Soichiro Honda

Entrepreneur

Soichiro Honda was born in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan on November 17th, 1906 and is the Entrepreneur. At the age of 84, Soichiro Honda biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

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Date of Birth
November 17, 1906
Nationality
Japan
Place of Birth
Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Death Date
Aug 5, 1991 (age 84)
Zodiac Sign
Scorpio
Profession
Businessperson, Engineer, Entrepreneur
Soichiro Honda Height, Weight, Eye Color and Hair Color

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Soichiro Honda Religion, Education, and Hobbies
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Soichiro Honda Spouse(s), Children, Affair, Parents, and Family
Spouse(s)
Sachi Honda (1914–2013)
Children
Hirotoshi Honda,, Yasuhiro Watanabe
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Parents
Gihei Honda (Father), Mika Honda (Mother)
About Soichiro Honda

Early years

Honda was born in Kōmyō village, Iwata District, Shizuoka, near Hamamatsu on November 17, 1906. He spent his early childhood helping his father, Gihei Honda, a blacksmith, with his bicycle repair business. At the time his mother, Mika Honda, was a weaver. Honda was not interested in traditional education. His school handed grade reports to the children, but required that they be returned stamped with the family seal, to make sure that a parent had seen it. Honda created a stamp to forge his family seal out of a used rubber bicycle pedal cover. The fraud was soon discovered when he started to make forged stamps for other children. Honda was unaware that the stamp was supposed to be mirror-imaged. His family name 本田 (Honda) is symmetrical when written vertically, so it did not cause a problem, but some of other children's family names were not.

Even as a toddler, Honda had been thrilled by the first car that was ever seen in his village. In later life, he would often say that he could never forget the smell of oil it gave off, saying that it smelled "like perfume". Soichiro once borrowed one of his father's bicycles to see a demonstration of an airplane made by pilot Art Smith, which cemented his love for machinery and invention.

At 15, without any formal education, Honda left home and headed to Tokyo to look for work. He obtained an apprenticeship at a garage in 1922. After some hesitation over his employment, he stayed for six years, working as a car mechanic before returning home to start his own auto repair business in 1928 at the age of 22.

Honda raced a turbocharged Ford in the "1st Japan Automobile Race" at Tamagawa Speedway in 1936. He crashed and seriously injured his left eye. His brother was also injured. After that, he quit racing.

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