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A graduate of the mechanical engineering department of Japan's Kogakuin University, Kawamura is one of the country's most highly regarded motoring journalists. Starting out as a news editor with Motor Fan magazine in the early 80s, he soon left to become a freelance writer. Over the next 30 years, he developed a no-nonsense, intelligent and witty style that is a much sought after commodity in the local industry. He is rather partial to German metal and owns a Porsche Cayman S(981) and a Smart for two(451), and votes on the Japan Car of the Year jury panel.