Honda names new r&d, N.A. bosses in management shuffleTue, 23, Feb 2016
Honda, which continues to battle quality problems, has shuffled the company's top management to bring in a new r&d chief, a new executive in charge of North America and a new automotive boss. Taking charge of North America will be Toshiaki Mikoshiba, who formerly headed Honda's European operations.
Honda to make English official language by 2020Fri, 03, Jul 2015
Former Honda Motor Co. CEO Takanobu Ito famously said five years ago that it was “stupid” to make English the official work language of a Japanese company. Now that he’s left the building, however, Japan’s No. 3 carmaker is changing its tune.
Honda, reeling from recalls, hands reins to insiderMon, 15, Jun 2015
Honda is turning to an insider who's spent his entire career at the company to navigate out of a global auto safety crisis, after seven people died in its cars. Takahiro Hachigo this week becomes the eighth president of one of Japan's most renowned companies.
Honda CEO Ito to step down after quality lapsesMon, 23, Feb 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.
Glitches fuel soul searching at HondaMon, 23, Feb 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.
Honda CEO Ito resists moves for his ouster, report saysWed, 11, Feb 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.
How NSX morphed into U.S.-built twin-turbo monsterTue, 13, Jan 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.
Honda supercar father Ito misses rebirth as recalls sully NSX debutSat, 10, Jan 2015
Honda's Ito vows to scrutinize operations, raise qualityFri, 09, Jan 2015
Honda ran tests on fatal airbag flaw, frustrated by Takata reticence, report saysWed, 17, Dec 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.
Honda planning worldwide recall for Takata airbags, Ito saysTue, 09, Dec 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.
Former Honda executives chide CEO Ito over quality, recallsWed, 12, Nov 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.