Articles by Yuri Kageyama

Nissan Unveils Electronic Steering, Automatic Parking Car Safety Features

Electronically managed steering that completely bypasses the mechanical link of a clutch is among the new safety technology from Japanese automaker Nissan. Other vehicles are smart enough to park themselves. And some swerve automatically to avoid pedestrians. Nissan Motor Co. …

Japan Nuclear Plant Planned Review of Tsunami Risk— But Too Late

Four days before a tsunami devastated a Japanese nuclear plant, its operator promised a fuller assessment of the risk of such a disaster — but not for seven months. The disclosure in a three-page briefing paper obtained by The Associated …

Japan Businesses Demand Compensation for Nuclear Evacutaion

Small business owners and laborers forced to leave their homes and jobs because of radiation leaking from Japan’s tsunami-flooded nuclear plant rode a bus all the way to Tokyo on Wednesday to demand compensation from the plant’s operator. People are …

Nissan Testing Safety System That Beams Warnings to Drivers

Drivers worried about missing a red light or being hit by cars darting out from hidden alleys in Japan may receive assistance from new technology being developed by Nissan. All the world’s automakers are working on automatic braking and other …

Toyota Officials Being Investigated in Alleged Recall Negligence

Three Toyota officials are under a criminal investigation on suspicion of professional negligence in allegedly shirking recalls for eight years and not fixing a defect that may have caused an accident, Japanese police said July 11. Toyota Motor Corp. denied …