Iwasaki Yanosuke

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In this Japanese name, the family name is "Iwasaki".
Iwasaki Yanosuke
岩崎彌之助
Iwasaki Yanosuke BOJ4.jpg
4th Governor of the Bank of Japan
In office
November 11, 1896 – October 20, 1898
Monarch Meiji
Prime Minister Matsukata Masayoshi
Itō Hirobumi
Ōkuma Shigenobu
Preceded by Kawada Koichiro
Succeeded by Yamamoto Tatsuo

Iwasaki Yanosuke (岩崎彌之助?, February 8, 1851—March 25, 1908) was a Japanese businessman, central banker and the 4th Governor of the Bank of Japan (BOJ). He was created a Baron in 1900; and he was a member of Japan's House of Peers.[1]

Early life[edit]

Iwasaki was born in Kochi Prefecture.[2] He was the brother of Iwasaki Yatarō, the founder of Mitsubishi.[3]

He was educated at the Tokyo Imperial University and at the University of Pennsylvania in Phlladelphia.[1]

Career[edit]

In 1885, Iwasaki became the second president of Mitsubishi.[4]

Iwasaki was Governor of the Bank of Japan from November 11, 1896—October 20, 1898.[5]

In 1890, he was responsible for Mitsubishi's purchase of the land in most of the central business district in Tokyo when it was still covered with grass and bamboo.[6]

Legacy[edit]

Iwasaki's son Koyata would become Mitsubishi's 4th president;[7] and his second son Toshiya would found his own company, Asahi Glass.[8]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Baron Yanosuke Iwasaki," New York Times. March 26,1908; retrieved 2011-08-30
  2. ^ Bank of Japan (BOJ), 4th Governor
  3. ^ Mistubishi, Yanosuke Iwasaki
  4. ^ Weston, Mark. (1999). Giants of Japan : the Lives of Japan's Greatest Men and Women, p. 17., p. 17, at Google Books
  5. ^ BOJ, List of Governors.
  6. ^ Sanger, David E. "Daimler-Benz and Mitsubishi Negotiating Cooperative Plan," New York Times, March 7, 1990; retrieved 2011-08-30
  7. ^ Mistubishi, Koyata Iwasaki
  8. ^ Mistubishi, Toshiya Iwasaki

References[edit]

Government offices
Preceded by
Kawada Koichiro
Governor of the Bank of Japan
1896-1898
Succeeded by
Tatsuo Yamamoto