Posted Monday, March 8, 2021 at 10:33pm
Nearly 10 years ago, Tom Doll and two Subaru of America executives boarded a plane in Newark, N.J., and flew to Tokyo for Fuji Heavy Industries’ annual board of directors meeting.
It would have been a routine business trip if not for the date: Sunday, March 13, 2011.
Two days prior, Japan had been rocked by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and a tsunami. Despite the obvious destruction that the natural disaster caused, it still wasn’t entirely clear what the full extent of the impact would be.