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Nissan is an automotive brand manufacturer founded in 1933 by Yoshisuke Aikawa, Den Kenjirō and William Gorham.

Nissan is an automobile company headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. The company was founded in 1934, by Yoshisuke Aikawa, William Gorham and Den Kenjiro. The company was originally founded and known as Datsun.

Nissan's founder, Yoshisuke Aikawa graduated from Tokyo Imperial University and moved to the United States where he worked in a factory in order to develop casting skills which he used to establish Tobata Casting Co., Ltd., after he returned to Japan in 1910. Meanwhile in 1911, Masujiro Hashimoto established The Kwaishinsha Motor Car Works which turned out to be the leader in the domestic automobile industry in Japan. In 1914, Kwaishinsha manufactured the DAT car which was named after three men who invested in the company Kenjiro Den, Rokuro Aoyama, and Aketaro Takeuchi.

In 1931, DAT Jidosha Seizo Co., Ltd. became affiliated with Tobata Casting Co., Ltd. by becoming a subsidiary of Tobata. In 1932, the company changed its name to Datsun. By 1934 the corporate name had officially changed to Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. when Nihon Sangyo Co., Ltd. became the only investor at a stockholders meeting.

From 1938 and through 1945, Nissan switched from producing smaller vehicles such as cars to producing trucks and military vehicles. The Allied forces took control over Nissan's productions in 1945 and didn't release full control until 1955. The 60's and 70's were times of growth and expansion for Nissan due to the release of economical and affordable cars. With success in the United States in the 70's, Nissan was able to expand to seventeen countries with manufacturing plants.

In the late 90's, Nissan made an alliance with Renault and took over Renaults luxury car line known as Infiniti. Today Nissan is one of the largest car manufacturers in Japan, and the world with models such as the Titan pickup truck, their Z-series of sports cars, and their Altima and Maxima sedans.

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July 1, 2021
Nissan announces plans to build the UK's first car battery gigafactory,

Nissan is to spend up to £423 million on an all-electric vehicle, while Sunderland City Council will help to bring the total amount of investment up to £1.0 billion.

May 25, 2020
Nissan and Renault plan to disclose billions of dollars in cost cuts and slash capacity by an additional million vehicles in view of the coronavirus shutdowns.
April 2020
Nissan says that it expects to post an annual operating loss of up to 45bn Yen (£340m).
March 2020
Nissan says it would push ahead with a 52-million-pound ($69 million) expansion at Sunderland to build its new Qashqai sports utility vehicle.
October 8, 2019
Nissan announces Makoto Uchida as new CEO.
September 13, 2019
Nissan announces that it was teaming up with two popular gaming teams to design new gaming chair concepts.
September 12, 2019
Nissan's board puts the cost of the Ghosn affair at ¥35bn.
May 2016
Nissan buys a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors.

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YURI KAGEYAMA AP Business Writer
October 8, 2021
ABC News
Nissan's "intelligent factory" hardly has any human workers
The Associated Press
August 19, 2021
CTVNews
Nearly three years later, former Nissan executive Greg Kelly is still wondering why the questions that led to his arrest and trial in Japan weren't simply taken up in the automaker's corporate boardroom.
August 18, 2021
NDTV.com
An Indian arbitrator has issued an order asking Nissan Motor Co to pay its factory workers additional wages, despite warnings from the automaker that a higher payout could make its business "unviable in the long run".
By The Associated Press
August 10, 2021
AP NEWS
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By TOM KRISHER
August 10, 2021
AP NEWS
DETROIT (AP) -- Nissan says its huge factory in Smyrna, Tennessee, will close for two weeks starting Monday due to computer chip shortages brought on by a coronavirus outbreak in Malaysia.The shutdown is among the longest at any U.S.
Abhishek Chatterjee
August 10, 2021
The Hindu
A camera facing the driver monitors the driver's state of consciousness. If it detects drowsiness, an alert is triggered and the seat belt tightened to gain driver's immediate attention.
Larry Elliott
July 26, 2021
the Guardian
Heathrow chief might have been discussing the whole economy when he asked: 'Where is the vaccine dividend?'Coronavirus - latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage
Rob Davies
July 26, 2021
the Guardian
Decision is part of plan to develop £1bn electric vehicle manufacturing hub at site
July 26, 2021
WebWire
Nissan e.dams drivers Oliver Rowland and Sebastien Buemi showed strong qualifying pace at rounds 12 and 13 of the 2020/21 ABB FIA Formula E World Championship, London E-Prix. In round 13, Rowland put his car in P2 for the race start, with Buemi lining up in P3 for round 12 the previous day. However, disqualifications for a technical infringement ruled both cars out of the points in round 12, having crossed the line in P4 for Buemi and P10 for Rowland. Racing incidents and time penalties i...
Rob Davies and Sarah Butler
July 15, 2021
the Guardian
Industry leaders in retail, hospitality and manufacturing say parts of the economy are at risk of shutting down
Robyn Vinter and Richard Partington
July 3, 2021
the Guardian
Investment from Nissan and local businesses is boosting optimism and stemming the drain of talent to the south-east
Nils Pratley
July 1, 2021
the Guardian
The first stage of the Nissan project in Sunderland will deliver 9GWh of capacity but there is a very long way to go in this 'race'
The Associated Press
July 1, 2021
CTVNews
Japanese carmaker Nissan and two partners on Thursday announced plans to invest 1 billion (US$1.4 billion) pounds to produce a new model of an all-electric vehicle and batteries in northeast England, a major victory for the U.K. government's efforts to attract jobs and investment following the country's departure from the European Union.
Jillian Ambrose
July 1, 2021
the Guardian
Increase in production at plant will result in 1,650 new jobs and support thousands more in UK supply chain
July 1, 2021
AP NEWS
LONDON (AP) -- Japanese carmaker Nissan and two partners on Thursday announced plans to invest 1 billion ($1.4 billion) pounds to produce a new model of an all-electric vehicle and batteries in northeast England, a major victory for the U.K.
Graeme Wearden
July 1, 2021
the Guardian
The Nissan logo at the carmaker's car plant in Sunderland, Britain. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters
July 1, 2021
mint
Boris Johnson hailed the post-Brexit investment totalling £1.0 billion, which is set to create 6,200 jobs, as 'a major vote of confidence in the UK'
Steph Spyro
June 29, 2021
Express.co.uk
NISSAN is thought to be on the cusp of creating 2,000 jobs when it opens a 'gigafactory' in England to make batteries for electric cars.
Rob Davies and Richard Partington
June 28, 2021
the Guardian
Japanese carmaker understood to be preparing to build 200,000 batteries for electric vehicles every year in the UK
June 24, 2021
Harvard Business Review
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