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Honda picks easy-going insider to repair reputation

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Mr Hachigo, who takes over as Honda president this week, is said to be a listener who will help improve internal communication

Tokyo

HONDA Motor Co is turning to an insider who's spent his entire career at the company to navigate out of a global auto safety crisis, after seven people died in its cars.

Takahiro Hachigo this week becomes the eighth president of one of Japan's most renowned companies. By