As Nissan's U.S. employees stream into Nashville from Southern California, the automaker also is planning to load the moving vans in Japan earlier than first expected.
At its annual meeting last week, Nissan said it will move its headquarters from the bright - and pricey - lights of downtown Tokyo to Yokohama in 2009. That's a year earlier than the target date set when the move was announced in June 2004.
High costs are a key reason. And it wasn't cheap to live in Southern California, either. So maybe workers at Nissan's European headquarters in Paris might want to start stashing a few empty boxes, just in case.