TOKYO - Nissan Motor Co. named a former Japanese government trade specialist to the newly created position of vice chairman. Takeshi Isayama, 58, was director-general of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry's International Trade Policy Bureau July 1997 to June 1998, after which he served as commissioner of Japan's Patent Office. He left the government in October 1999, and has since held several advisory positions. Most recently, he was a visiting scholar at Stanford University's Asia Pacific Research Center.
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