This nikkei column is called "watashi no rerekisyo" meaning that someone is chosen and he or she write down their life story every day during about 1 month.
I liked these columns because there are some good wisdoms.
In today's article, she recalled about the memory of US-Japan car trade episode and she said that she insisted fair competition is good for both country and both companies, and if there is some restriction about trade (custom), it brought company's weakness in a longrun. It is very good concept.
But why she at that time? because in today's newspaper's top article are TPP, and nikkei newspaper strongly support TPP.
But anyway, her concept is very splendid, I think so.