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Kazunori Yamauchi in the "MAN AT THE TOP AWARDS 2010" of UK's Esquire Magazine

In the 2010 December UK issue of the world famous "Esquire" lifestyle magazine, Gran Turismo series producer Kazunori Yamauchi was one of the people selected in their celebrated "MAN AT THE TOP AWARDS 2010".

10 Men are ranked according to those who "rewrote the future through their works in the past year". Following after people like Christopher Nolan (director of the movie "Inception"), Richard Russell (owner of XL Recordings), Matthew Weiner (Producer of the popular drama "Mad Men"), Kazunori ranked in 4th place. Following close behind are other highly respectable figures in the world such as the Tour de France champion Mark Cavendish, as well as Twitter CEO Evan Williams.

In the special 4 page section within the feature is an interview in which Kazunori talks about the philosophy of Gran Turismo 5 and other topics for this piece of work, as well as visions for the future and the workings behind the scenes at Polyphony Digital.

Kazunori's coverage in this special feature which covers all aspects of our culture including sports, popular culture and business, goes to show just how widely Kazunori and Gran Turismo are affecting the world.