Takumi: The Master Craftsmen Behind Each Nissan GT-R

YOKOHAMA, Japan (July 25, 2013) - In Japan those recognized as master craftsmen are known as takumi. At Nissan's factory in Yokohama, only four takumi are sanctioned to put their name on the company's halo vehicle, the legendary GT-R. Izumi Shioya, Nobumitsu Gozu, Tsunemi Oyama, and leader Takumi Kurosawa -with over 100 years of combined factory experience - these four artisans hand-make the twin-turbo VR38 engines, the pride of the plant and Nissan.
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Senior Vice President Takao Asami

Senior Vice President Takao Asami

Takumi: The Master Craftsmen Behind Each Nissan GT-R

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Freelance Journalist Yumi Yoshida (left) and Nissan Dashboard host Coco Masters

Freelance Journalist Yumi Yoshida (left) and Nissan Dashboard host Coco Masters

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Autonomous Drive System: Highway and Parking, Front

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Autonomous Drive System: City, Front

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