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Driving the Mirai and the Future: A Talk between Automotive Journalist Goro Okazaki and Fashion Designer Yosuke Aizawa

Automotive journalist Goro Okazaki personally bought a second-generation Mirai in late 2020. As a journalist and an owner, he talks about the car with fashion designer Yosuke Aizawa, who is also a car enthusiast.

2021.07.19 More

An Explainer on Hydrogen's Viability as A Future Energy Source

This article provides basic information on hydrogen, the key energy source in achieving carbon neutrality, in the form of responding to various questions.

2021.07.06 More

#4 Eisuke Yoshino, a master of sheet-metal welding [Masters who support car making in Japan]

Toyota Times uncovers the essence and core strength of the traditional Japanese monozukuri (making things), which is woven from the past into the future. The fourth interviewee is a master of sheet-metal welding.

2021.06.28 More

"For People's Safety and Peace of Mind": How Toyota City Model Improves Vaccination Operations

Collaborative efforts of the "Toyota City Model" have shown that combined skills of the medical professionals, government, and private sectors can make a great improvement in COVID-19 vaccination. Toyota has promoted continuous kaizen based on the philosophy of the Toyota Production System.

2021.06.18 More

Creating a Zero-Emissions Workplace: Oguchi Parts Center No. 2

As part of its commitment to achieving carbon-neutrality, Toyota has recently opened a new CO2-free parts logistics center in Japan. How can it achieve zero emissions? Toyota Times visited the center to learn about their efforts.

2021.06.14 More

"Are You Committed?": Supplier Asks, and Toyota Proves Its Seriousness in Jointly Implementing TPS

As part of the company-wide TPS training program that started in 2020, Toyota's R&D group, Vehicle Development Center has conducted various kaizen activities on "meter development" together with its partner DENSO. How did they solve issues and what is their progress?

2021.06.10 More

How Toyota Now Promotes TPS Beyond Manufacturing

Toyota has initiated projects to apply its core strength of the Toyota Production System (TPS) more beyond manufacturing areas. This article highlights how TPS leadership views the progress at Toyota's workplaces after the company-wide training program for office staff began last year.

2021.06.09 More

#3 Toshio Ando, a master of forging [Masters who support car making in Japan]

Toyota Times uncovers the essence and core strength of the traditional Japanese monozukuri, which is woven from the past into the future. The third interviewee is a master of forging.

2021.05.28 More

#2 Kiyohide Motoki, a master of casting [Masters who support car making in Japan]

Toyota Times uncovers the essence and core strength of the traditional Japanese monozukuri, which is woven from the past into the future. The second interviewee is a master of casting captivated by the casting technology.

2021.04.21 More

#1 Masamitsu Kenmochi, a master woodworker [Masters who support car making in Japan]

Toyota Times uncovers the essence and core strength of the traditional Japanese monozukuri, which is woven from the past into the future. The first interviewee is a master woodworker who also has experience working on motorsports engines.

2021.03.31 More

President Akio Toyoda Meets Nobel Prize Winner Akira Yoshino: Conceptualizing the future (Part Two)

Dr. Yoshino and Akio discuss the challenges of batteries as they apply to BEVs, while seeing how CASE, MaaS, and how technologies can converge in a single moment to change everything.

2020.04.30 More

President Akio Toyoda Meets Nobel Prize Winner Akira Yoshino: Conceptualizing the future (Part One)

A research scientist and a businessman. They may come from different positions, but they both share a common view of a more connected, electrified future.

2020.04.30 More

Interview with Executive Vice President Terashi (5) : "Toyota Envisions a Future Without Emissions"

Toyota goes to the moon: What is Toyota's strategy for electrification? -
Interview between Naoto Ikeda (Motor Journalist) and Shigeki Terashi (Part Five - Final)

2019.03.27 More

Interview with Executive Vice President Terashi (4) "In 2050 it won't be about BEVs or FCEVs, but about Toyota"

Toyota goes to the moon: What is Toyota's strategy for electrification? -
Interview between Naoto Ikeda (Motor Journalist) and Shigeki Terashi (Part Three)

2019.03.26 More

Interview with Executive Vice President Terashi (3) Open-source Toyota and ALL-JAPAN

Toyota goes to the moon: What is Toyota's strategy for electrification? -
Interview between Naoto Ikeda (Motor Journalist) and Shigeki Terashi (Part Three)

2019.03.25 More

Interview with Executive Vice President Terashi (2) Toyota 2029: Optimizing Vehicle Electrification

Toyota goes to the moon: What is Toyota's strategy for electrification? -
Interview between Naoto Ikeda (Motor Journalist) and Shigeki Terashi (Part Two)

2019.03.24 More

Interview with Executive Vice President Terashi (1): Toyota Goes to the Moon

Toyota goes to the moon: Toyota's thoughts on "Driving on the Moon" -
Interview between Naoto Ikeda (Motor Journalist) and Toyota's Shigeki Terashi (Part One)

2019.03.23 More