Yoshisuke Aikawa

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Some years ago, I purchased this old, framed photograph of Nissan’s first President, Yoshisuke Aikawa. It dates from 1956, a period during which he was a member of the Japanese government. I thought it to be quite an unusual thing to find at the time, but more on the photo in a moment. Firstly, for those who are unfamiliar with the name… who was this man? As regular readers would expect, naturally there’s a Datsun connection because Yoshisuke Aikawa was instrumental in the creation of Nissan Motor Company in the 1930’s and was a major force in Japanese industry before the Second World War. After the defeat of Japan he again became a key factor in the country’s post war recovery…

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