We were discussing the issues Honda Japan was facing in this thread Off-Topic - Honda Japan Problems and how long was it before Ito san got a size 12 imprinted on his backside. Now we have new leadership team and direction to undo whatever Ito san has done in his tenure. Back to basics. Back to build our own vendors.No more tenders to the cheapest vendor, develop our your vendors and quality control. Lastly return to Honda way of promoting youth and nurture that development by taking risks This story is the start of getting Honda back and in the past Honda has taken this gambles based on sound reasoning. Meet the 26-Year-Old Design Prodigy Behind Honda’s New Roadster - Bloomberg Business I was fortunate to be at Honda in the 90's when this wave of change came to Honda under Nobuhiko Kawamoto leadership and these are all the hallmark of making things big. Today with these two announcements things are being progressed rapidly Official Honda - Honda of Canada Mfg. Expands Export Destinations Official Honda - Honda of the UK Manufacturing Confirms Future Activities Honda is back guys.