Updated with deleted scenes! Leaders of eight regions reveal thoughts on Akio's recent messages (extended version)

2020.05.02

Teruyuki Kagawa, Editor-in-Chief at Toyota Times, conducted an urgent interview with the leaders of Toyota’s various regions to find out what the situation is around the world. The interviews discuss issues identified in the article, “Leaders reveal thoughts on Akio’s recent messages

However, the previous video was a digest version featuring just the highlights of Kagawa’s interviews with the leaders of eight different regions. However, it was felt that there are valuable, honest and revealing comments made by the leaders that didn’t make it in the short version. Therefore, the decision was made to release the complete interviews with leaders of each region separately.

These videos include all of the deleted scenes that were not in the previously released digest version. What is the situation of Toyota’s business in each region? What are the leaders’ thoughts? Kagawa digs deep to reveal their honest views.

Below are the top three undisclosed scenes selected by our editors.

Editor’s Picks: Top Three Deleted Scenes

【1st】

Why Mr. Imai, COO for Africa Division, participated in the interview while still slightly hungover

【Movie Link 7:30】
Toshimitsu Imai, COO for Africa Division, Toyota Tsusho Corp.

【2nd】

Akio’s message resonates with local colleagues in the Carribean & Latin America Region

【Movie Link 6:57】
Masahiro Inoue, CEO of Toyota Latin America & Caribbean,Toyota Motor Corp./Rafael Chang, President of Toyota do Brasil S.A./Daniel Herrero, President of Toyota Argentina S.A./Viviane Mansi, Regional Officer of Communication and Sustainability,Toyota do Brasil S.A.

【3rd】

The other “from home” activity introduced by Mr. Ogawa (Toyota Motor North America)

【Movie Link 8:47】
Tetsuo Ogawa, President and CEO of Toyota Motor North America

Interviews with leaders of each region (extended version)

<Africa>
Toshimitsu Imai, COO for Africa Division, Toyota Tsusho Corp.
<Latin America&Caribbean>
Masahiro Inoue, CEO of Toyota Latin America & Caribbean,Toyota Motor Corp./Rafael Chang, President of Toyota do Brasil S.A./Daniel Herrero, President of Toyota Argentina S.A./Viviane Mansi, Regional Officer of Communication and Sustainability,Toyota do Brasil S.A.
<North America>
Tetsuo Ogawa, President and CEO of Toyota Motor North America
<East Asia, Oceania, Middle East and Europe>
Akihiko Murakami, CEO of East Asia, Oceania & Middle East Region and DCEO of Europe Region,Toyota Motor Corp.
<Asia>
Yoshihiro Nakata, CEO of Asia Region,Toyota Motor Corp./Warih Andang Tjahjono, President of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia/Alfred V. Ty, Chairman of Toyota Motor Philippine, Vice Chairman of GT Capital

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