Soichiro Honda

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Birthday
17, 1906
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
Aug 5, 1991 (84)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
17, 1906
Birthplace
Japan
Death Date
Aug 5, 1991 (84)

About

Japanese businessman who helped Honda Motor Co. become an internationally recognized brand.

Before Fame

He worked for a mechanic in Tokyo for six years, despite having no formal education.

Trivia

He was awarded Japan's prestigious Order of the Rising Sun after his death.

Family Life

His son Hirotoshi Honda founded Mugen Motorsports.

Associated With

He was an early 20th-century automotive pioneer much like his American counterpart Henry Ford.