Takanobu Ito

Honda CEO Ito to step down after quality lapses

1:40 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015

Honda President Takanobu Ito said he will step down and named Takahiro Hachigo, an r&d executive with wide international experience, as his replacement following a string of quality lapses that spurred a round of internal reforms....
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Glitches fuel soul searching at Honda

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 23, 2015

Honda CEO Takanobu Ito is in the midst of another reinvention, this time to fix a string of quality problems. What sets this apart from previous efforts: The glitches were triggered in part by the ambitious overhauls Ito himself tried to implement....
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Honda CEO Ito resists moves for his ouster, report says

6:37 pm U.S. ET | Feb. 11, 2015

Honda CEO Takanobu Ito, under fire for how he is dismantling the traditional way the Japanese car maker sources parts and technologies, has resisted moves for his ouster and will fight on for another two-year term, four people with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters....
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How NSX morphed into U.S.-built twin-turbo monster

2:57 pm U.S. ET | Jan. 13, 2015

When Honda engineers pitched the idea of a revived NSX sports car to President Takanobu Ito, it was just a few weeks after Japan's March 11, 2011, earthquake. The appetite for pricey exotic cars was understandably limited....
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Honda supercar father Ito misses rebirth as recalls sully NSX debut

12:01 am U.S. ET | Jan. 10, 2015

Honda President Takanobu Ito will be a notable no-show in Detroit next week when he sends company deputies to unveil a new version of the high-end supercar that helped catapult him into the top job....
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Honda's Ito vows to scrutinize operations, raise quality

6:20 am U.S. ET | Jan. 9, 2015

Honda President Takanobu Ito, beset by record recalls last year, told suppliers the carmaker will examine operations to improve quality and safety standards....
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Honda ran tests on fatal airbag flaw, frustrated by Takata reticence, report says

7:34 am U.S. ET | Dec. 17, 2014

Honda was so concerned by mounting recalls for Takata airbags -- and frustrated by its supplier's failure to explain why some have exploded, killing five people with shrapnel -- that it bought used and scrapped cars in Japan to conduct its own tests....
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Honda planning worldwide recall for Takata airbags, Ito says

5:53 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2014

Honda President Takanobu Ito said his company is planning to launch a worldwide investigative airbag recall, just days after extending a similar callback in the United States. Ito also expressed frustration with the response of Japanese airbag supplier Takata, but said Honda will offer support if Takata tips into financial difficulties....
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Former Honda executives chide CEO Ito over quality, recalls

10:03 am U.S. ET | Nov. 12, 2014

Two former Honda Motor chiefs have called on CEO Takanobu Ito this year, urging him to focus more on quality issues, increasing the pressure he's already under from federal regulators and politicians over mass airbag recalls....
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Honda CEO says company will prioritize with quality over sales

12:39 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 10, 2014

Honda CEO Takanobu Ito said he would prioritize quality improvements over the company's target of selling 6 million cars in the year starting April 2016, as the automaker recalls millions of cars to fix potentially defective airbags....
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