Seihin Ikeda

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In this Japanese name, the family name is "Ikeda".
Seihin Ikeda

Seihin Ikeda or Shigeaki Ikeda (池田成彬 Ikeda Seihin?, August 15, 1867 – October 9, 1950) was a Japanese businessman and central banker. He was the 14th Governor of the Bank of Japan (BOJ).[1]

Early life[edit]

Ikeda was born at Yonezawa in Yamagata Prefecture. He was educated at Keio University[2] and Harvard University, class of 1895.[3]

Career[edit]

Ikeda was a director of Mitsui Bank from 1909-1933.[2]

From February 9, 1937 through July 27, 1937, Ikeda was Governor of the Bank of Japan.[4]

In the first Konoe cabinet, he served as Minister of Commerce and Industry.,[2] and he was named Minister of Finance in 1938.[5]

In 1941, he was made a member of the Imperial Privy Council; and for this reason, he was banned from all political activity after the end of the Pacific War.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bank of Japan (BOJ), 14th Governor
  2. ^ a b c d Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Ikeda Seihin" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 378, p. 378, at Google Books.
  3. ^ Thayer, William Roscoe et al. (1903). The Harvard graduates' Magazine, Vol. 11, p. 275., p. 275, at Google Books
  4. ^ BOJ, List of Governors.
  5. ^ "Japanese May Altern Exchange Control; New Finance Minister Hopes to Aid Foreign Trade," New York Times. May 29, 1938; "Jun Makihara, an Investment Banker, And Mimi Oka Plan to Marry on July 9," New York Times. May 15, 1988; retrieved 2011-08-22.

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Government offices
Preceded by
Eigo Fukai
Governor of the Bank of Japan
1937
Succeeded by
Toyotaro Yuki
Preceded by
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Imperial Household Minister
1948-
Succeeded by
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Political offices
Preceded by
Toyotaro Yuki
Minister of Finance
1938-
Succeeded by
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