Katsuji Miyazaki

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Katsuji Miyazaki
Born 1915
Japan
Died 18 March 1993 (aged 77–78)
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Engineer

Katsuji Miyazaki (c. 1915 – 18 March 1993[1]) was a Japanese aeronautical engineer living near Tokyo, Japan.[2] He was the director of family firm Miyazaki Airplane[3] during World War II and later transitioned his engineering career from airplane to vehicle parts manufacturing working for Toyo Radiator Company, Limited,[4] now known as T.RAD.[5]

Family[edit]

He and his wife had four children: Arita Miyazaki (July 1939 – ?), notable Japanese anime artist Hayao Miyazaki (born 5 January 1941), Yutaka Miyazaki (January 1944 - ?), and Shirou Miyazaki.[6] Between 1947 and 1955 his wife was bedridden with spinal tuberculosis.[7] After his wife, "Dola" Miyazaki, transitioned to being nursed at home,[8] she recovered and lived until her death in July 1980.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.nausicaa.net/miyazaki/miyazaki/miyazaki_biography.txt
  2. ^ McCarthy, Helen (1999-09-01). Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation. United States: Stone Bridge Press. p. 26. ISBN 1-880656-41-8.
  3. ^ Cavallaro, Dani. "The Anime Art of Hayao Miyazaki". 2006.
  4. ^ http://www.google.com/patents/US3574917
  5. ^ http://www.trad.co.jp/english/company/history.html
  6. ^ http://www.nndb.com/people/940/000059763/
  7. ^ McCarthy, Helen (1999-09-01). Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation. United States: Stone Bridge Press. p. 26-27. ISBN 1-880656-41-8.
  8. ^ McCarthy, Helen (1999-09-01). Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation. United States: Stone Bridge Press. p. 27. ISBN 1-880656-41-8.
  9. ^ http://www.tcm.com/tcmdb/person/522404%7C0/Hayao-Miyazaki/