Saburō Matsukata

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Saburō Matsukata (松方三郎) (August 1, 1899 – September 15, 1973) of Japan, a journalist, businessman and mountaineer, served on the World Scout Committee of the World Organization of the Scout Movement and was the sixth President of the Boy Scouts of Japan, contributing to the success of the 13th World Scout Jamboree held August 2 to 10, 1971 on the western side of Mount Fuji.

Matsukata was son of the early Meiji Period Finance Minister and genrō, Matsukata Masayoshi.

In 1972, Matsukata was awarded the Bronze Wolf, the only distinction of the World Organization of the Scout Movement, awarded by the World Scout Committee for exceptional services to world Scouting.[1] In 1973 he posthumously received the highest distinction of the Scout Association of Japan, the Golden Pheasant Award.[2]

An experienced mountaineer and lifelong alpinist, Matsukata led Japan's 39-person expedition to Mount Everest in 1970.[3]


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  3. ^ Haru Matsukata Reischauer, "Samurai and Silk: A Japanese and American Heritage", Harvard University Press, 1986, page 317

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Preceded by
Hidesaburo Kurushima
Chief Scout of the Scout Association of Japan
Succeeded by
Akira Watanabe