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Awards

Oyamada Memory Prize

Awarded by the Japan Institute of Light Metals (JILM) in recognition of people whose inventions, hypothesis or research established the use of excellent technology born in Japan related to light metal production or products manufactured with light metals.
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2016 Oyamada Memory Prize

Awarded
Development of world-leading weight-reducing parts and technologies for motorcycles
Recipient(s)
Toru Kitsunai
Material Division, Manufacturing Technology Section, Technology Center

Tsuyoshi Kubota
Materials Division, Component Section, Engine Unit

Takaharu Suzuki
Material Division, Research & Development Operations

2005 Oyamada Memory Prize

Awarded
Creation of various functions for motorcycle aluminum frames
Recipient(s)
Toru Kitsunai, Hiroshi Yamagata, Toshikatsu Koike
Research & Development Operations

2003 Oyamada Memory Prize

Awarded
Development of cylinder liner in the new rapidly solidified aluminum alloy extruded material
Recipient(s)
Shuhei Adachi, Atsushi Inoue, Shigeru Okaniwa, Jun Kusui
Research & Development Operations

1999 Oyamada Memory Prize

Awarded
Mass-production of high performance engine piston by forging technology
Recipient(s)
Hiroshi Yamagata, Toshikatsu Koike
Research & Development Operations
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