Mazda Motor Corporation unveiled their new test facility in western Japan on Thursday, complete with an opening ceremony with local government dignitaries and high-ranking company officials including President and CEO Hisakazu Imaki. The facility, known as the Mine ('me-nay') Proving Ground, is located in Mine City in Japan's Yamaguchi Prefecture. The research and development operation includes a seven turn, 3.3 kilometer test track, a 'multi purpose driving course,' and is the company's second "major business installation" in the prefecture-- the company already maintains its Hofu manufacturing facility in the area.

[Sources: Mazda via ACNnewswire; MazdaNews.com]