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'No time left:' Nissan No. 3 Seki explains decision to bolt

Passion shown by new boss at Nidec sealed deal for 58-year-old

Nissan Vice Chief Operating Officer Jun Seki speaks at a news conference in early December. (Photo by Karina Noka)

TOKYO -- Nissan Motor's vice chief operating officer said he chose to leave the carmaker -- where he was promoted to No. 3 just this month -- for a position at Japanese motor maker Nidec in part because the clock is winding down for him.

"I'm 58 years old, so there's no time left," Jun Seki told Nikkei. "I empathized with the passion and the dream conveyed by [Nidec] Chairman Shigenobu Nagamori and decided to change jobs."

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