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Toyota to halt operations at all Japan plants as typhoon precaution

Toyota said it will suspend operations at all of its assembly plants in Japan, including those of its subsidiaries, from Monday morning as a powerful typhoon approaches Japan's mainland.

High-tech taxi for old-school Japan

In the era of Uber and ride-hailing, Toyota is turning its attention to building a better taxi that could give Tokyo's streetscape its biggest makeover in two decades.

Camera-fed video displays expected to surge globally

IHS Markit predicts a surge in global production of panoramic rearview display cameras -- even though safety regulators are still undecided about them.

Speedy tech deals may crash and burn later

Suppliers are trying to move fast, but experts say they may be getting involved in messy deals that could hurt later.

Mazda races ahead as Japan's auto industry plays catch-up

Mazda's coming technology blitz epitomizes the rush by the Japanese carmakers to keep pace in an era of rapid change.