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Shoichiro Toyoda, son of Toyota founder, dies at 97

Father of current president expanded Japanese carmaker into global leader

Shoichiro Toyoda led the company for a long time when Japanese cars were a critical issue of Japan-U.S. trade frictions. (File photo by Reuters) 

NAGOYA -- Toyota Motor's honorary chairman and former president Shoichiro Toyoda died of heart failure on Tuesday, the Japanese automaker announced. He was 97 years old.

The son of Toyota's founder, Shoichiro Toyoda expanded the Japanese company into a leading global automaker.

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