Yutaka Katayama

Wednesday 15th September 1909

Born on this day, Yutaka Katayama, also known as Mr K, is a Japanese automotive executive who was employed by Nissan and served as the first president of Nissan Motor Company in U.S.A.. Katayama expanded Nissan’s focus from economy vehicles towards sportier vehicles, and is regarded by Datsun/Nissan Z Car enthusiasts as the father of the Z-Car, as well as the Datsun 510.

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