Pedestrians walk in front of a monitor showing an image of Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn. Photograph:  Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images

Almost 24 hours after Carlos Ghosn’s shock arrest, details are emerging of the alleged financial transgressions that have the auto industry titan faci(...)

Soldiers and rescue workers search through mud covering a building destroyed by a landslide in Atsuma near Sapporo, Japan. Photograph:  Carl Court/Getty

Rescue workers with dogs searched for survivors on Friday in debris-strewn landslides caused by an earthquake in Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, (...)

Donald Trump with US car industry leaders. The president has repeatedly stated his frustration at the difference between US tariffs on passenger vehicles and higher duties elsewhere.  Photograph: Reuters

The Trump administration has initiated a national security investigation into automotive imports that would clear the way for the imposition of new ta(...)

US trade representative Robert Lighthizer and European trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom. They met in  Brussels on Saturday. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/Reuters

Top EU and Japanese trade officials said they would continue to press their case for exemptions from punitive US steel tariffs after a meeting with Wa(...)

The logo of Toshiba is seen behind cherry blossoms at the company’s headquarters in Tokyo

Toshiba filed twice-delayed business results late on Tuesday without an endorsement from its auditor and warned its very survival was in doubt, deepen(...)

From left, Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi, German chancellor Angela Merkel, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, French president Francois Hollande, US president Barack Obama, British prime minister David Cameron (hidden), European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council president Donald Tusk (hidden) walk before a G7 photo session at the Shima Kanko Hotel  in Kashikojima, Japan. Photograph:  Foreign Ministry of Japan via Getty Images

Group of Seven (G7) leaders agreed on Thursday on the need to send a strong message on maritime claims in the western Pacific, where an increasingly a(...)