|29th Governor of the Bank of Japan|
20 March 2003 – 19 March 2008
|Prime Minister||Junichirō Koizumi|
|Preceded by||Masaru Hayami|
|Succeeded by||Masaaki Shirakawa|
|Born||7 September 1935|
Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan
Toshihiko Fukui (福井 俊彦, Fukui Toshihiko, 7 September 1935) is a Japanese economist and central banker. He was the 29th Governor of the Bank of Japan (BOJ) and a Director of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).
Fukui has worked at Japan's central bank for 40 years. His positions included serving as the bank's representative in Paris, heading the research and credit management bureaus, and Executive Director. He was head of the Banking Department from September 1986 through May 1989.
In 1989, Fukui was promoted to Deputy Governor of BOJ.
In 1998, Deputy Governor Fukui resigned in connection with a bribery scandal involving leaks of financially sensitive information. He joined then-Governor Yasuo Matsushita in expressing official remorse by leaving the bank. He then became chairman of the Fujitsu Research Institute, a private policy group. He also became deputy chairman of the Japan Association of Corporate Executives.
- Recent developments of the short-term money market in Japan and changes in monetary control techiques [sic] and procedures by the Bank of Japan (1986)
- 地球温暖化対策中期目標の解說 (2009)
- Library of Congress authority file, Toshihiko Fukui, n2010-39606
- Bank of Japan (BOJ), 29th Governor
- Belson, Ken. "Japan, Its Finances in Disarray, Picks Old-School Central Banker," New York Times. February 25, 2003.
- 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
- Werner, p. 309 n.27, p. 309, at Google Books
- BOJ, List of Governors
- Facker, Martin. "Japan’s Central Bank Is Without Governor, a Blow to a Nation’s Prestige," New York Times. March 20, 2008.
- WorldCat Identities: Fukui, Toshihiko; 福井俊彦 1935-
- Ishii, Masayuki and Richard Werner (2003). The Bank of Japan under Toshihiko Fukui (福井日銀・危険な素顔, Fukui nichigin kikenna sugao). Tokyo: Appuru Shuppan. ISBN 9784871772181; OCLC 54655059
- Werner, Richard A. (2003). Princes of the Yen: Japan's Central Bankers and the Transformation of the Economy. Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe. ISBN 978-0-7656-1048-5; OCLC 471605161
| Governor of the Bank of Japan