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Bridgestone CEO Comments on Recent Troubles in Japanese Manufacturing

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) CEO Masaaki Tsuya recently offered comments regarding the series of problems this year that some say has shaken confidence in Japanese manufacturing. Speaking at a year-end press conference, Tsuya said that he does not believe that confidence in Japanese manufacturing has been undermined. He maintained that the earnestness and strong work ethic of Japanese people has not...

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Yokohama Rubber Launches Limited Web Sales of New Cutting-Edge Tire

Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101) began limited domestic sales of its new BluEarth-air EF21 tire on Dec. 5. With sales via Yokohama’s website limited to 100 units, the tire is being sold as a special model equipped with leading technology. The new product has adopted Yokohama Rubber’s advanced lightweight design technology in a bid to contribute to overall vehicle weight...

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Yokohama Rubber UK Distributor Recognized for Raising Safety Awareness

Yokohama HPT Ltd. (YHPT), a U.K. tire distributor for Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. (TYO:5101), has received commendations from two U.K.-based organizations this year for raising awareness about tire safety. In July, non-profit organization and tire safety association TyreSafe named YHPT its Tyre Manufacturer of the Year at the TyreSafe Awards 2017. This is the second year in a row that...

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Sumitomo Rubber Obtains Highest Environmental Rating From DBJ

Sumitomo Rubber Industries Ltd. (TYO:5110) recently announced that it has obtained the highest rating under the Development Bank of Japan Inc.’s (DBJ) Environmentally Rated Loan Program. The program uses a screening system developed by the DBJ to evaluate companies on their environmental management. Companies with excellent environmental ratings are selected to receive special loan conditions based on their rating. Sumitomo...

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Bridgestone Upgrades Digital Solution for Truck, Bus Tires

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has updated and improved its Toolbox digital solution for truck and bus tires. The upgraded system will be phased into operation beginning in December at some Bridgestone locations in Japan, following its adoption in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, Russia and South America. Already in use in more than 80 countries, Toolbox enables Bridgestone personnel to...

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Bridgestone: No Problems With Products From Toray Subsidiary Despite Faked Data

Bridgestone Corp. (TYO:5108) has issued a public statement that there are no performance problems with products supplied by Toray Industries Inc. (TYO:3402) subsidiary Toray Hybrid Cord Inc. (THC), which has admitted falsifying inspection data. THC recently announced that quality-related inspection data for tire cords, as well as for cords used in vehicle hoses and belts, had been falsified. The new...

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