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2007 Kawasaki Tour - 2 Photo Gallery

Strangers in a strange land, our Kawasaki Japanese adventure continues with tours of the Kobe Works shipyard and Hyogo Works facilities. Check out the full story in Touring Japan with Kawasaki Part 3.

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Mr. Shinichi Tamba, Senior VP of Kawasaki and President of Consumer Products & Machinery Corp., toasts his humble guests at Crystal Tower dinner - Kawasaki Tour
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Crystal Tower - Kawasaki Tour
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Crystal Tower dinner - Kawasaki Tour
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Crystal Tower dinner - Kawasaki Tour
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Crystal Tower dinner - Kawasaki Tour
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Crystal Tower dinner - Kawasaki Tour
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Crystal Tower dinner - Kawasaki Tour
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And this my friends, tastes even better than it looks - Crystal Tower dinner - Kawasaki Tour
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Here we are at the Crystal Tower - Kawasaki Tour
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The view of Kobe from the penthouse of the Crystal Tower - Kawasaki Tour
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Hyogo Works - Kawasaki Tour
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Here we are at Hyogo Works - Kawasaki Tour
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Rolling Stock HQ at Hyogo Works is impressive from the moment you walk through the door - Kawasaki Tour
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The Hikari Rail Star is another variation of the Bullet Train - Kawasaki Tour
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The Shinkansen looks fast standing still - Kawasaki Tour
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The high tech Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) transportation vessels manufactured by Kawasaki are some of the most efficient on earth - LNG carrier - Kawasaki Tour
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The Golar Spirit was one of the first high tech LNG carriers Kawasaki produced - Kawasaki Tour
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Ship Building - Kawasaki Tour
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These con rods will cause some serious damage if they come apart at red line - Kawasaki Tour
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This massive crank may not be condusive to the high revving nature of a 2-Stroke but it isn't going to stall on any hills either. Silly, this is actually a new crankshaft as might be seen within one of the massive ship motors - Kawasaki Tour
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Just toss one of these in your KX450F and you will know the meaning of term thumper - Kawasaki Tour
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The Orient Phoenix, bulk carrier was launched on June 1, 2007 from KHI's Kobe shipyard. Officially designated as Kawasaki hull number 1578, the 189.9 meter vessel is scheduled to be delivered to Panama-based Black Ship Line in August 2007. - Kobe Shipyard - Kawasaki Tour
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The Mokara Colossus bow is positioned by one of the gantries at Kobe Shipyard - Kawasaki Tour
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The Mokara Colossus sits in an unfinished state at the shipyard, the same site as the vessel we would tour one year later - Kobe Shipyard - Kawasaki Tour
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The Mokara Colossus bulk carrier for Singapore-based K-Line Pte Ltd. at its Kobe Shipyard on September 16. The carrier, identified as Kawasaki hull No. 1579. - Kawasaki Tour
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The Mokara Colossus bridge is lowered into position by one of the massive gantry - Kawasaki Tour
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Before heading into the rain we posed for a group shot in our shiztyt duds - Kawasaki Tour
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Watch as the US media turns into little children in the presence of greatness at the private Kawasaki racing museum - Kawasaki Tour
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Pulsating music, dancing girls, a guy biting your ear... Hey, Kobe's a wild place at night!
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Some of the greatest Kawasaki race bikes on the planet were on display in this personal museum at Kobe Works - Kawasaki Tour
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A legendary Godier-Genoud Kawasaki endurance racer - Kawasaki Tour
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It was time to start our tour of the Shipyard and Rolling Stock facilities - Kawasaki Tour
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They only come out at night. Three American motojournalists were roaming the Kobe streets in search of a good time.