TOYOTATIMES

FROM THE EDITOR

In-depth coverage and thoughts from Toyota Times Editor-in-Chief Teruyuki Kagawa as he learns what Toyota and Toyoda are up to.

Tackling challenges is in the "DNA of Toyota people"

Why develop the lunar rover? What does it have to do with Toyota? Kagawa seeks more input, this time from Toyota's perspective.

2020.09.18 More

"Toyota should be involved in space" The catalyst to joint collaboration was passion from team members

The story of how the determination for Toyota to embark on projects for outer space development was born from the passion of two team members, one from Toyota, the other from JAXA.

2020.09.11 More

Why Toyota is targeting space: An interview with Executive Mr. Terashi & Astranout Dr. Wakata

Toyota Times Editor-in-Chief Teruyuki Kagawa speaks with Toyota's Shigeki Terashi and JAXA's Dr. Wakata Koichi to learn about the joint research on "LUNAR CRUISER" project, including background of how it came together and what they hope to achieve.

2020.09.04 More

"Dreamers" Will Create The Future

Teruyuki Kagawa, Editor-in-Chief of Toyota Times, having already discovered the intent behind developing the lunar rover at Tsukuba Space Center, now heads to the "Toyota Tokyo Design Laboratory" in Hachioji, Tokyo to find out about the current development status of the lunar rover.

2020.08.30 More

Up close and personal with Toyota's LUNAR CRUISER (Part 2)

Teruyuki Kagawa, Editor-in-Chief of Toyota Times, having already discovered the intent behind developing the lunar rover at Tsukuba Space Center, now heads to the "Toyota Tokyo Design Laboratory" in Hachioji, Tokyo to find out about the current development status of the lunar rover.

2020.08.30 More

Up close and personal with Toyota's LUNAR CRUISER (Part 1)

"Team Japan," a group of companies in Japan with JAXA and Toyota at the core, is working on a vehicle for a crewed mission to the Moon.
Teruyuki Kagawa, Editor-in-Chief of Toyota Times, launches his own mission to visit JAXA and learn more about the out-of-this-world vehicle.

2020.08.30 More

Editor-in-Chief reflects on the essence of the Toyota Production System

After returning from visiting Funahashi and the "alliance of volunteers," Editor-in-Chief discusses what he learned about the Toyota Production System after seeing the genba where it was being used to yield remarkable results.

2020.08.20 More

How Toyota expressed monozukuri (manufacturing) truths to a traditional rainwear maker in Japan

The Toyota Production System is introduced to Funahashi, a traditional rainwear manufacturer. Editor-in-Chief Kagawa investigates how it is received by the employees.

2020.08.17 More

What the "alliance of volunteers" learned from the Toyota Production System

Seven companies respond to newspaper ad for help, coming together to form an "alliance of volunteers" to make protective gowns. Editor-in-Chief Teruyuki Kagawa learns how they went from 500 to 50,000 gowns a day.

2020.08.12 More

How it happened: Toyota Production System Leads to 100-fold Increase in Protective Gown Production (Part 2)

Toyota responds to ad in the paper requesting help in producing more protective gowns for COVID-19. Editor-in-Chief Teruyuki Kagawa goes behind the scenes to see how Toyota used its know-how to help the project.

2020.08.09 More

How it happened: Toyota Production System Leads to 100-fold Increase in Protective Gown Production (Part 1)

Toyota responds to ad in the paper requesting help in producing more protective gowns for COVID-19. Editor-in-Chief Teruyuki Kagawa goes behind the scenes to see how Toyota used its know-how to help the project.

2020.08.09 More

Current Term Forecast Shows President Akio Toyoda's Resolve -- Kagawa Holds Remote Interview Following Financial Results

Toyota forecasts a profit despite anticipated fall-out from COVID-19. Kagawa interviews Akio after year-end financial results briefing to hear his true feelings.

