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Akio Toyoda's Toyota timeline

His first years as Toyota's president have been marked by disasters and a surprising rebound.

June 2009
Akio Toyoda, 53, grandson of Toyota's founder, is named president. Yoshimi Inaba is called out of retirement to head Toyota's U.S. operations.

2008 production: 9.2 million vehicles
Net income fiscal year 2009*:
-$4.48 billion


*FYE March 31
By Alex Taylor III, senior editor-at-large @FortuneMagazine - Last updated February 09 2012: 5:35 AM ET
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