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The Future Forum "Talking Management with Carlos Ghosn" Takes Place

YNU, in a joint sponsorship with Nissan Motor Company, Ltd., held a "Future Forum: Nissan's Challenge to Become the Industry Leader in Electric Vehicles," where Mr. Carlos Ghosn and students could exchange views together, at the Nissan Hall, the automaker's global headquarters, on December 17, 2010. YNU and Nissan had formed an systematic alliance in multiple fields of research, teaching and community outreach since 2005. The 600 seating capacity Nissan Hall was completely filled with students from YNU and other universities as well as the general public.


At the beginning of the Forum, CEO Carlos Ghosn delivered a speech entitled "CEO's Decision for Promoting Electric Vehicles", followed by a panel discussion with five YNU student panelists.

Student Panelists:
Ken Kuroki: 1st Year Doctoral Course, International Graduate School of Social Sciences
Kotaro Toku: 2nd Year Master's Course, Graduate School of Engineering
Takahito Ito: 1st Year Master's Course, Graduate School of Engineering
Kohei Miura: 3rd Year Undergraduate, Business Administration, Faculty of Business Administration
Lian Xiaolin: 4th Year Undergraduate, International Business, Faculty of Business Administration

Moderator: Daniel Heller, Associate Professor, Faculty of Business Administration
Master of Ceremony: Kenshi Yamakura, Professor, Faculty of Business Administration

Lively discussions and Q&A ensued during the panel discussion session on topics Mr. Ghosn outlined such as "breakthroughs toward realizing the zero-emission strategy" and "management's commitment to breakthroughs."

Prof. Kenshi Yamakura serving as MC with his enlivening talk

Prof. Kenshi Yamakura serving as MC with his enlivening talk

Grad. student Takahito Ito poses questions from an architectural standpoint, his area of study

Grad. student Takahito Ito poses questions from an architectural standpoint, his area of study

Lian Xiaolin from China asks about considerations given to differing identities of Renault and Nissa

Lian Xiaolin from China asks about considerations given to differing identities of Renault and Nissa

Students riveted to the lecture

Students riveted to the lecture

In the second half of the Forum Mr. Ghosn took many questions from the floor carefully answering each.

Dr. Heller shaking hands with Mr. Ghosn

Dr. Heller shaking hands with Mr. Ghosn

Even though a large number of people expressed interest in attending the Forum, unfortunately we were unable to accommodate everyone. The Forum can be viewed on USTREAM at the following site thanks to Nissan's support:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nissan-newsroom


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