2020.05.23 More

Updated with deleted scenes! Leaders of eight regions reveal thoughts on Akio's recent messages (extended version)

Editor-in-Chief of Toyota Times, Teruyuki Kagawa, interviewed the leaders of eight Toyota regions around the world on current situation. Now he is releasing five extended edition videos of each interview with previously deleted scenes

2020.05.02 More

Leaders reveal thoughts on Akio's recent messages

Kagawa chats with Toyota's overseas leaders to hear their impressions and feelings towards the latest messages from Akio.

2020.04.19 More

What we can do now for the future - An urgent online interview with President Akio Toyoda

What can the automobile industry do during this unprecedented crisis? Toyota Times' Teruyuki Kagawa holds an urgent online interview with President Akio Toyoda immediately following JAMA's press conference.

2020.04.16 More

Who is Toyota Times Editor-in-Chief Teruyuki Kagawa?

Meet Teruyuki Kagawa, editor-in-chief of Toyota Times. From January 2019, Kagawa has been on a mission to reveal the "real Toyota" as it transforms into a Mobility Company,

2020.03.31 More

I Want to See Woven City When It Turns 20!

From an automotive to mobility company: Kagawa dishes on the Toyota Woven City announcement

2020.02.14 More

Let's Create the Future Together (Full text of the CES 2020 interview with President Toyoda)

What was the thinking behind Toyota's "Woven City?" Editor-in-Chief Kagawa goes behind the scenes with Akio Toyota (full version)

2020.02.07 More

Why will Toyota build a city? Close-up Interview with President Toyoda at CES 2020

Toyota will make a city?!? Follow Editor-in-Chief Kagawa as he finds out why Toyota used CES 2020 to announce "Woven City".

2020.01.30 More

What Toyota Can Do for the Sake of the Future--President Toyoda & Editor-in-Chief Kagawa

Akio Toyoda takes Editor-in-Chief Kagawa for a spin, where they discuss many topics and Kagawa shares his impressions from the drive.

2020.01.01 More

Covering Toyota During Milestone Year 2020

Editor-in-Chief Kagawa reflects on his first year and what he'd like to focus on during this milestone year of 2020.

2020.01.01 More

What Everyone Thinks about Automated Driving (Part Two)

Editor-in-Chief shares his thoughts after traveling to three different places to experience automated driving. He shares his thoughts about Toyota and automated driving.

2019.11.19 More

Kagawa Takes Automated Driving Vehicle Ride on the Tokyo Metropolitan Expressway (Part One)

Interview with TRI-AD on the commercialization of automated driving. Kagawa takes a ride on a Japanese expressway to learn more.

2019.11.18 More

Automated Driving--It May Happen! (Higashi-Fuji Technical Center, Part Two)

Taking a test ride in an automated driving vehicle on a winding course, Kagawa is impressed. But not as impressed as what we saw for the future.

2019.09.07 More

There's Good and Bad Driving in Automated Driving!? (Higashi-Fuji Technical Center, Part 1)

Kagawa travels to Higashi-Fuji Technical Center to learn about the good and the bad of automated driving, and how TRI is different.

2019.09.06 More

From the Editor: Special Report on TRI, Silicon Valley

Kagawa's 'Go and See' report on TRI in Silicon Valley to better understand the company and the types of leading-edge research it is conducting in robotics and automated driving.

2019.07.25 More

Kagawa visits the Nürburgring (Part Two)

Kagawa goes to Nurburgring in Germany to discover why Toyota races in motorsports (Part Two)

2019.04.24 More

Kagawa Visits the Nürburgring (Part One)

Find out why Toyota must be in motorsports and racing as Editor-in-Chief travels to Nurburgring in Germany for an interview (First Part)

2019.04.19 More

Thoughts on Toyota Times

Editor-in-Chief shares his candid thoughts including his impression of Akio Toyoda and why he accepted the offer to be Editor-in-Chief of Toyota Times.

2019.01.01 More