Nissan Motor Co. threw cold water June 23 on bankrupt Nissan Mutual Life Insurance Co. by saying special treatment for Nissan Mutual employees applying to the automaker would not be provided.

Nissan Motor previously expressed readiness to accept some Nissan Mutual employees because the company has close ties with the insurer, but Yoshikazu Hanawa, president of Nissan Motor, said June 23 that his company itself is in the restructuring process. “We will hire people who match our requirements, but we don’t automatically hire people just because they are employees of Nissan Mutual,” Hanawa told reporters.

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