Otohiko Ichiki

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Otohiko Ichiki
Otohiko Ichiki BOJ10.jpg
10th Governor of the Bank of Japan
In office
September 5, 1923 – May 10, 1927
Preceded by Junnosuke Inoue
Succeeded by Junnosuke Inoue
Minister of Finance of Japan
In office
June 12, 1922 – September 2, 1923
Prime Minister Katō Tomosaburō
Preceded by Korekiyo Takahashi
Succeeded by Junnosuke Inoue
Personal details
Born (1872-05-07)May 7, 1872
Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
Died February 19, 1954(1954-02-19) (aged 81)
Alma mater Tokyo Imperial University

Otohiko Ichiki (市来 乙彦, Ichiki Otohiko, May 7, 1872 – February 19, 1954) was a Japanese businessman, central banker and the 10th Governor of the Bank of Japan (BOJ).

Early life[edit]

Ichiki was born in Kagoshima Prefecture.[1]


In 1922-1923, Ichiki was briefly Finance Minister in the cabinet of Katō Tomosaburō.[2] As head of the Ministry of Finance, he was cautious in response to unsettled financial situation.[3] Ichiki was Governor of the Bank of Japan from September 5, 1923 through May 10, 1927.[4]



  • 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
Political offices
Preceded by
Korekiyo Takahashi
Minister of Finance
Succeeded by
Junnosuke Inoue
Government offices
Preceded by
Junnosuke Inoue
(1st term)
Governor of the Bank of Japan
Succeeded by
Junnosuke Inoue
(2nd term)