Keizo Shibusawa

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Keizō Shibusawa
Keizo Shibusawa BOJ16.jpg
Minister of Finance of Japan
In office
Prime Minister Kijūrō Shidehara
16th Governor of the Bank of Japan
In office
March 18, 1944 – October 9, 1945
Personal details
Born (1896-08-25)August 25, 1896
Tokyo, Japan
Died October 25, 1963(1963-10-25) (aged 67)

Viscount Keizō Shibusawa (渋沢 敬三, Shibusawa Keizō, August 25, 1896 – October 25, 1963) was a Japanese businessman, central banker, philanthropist and folklorist. He was the 16th Governor of the Bank of Japan (BOJ).

Early life[edit]

Shibusawa was born in Tokyo.[1] He was the grandson of Shibusawa Eiichi.[2]


Shibusawa was Governor of the Bank of Japan from March 18, 1944 – October 9, 1945.[3] He left the bank to served as Finance Minister in the brief post-war government of Kijūrō Shidehara in 1945-1946.[4]

The dissolution of the Japanese zaibatsu was implemented during the period in which he was head of the Ministry of Finance.[2]

Shibusawa was involved in the creation of the core collection of the National Museum of Ethnology in Osaka.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bank of Japan (BOJ), 16th Governor
  2. ^ a b Tamaki, Norio. (1995). Japanese Banking: a History, 1859-1959, p. 187, p. 187, at Google Books
  3. ^ BOJ, List of Governors; Werner, Richard A. (2003). Princes of the Yen: Japan's Central Bankers and the Transformation of the Economy, p. 147, p. 147, at Google Books
  4. ^ "Major Posts Filled in Jap Cabinet; Shaping Into Conservative Body," The Argus (Australia). 9 October 1945, p. 1; retrieved 2011-08-21
  5. ^ Izumi Koide. "Mining for Information Gold: How to get at it?" p. 2, Association for Asian Studies (AAS) conference, April 2, 2005; retrieved 2011-08-22


Political offices
Preceded by
Juichi Tsushima
Minister of Finance
Succeeded by
Tanzan Ishibashi
Government offices
Preceded by
Toyotarō Yūki
Governor of the Bank of Japan
Succeeded by
Eikichi Araki
(1st term)