car venture to launch in SE Asia next year

11 Jun 2019

TOKYO The self-driving car joint venture of SoftBank Corp and Toyota Motor plans to begin operating in Southeast Asia next year, in its first overseas foray, its chief executive said on Tuesday.

SoftBank, Toyota autonomous car venture to launch in SE Asia next year

11 Jun 2019

TOKYO, June 11 The self-driving car joint venture of SoftBank Corp and Toyota Motor plans to begin operating in Southeast Asia next year, in its first overseas foray, its chief executive said on Tuesday.

Renault rift with Nissan widens over governance, casts shadow on alliance

10 Jun 2019

TOKYO/PARIS The two-decade-old partnership of Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co was plunged into fresh crisis on Monday, as the French automaker's demand for a greater say in Nissan's new governance system drew rare public censure by the Japanese firm.

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