TOYOTA CITY — Toyota Motor Corp. is spending nearly US$2 million to create a more female friendly work environment, as the company boosts its hiring of women. The automaker's actions are in response to Japan's revised equal opportunity law that took effect in April abolishing a ban on women working late at night. Toyota also is trying to prepare for a potential labor shortage created by an aging Japanese population, reports suggest. The automaker says it has increased the number of ...

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