Toyota Defends Diversity Hiring After American Is Arrested

June 19, 2015 1:57 PM

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Toyota Defends Diversity Hiring After American Is Arrested

TOKYO — Toyota Motor was forthright, even proud, about why it promoted a group of foreign and female managers this spring: The automaker wanted more diversity in an executive suite dominated by Japanese men.

Now the company finds itself defending its efforts to change after one of the executives it promoted, an American woman, was arrested on charges of illegally bringing a restricted painkiller into Japan.

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