If You’re Not the No.1 in the World, You Can’t Be No.1 in Japan (1952)

“Rather than use money, use your wisdom.”
This was a favorite saying of Mr. Honda to his engineers, but there was one big problem he couldn’t solve no matter how hard he thought about it–machine tools. To improve the specification of components, you need high-precision machine tools. Read more ...

Having decided to import ¥450 million worth of machine tools, Honda left for America in November 1952. Here he is shown with family members who came to see him off at Haneda Airport.
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