4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 6, 2016 10:54 AM by Karl Petersen

    What companies did James Yeikichi Sakuyama work for from his arrival in the US in 1908 until his death in 1948? These include Premier Motor Corp., Allison Experimental, Coats Steamers, Chevrolet Bros., Tucker Aviation.


      Born in Tokyo 24 Nov 1885, Sakuyama left Japan in disgrace and worked as an automotive draftsman, designer and engineer in a series of companies which pushed the limits of their fields. At his death, he was cremated as requested and his ashes were collected by family members from whom he had been estranged for all his life in America. What is his full story?