RIP Yutaka “Mr K” Katayama, 1909-2015

Mr K next to the original Z car
Re-shared from Japanese Nostalgic Car, text by Ben Hsu

Yutaka Katayama, beloved former Nissan executive and noted sports car enthusiast, passed away Thursday at the age of 105. Known as “Mr K” and respected and adored by legions of Nissan owners, Katayama was responsible for many of the early successes of Nissan, as well as some of the pivotal events in the Japanese auto industry at large, but above all he was one of us, a car enthusiast. (more…)

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