Nissan’s Le Cost Killer Stirs Fear in Mitsubishi Motors Town

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  • Flagship plant and suppliers brace for possible job reductions
  • The worst scenario: ‘lots of unemployed in the streets’

Mitsubishi Motors to Resume Production of Mini Cars

Investors cheered when Nissan Motor Co. Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn announced in May that his company would acquire a 34 percent stake of scandal-tainted Mitsubishi Motors Corp. as part of an expanded strategic partnership. The reaction has been far less buoyant in Mizushima, an industrial town in southern Japan that’s home to Mitsubishi’s flagship assembly plant.

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