Yuri Kageyama

Government, Business

New Nissan CEO Makoto Uchida Reaffirms Alliance, Promises Revival

Makoto Uchida Nissan CEO and President Makoto Uchida by Kyodo News via Associated Press

TOKYO — Nissan’s new chief executive Makoto Uchida reaffirmed Dec. 2 the importance of the Japanese automaker’s alliance with France’s Renault, as it strives to puts its financial scandals behind it.

Yuri Kageyama | Associated Press
December 2, 2019
Business

Scandal-Hit Nissan’s Profits Crash Amid Lower Global Sales

Nissan gallery Tokyo Eugene Hoshiko/AP

TOKYO — Japanese automaker Nissan reported Nov. 12 that its July-September profit tumbled to half of what it earned the year before as sales and brand power crumbled following the arrest of its former chairman, Carlos Ghosn.

Yuri Kageyama | Associated Press
November 12, 2019
Business, Technology

Toyota Q2 Profit Up 1% on Healthy Global Sales

Close-up of Toyota logo Eugene Hoshiko/Associated Press

TOKYO — Toyota Motor Corp.’s net profit edged 1% higher in the July-September quarter as vehicle sales grew around the world, Japan’s top automaker reported Nov. 7.

Yuri Kageyama | Associated Press
November 7, 2019
Government, Business

Nissan Ex-Chairman Ghosn’s Lawyers Want Charges Dismissed

Carlos Ghosn Carlos Ghosn by Michel Euler/AP

TOKYO — The lawyers of former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn, who is awaiting trial in Japan, said Oct. 24 they have requested that financial misconduct charges against him be dismissed.

Yuri Kageyama | Associated Press
October 24, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

At Tokyo Auto Show, Visions for Cars of the Future, but no Ghosn

Akio Toyoda Toyota Motor Corp. President Akio Toyoda at the Tokyo Motor Show. (Koji Sasahara)

TOKYO — The Tokyo Motor Show opens this week with plenty of futuristic technologies but absent one of the auto industry’s hugest influencers: Nissan’s former chairman, Carlos Ghosn.

Yuri Kageyama | Associated Press
October 23, 2019
Business

Nissan Appoints Head of China Business to Be New CEO

Makoto Uchida, Nissan CEO and president New Nissan CEO and President Makoto Uchida by Kyodo News via Associated Press

TOKYO — Nissan has tapped the head of its China business, Makoto Uchida, as its new president and CEO to help lead a recovery from the leadership crisis and sinking profitability that followed the arrest of former Chairman Carlos Ghosn last year.

Yuri Kageyama | Associated Press
October 8, 2019