Miyazaki Airplane

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Miyazaki Airplane
Industry Aircraft Parts Manufacturing
Headquarters Kanuma, Japan
Key people
Katsuji Miyazaki, Director

Miyazaki Airplane was an aircraft parts manufacturing company based in Japan during World War II.[1] The company owned a factory located in Kanuma, Tochigi, Japan,[2] that manufactured parts, including rudders, for the Mitsubishi A6M Zero. During the war, the firm relocated to Utsunomiya, Tochigi, Japan.[3] Shortly thereafter on July 12, 1945, there was an air raid on the city of Utsunomiya which left 43.7% of the city destroyed.[4]

Ownership and leadership[edit]

The company was run by Katsuji Miyazaki (Abt. 1915 - 18 March 1993), the father of the Studio Ghibli animation studio co-founder Hayao Miyazaki.[5][6] During World War II production runs the company was owned by Katsuji's brother.


  1. ^ McCarthy, Helen (1999-09-01). Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation. United States: Stone Bridge Press. p. 26. ISBN 1-880656-41-8.
  2. ^ Asian Cinema Studies Society. Asian cinema:a publication of the Asian Cinema Studies Society, Volume 17. P.117. 2006.
  3. ^ Osmond, Andrew. "Spirited Away." P.27. 2008.
  4. ^ http://ww2db.com/battle_spec.php?battle_id=217
  5. ^ Thomson, Clifford. "Current Biography Yearbook 2001" Hayao Miyazaki.2002
  6. ^ http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/861565/Miyazaki-Hayao