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Soichiro Honda

Soichiro Honda 本田宗一郎, (1906-1992) industrialist, born in Iwata Gun[?], Japan. He started as an apprentice mechanic in 1922 and opened his own garage in 1928. By 1934 he started a piston-ring production factory and in 1948 he began producing motorcycles as president of the Honda Corporation[?]. He remained president until 1973, stayed on as director and was appointed "supreme adviser" in 1983.

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