Meiji Yasuda Life

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Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company
明治安田生命保険相互会社
Meiji Yasuda Seimei Hoken Sōgo Kaisha
Mutual insurance
IndustryInsurance
Founded1881; 137 years ago (1881) (as Meiji Life)
2004; 14 years ago (2004) (merger)
FounderYasuda Zenjirō
HeadquartersChiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Area served
Japan
Key people
Nobuya Suzuki (Chairman)
Total assetsJPY 36,281.1 billion
Number of employees
41,536
Websitewww.meijiyasuda.co.jp

Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company (明治安田生命保険相互会社, Meiji Yasuda Seimei Hoken Sōgo Kaisha) is a Japanese life insurance company, headquartered in Tokyo and created in 2004 from the merger of Meiji Life and Yasuda Life. The company is one of the oldest and largest insurers in Japan. Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company is a member of the Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFJ) keiretsu.

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In 1881, entrepreneur Zenjiro Yasuda founded the Yasuda Mutual Life Insurance Company, making it part of the Yasuda zaibatsu.

On January 1, 2004, Meiji Mutual Life Insurance Company and Yasuda Mutual Life Insurance Company merged to create the Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company.

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