Company Leaders Honda and Fujisawa Retire; Kawashima Assumes Presidency(1973)



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Training Young Executives, Fujisawa Style

The question had been present in Senior Managing Director Takeo Fujisawa's mind as far back as 1956, when Honda Motor had at last attained success with its motorcycle business. What was the optimal corporate structure, he wondered, that would allow the company to continue growing?

One idea was that the Research Division should be separate and independent from Honda Motor. That concept, though opposed initially, eventually came to reality with the establishment of Honda Motor R&D Co., Ltd., on July 1, 1960. However, it was not until considerable time had been spent deliberating the matter.

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 Company Leaders Honda and Fujisawa Retire; Kawashima Assumes Presidency(1973)

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