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Nissan CCO Hiroto Saikawa delivers FY14 1st Half (Q2) Results

Nissan's First-Half Earnings Briefing

Nissan's net income and operating profit grew during the first half of the business year. Watch the full earnings briefing here.

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Autonomous Drive Tackling New Highways

Nissan's Autonomous Drive vehicle takes a spin on a new highway link in Japan; watch the highlights here.

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In Japan, it's "Ladies First"

The doors open for "Ladies First" dealerships in Japan.

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Nissan's Nürburgring Meister

Hiroyoshi Kato, Nissan's Technical Meister, has driven over 5,000 laps at the famed Nürburgring in the last 25 years, and says it never gets boring.

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The Dashboard - Datsun in Russia, and An Olympian at the British GT Championship

This week, the Datsun on-DO launches in Russia; the Nissan LEAF charges on the slopes of a Hawaiian volcano; and British Olympian Sir Chris Hoy trades cycling for racing in the 2014 British GT Championship.

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The Dashboard - A Milestone for the Nissan LEAF

This week, we cover Nissan's celebration of the 100,000th Nissan LEAF sold globally with owner profiles, and truck fans redefine the Nissan Titan in Las Vegas.

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Tokyo Auto Salon 2014 - The Dashboard On The Road

This week, we come to you from the Tokyo Auto Salon 2014, where more than 400 exhibitors showcased the best of tuning and customization in Japan for 300,000 visitors.

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Growing Ac-Customed: Tokyo Auto Salon

Nissan, Nismo and Autech display the best in customized speed and style at Tokyo Auto Salon 2014.

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Local LEAF Sourcing and the Young Risers - The Dashboard Digest

This week, sourcing for Nissan LEAF production in the U.S. goes local; the Young Risers of Indonesia; and our top stories of 2013.

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The Dashboard Digest - Motor Show and Highway Debuts

This week, we tour Tokyo Motor Show 2013 with Nissan's Francois Bancon; new NISMO models also premiere at the LA Auto Show; and Nissan's AD vehicle takes to a highway in Japan.

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The Dashboard On The Road - Tokyo Motor Show 2013

This week, The Dashboard On The Road comes to you from the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show at Tokyo BIg Sight, where we experience the best and brightest of technological innovation among 180 automotive brands.

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More Reflections on Driving ZEOD RC

Former GT1 Champion Michael Krumm offers more on driving the Nissan ZEOD RC.

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The Dashboard Digest - Autonomous Driving Demo and Myanmar's Market

This week, Nissan's debuts its demo of autonomous driving; we catch up with the very first Nissan LEAF owner; and Nissan in Myanmar.

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The Week in Autos - IPOs, iTunes and indiegogo

This week, Chrysler's IPO; Apple partners with Nissan for iTunes Radio; and Honda's drive for drive-in theaters.

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The Week in Autos - 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

This week, we discuss conditions in the European market, the presence of Nissan and Infiniti at the show, and what Frankfurt suggests about the EV market.

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The Week in Autos - Luxury Goes Electric, Hackers Take on Cars

This week, BMW's new i3 EV; a charging standard for Japan; and hackers take on cars.

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The Dashboard Digest - Interbrand's Greenest and the Taxi of Tomorrow

This week, Interbrand's top five Best Global Green Brands 2013 reveal a changed auto industry. Nissan's anti-aging secrets, and New York City's Taxi of Tomorrow debuts this fall.

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The Week in Autos: Future Interface

This week, we take a look at the mood created by Renault's Twin'Z concept electric car, Apple's announcement of a new iOS for automakers, and one U.S. state's bid for electronic license plates.

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Nissan's Green Gains

Nissan surged to fifth in Interband's Best Global Green Brand ranking for 2013, benefiting from the success of the LEAF electric vehicle.

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The Dashboard Digest: Canton Celebrations and A Tale of Racing

This week, Nissan throws a party to celebrate a decade of manufacturing in Canton, Mississippi; drifting in the Nissan GT-R and LEAF Nismo RC; and Infiniti Red Bull Racing driver Mark Webber's own history of driving.

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The Week in Autos - Soaring Profits, Propellers

This week, localization bolsters sales of Nissan LEAF, Japanese automakers announce strong earnings for the fiscal year, and one company's bet on flying cars.

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The Dashboard On the Road: Auto Shanghai 2013

The Nissan Global Media Center presents The Dashboard On the Road: Auto Shanghai 2013, featuring a special look at the cars and trends driving the world's biggest market.

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Nissan at Auto Shanghai 2013

Watch Nissan's full press conference at Auto Shanghai 2013, including the debut of the Friend-ME concept car.

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Leading the Charge

Norway has the most EVs per capita of any country in the world, and sales of Nissan LEAF continue to grow, supported by charging infrastructure.

