The history of Nissan begins with its people, who have established a culture of influencing customers emotionally and moving people for more than 80 years. Nissan hopes that its employees will continue to be among these “Moving People,” whose efforts and innovations have helped shaped the automaker into what it is today.
In the past 80 years, Nissan and its people have seen countless difficulties and huge successes. In an effort to honor some of Nissan’s most influential employees and leaders, the automaker is featuring past and present employees who embody the Nissan spirit in an upcoming editorial.
According to a recent Nissan news release, “Writers of Japan’s leading car magazine Car Graphic, which marked its 50th anniversary last year, will go beyond a mere biography and shed light on the roots of Nissan based on their extensive insight into the auto industry.”
In the news release, Nissan highlights ten “Nissan legends,” people who have made significant contributions, and tells each of their stories. For your convenience, we’ve also included them here. Go ahead, join us at Lewis Nissan and brush up on a little bit of fascinating history!
Nissan Legend 1
Yoshisuke Aikawa: A Modern Man with Insight
Nissan Legend 2
Yutaka Katayama: A Determined Visionary
Nissan Legend 3:
Hiroyoshi Kato: The Man Who Found His Calling
Nissan Legend 4
Shin’ichiro Sakurai: The Real Face of Mr. Skyline
Nissan Legend 5
Tadao Takahashi: Giving Life to the Factory
Nissan Legend 6
Kyoko Shimada: Hailed as a “Pioneer”
Nissan Legend 9
Shozo Sato: Design Illustrates Culture
Nissan Legend 10
Yoshikazu Hanawa: Towards Today’s Global Nissan