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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