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    1. June 19, 2015

      Toyota chief vows to stand by arrested US executive Julie Hamp

      Akio Toyoda, Toyota’s chief executive, apologised on Friday for the arrest of the Japanese carmaker’s first female...

    2. June 16, 2015

      Toyota wins backing for new category of stock

      Toyota has won shareholder backing for a controversial new class of stock, in a vote that casts doubt on whether...

    1. May 8, 2015

      Toyota drives towards record profit

      Toyota said it was driving towards a third consecutive year of record profit, propelled by robust sales in the US and...

    2. April 22, 2015

      Toyota’s first blue-collar executive aims to keep factory skills

      Mitsuru Kawai is seven years past his retirement age of 60, but he has no intention of leaving Toyota anytime soon. In...

    3. April 3, 2015

      Toyota to open plants in China and Mexico

      After years of soul-searching over an expansion policy that had led to quality lapses, Toyota is ready to move on...

    4. March 29, 2015

      Toyota boss appeals to mom-and-pop investors

      Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota, offered a rare glimpse into his personal life as he made an emotional appeal to...

    5. March 4, 2015

      Toyota in executive diversity drive

      Toyota has appointed its first non-Japanese vice-president as well as its first western female top executive, as it...

    6. January 6, 2015

      Toyota to share fuel-cell vehicle patents free of charge

      Following the footsteps of rival Tesla, Toyota said it would share its 5,680 patents related to its fuel-cell cars for...

    7. April 4, 2014

      Expensive mistakes that damaged carmakers’ reputations

      Mary Barra, General Motors’ embattled chief executive, was just 15 years old when a magazine article changed the world...

    8. March 19, 2014

      Toyota reaches $1.2bn settlement in criminal probe

      Japan’s Toyota has attempted to move on from the most damaging chapter in its history by agreeing a $1.2bn fine with US...

    9. February 12, 2014

      Japan’s car workers demand rise in base pay

      Japan’s car workers’ unions have fired the opening shot in their annual pay negotiations demanding the first base pay...

    10. February 10, 2014

      Toyota caps off carmaker exodus from Australia

      More than a century of car manufacturing in Australia is poised to end following a decision by Toyota Motor to cease...

    11. May 8, 2013

      Toyota forecasts further gains as net profit triples

      Toyota said its net profit more than tripled last year and would likely rise by a further 40 per cent this year as a...

    12. March 6, 2013

      Toyota: unstructured thoughts

      For the first time in Toyota’s 80-year history, it is appointing a director from outside Japan. It is also reorganising...

    13. March 6, 2013

      Toyota opens up to ‘outside opinions’

      Toyota is to appoint the first external directors in its near 80-year history, including a former General Motors...

    14. January 17, 2013

      Toyota admits to being slow on speed flaw

      The US arm of Japan’s Toyota has “learned quite a bit” from its response to customer complaints about unintended...

    15. November 14, 2012

      Toyota in second big recall in two months

      Toyota is recalling nearly 2.8m vehicles to fix faulty steering columns and a potentially hazardous wiring problem, its...

    16. October 10, 2012

      Toyota – total recall

      Is this another annus horribilis for Akio Toyoda? As president of Toyota Motor he now has to oversee its biggest single...

    17. September 23, 2012

      Toyota returns from ‘brink of irrelevance’

      Next month, it will be three years since Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor, told a group of journalists his...

    18. May 9, 2012

      Toyota

      Akio Toyoda has coped with a global recession, a disastrous recall and devastating natural disasters since becoming...

    19. March 9, 2012

      Nascar nation

      In passenger cars, pickup trucks and motor homes the fans come to the central Florida coast. More than 180,000 of them...

    20. February 7, 2012

      Toyota lifts full-year profit forecast

      Toyota raised its full-year net profit forecast by 11 per cent to Y200bn ($2.6bn) on Tuesday, citing an accelerating...

    21. January 4, 2012

      Japanese manufacturing in search of salvation

      Last June, Akio Toyoda, president of Japan’s Toyota Motor, delivered a blunt appraisal of his country’s most cherished...

    22. FT Alphaville

      November 30, 2011

      Toyota and Nissan call for more action on yen

      Japan’s two biggest carmakers warned that the record strength of the yen could drive more car manufacturing overseas...

    23. November 30, 2011

      Toyota and Nissan call for more action on yen

      Japan’s two biggest carmakers warned that the record strength of the yen could drive more car manufacturing overseas...

    24. November 8, 2011

      Toyota: yen driven

      The big story of the Japanese earnings season so far: the contrast between non-exporters, many of which have posted...

    25. beyondbrics

      September 13, 2011

      Indonesia: more cars, no roads

      This next bit of news won’t please traffic-weary commuters in Jakarta, the grid-locked Indonesian capital, but it is...

    26. July 13, 2011

      Toyota commits to Japan car production

      Toyota has reaffirmed a pledge to maintain its current production levels in Japan in spite of a strong yen,...

    27. May 11, 2011

      Toyota suffers from strong yen

      Toyota has pleaded for relief from the strong yen as it seeks to repair the financial damage from March’s earthquake...

    28. April 22, 2011

      Toyota faces eight-month output delay after quake

      Toyota could require another eight months to restore its global production volume to normal levels, according to the...

    29. April 7, 2011

      Microsoft and Toyota to build car interface

      Microsoft and Toyota announced a partnership on Wednesday to build a new vehicle telecommunications platform that...

    30. FT Alphaville

      March 9, 2011

      Toyota sets cautious targets in shake-up

      Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor, has unveiled plans to streamline the Japanese carmaker’s management and pursue...

    31. March 9, 2011

      Toyota sets cautious targets in shake-up

      Akio Toyoda, president of Toyota Motor, has unveiled plans to streamline the Japanese carmaker’s management and pursue...

    32. February 25, 2011

      Toyota investors cheer end of US probe

      Stock market investors are seeing the bright side of Toyota’s latest recall of nearly 2.2m more vehicles for possible...

    33. January 12, 2011

      Toyota aims to boost cars’ visual appeal

      Toyota plans to build vehicles that are more eye-catching to counter criticism its cars are too bland. The shift will...

    34. January 11, 2011

      Toyota’s Prius at centre of extended family

      Toyota has unveiled a new family of vehicles around the Prius, signalling its ambition to parlay its top-selling hybrid...

    35. November 24, 2010

      Toyota tries to recapture tarnished shine

      Toyota’s Japanese employees, when they turn on their computers, see screensavers with phrases lifted from the company’s...

    36. November 5, 2010

      Toyota warns over surging yen

      Toyota has issued one of its starkest warnings yet about the impact of a surging yen on its competitiveness, as it...

    37. August 5, 2010

      Toyota seeks to rebuild tarnished reputation

      Steve St Angelo has found more flaws in Toyota’s culture than in its vehicles since he was named in March as the...

    38. May 22, 2010

      Toyota to invest $50m in Tesla

      Toyota has agreed to invest $50m in Tesla, the niche US builder of battery-powered sportscars, as it seeks to extend...

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