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Yakamoto Engineerbusiness executive. Though it may have been conceived by Felix Wankel, it was Yamamoto who studied, developed and nurtured it into a viable product. Best of all, however is to see such an inspirational individual to so many.

He graduated from the prestigious University of Tokyo in with a degree in mechanical engineering and joined the Kawanishi Aircraft Company thereafter.

The Rotary Keeps Rollings: Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Though the technology has been retired, the rotary engine, and Yamamoto’s conviction to bring it to market, are forever tied to Mazda’s legacy.

I am profoundly pleased that the Mazda people have rotart another milestone rotary sports car, the new RX-8, the very essence of our techno-romanticist spirit.

He once said, “If you insist on one, yes, my identity will always be with the rotary engine. The rotary is an exceptional case where one company and one man made the difference — without Yamamoto-san, the rotary would have slipped beneath the rohary of time leaving barely a trace of an obscure, short-lived German marque.


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With the success of the rotary engine, Yamamoto continued his upward trajectory at Toyo Kogyo, eventually becoming president and chairman. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants.

This post is filed under: Have an opinion about this story? Yamamoto’s collaboration with Wankel and other German engineers appealed to the Japanese government, which wanted to break into the international market. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Yamamoto was born in Kumamoto Prefecture on 16 Septemberand subsequently moved to Hiroshima with his family. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of enginr. He was in my opinion, a great man who with his engineering team stood alone with the development of the rotary engine.

Kenichi Yamamoto, champion of Mazda’s rotary engine, dies at 95

Share your thoughts with other customers. A bona fide legend in the automotive world and a national hero in his home country of Japan, Yamamoto has become synonymous with the rotary engine, having literally written the books on it. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.

InHall, who now worked as product planner for the company in Southern California, once again pitched his idea to Yamamoto. Subsequently, Yamamoto rose to management cadre and became the company’s head of research and development. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. In the next couple of years, Yamamoto was promoted to lead a team of Mazda engineers, which worked on a family of rotary engines. In Japan, Yamamoto is considered the father of the rotary engine.


To this end, Matsuda instilled in Yamamoto the conviction that the Hiroshima company could and must succeed through engineering ingenuity — a noble philosophy that greatly inspired the young Yamamoto. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Mazda phased out the rotary engine inlast used in the RX-8 sports car.

Aroundthe company’s president appointed Yamamoto as the supervisor of a team tasked with producing a commercial model of the Wankel engine a rotary combustion engine invented by the German engineer Felix Wankel and licensed to Mazda.

Mazda today is nothing; its lost its soul, having for all intents abandoned the rotary, despite teasing us year on year with auto show visions, that always get good coverage, but fail to get beyond the shows closure.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Views Read Edit View history. Yes, I’d like to receive valuable information about special editorial content, new features and research from Automotive News. In only two years, he was promoted from a factory worker to management and started a project for a new engine, set to power a new small three-wheel truck with a Mazda badge.