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JAMA Canada Announces New Chairman, Mr. Shigeru Takagi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, JANUARY 2, 2003

New Chairman at JAMA Canada - Shigeru Takagi succeeds Yoshio Nakatani

Toronto, Ontario - Today, Mr. Shigeru Takagi, President of Honda Canada Inc., officially assumed the responsibilities of Chairman of JAMA Canada, taking over on an interim basis from Mr. Yoshio Nakatani, former Chairman of Toyota Canada Inc., who will be returning to Japan.

“As the incoming interim Chairman of JAMA Canada, I want to express on behalf of all members of JAMA Canada, our deep appreciation and heartfelt thanks to Mr. Nakatani for his work, leadership and support of JAMA Canada over the past six years as Chairman,” said Mr Takagi at a recent reception in Ottawa.

“Mr. Nakatani's efforts to deepen the business and trade relationship as well as enrich the cultural understanding between our two countries have been recognized in the citation he received recently from Prime Minister Jean Chretien,” he added. “I look forward to working with the Canadian Government and industry stakeholders on a number of important auto-related issues on behalf of JAMA Canada members in the year ahead.”

Mr. Takagi has been President of Honda Canada since 1998, and is a Director of Honda Motor Co. Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan.

JAMA Canada was established as a non-profit trade association in 1984 to promote greater understanding on trade and economic issues in the auto sector and to support closer cooperation between Canada and Japan. The current members of JAMA Canada include Hino Diesel Trucks Canada, Honda Canada, Honda of Canada Manufacturing, Mazda Canada, Nissan Canada, Subaru Canada, Suzuki Canada, Toyota Canada and Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada.


 

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