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The Dashboard Digest - Clay to cars, and Nismo's samurai spirit

This week, we take a look at clay modeling, a history of the Tama electric car, and a blessing for Nismo to start the Super GT season.

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The Dashboard Digest: UK-built LEAF, new role for VETTEL, Guitars and Vans

The Dashboard Digest - UK-built LEAF, New York Auto Show

This week Prime Minister David Cameron attends a ceremony to mark the UK production of the Nissan LEAF; we visit the New York motor show, and a new role at Infiniti for F1 champion Sebastian Vettel.

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The Dashboard On the Road: Two Years On

This week the Dashboard On the Road visits northern Japan, where we look at the state of recovery two years after an earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear disaster hit the region.

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The Dashboard Digest - LEAFs for Evernote

This week we look at how the LEAF plays a special role for employees at Evernote in California; the new LEAF in production in Sunderland, UK; and LCVs for Infiniti Red Bull Racing.

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The Dashboard - Inside Nissan's Oppama Plant

The Dashboard comes to you from Nissan's Oppama Plant, a pioneer in flexible manufacturing and the production site of the Nissan Juke, Sylphy, Cube and 100%-electric LEAF. We report on Oppama's 3-millionth visitor, a prestigious award for Nissan's Resonance concept crossover hybrid, and take a look at optical wireless technology for cars.

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Best of 2012 - The Dashboard, Nissan LEAF special

All this week there's another chance to see episodes of The Dashboard, powered by Nissan. It is our program about cars, people, technologies, motorsports and relationships that are changing the auto industry.

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Best of 2012 - The Dashboard - Race Queen to Racer

All this week there's another chance to see episodes of The Dashboard, powered by Nissan. It is our program about cars, people, technologies, motorsports and relationships that are changing the auto industry.

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Best of 2012 - The Dashboard - Challenges in China

All this week there's another chance to see episodes of The Dashboard, powered by Nissan. It is our program about cars, people, technologies, motorsports and relationships that are changing the auto industry.

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The Dashboard - Nissan LEAF Special

The Nissan Global Media Center presents The Dashboard, our program on cars, people, technologies, motorsports and relationships that are changing the industry.

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Excitement for EV-eryone

Nissan celebrated the LEAF electric vehicle’s second birthday in Japan with a gathering of more than 200 owners at its GranDrive testing track.

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Electrifying hot laps

Nissan LEAF owners found out just how fast zero emission can be in the Nissan LEAF Nismo RC. They were driven around a test track in Japan by Nissan racing drivers in the all-electric race car.

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Factoring in EVs: Owners' Visit

On the eve of the Nissan LEAF's second birthday, some overseas owners visited Japanese factories to see where the batteries and electric vehicles were produced.

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Riding the EV Wind

The largest gathering of EV owners in Japanese history was a perfect chance to speak with Nissan's s Corporate Vice President of Zero Emissions Hideaki Watanabe.

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The Dashboard - Nissan LEAF upgrades for Japan and top female racing driver Keiko Ihara

The Nissan Global Media Center presents this week’s episode of The Dashboard, its program on cars, people, technologies, motorsports and relationships changing the industry.

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The Dashboard: This Week's Program

The Nissan Global Media Center presents this week's episode of The Dashboard, its program on cars, people, technologies, motorsports, and relationships that are changing the industry.

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The Future: Today in Norway

Nissan's Future: Today exhibition opened this week in the Norwegian capital, with a gathering of Nissan LEAF owners due in the city's main square on Friday night for a special event.

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The Renault-Nissan Electric Vehicle Story

Hideaki Watanabe, Nissan corporate vice president and managing director for zero emission vehicles, brings us up to date on the story of Renault-Nissan electric vehicles.

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Nissan LEAF On the Road: Yokohama to Osaka

On a recent trip to Osaka for a ‘LEAF to Home’ event, a team from the Nissan Global Media Center in Yokohama thought the best way for the 530 kilometers drive was with the star of the show – the Nissan LEAF.

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Backwards to the future at Goodwood

The Nissan LEAF will attempt to complete the famous 1.16-mile Goodwood Festival of Speed hill-climb course as fast as possible... but in reverse.

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LEAF to Home

The LEAF to Home power supply system turns the LEAF into a backup electricity supply for residential homes.

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Interview with CHAdeMO Association Chairman Toshiyuki Shiga

Toshiyuki Shiga, Nissan Chief Operating Officer and CHAdeMO Association Chairman, spoke with the Global Media Center on the current status and outlook for the CHAdeMO quick-charging protocol at the venue of the Association’s general conference held in Tokyo.

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Plugging into CHAdeMO

At a recent CHAdeMO event, Nissan Senior Manager Junichi Kobayashi of the EV Component Development Group, EV System Engineering Department and EV Technology Development Division, spoke with Media Center's Dan Sloan about the rapid pace of development of CHAdeMO's quick-charging technology.

