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Toyota steps up a gear with major investment in electric vehicles

Toyota Motor Corp. on Tuesday announced its goal of selling 3.5 million electric vehicles per year worldwide by 2030, as part of its plan to boost its campaign for carbon neutrality. Toyota said it will also increase investment in battery development to 2 trillion yen ($18 billion) from the 1.5 …

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Convenience stores and restaurants cut chicken dishes due to shortage

Food products containing processed chicken, such as karaage fried chicken, are rare in some convenience stores and family restaurants in Japan, with production halted in Thailand since around summer amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Large chains of convenience stores and family restaurants are adjusting the volume of products on sale to …

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Japanese restaurants see slow recovery two weeks after COVID-19 restrictions lifted

Two weeks after five prefectures, including Tokyo and Osaka, lifted their requests for dining establishments to shorten opening hours, customers are still not returning in large numbers to restaurants and bars. Customer numbers “remain below levels before new coronavirus infections began to spread,” an industry official said. Still, there are …

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Zero-emission vehicles and renewables will take off, says climate policy report

Government policy changes tackling global warming could result in zero-emission vehicles accounting for around 30% of all vehicles on the road by 2030, and wind and solar providing 30% of global production of electricity, tripling current levels, according to a policy report due Monday. Rapid changes in food and land-use …

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Nissan unveils high-tech green factory for next-generation electric vehicles

[ad_1] Nissan Motor Co. plans to spend more than 130 billion yen ($ 1.2 billion) to implement new technologies that will make its global factories more efficient, less polluting and ready to produce next-generation cars such as cars. electric vehicles. As part of its “Intelligent Factory Initiative”, Nissan has spent …

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Recreational vehicles gain popularity in Japan amid pandemic

Recreational vehicles, including motorhomes, are gaining popularity in Japan for family and individual trips to avoid crowded places amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “We saw orders jump about 20% in 2020 compared to 2019 before the pandemic,” said Kenji Araki, president of Nuts RV Co., a major Japanese maker of recreational …

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Shizuoka hotels welcome deadly landslide evacuees

[ad_1] Shizuoka – Hundreds continue to take refuge from a massive mudslide a week ago in central Japan, but rather than typical evacuation lodges in school gymnasiums, many have been greeted by hotels. The disaster occurred in the resort town of Atami in Shizuoka Prefecture, less than an hour from …

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Tokyo restaurants outraged by new alcohol ban

[ad_1] Owners of some restaurants and bars in Tokyo are outraged as they will be forced to suspend alcohol service again amid a new COVID-19 state of emergency. The owners are complaining about what they see as government-imposed double standards in banning alcohol while allowing the Tokyo Olympics to go …

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When are electric vehicles getting cleaner than gasoline cars?

[ad_1] Detroit – You glide silently out of the Tesla showroom in your sleek new electric Model 3, content to look great and do your part for the planet. But keep going, you’ll have to drive another 21,725 ​​kilometers before it harms the environment less than a gas-guzzling sedan. It’s …

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Boutique design hotels for the discerning staycationer

[ad_1] Despite the current shortage of international tourists to Tokyo, many new hotels, originally hoping to host an Olympic rush, have had no choice but to open. With so many beautifully designed and reasonably priced, perhaps now is the time for Japanese residents to enjoy a stay. “On: Design” discovers …

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Fearing Osaka-like outbreak, Kyoto asks restaurants to close earlier

[ad_1] Kyoto / Sendai – The Kyoto prefectural government decided on Friday to ask restaurants and bars in 16 prefecture towns to postpone their closing hours to 9 p.m. or earlier to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The request, decided at the day’s meeting of the prefectural government’s coronavirus …

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The government is reviewing its policy of helping guest restaurants to reduce their hours

The government on Thursday decided on a new policy of providing different amounts of aid to catering establishments that accept requests for reduced opening hours in areas under a state of emergency related to COVID-19, or new disease countermeasures, depending on the size of their operations. This decision is designed …

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Tokyo seeks virus-related fine for restaurants as Osaka considers tougher measures

As the country prepares for a fourth wave of COVID-19 infections, Osaka Prefecture plans to ask the central government to designate the prefecture as an area requiring stricter anti-virus measures, while the Tokyo Metropolitan Government initiated legal proceedings to impose fines. restaurants that failed to comply with an early closing …

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Toyota corrects course on electric vehicles with new models for the United States

Toyota Motor Corp. plans to launch two new battery-powered vehicles in the United States this year, revising its earlier tentative stance on electric vehicles and trucks. The automaker said on Wednesday it would begin selling the unnamed electric vehicles and an unspecified plug-in hybrid model, adding to a lineup of …

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Top 5: Tokyo’s Best Teishoku Restaurants

[ad_1] The proverbial bread and butter on restaurant menus across Japan is teishoku (written in the menus). Translated as “fixed meal”, it’s a far cry from “do you want fries with that?” »Sets found in fast food outlets. The teishoku business card is a well-rounded variety, and you can expect …

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Desperate restaurants challenge Japan’s virus brakes to stay open late

[ad_1] A sprawling restaurant in Tokyo’s upscale Nishi-Azabu district, Gonpachi is perhaps best known for inspiring the location of Quentin Tarantino’s most daring fight scene in “Kill Bill”. Now he’s at the center of a different kind of battle: one between authorities calling on restaurants to close early to stem …

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Thousand vehicles stranded, 10,000 without electricity after heavy snowfall

[ad_1] NIIGATA – About 1,100 vehicles were stranded on a highway and more than 10,000 households suffered power outages on Thursday as heavy snow fell over a large area along the Sea of ​​Japan coast, the government said. and the police. Snow has disrupted several road and rail services since …

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Restaurants try drive-thru amid virus in Japan’s largest Chinatown

[ad_1] Yokohama – A group of about 20 restaurants in Yokohama’s Chinatown launched a drive-thru Wednesday as part of efforts to retain customers amid the coronavirus pandemic. Customers who order by phone in advance can purchase hot meals at restaurants in a nearby parking lot, according to the Yokohama Chinatown …

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Ministers and delegates pledge to introduce 10 million fuel cell vehicles to the world over 10 years at conference in Japan

[ad_1] Ministers and delegates from more than 30 countries, regions and organizations pledged on Wednesday in Tokyo to introduce 10 million fuel cell vehicles, trucks, buses and other hydrogen-powered systems, as well as 10,000 fueling stations. hydrogen, around the world over the next 10 years. This means an increase of …

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