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Pokémon GO

Japan Ministry Of Land, Infrastructure And Transport Send Request To Pokémon GO Developers

“We have received reports that a man entered the Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway while playing Pokémon GO. We have received word from expressway companies that they have sent requests to the game’s developer that characters appearing in the game be removed from expressways, and we the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport make the same request to the developer as of today.”
Pokémon GO

Japan Expressway Companies Send Requests To Pokémon GO Developers

The 3 companies in charge of Japanese East, Central, and Western expressways (Collectively known as NEXCO) as well as the Honshu-Shikoku Bridge Expressway Company, Tokyo Expressway and Hanshin Expressway managing companies sent a letter with requests on behalf of the companies to the developers of the mobile application Pokémon GO on 28 July.
Toyota Corolla video shot in Pakistan

Video: How tough is the Toyota Corolla? New video shows

A video on the internet featuring Toyota's global car the Corolla and highlighting its durability is garnering a great deal of attention.
Mitsubishi Motors Headquarters

Government to Support Small Enterprises Engaged in Business with Mitsubishi Motors: Will Establish a Special Consultation Service

The Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) has announced that a special consulting service will be established for small businesses as well as small-scale business persons who will be affected by the halt in lightweight vehicle production due to Mitsubishi’s fraudulent gas milage claims.

Late-night and early-morning buses to Haneda to continue in 2016

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Travel and Tourism announced that it will continue running its late-night and early-morning bus service for Tokyo's Haneda Airport in 2016.
WLTP Overview

Japan's METI and MLIT to Incorporate New Standards into Fuel Efficiency Testing of Passenger Vehicles

In a joint meeting of Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) and Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation (MLIT), plans were finalized for incorporating the WLTP (Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedures for mileage and emissions) into Japan's laws governing mileage testing for passenger vehicles.
The popularization of Uber ride sharing service in USA is ongoing

We're conducting rigid, deliberate examinations on ride sharing, says Minister Ishii

At the interview after the cabinet meeting on February 2016, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Minister Keiichi mentioned regarding the ride sharing services proposed by Japan Association of New Economy (JANE). "We have to make rigid, deliberate examinations for this matter."
Developing safety standards for fuel-cell motorcycles (reference image)

MLIT formulates basic safety standards for world's first fuel-cell motorcycle

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism (MLIT) presented their formulated safety standards for the world's first fuel-cell motorcycle.
A sample of an improved road sign, which is easier for foreigners to understand

MLIT to improve road signs in Tokyo so that foreigners can easily understand

Japan's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism (MLIT) has been implementing the improvement of road signs within Tokyo in order to provide a comprehensible guide for various visitors, particularly foreign tourists, in preparation for the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Ford Ranger

Another fatality results from explosion of defective Takata airbag

On January 22, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in the US reported yet another fatality as a result of an explosion to the well-publicized Takata airbag.
A small hydroelectric power generator using a bicycle wheel, produced by Fukui University of Technology

2015 Eco Products: Hydroelectric power generator made out of a bicycle wheel to operate in the mountain areas of Fukui

Fukui University of Technology exhibited a very unique hydroelectric power generator during the 2015 Eco Products. They used the wheel of a bicycle and attached wing-like blades which would generate electricity through water current. It seemed like an ultra-small version of a water wheel.
The small mobility rent-a-car service was launched in Yokohama

2015 Eco Products: Yokohama wants to increase utility rate using small mobility vehicles for rent-a-car

Yokohama exhibited a Nissan small mobility car near the entrance of East 1 Hall. Yokohama launched a rent-a-car service on October 2015, but they had a hard time since it had a low recognition rate.
Shipment of Mazda CX-3 (reference image)

JAMA Chairman Ike accepts TPP outline agreement

Chairman Fumihiko Ike of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) revealed in their chairman's dialogue that they have accepted and approved the outline agreement of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

JAMA to conduct traffic safety campaign this fall, implementing of regional measures for Shizuoka

The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association will conduct the 2015 JAMA Autumn Traffic Safety Campaign, a nationwide traffic safety movement they will be promoting together with the government from September 21 to December 31, 2015.
Seats two passengers at the front and back

Nissan’s Choimobi Yokohama EV sharing service resumes operations

“Choimobi Yokohama”, an electric vehicle sharing service jointly organized by the City of Yokohama and Nissan Motor Company resumed operations on May 23.
Nissan GT-R (reference image)

Nissan GT-R badly damaged in Russia, soccer player miraculously survives

GT-R is a world-class sports car of Nissan Motor Corporation. A foreign press has reported a huge accident involving this vehicle, which occured in Russia.
Home-Pato's collaboration with Omoiyari light movement was achieved by Nissan main office

Collaboration of Toyota and Nissan made possible with Home-Pato!

On May 5, Toyota and Nissan carried out the public experiment called TOKYO MIRAI JUNCTION as part of the Tokyo Smart Driver project, to reduce metropolitan highway traffic accidents through communication capabilities. The aim was to eliminate metropolitan highway traffic accidents on May 5, through several activities by the support companies.
Toyota 86 & Smart EV debut as the 3rd set of Home-Pato cars at Tokyo Mirai Junction (May 5)

Toyota 86 & Smart EV debut as the 3rd set of Home-Pato cars at Tokyo Mirai Junction

The opening ceremony of the social experiment Tokyo Mirai Junction and the premiere and departing ceremony of the 3rd Home-Pato car took place at the square in the Ohashi Kankisho, Ohashi Junction, Shuto Expressway in Setagaya, Tokyo, on May 5.

Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry arranges Declaration of Conduct to spurn decisively leakage of important technologies of Japanese enterprises to both inside and outside the country

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry held the 'public and private sector strategy meeting for the leakage prevention of technology information' and arranged for a Declaration of Conduct.This was in order to foster a society that does not allow important technologies of Japanese enterprises to decisively leak out, both inside and outside the country.
Ota, minister of land, infrastructure, transport and tourism

Supply system for Takata Airbags will be guided, says Minister Ota

During the Cabinet Press Conference on December 16, Akihiro Ota, minister of land, infrastructure, transport and tourism, presented the idea of leading the supply system for the inflators associated with the recall caused by the Takata airbag problem.