|Soichi Honda - 本田宗一|
|D.O.B.||15th August 1938|
|Appears in||Shenmue I|
Soichi Honda (Japanese: 本田宗一) is the owner of Honda Drugstore on Dobuita Street, Yokosuka. After graduating from a pharmaceutical college he joined a large hospital as a pharmacist and continued to work there for 16 years. But 5 years ago he lost his job after the hospital had to be closed due to a malpractice suit and rumours that the hospital director was embezzling government funds. It was also about this time that Soichi's wife and children left him, but his friend managed to set him up with the job at the drug store in Yokosuka. Initially, he nearly rejected the offer, but over time has come to enjoy his job and life again.
Soichi is not related to Tatsuya Honda.