Nissan Legend Kyoko Shimada: Hailed as a “Pioneer”
Kyoko Shimada grew up in Tokyo. She joined Nissan Motor as a designer in 1967 after graduating from the Japan Women’s University with a major in architecture. She worked in various fields, including product planning, a corporate identity project, sales planning, public relations, corporate citizenship activities, and corporate social responsibility (CSR). After she retired in 2005, she served as a director, secretary general, and part-time lecturer at the Japan Women’s University. Since September 2010, she has been the representative director, director general of the Yokohama Arts Foundation.