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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2012 Nissan cube

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2012 Nissan cube

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2012 Nissan cube

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2012 Nissan cube

2012 Nissan cube

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2012 Nissan cube

2012 Nissan cube

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Jann Mardenborough (center) on the podium at the Dubai 24 Hours

Jann Mardenborough (center) on the podium at the Dubai 24 Hours

2012 Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van

2012 Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van

2012 Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van

2012 Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van

2012 Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van

2012 Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van

2012 Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van

2012 Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van

2012 Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van

2012 Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van

2012 Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van

2012 Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van

2012 Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van

2012 Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van

2012 Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van

2012 Nissan NV3500 HD Passenger Van

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The 2013 Nissan Altima made its world debut at the 2012 NYIAS

The 2013 Nissan Altima made its world debut at the 2012 NYIAS

The 2013 Nissan Altima made its world debut at the 2012 NYIAS

The 2013 Nissan Altima made its world debut at the 2012 NYIAS

 Hiroshi Toyoshima

Hiroshi Toyoshima