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Nissan wants to be 'core of alliance' says new chief Saikawa

Automaker plans to capitalize on Mitsubishi Motors' strengths in Asia

Nissan Motor President and CEO Hiroto Saikawa speaks to reporters in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, on April 3.

TOKYO -- Nissan Motor President and CEO Hiroto Saikawa, who was passed the baton from Chairman Carlos Ghosn recently, spoke to The Nikkei and other media for the first time since he took up the post on Saturday.

With growing dependence on North American and Chinese markets, many people are now focusing on what Saikawa will do with the reforms that Ghosn implemented over the past 18 years and how he will promote the growth of next-generation technologies.

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