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Toyota CEO taps younger successor amid paradigm shift in industry

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It's safe to assume the ladies are the board of directors lol.

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It's safe to assume the ladies are the board of directors lol.

They want to give the message that despite the leadership change, we are still a traditional sexist Japanese company.

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Toyota CEO taps younger successor

One of them is supposed to be younger?

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Well the ladies sure are beautiful.

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This from a few years ago:  Johan van Zyl, the head of Toyota Motor Europe: "...we don't want to make a derogatory type of display of females. It is not our company value and it is not what we want to be: Totally against it."

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Try looking close up. You may change your mind.

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Toyota has become a joke!

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Those women at the back are posing like Miss Universe finalists.

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They are not sexist, they were more female on stage than men...sigh.

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Toyoda...The shadow shogun !.

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Toyota CEO taps younger successor amid paradigm shift in industry

From this title, I'm assuming that the younger successors are the ladies in the backgrounds, since it mentions "paradigm shift" in industry.

It's safe to assume the ladies are the board of directors lol.

Hence "paradigm shift." I'm sure they (the ladies) are more credible than the current top brass.

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I become 50 this year,so thanks to Toyota,I feel youthful.

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@quercetum

They want to give the message that despite the leadership change, we are still a traditional sexist Japanese company.

For crying out loud, you must feel so proud of yourself for noting the beautiful sexy girls and not feeling attracted or aroused by them, but actually wanting to see some lady in a suit leading the way.

Sarcasm aside, what actually do you really want? and more importantly why?? Is it just the attention? the satisfaction to have pointed out something so trivial to a world's top organization? or what? wanna see women presenting a car company in Japan? why and why? to what end? not saying it is bad? but really honestly why?? just because some quota, or because seeing dudes as presidents is boring, or out of trend?? or what? what would it actually benefit the world? beyond some idiosyncratic platitude about equality.

Women are perfectly capable of reaching this position and doing it, but could you first at least ask around to actual ladies in the auto industry if they would be willing to put the work and the effort and actually achieve and perform the job of president of Toyota? Or do you just want it handed to to them? The fact of the matter is if a woman wanted it she could get it. Is that simple.

But it is indeed a man's field. Production engineers, quality engineers, designers, not to mention laborers etc. are all mostly men in this industry I am also part of. And in Japan, at least from my experience few women are willing to toil toe to toe to executive men, and more importantly, seemingly none want it not desire it.

So your comment is totally moot.

You with your US world view do not represent the panacea, nor the only truth and right, if you don't like it here go back to your beloved US.

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One of them is supposed to be younger?

Exactly what I was thinking :)

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Toyota should hire Hans Muth to massage their designs.

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