Fukushima nuclear disaster released twice as much of a radioactive substance into the atmosphere as Japanese authorities estimated.
Exports rose for the first time in six months, inching up 2.8 percent from a year earlier, a sign of recovery from the earthquake and tsunami disasters.
Results underscore ongoing malaise in the industry as it grapples with a strong yen, precarious global economy and recovery from earthquake and tsunami.
Toyota Prius was Japan's best-selling vehicle in July, clinching the top spot for the second straight month, as supply recovered from a temporary shortage.
Toyota says its July U.S. sales dropped nearly 23 percent as it continued to deal with parts shortages caused by Japan's earthquake.
Mazda reported its third straight quarter of red ink Friday after vehicle production was hurt by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Japan's industrial production rose for third straight month in June as world's No. 3 economy stages a recovery from the earthquake and tsunami.
Texas Instruments resumed production ahead of schedule at factories that were damaged in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
Slump in Japan's exports moderated in June in a sign the world's third-largest economy is beginning to mend after the earthquake and tsunami.
Industrial production rose for second straight month as factories continued to recover after the sharp downturn from the earthquake and tsunami.
Japanese automakers' global vehicle production was weaker overall in May, but Nissan showed resilience with an increase in output.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. Chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata promised that the company was doing its utmost to bring radiation leaks under control.
Owner of tsunami-damaged nuclear plant will pay an estimated $1 billion to thousands of residents who evacuated homes near the radiation-leaking plant.
Automaker will hire 3,000 to 4,000 temporary workers to be ready for a recovery in vehicle production after the earthquake and tsunami.
Head of the IAEA urged a worldwide review of safety measures but acknowledged that his organization lacks the authority to enforce rules.
Japanese exports dropped for the third straight month, hit by massive production losses in the auto sector following the earthquake and tsunami.
President Toyoda promised shareholders a revived Toyota despite production disruptions from the earthquake and tsunami that decimated Japan.
China's nuclear regulators have given the country's reactors a clean bill of health following inspections ordered after the disaster in Japan.
Operator of damaged nuclear plant is installing rooftop vents and taking other safety measures at two more nuclear plants to prevent another crisis.
Canada has lifted all restrictions on food imports from Japan, which were imposed amid fears of radioactive contamination.
Honda's profit for the fiscal year through March 2012 is expected to plunge 63.5 percent as vehicles sales slipped amid a parts shortage.
Japanese automaker forecasts its annual profit to dive 31 percent, hammered by production disruptions from parts shortages.
Japan admitted it was unprepared for a severe nuclear accident and said damage to reactors and radiation leakage were worse than it previously thought.
Japan doubled the estimate of how much radiation leaked and says the damage to the reactors was greater than previously thought.