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August 6, 1991 | SAM JAMESON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soichiro Honda, an auto mechanic who founded Honda Motor Co., made his own name a synonym for motorcycles and moved on to challenge the auto giants of the world, died here Monday. He was 84. His death, from liver failure, brought back memories of how he and Japan's other "garage" manufacturers led the country's recovery from the ashes of defeat in World War II.
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August 6, 1991 | SAM JAMESON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soichiro Honda, an auto mechanic who founded Honda Motor Co., made his own name a synonym for motorcycles and moved on to challenge the auto giants of the world, died here Monday. He was 84. His death, from liver failure, brought back memories of how he and Japan's other "garage" manufacturers led the country's recovery from the ashes of defeat in World War II.
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BUSINESS
October 10, 1989 | JAMES RISEN, Times Staff Writer
A man who helped devastate Detroit has come to be honored and enshrined by it tonight. At a dinner in downtown Detroit, Soichiro Honda, the original Mr. Honda of the Honda Motor Co., will become the first Japanese auto executive to be inducted into America's Automotive Hall of Fame. He will thus be immortalized alongside the legends of the U.S. auto industry, whose names still ring down through the ages: Henry Ford. Walter P. Chrysler. Ransom Olds. Alfred P. Sloan.
BUSINESS
October 10, 1989 | JAMES RISEN, Times Staff Writer
A man who helped devastate Detroit has come to be honored and enshrined by it tonight. At a dinner in downtown Detroit, Soichiro Honda, the original Mr. Honda of the Honda Motor Co., will become the first Japanese auto executive to be inducted into America's Automotive Hall of Fame. He will thus be immortalized alongside the legends of the U.S. auto industry, whose names still ring down through the ages: Henry Ford. Walter P. Chrysler. Ransom Olds. Alfred P. Sloan.
NEWS
January 1, 1989 | United Press International
Takeo Fujisawa, co-founder of the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer, Honda Motor Co., died of a heart ailment, a Tokyo hospital reported Saturday. He was 78. Fujisawa, supreme adviser of the company and former vice president, died Friday, the hospital said. With co-founder Soichiro Honda, Fujisawa developed Honda into the world's top motorcycle maker. The company later expanded into the automobile market.
NEWS
January 7, 1992
Here are some of the world figures who died in 1991: Ex-Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, 46, was assassinated in May as he stooped to receive flowers from a Sri Lankan Tamil separatist posing as an admirer during a rural campaign stop. The death of Gandhi, son of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, prompted rioting and postponed elections.
BUSINESS
March 27, 1994 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When consumers were clamoring for Honda's highly dependable cars in the early 1980s, longtime Southern California car dealer Bob Estes put in his bid for a Honda franchise. With his Beverly Hills location, solid financing and 40 years' experience selling Volkswagens, Porsches, Lincolns and Mercurys, Estes figured he would land a dealership with ease.
OPINION
July 30, 1989 | Joel Kotkin, Joel Kotkin is an international fellow at the Pepperdine University School of Business and a senior fellow at the Center for the New West
Last week's stunning defeat of Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party tapped a deep-seated, growing discontent in the island nation. After four decades of political stability and economic ascendancy, the Japanese seem to be losing faith in their nation's system and its prospects for the future. Political disaffection, evident from last week's voting, represents one major element in this rising tide of Asiatic angst .
BUSINESS
April 3, 1994 | GREG JOHNSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When consumers were clamoring for Honda's highly dependable cars in the early 1980s, longtime Southern California car dealer Bob Estes put in his bid for a Honda franchise. With his Beverly Hills location, solid financing and 40 years' experience selling Volkswagens, Porsches, Lincolns and Mercurys, Estes figured he would land a dealership with ease.
BUSINESS
February 5, 1995 | JOHN O'DELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The attorney for the businessman accused of engineering an $11-million kickback scheme at American Honda Motor Co. says he will put Japanese business practices and trade relations on trial Tuesday when the racketeering and fraud case gets underway.
BUSINESS
April 25, 1999 | MARK MAGNIER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the United States hit bottom economically a decade ago, it turned to the young and the restless in places such as Silicon Valley to remake its aged economy. The success that followed surpassed the wildest expectations of most foreigners, who had written off America's mature economy, and even many Americans. Japan now finds itself in similar straits.
BUSINESS
September 5, 1989 | PATRICE APODACA, Times Staff Writer
Chances are few amateur photographers have ever heard of Bill Norman. But in his field, Norman is as respected as Soichiro Honda, Bill Marriott or Liz Claiborne are in theirs. It was 27 years ago in his parents' garage that Norman built his first electronic photographic flash unit, and his skills as a tinkerer of lighting gear have made his fortune.
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