Masahiro Tanabe

Masahiro Tanabe

Foley & Lardner LLP

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Privileges Can Help Manufacturers in Product Liability Litigation, but Beware

This blog’s earlier post, “Protect Your Safety Investigations and Deliberations From Prying Eyes,” highlighted the three privileges that are useful for Safety Teams – self-critical analysis privilege (or self-evaluation...more

3/31/2015 - Attorney-Client Privilege Manufacturers Self-Critical Analysis Privilege Work-Product Doctrine

U.S. and Japan Continue Talks on Auto Tariffs

Once again, the United States and Japan failed to reach an agreement on auto tariffs. Tariffs on automobiles are one of the remaining key issues that lie between the two countries in relation to the proposed Trans-Pacific...more

4/21/2014 - Automotive Industry Imports Japan Tariffs Trans-Pacific Partnership Trucking Industry

Non-U.S. Companies Struggle to Implement U.S.-Style Document Retention Policies

Many of us in the U.S. legal community know that developing and implementing a defensible document retention policy is important, if not crucial, to a company’s data management. It can speed up the procedures in, or reduce...more

3/21/2014 - Corporate Counsel Document Requests Required Documentation

Mexico to Replace Japan as No. 2 Automobile Exporter to U.S.

Mexico is about to replace Japan as the second largest exporter of automobiles to the United States by the end of this year. Mexico might even replace Canada as the top exporter by the end of 2015. ...more

3/7/2014 - Automotive Industry Exports Japan Mexico

Japan’s Automakers Forecast Record-High Profits

Japan’s automakers are forecasting record-high profits for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014. The weakening yen is a big contributor to this phenomenon, but it isn’t the only factor. By February 10, 2014, Japan’s...more

2/25/2014 - Automotive Industry Japan

Japan Continues to Offer Electric Vehicle Incentives

Many countries around the world are struggling to build a strong electric vehicle (EV) industry. The actual sales of EV’s are far below the target number of many governments....more

9/13/2013 - Automotive Industry Clean Tech Electric Vehicles Incentives Japan

EU and Japan Aim for Mutual Recognition of Auto Safety Standards

Automotive trade is key to many trade agreements, and the proposed EU-Japan trade agreement is one of them. The second round of negotiations between the EU and Japan, which is being held in Tokyo, Japan from June 24, 2013...more

7/22/2013 - Car Accident EU Japan Motor Vehicles Safety Laws Safety Precautions

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