May 22nd, 2008 at 6:15pm
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Here all these years, I always thought that the official name of Honda is the Honda Motor Company. But that’s really not what it is.
I was startled to stumble across a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission when Honda filed its annual report to them. I say startled because I was stunned to see that Honda’s official name is actually Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha.
What’s that? Well what we’ve always known as the “Honda Motor Company, Inc.” is actually the English translation of its official Japanese name. The Kabushiki Kaisha is sort of similar to our word for corporation.
Now, I always knew that Mazda’s real name is Toyo Kogyo, but for all these year I never knew that Honda was actually Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha.