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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).
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.
Movies & TV shows
Ask This of Rikyu
Sen no Rikyu (Ebizo Ichikawa) is the son of a fish shop owner. Sen no Rikyu then studies tea and eventually becomes one of the primary influences upon the Japanese tea ceremony. With his elegant esthe...
Pride 23: Championship Chaos 2
Pride 23: Championship Chaos 2 was a mixed martial arts event held by Pride Fighting Championships. It took place at the Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan on November 24, 2002.
Record shop clerk and aspiring DJ Tsutomu searches for his masculinity when challenged to a kendo duel.