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2015 Tokyo Motor Show opening ceremony

JAMA releases dates and basic schedule for 2017 Tokyo Motor Show

The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association announced that it will hold the 2017 45th Annual Tokyo Motor Show from October 27 to November 5, 2017, at Tokyo Big Sight.
Yamaha MT-07 (reference image)

Japan motorcycle and scooter demand and production down in May

According to the Japan Automobile Manufacturing Association's May motorcycle and scooter production figures, total production was down 3.4% year-on-year at 30,482 units, marking the first decline in 4 months.
Nissan plant in Smyrna (reference image)

Japan automakers' overseas production up for 7th year in 2015 at 18,300,000 units

According overseas sales figures for Japanese car makers for the 2015 fiscal year (April 2015 to March 2016) released by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, total sales were up 4.2% over those of the previous year at 18,305,220 units, making it the 7th consecutive year of growth.
Yamaha MT-07 (reference image)

Japan domestic motorcycle production up 12.6% in April at 40,521 units

According to April domestic motorcycle production figures released by the Japan Automotive Manufacturers Association, total production in April grew 12.6% year-on-year at 40,521 units, making it the 3rd month of year-on-year growth.
New Honda Civic and announcement of investment in Indiana plant

Japanese automakers' US investment up 5.3% at $45.4 billion in 2015

On May 17, the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association released "Investing in America," which describes Japanese automakers' activities in the United States in 2015.
Finishing line at Honda's Yorii plant (reference image)

Domestic automobile production up 1.2% to 889,501 units for first surplus in four months; March results

The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association has announced its results for March 2016. According to these figures, automobile production increased 1.2% from the previous year to 889,501 units, resulting in a surplus for the first time in four months.
Scene of Mazda CX-3 being loaded for shipment (reference image)

Automobile exports increase for second straight month exceeding 400,000-unit mark for first time in 2016; March results

The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association has announced its results for March 2016. According to these figures, automobile exports increased 1.8% from the previous year to 404,004 units, resulting in a surplus for the second year in a row.
Assembly line for the Honda Giorno at Kumamoto factory (reference image)

Motorcycle production, exports, and domestic sales fall for second year in a row; fiscal 2015 results

The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association announced its motorcycle production figures for the 2015 fiscal year (April 2015 to March 2016). According to these results, motorcycle production fell 6.6% from the previous year to 537,988 units, resulting in a deficit for the second year in a row.
Nissan's CCO Hiroto Nishikawa

Nissan VP Nishikawa elected as JAMA’s next chairman

The Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) held a Board of Directors meeting on March 17 where they announced that Hiroto Nishikawa, Nissan Motor Corporation’s Vice Chairman & CCO and the current vice chairman of JAMA will become next chairman of the association. Mr. Nishikawa will be officially appointed at the Board of Directors meeting on May 19.
Yamaha MT-07 (reference image)

Japan motorcycle and scooter production demand down 0.8% in January

According to domestic Japanese motorcycle production figures released by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, production was up 0.8% in January at 49,350, marking the first year-over-year decrease in two months.
Daihatsu's 2nd Oita plant in Kyushu (reference image)

Japanese domestic production sees dramatic decrease in kei cars in January

According figures released by the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, the total number of cars produced in Japan in January was 732,886, marking a 5.8% decrease from the previous year's January, and marking the second month of decline.
Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association Chairman Fumihiko Ike attending the New Year celebratory gathering of automobile industry organizations (January 5, Shinagawa)

Don't worry, JAMA is doing it right—says JAMA Chairman Ike at celebratory gathering of four automobile organizations

The Automobile Industry Organizations' New Year Celebratory Gathering took place at a hotel in Tokyo on January 5, 2016. This event was organized as a New Year celebration between four automobile industry organizations, such as the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA), Japan Auto Parts Industries Association (JAPIA), etc.
Nissan's former President Yoshikazu Hanawa (left)

JAMA’s Chairman Ike talks about former Nissan President Hanawa and his contributions

On December 22, regarding the reported death of former Nissan President Yoshikazu Hanawa, Chairman Fumihiko Ike (Chairman of Honda Motor Company) of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) stated, “He was a leader for the Nissan-Renault alliance. I would like to represent the automotive industry in offering my deepest condolences.”
Tokyo Motor Show 60th anniversary parade

2015 Tokyo Motor Show: JAMA chairman Ike discusses 60th anniversary parade

After the Tokyo Motor Show's 60th anniversary parade in Tokyo on October 24, Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association chairman Fumihiko Ike spoke to the press about this year's event, which opens on the 28th, to boost its appeal.
Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association Chairman Fumihiko Ike (photo)

JAMA Chairman Ike says 'support the domestic market by reducing automobile tax' to Third Abe Cabinet

Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association presented Chairman Fumihiko Ike's comment regarding the inauguration of the reshuffled Third Abe Cabinet. "We are expecting that the Abenomics policy, which is entering its second stage, will be steadily implemented as the cabinet is working in solidarity with their strong will of prioritizing economics."
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).
Honda NSX-S

2015 Tokyo Motor Show: 60th Anniversary Parade, Honda and Mazda Presidents to drive the NSX-S and the Cosmo Sport themselves respectively

Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc. (JAMA) Chairman Fumihiko Ike announced the outline of the 60th Anniversary Parade of the Tokyo Motor Show to be held in Hibiya, Tokyo on October 24.
Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association Chairman Fumihiko Ike

2015 Tokyo Motor Show: We aim for the best technology motor show in the world, says Chairman Ike

Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association Chairman Fumihiko spoke about the upcoming 2015 Tokyo Motor Show on October 29. "Substantively, the motor shows in China have a larger capacity, thus we want to qualitatively become the best in the world," he said in an interview held in Tokyo on October 1, 2015.
JAMA's Chairman, Fumihiko Ike (source image)

JAMA’s Chairman Ike “disappointed and baffled” at Volkswagen’s cheating scandal

At a press conference held in Tokyo on October 1, JAMA’s (Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association) Chairman, Fumihiko Ike said, “This one company’s deeds have damaged trust in the auto industry. I’m disappointed and baffled.” in regards to the recent Volkswagen scandal.
JAMA's Chairman Fumihiko Ike

2015 Tokyo Motor Show: JAMA announces overview of Tokyo Motor Show “a showcase of domestic products”

On October 1, Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) announced its event outline for the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show. A total of 160 companies from 11 countries around the world will gather at Tokyo Big Sight from October 29 to November 8. The press day will be held on October 28 and 29.
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