TOKYO — Katsuhiko Kawasoe, 63, is a man with a mission: to lead Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (MMC) out of the valley of debt and potential disaster. The obstacles in his way are formidable. In many ways, Nissan's revival plan is similar to ours,” Kawasoe says, referring to Renewal Mitsubishi 2001, unveiled in November 1998. Kawasoe tells WAI the renewal plan consists of streamlining the organization, speeding up decision-making, and correcting former “excesses” in the payroll, balance sheet ...

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