Mr. Toyoda (Toyota), R.I.P.

17 Sep

Eiji Toyoda, former president of Toyota Corp., died today at the age of exactly 100.

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The Toyota company started in the early 1930’s by Eiji Toyoda’s father and the company’s name was originally “Toyoda” but was changed a few years later to the current トヨタ (Toyota) because it’s sounds nicer in spoken Japanese and looks nicer in written Japanese.

Eiji Toyoda, R.I.P., 1913 September 13 – 2013 September 17

4 Responses to “Mr. Toyoda (Toyota), R.I.P.”

  1. ddupre315 September 18, 2013 at 7:08 am #

    RIP Toyoda-san, well done.

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    • tokyo5 September 18, 2013 at 8:19 am #

      Yes, his father started the company and made it big in Japan…and he made it an international phenomenon.

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  2. Musings September 18, 2013 at 4:18 am #

    We do happen to own a Prius and have drive Camrys before that. We’ve loved our Toyotas.

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    • tokyo5 September 18, 2013 at 6:55 am #

      Toyota is the most popular car company in Japan.

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