NEWSMAKER-Toyota heir carries weight of "Toyoda Restoration"


By Chang-Ran Kim, Asia autos correspondent TOKYO, June 23 (Reuters) - His appointment to the top post at Toyota Motor Corp has been compared to the momentous return of imperial rule in Japan in 1867. That's the kind of weight Akio Toyoda will carry as he takes over the automaker founded by his grandfather and led in the past by his father, uncles and other Toyodas before non-family members held the fort for the past 14 years. And he is sailing into uncharted waters: Toyota is headed ...

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