April 17, 2011

Istanbul's Beauty Soothing Pains of the Crisis, Says Japanese Executive

Moving half-way across the globe is never an easy thing, but Istanbul’s welcoming charm helped Nissan Automotive’s Japanese general manager, Takahide Aibara, land on his feet in the midst of the economic crisis.


“It has been easier for me to overcome the problems of that period thanks to the beauty of Istanbul,” said Aibara, who moved here two years ago with his family.

Commenting on the multi-faceted nature of Istanbul, Aibara described how the city was an international tourist and business center and an important bridge between East and West. As well as being an important cultural hub on par with other major capitals across the globe, Istanbul also caters to its residents on a more local scale.

He said the words “dynamic,” “hills” and “turquoise” were the first three things that come to mind when describing Istanbul.

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