Suzuka (Japan), Oct 4 (IANS) Michael Schumacher will retire from Formula One -- for the second time -- at the end of the 2012 season, the seven-time World Champion announced here Thursday ahead of the Japanese Grand Prix.
Suzuka (Japan), Oct 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Caterham driver Vitaly Petrov said he was feeling unwell in the run-up to Sunday's Formula One Japanese Grand Prix. The Japan race could be crucial for Caterham, who are bidding to retake the tenth place in the constructors' standings that they lost to Marussia in the last race in Singapore.
Tokyo, Oct 4 (IANS/EFE) Japanese automaker Honda Motor Co. is studying the possibility of moving production of its Fit model destined for the US market from its plant in Japan to Mexico in 2014, the Nikkei business daily reported Wednesday. Honda exported about 67,000 Fits from Japan last year, with 40,000 units of the small automobile destined for the US market.
Tokyo, Oct 4 (IANS) Japan's troubled Sharp Corporation planned to reduce the production of liquid crystal display panels for televisions at its plant in Mie prefecture while considering shifting its focus to LCD panels for smartphones, media reported Thursday. The Osaka-based electronics maker intended to end production at the Kameyama plant of 32-inch LCD panels for home-use TVs around 2014, as prices of such TVs have plunged amid a global supply glut, according to the Kyodo News
Tokyo, Oct 3 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Tokyo has lodged an official protest with Beijing over Chinese ships entering the territorial waters of disputed islands in the East China Sea, Japanese media reported Wednesday. Four Chinese maritime surveillance ships were observed near the territorial waters of the Japanese held islands, known as the Senkaku in Japan and the Diaoyus in China, Wednesday morning, Japan's NHK TV reported. At 12.30 p.m., three of the ships ignored warnings from Japanese patrol vessels and crossed into the territorial waters.
Tokyo, Oct 1 (IANS) Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda unveiled the new cabinet lineup here Monday after accepting the ministers' en masse resignation earlier in the day.
Tokyo, Oct 1 (IANS) The Japanese government Monday introduced an environment tax to help curb the use of fossil fuel and combat global warming. According to the official estimate, each household will have to pay about 1,200 yen more in environment tax in fiscal 2016 than current levels, reported Xinhua.
Tokyo, Sep 30 (IANS) The Japanese government issued possible evacuation warnings for over 100,000 people Sunday as typhoon Jelawat raged across the main island of Honshu, a media report said. According to NHK television, Jelawat, the 17th typhoon to strike northwest Japan this season, is currently wreaking a trail of destruction across the Kinki region of Honshu and is travelling across the northwest at around 50 km per hour. An evacuation warning has been sent to over 100,000 people due to the threat from flooding and rivers possibly bursting their banks, following huge rain squalls and high winds
Tokyo, Sep 28 (IANS) Japan's industrial production fell a seasonally adjusted 1.3 percent in August form the month earlier, authorities said Friday. The drop was mainly caused by the weak export of electronic parts and devices used in mobile phones, reported Xinhua citing a government report.
Tokyo, Sep 26 (IANS/RIA Novosti) World No.1 Victoria Azarenka beat Italy's Roberta Vinci to enter the quarterfinals of the Pan Pacific Open tennis event here Wednesday. The Belarusian star had little problem dispatching the 14th seed in a 6-4, 6-2 victory in the third round