|Tokyo, February 12, 1998 --- On February 1, 1998 Honda Vice President Hiroyuki Yoshino received a Distinguished
Service Citation, and was inducted into the North American car industry's
Automotive Hall of Fame. The reason given for the citation was the contribution
he has made through the technologies and products he was a part of developing,
which have helped to solve environmental problems. His name will be recorded in
a corner of the Hall of Fame.
The Automotive Hall of Fame gives out awards in four separate categories.
In 1989, Honda's late founder, Soichiro Honda, became the first person from the
East to be honored with a Hall of Fame award. Vice President Hiroyuki Yoshino
is the first Japanese person ever to receive the great honor of being selected
for a Distinguished Service Citation, which signifies an important contribution
to the automobile industry.
The Automotive Hall of Fame (current location: Midland, Michigan) was established
in 1939 to honor those whose achievements had made an important contribution to
the development of automobiles and the automobile industry.