At the Controls of Mitsubishi

A high-flying boss with a familiar name

After Japan's surrender in World War II, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries of Tokyo moved from the production of warplanes to the manufacture of motor vehicles. At the same time, an ambitious young Mitsubishi engineer named Teruo Tojo was shifting over from work on the firm's famed Zero fighter plane to the design of buses and trucks for peacetime. As things turned out, the switch from planes to cars proved a smart one for all concerned. Mitsubishi Motors Corp., now a subsidiary of MHI, has become Japan's fourth largest...

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