|By JCN Newswire||
|September 18, 2012 12:59 AM EDT||
Regarding his appointment, Kanai said, "Mazda is constructing a plant in Mexico, with the aim to start operations by the end of fiscal year ending March 2014. The importance of this plant to Mazda cannot be overstated. As an Honorary Consul of the United Mexican States I will do my best to enhance and support relations between Mexico and my area of jurisdiction in the realms of industry, tourism and culture. In doing so, I hope to contribute to the faithful and friendly relationship between Mexico and Japan."
Upon Kanai's appointment to the role, the Honorary Consulate of the United Mexican States in Hiroshima was established at Mazda headquarters in Hiroshima. Its role is to support activities of cultural and economic exchange between Mexico and the Consulate's area of jurisdiction which encompasses the Hiroshima, Yamaguchi and Shimane prefectures of Japan.
Mazda Motor Corporation (TSE: 7261) started manufacturing tools in 1929 and soon branched out into production of trucks for commercial use. In the early 1960s, Mazda launched its first passenger car models and began developing rotary engines. Still headquartered in Hiroshima in western Japan, Mazda today ranks as one of Japan's leading automakers, and exports cars to the United States and Europe for over 30 years. For more information, please visit www.mazda.com.
Corporate Communications Division Mazda Motor Corporation, Japan +81-3-3508-5056 [Tokyo] +81-82-282-5253 [Hiroshima]
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