The Japan Federation of Economic Organizations (Keidanren) on Mar. 10 appointed four new vice chairmen and a new director general, effective after its annual meeting on May 27.

The new vice chairmen are: Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Yoshifumi Tsuji, Hitachi Ltd. President Tsutomu Kanai, Toray Industries Inc. President Katsunosuke Maeda and Ito-Yokado Co. President Toshifumi Suzuki. They will replace NEC Corp. Chairman Tadahiro Sekimoto, who will become a vice chairman of the board of councilors, and Nissan Counselor Yutaka Kume, who will become an adviser.

Keidanren also said that Senior Managing Director Kozo Uchida will replace Masaya Miyoshi as president and director general. Miyoshi, who has served as Keidanren president since 1988, will become an executive counselor.

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