"Mr. William R. Gorham: Providing direction for Japan's mass-production and high precision technology."
It is great to see that William R. Gorham was inducted into the Japan Automotive Hall of Fame {JAHF} this past Sunday. He was certainly a significant contributor to industrial Japan in general, and more specifically to its early automobile industry.

"Mr. Ryuichi Tomiya: Challenge to develop Flying Feather and ultra-compact economy cars."
At the same time - Ryuichi Tomiya was also inducted. Ryuichi Tomiya was a Stylists, Designer and car builder. Among many notable things, he designed the Leaping Hare hood ornament for early Datsuns, did Advertising Artwork for Datsun as well as Interior Design/Build for Datsun. He is perhaps best known for his Design work on the Flying Feather and Fuji Cabin micro Cars {one of which just sold for $140K}

You can review the Program here:
http://www.jahfa.jp/JAHFA_PR2_2013.pdf

William R. Gorham's Grand Daughter and her husband, were on hand for the Induction Ceremony,

If you would like to know more about William R. Gorham - and the early history of Nissan, you can buy the book
"William R. Gorham: An American Engineer In Japan"

Paper Back from Lulu.com $14.96
Digital .PDF copy from Lulu.com $4.41.
William R. Gorham - Lulu.com

From Amazon:
William R. Gorham: An American Engineer in Japan: Don Cyril Gorham (translator): 9781411655492: Amazon.com: Books

Digital Book from Apple iTunes:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/wil...84258428?mt=11


FWIW,
Carl B.