Junnosuke Inoue

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Inoue.
Junnosuke Inoue

Junnosuke Inoue (井上準之助 Inoue Junnosuke?, May 6, 1869 – February 9, 1932) was a Japanese businessman and central banker. He was the 9th and 11th Governor of the Bank of Japan (BOJ).

Biography[edit]

Inoue was born in Ōita Prefecture.[1] In 1897, Inoue was a BOJ trainee along with Hisaakira Hijikata. Both young men were sent by the bank to learn about British banking practices in London.[2] From 1913-1919, Inoue was head of the Yokohama Specie Bank[3] Inoue was Governor of the Bank of Japan from March 13, 1919 – September 2, 1923 and again from May 10, 1927 – June 1, 1928.[4]

In 1932, Inoue was one of two prominent Japanese assassinated in the League of Blood Incident.

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References[edit]

  • Metzler, Mark. (2006). Lever of Empire: the International Gold Standard and the Crisis of Liberalism in Prewar Japan. Berkeley: University of California Press. ISBN 9780520244207; OCLC 469841628
  • Tamaki, Norio. (1995). Japanese banking: a History, 1859-1959. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521496766; OCLC 231677071
Political offices
Preceded by
Otohiko Ichiki
Minister of Finance
1923–1924
Succeeded by
Kazue Shōda
Preceded by
Chuzo Mitsuchi
Minister of Finance
1929–1931
Succeeded by
Korekiyo Takahashi
Government offices
Preceded by
Yatarō Mishima
Governor of the Bank of Japan
(1st term)

1919–1923
Succeeded by
Otohiko Ichiki
Preceded by
Otohiko Ichiki
(2nd term)
1927–1928
Succeeded by
Hisaakira Hijikata