Seihin Ikeda

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Ikeda.
Seihin Ikeda

Seihin Ikeda or Shigeaki Ikeda (池田成彬 Ikeda Seihin?, August 15, 1867 – October 9, 1950) was a Japanese businessman and central banker. He was the 14th Governor of the Bank of Japan (BOJ).[1]

Early life[edit]

Ikeda was born at Yonezawa in Yamagata Prefecture. He was educated at Keio University[2] and Harvard University, class of 1895.[3]


Ikeda was a director of Mitsui Bank from 1909-1933.[2]

From February 9, 1937 through July 27, 1937, Ikeda was Governor of the Bank of Japan.[4]

In the first Konoe cabinet, he served as Minister of Commerce and Industry.,[2] and he was named Minister of Finance in 1938.[5]

In 1941, he was made a member of the Imperial Privy Council; and for this reason, he was banned from all political activity after the end of the Pacific War.[2]


  1. ^ Bank of Japan (BOJ), 14th Governor
  2. ^ a b c d Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Ikeda Seihin" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 378, p. 378, at Google Books.
  3. ^ Thayer, William Roscoe et al. (1903). The Harvard graduates' Magazine, Vol. 11, p. 275., p. 275, at Google Books
  4. ^ BOJ, List of Governors.
  5. ^ "Japanese May Altern Exchange Control; New Finance Minister Hopes to Aid Foreign Trade," New York Times. May 29, 1938; "Jun Makihara, an Investment Banker, And Mimi Oka Plan to Marry on July 9," New York Times. May 15, 1988; retrieved 2011-08-22.


Government offices
Preceded by
Eigo Fukai
Governor of the Bank of Japan
Succeeded by
Toyotaro Yuki
Preceded by
Imperial Household Minister
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by
Toyotaro Yuki
Minister of Finance
Succeeded by