Toyota : fifty years in motion : an autobiography /

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Main Authors: Toyoda, Eiji, 1913-2013.
豊田, 英二, 1913-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Tokyo ; New York : Kodansha International, ©1987.
Edition:1st ed.
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Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • pt. 1. Growing up at the mill
  • In the beginning
  • The Oshikiri mill
  • Uncle Sakichi
  • School days
  • First encounters with cars
  • College life
  • pt. 2. Early years at Toyota
  • Landing a job
  • The Shibaura laboratory
  • A motley crew
  • The search for parts
  • The push for domestic production
  • In and out of the army
  • The Koromo plant
  • Switching over to metric
  • Roots of the Kanban system
  • Getting married
  • Toyota-Nissan-Ford : the venture that wasn't meant to be
  • At war with the U.S.
  • The Toyota group reorganizes
  • Wartime innovations
  • Last days of the war
  • pt. 3. Picking up the pieces
  • New lines of work
  • Death of the Vice President
  • A new dealer network is born
  • At the brink of failure
  • Stateside
  • Special procurements : a helping hand
  • A last tribute to Kiichiro and Risaburo
  • pt. 4 The road to the top
  • Toyota begins making cars
  • New products, new dealer franchises
  • The Motomachi plant
  • Toyota and Ford
  • The auto industry regroups
  • Motorization comes to Japan
  • President of Toyota
  • Auto emission controls : finding the answer
  • The rotary engine talks
  • The oil shocks
  • The Toyota Foundation
  • The Toyota Technological Institute
  • The Toyota Central Research & Development Laboratories
  • The Institute for International Economic Studies
  • Toyota merges with Toyota
  • The doyen of Toyota elders
  • Decisions that count
  • Epilogue : the road ahead.