Category: Toyota

History lesson for Nokia’s Vertu in Japan

Nokia has announced that they plan to launch an MVNO with Docomo using their Vertu brand in Japan. A quick look at this brings up many more questions than answers. Vodafone failed spectacularly in Japan just a few years ago,

Katsuaki Watanabe, President of Toyota

I used to work at Toyota, so I keep my eye on them for nostalgia’s sake, less and less so these days. Watanabe’s recent moves to align Toyota with both Isuzu and Subaru are going to be important in the

Toyota 2000GT

DSC00756.JPG, originally uploaded by quanza. If I was very wealthy, I’d own one of these.

2006 J.D. Power APEAL survey

It’s been a number of years since I worked in the Auto industry (I worked at Toyota USA in IT) but I keep my eye on the industry. Seems like the Japanese are still creating vehicles that US drivers want.

Toyota sexual harassment charge

Having worked at Toyota in the US for 4 years, I’m disappointed but not necessarily surprised. Japanese managers, even executives transferred to the US, forget that they are in America and not Japan. If Ms. Kobayashi’s story is true, and