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Aeon’s Electric NV

Following in the footsteps of Japan Post, FedEx and British Gas, Japanese supermarket chain Aeon took delivery of an e-NV200, the all-electric version of Nissan’s popular van.

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The Green Apple

Musician and actor Ryuichi Sakamoto discusses with the Global Media Center driving and owning a Nissan LEAF in New York City.

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EVP Andy Palmer on Nissan's New Hatchback

Following UK Prime Minister Cameron's visit to Nissan's Yokohama headquarters, Nissan EVP Andy Palmer updated the Media Center on Nissan's investments in Sunderland - including the new hatchback - and Europe.

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Nissan CEO Raises Cover on New Altima

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn unveiled the new Altima sedan Wednesday at the New York International Auto Show.

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Touring Tohoku in a Nissan LEAF

A team from the Nissan Global Media Center heads north in a LEAF to Nissan's Iwaki Engine Plant, to commemorate more than a year of recovery following the disasters of March 11, 2011.

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LEAF strikes a chord with Ryuichi Sakamoto

Composer, actor and soon-to-be Nissan LEAF owner Ryuichi Sakamoto joined 140 drivers of the groundbreaking electric vehicle at a first owners’ event Sunday in Tokyo’s Daiba district. During the event, the Academy Award winner took time out to speak with the Global Media Center about the growing role of EVs.

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An Electric Serve

Professional driver Michael Krumm spoke with the Global Media Center on test driving Electric Vehicles, and decisions behind taking ownership of a Nissan LEAF with wife and Japanese tennis legend Kimiko Date-Krumm.

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Charging Europe

At the Geneva Motor Show Wednesday, clear evidence that global car makers recognize the need – and consumer demand – for low-emission technologies was on hand, but the approach appears to avoid a single technology.

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CEO Speaks on Russia, EVs and Yen in Geneva

Toward the end of the first press day of the Geneva Motor Show, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn spoke with the Global Media Center on growth for Nissan in Russia, the future for EVs, and the ever volatile yen.

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Taking the High Road: TAXI-E

After an Amsterdam reporting visit with TAXI-E founders Ruud Zandvliet and Edvard Hendriksen, I learned how the two university friends started their own sustainable eco-business, helping to change the Dutch travel landscape with a taxi fleet of Nissan LEAFs.

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Actress Kyoko Koizumi talks EVs

EV-eryday Mom

Japan's Kyoko Koizumi has been on the nation's "talent" radar for nearly three decades, but has more recently punctuated her long career with acting honors, the latest for "Mainichi Kaasan" (Everyday Mom), a bio-pic centered on the domestic travails of manga author and mother Rieko Saibara.

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Interviews: Nissan LEAF Cold Test

Last week, in the frosty northern climes of Hokkaido, journalists tested the performance of the Nissan LEAF for the first time in snow and freezing temperatures.

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Chilling with the Nissan LEAF

Shibetsu, on Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, is where a team of Nissan engineers is setting up a cold weather test drive for the LEAF. In all, they have readied 12 of the all-electric cars and invited a group of journalists to put them through their paces on a series of icy courses.

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And They’re Off!

Dec. 3 – Tokyo – A total of 101,000 visitors flooded Tokyo Big Sight from Saturday morning, as the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show opened its doors to the general public. Returning to the capital city after 24 years seems to improve visitor count for the show, as attendance on the first day was 60% higher [...]

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High Concept

A Media Center Walk Through Nissan Concept Cars with Chief Creative Officer Shiro Nakamura Q1. We’re standing in front of the PIVO 3, but a number of models are debuting at the Tokyo Motor Show, can you tell us about them and the special features? CCO: Let’s start with the PIVO 3. This is the [...]

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Who Screened the ‘Electric Car’?

The Global Media Center travels to the Japan premier of “Revenge of the Electric Car” Interested in the future of automobile transport? Check out Chris Paine’s “Revenge of the Electric Car”, which had its Japan premiere Thursday. The documentary was shown at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan and stars Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, among [...]

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Nissan at TMS: Safer, Cleaner, Greener

When the Tokyo Motor Show opens to the public early next month, Nissan will display a host of futuristic models, with the PIVO 3, futuristic vision of electric motoring, set for center stage. Against the backdrop of eye-catching models, the Tokyo show also will provide Japan’s automakers an opportunity to explain their vision for the [...]

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Nissan LEAF’s Tower of Power

A Nissan LEAF lit up the 30-floor Yokohama Marine Tower, part of an eco-celebration Tuesday for the landmark’s 50th anniversary. A light show powered solely by the EV’s lithium-ion battery was part of the “LEAF to Home” technology. The LEAF is connected to a Power Control System that channeled electricity from the car’s batteries to [...]

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