Jan. 29, 2022

Japanese Power Firms to Raise Household Rates in March

Tokyo, Jan. 28 (Jiji Press)--Nine of Japan's 10 major power suppliers said Friday that they will raise their household electricity rates in March due to rising prices for liquefied natural gas and coal used at thermal power plants.

Vehicle Production in Japan Falls for 3rd Year in 2021

Tokyo, Jan. 28 (Jiji Press)--Vehicle production in Japan by eight major domestic automakers fell for the third straight year in 2021, hit by semiconductor shortages and disruption to parts supplies from pandemic-hit Southeast Asia, data from the companies showed Friday.

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