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Eiji Toyoda

Japanese industrialist

Eiji Toyoda (豊田 英二, Toyoda Eiji, 12 September 1913 – 17 September 2013)[1] was a Japanese industrialist. He was largely responsible for bringing Toyota Motor Corporation to profitability and worldwide prominence during his tenure as president and later, as chairman.[2]

Eiji Toyoda
豊田 英二
Born(1913-09-12)12 September 1913
Died17 September 2013(2013-09-17) (aged 100)
NationalityJapanese
EducationTokyo Imperial University
OccupationPresident (1967–1981) and Chairman (1981–1994)
Toyota Motor Corporation

Toyoda was born on 12 September 1913 in Nagoya, Japan. He studied at Tokyo Imperial University. Toyoda was married to Kazuko Toyoda until her death in 2002. They had three children. Toyoda died on 17 September 2013 in Toyota, Aichi from natural causes, aged 100.[3]

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  1. Inoue, Kae; Anna Mukai and Yuki Hagiwara (2013-09-16). "Eiji Toyoda, Who Turned Toyota Into Export Giant, Dies at 100". Bloomberg News. Retrieved 2013-09-16.
  2. "中日新聞:豊田英二氏死去 トヨタ最高顧問 100歳:社会(CHUNICHI Web)" [Eiji Toyoda, Toyota's top advisor, dies at 100 years old]. Chunichi.co.jp (in Japanese). 2013-09-17. Retrieved 2013-09-17.
  3. Tabuchi, Hiroko (17 September 2013). "Eiji Toyoda, Promoter of the Toyota Way and Engineer of Its Growth, Dies at 100". The New York Times. Retrieved 20 September 2013.

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