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Nissan says orders for new Leaf EV beating expectations

TOKYO (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co <7201.T> has received more than 9,000 orders for its new Leaf electric-vehicle (EV) model in Japan, a senior executive said on Wednesday.

The orders for the new Leaf are above the automaker's expectations, Asako Hoshino, senior vice president and head of Japan operations, told reporters at the Tokyo Motor Show, which opened to media on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Maki Shiraki; Writing by Minami Funakoshi)