Takanobu Ito

Honda, lagging rivals, weighs opening board to foreigners

6:04 am U.S. ET | Feb. 22, 2014
Honda is considering diversifying its all-Japanese, all-male board by appointing a foreigner and could move as early as Monday, when it unveils its next slate of directors, sources close to the company told Reuters.... Read More »

 

JAMES B. TREECE

Japanese auto leaders stand strong as survivors

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 9, 2013
Japan's automakers have bonded as survivors.... Read More »

 

TAKANOBU ITO, CEO, HONDA MOTOR CO.

Honda aims for record sales, return to its sporty roots

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 25, 2013
Honda Motor Co. CEO Takanobu Ito has positioned the company for a big increase in sales and a return to its performance engineering roots. Ito expects U.S. sales volume to set a record this year and climb higher next year on the back of new product.... Read More »

 

JAMES B. TREECE

Japanese auto industry leaders stand strong as survivors

8:15 am U.S. ET | Nov. 24, 2013
The 2013 Tokyo Motor Show has been an unprecedented love fest. On Tuesday, the afternoon before the first press day, the bosses of each member of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association stood shoulder to shoulder on the same stage, as the sound of a revving engine from each of their lineups roared in turn.... Read More »

 

Honda adopts English as official language in global meetings

11:25 am U.S. ET | Nov. 22, 2013
Honda made English the official language of global meetings as the Japanese carmaker shifts decision-making power to regional units.... Read More »

 

THE BIG BUILDUP

Honda sees N.A. as export base

12:01 am U.S. ET | Nov. 18, 2013
Honda Motor Co. President Takanobu Ito, aiming to diversify operations away from Japan, wants North America and other regional hubs to export 20 to 30 percent of their output to other markets.... Read More »

 

Honda's Ito launches new Fit as company's 'most important' car

7:44 am U.S. ET | Sept. 5, 2013
Honda resident Takanobu Ito called the redesigned Fit the company's "most important" car and predicted the nameplate would see its biggest sales jump in North America. The third-generation of the small car, crucial to Honda's expansion plan in the United States, chalks big fuel efficiency gains over the outgoing model as well as a longer body and bigger interior.... Read More »

 

Tiny Fit signals big changes for Honda

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 22, 2013
No vehicle symbolizes Honda's wide-ranging efforts more than the redesigned Honda Fit.... Read More »

 

BRUCE GAIN

Ghosn's Nissan salary could draw fire in France

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2013
Carlos Ghosn's 7.6 million euro ($10 million) annual salary to head Nissan will likely further upset French unions and government officials who are already angry about the 2.47 million euros he got last year for running Renault.... Read More »

 

BRUCE GAIN

Ghosn's Nissan salary could draw fire in France

12:01 am U.S. ET | July 2, 2013
Carlos Ghosn's 7.6 million euro annual salary to head Nissan will likely further upset French unions and government officials who are already angry about the 2.47 million euros he got last year for running Renault.... Read More »

 

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