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Bridgestone replaces chief operating officer after just year and a half

Vice Chairman Higashi promoted to global post under new CEO

Vice Chair Masahiro Higashi will assume the new post of global COO on July 1. (Nikkei montage/photos by Reuters and Bridgestone)

TOKYO -- Bridgestone, the world's top tire maker by market share, has decided to replace its chief operating officer after less than two years in the latest management change at the Japanese blue chip.

Vice Chair Masahiro Higashi will assume the new post of global COO on July 1, the company said Monday.

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