This just in from Honda Motor:
Honda Motor Co., Ltd. solemnly acknowledges the passing of Mrs. Sachi Honda, the widow of the late Mr. Soichiro Honda, founder of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Mrs. Sachi Honda passed away in her own home at 3:05 p.m. on December 15, 2013, due to natural causes. Born on July 11, 1914, Mrs. Honda was 99 years old.
A private funeral service was held by the family. In compliance with the family's wishes, all expressions of condolence (condolence visit, money, flowers, telegrams, etc.) is respectfully declined.