Okuma's Yoshiyuki Nakagawa was selected in the Metalworking Section (Lathes) of the 2007 Contemporary Master Craftsman awards. The Contemporary Master Craftsman system, under the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, is intended to honor technicians with outstanding skills who are recognized as leaders in their fields.

Since joining Okuma in 1967, Mr. Nakagawa has been engaged in machining of machine tool spindles, and is also expert in measurement techniques and metal cutting theory. He has been active for many years in training and nurturing students at technical high schools, and in training activities for technicians as a Central Trade Skill Test Commissioner. 

Mr. Masuda is the third Okuma employee to receive this award, following Kaneaki Takeichi in 2003 and Yasuo Miyata in 2005. Okuma is proud to see its employees selected as Contemporary Master Craftsmen, and will continue to work for the development Japanese "monozukuri."

Awards & News

The Okuma group of research engineers that developed the basic technology for the Thermo-Friendly Concept,

The Okuma group of research engineers that developed the basic technology for the Thermo-Friendly Concept, "intelligent machine tool technology to achieve autonomous, high accuracy machining even in changing temperatures," receives the Award for Excellenc

Okuma Machining Research Center Employees Win Technology Award at the 15th Japanese Society of Die/Mold Technology Awards

Okuma Machining Research Center Employees Win Technology Award at the 15th Japanese Society of Die/Mold Technology Awards

5-Axis Auto Tuning System wins MM Award at EMO 2013

5-Axis Auto Tuning System wins MM Award at EMO 2013

Okuma's LASER EX Series wins MM Award 2017

Okuma's LASER EX Series wins MM Award 2017

Okuma Wins Machine Design Award For Its 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center

Okuma Wins Machine Design Award For Its 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center

MCR-BII 35E double-column machining center for 5-sided applications Recipient of the “Outstanding Product Award” in the 2004 Nikkei Superior Products and Services Awards

MCR-BII 35E double-column machining center for 5-sided applications Recipient of the “Outstanding Product Award” in the 2004 Nikkei Superior Products and Services Awards

Okuma's DRA-J radial drilling machine wins the Long-Life Best-Seller Award from the Society to Honor Machine Tools of Historical Value

Okuma's DRA-J radial drilling machine wins the Long-Life Best-Seller Award from the Society to Honor Machine Tools of Historical Value

MU-500VA 5-axis multitasking vertical machining center wins Top 10 New Products Award

MU-500VA 5-axis multitasking vertical machining center wins Top 10 New Products Award

The 2SP-150H Parallel 2-Spindle CNC Lathe Wins the Japan Machine Tool Manufacturers Award at the 35th Machine Design Awards by Nikkan Kogyo Business & Technology Daily News

The 2SP-150H Parallel 2-Spindle CNC Lathe Wins the Japan Machine Tool Manufacturers Award at the 35th Machine Design Awards by Nikkan Kogyo Business & Technology Daily News

Okuma produces its second Contemporary Master Craftsman

Okuma produces its second Contemporary Master Craftsman

MCR-H (Hyper)—Okuma’s super high-speed, high-accuracy double column machining center—wins 49th Top 10 New Products Award from the Nikkan Kogyo Business & Technology Daily News

MCR-H (Hyper)—Okuma’s super high-speed, high-accuracy double column machining center—wins 49th Top 10 New Products Award from the Nikkan Kogyo Business & Technology Daily News

SPACE TURN LB EX Series of 2-axis control CNC lathe/turning centers honored in 50th (2007) Top Ten New Products Awards

SPACE TURN LB EX Series of 2-axis control CNC lathe/turning centers honored in 50th (2007) Top Ten New Products Awards

Okuma's MU-V and MULTUS U LASER EX Machines Win 59th (2016) Best 10 New Product Awards

Okuma's MU-V and MULTUS U LASER EX Machines Win 59th (2016) Best 10 New Product Awards

An Okuma lathe machinist is among the 150 people selected for the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's 2007 Contemporary Master Craftsman award

An Okuma lathe machinist is among the 150 people selected for the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare's 2007 Contemporary Master Craftsman award

Chairman Junro Kashiwa honored with The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon

Chairman Junro Kashiwa honored with The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon

MULTUS B750 intelligent multitasking machine selected at 51st (2008) Top 10 New Products Award

MULTUS B750 intelligent multitasking machine selected at 51st (2008) Top 10 New Products Award

Kosei Masuda, Senior Engineer in Okuma's Solution R&D Center, Awarded Medal with Yellow Ribbon

Kosei Masuda, Senior Engineer in Okuma's Solution R&D Center, Awarded Medal with Yellow Ribbon

GENOS L 1-saddle CNC lathe honored in the 53rd (2010) Best 10 New Product Awards

GENOS L 1-saddle CNC lathe honored in the 53rd (2010) Best 10 New Product Awards