Launch of the AP Lab

Honda R&D Center put together a ten-member Air Pollution Research Group in the summer of 1965, in accordance with its expectations regarding the future of automobile exports. Established by Shizuo Yagi, leader of the company's Engine-performance Research Block, the new group consisted of members of Yagi's own section. They began by collecting data on legal trends in America's air pollution regulations. In September of that year, Kunpei Ito, of the Technical Research Lab, conducted a survey on air pollution caused by automobile emissions in Japan and the U.S. Read more ...

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