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Kenichi Yamamoto

Kenichi Yamamoto

Known For: Acting

6 Movies


Kenichi Yamamoto (山本健一, Yamamoto Kenichi, 16 September 1922 – 20 December 2017) was a Japanese mechanical engineer and business executive. He supervised the development of the Mazda Wankel rotary combustion engine, and served as Mazda's President (1984–1987) and Chairman (1987–1992).

Early Life

Yamamoto was born in Kumamoto Prefecture on 16 September 1922, and subsequently moved to Hiroshima with his family. In 1944, he graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from the Tokyo Imperial University (now University of Tokyo).He served in the Imperial Japanese Navy during World War II. The Bombing of Hiroshima destroyed his family's home and killed his sister. After the end of the war, he moved to Hiroshima to support his parents.

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