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Carlos Ghosn, fourth from left, shouts words of encouragement to employees at Nissan's quake-hit Iwaki plant, in Fukushima Prefecture.
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Carlos Ghosn (21) Disaster strikes: Japan's March 11 earthquake

Nissan plants hit harder than most, but employees pull off "miraculous" recovery

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Like anyone who lives in Japan, or has a close connection with the country, March 11, 2011, is imprinted in my memory. I was in Paris to attend a Renault management conference. I received an email early in the morning with two foreboding sentences: "Big earthquake occurred. We are now investigating the damages."

I replied immediately. "I want you to put all your efforts into the recovery, whatever the situation."

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