Soichiro Honda
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"Soichiro Honda"/?? ???/Honda S?ichir?/extra=November 17, 1906 – August 5, 1991}} was a Japanese engineer and industrialist. "Honda Soichiro." Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica Online Library Edition. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2011. Web. 21 July 2011. . In 1948, he established Honda and oversaw its expansion from a wooden shack manufacturing bicycle motors to a multinational automobile and motorcycle manufacturer.

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