Soichiro Honda

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Soichiro Honda 本田 宗一郎
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BirthplaceHamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
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NationalityJapanese
Occupation
Founder of Honda

Honda, Soichiro,

1906–91, Japanese automobile executive. A mechanic and race car driver, he was a self-taught engineer. Honda founded a motorcycle company in the 1940s and began producing cars in the 1950s. His company's clean-burning CVCC engine created an automotive revolution, and its cars won a large share of the U.S. market.