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Japan offers funeral discounts for seniors to stop driving

Driving becomes more and more challenging as people age, and the Japanese government is opting for an unconventional method to warn its constituents. Elderly drivers in Japan, as per BBC, are being offered discounts to funeral services if they will surrender their driving license. Due to the recent rise of vehicular accidents involving senior citizens, […]

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Yokohama launches electric car-sharing service, will expand to guided city tours

“Choimobi Yokohama” is a new round-trip car rental service that will let anyone with a driver’s license, credit card and smartphone borrow a compact electric city car. The new service, which officially launches on Friday, uses Nissan’s ultra-compact New Mobility Concept cars that are based on the Renault Twizzy. The car uses a one-plus-one seating […]

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Toyota, Suzuki tying up in technology, ecology partnership

TOKYO— Toyota, the world’s top automaker, and Suzuki, a Japanese rival that specializes in tiny vehicles, are tying up in a partnership. Both sides announced in a joint statement Wednesday they will study areas they can work together in developing technology for the environment, safety and information networking. They said such areas are likely to […]

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Urine trouble: Japan train driver apologizes for peeing on track

TOKYO—Japanese train operator JR East has apologized after a driver urinated over the railway track while on duty because he did not want to delay services by using the toilet, media reported on Saturday. The driver, in his 50s, felt the urge to go on Monday as his train stopped at Sakura station in Chiba, […]

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WATCH: Testing Toyota safety

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Brand new or pre-loved?

LAST week, I was in Osaka, Japan, which was a haven for secondhand shops of designer bags. Unfortunately for my wallet (and my husband), I’m one of the girls who enjoys the smell of brand new leather as well as cherishes the experience of shopping in a boutique. He argued that due to the depreciated […]

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Mitsubishi PH plant could become Nissan PH production facility

The 237-billion-yen blindside happened six days ago. Japanese carmakers Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (MMC) announced that they had “signed a basic agreement to form a far-reaching strategic alliance.”

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Nissan to take 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors for 237 billion yen

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., (“Nissan”), and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, (“MMC”) announced that they have signed a Basic Agreement to form a far-reaching strategic alliance between the two Japanese automakers. Following an MMC share issue, Nissan will take a 34 percent equity stake in MMC for 237 billion yen. The strategic alliance will extend an existing […]

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PH, Japan seal P97-B commuter rail project

The Philippine economy is expected to reap huge benefits from the Philippine National Railways’ North-South Commuter Railway (NSCR) project in Luzon, although passengers will still need to wait a number of years. The initial phase of the project involves a 38-kilometer elevated commuter train line from Tutuban, Manila,  to Malolos, Bulacan, and its construction is […]

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Imperial couple, Aquino discuss Metro traffic jams

Although he may not find himself tied up in Metro Manila’s heavy traffic, which is partly due to the popularity of Japanese-made cars, Emperor Akihito said “congestion” was one of the major issues in the transportation sector. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are on a five-day visit that marks the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations […]

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Jun 21, 2017

If I were to ask how many of you use the seat belt while driving, I would see a

Jun 21, 2017

I can still remember my Dad’s own 1996 model Honda Accord with the 2.2-liter VTEC engine over 20 years