Toshihiko Fukui

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Toshihiko Fukui
Toshihiko Fukui.jpg
29th Governor of the Bank of Japan
In office
20 March 2003 – 19 March 2008
Prime MinisterJunichirō Koizumi
Shinzō Abe
Yasuo Fukuda
Preceded byMasaru Hayami
Succeeded byMasaaki Shirakawa
Personal details
Born (1935-09-07) 7 September 1935 (age 84)
Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan

Toshihiko Fukui (福井 俊彦, Fukui Toshihiko, 7 September 1935)[1] 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).

Early life[edit]

Fukui was born in Osaka.[2]


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.[3] He was head of the Banking Department from September 1986 through May 1989.[4]

In 1989, Fukui was promoted to Deputy Governor of BOJ.[4]

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.[5] 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.[3]

Fukui was Deputy Governor of BOJ from 2002 through 2003; and he became the new BOJ governor at the end of the five-year term of Masaru Hayami.[3]

Fukui served as Governor of the Bank of Japan from March 20, 2003 to March 19, 2008.[6] He resigned in 2008.[7]

Selected works[edit]

In a statistical overview derived from writings by and about Toshihiko Fukui, OCLC/WorldCat encompasses roughly 1 works in 2 publications in 1 language and 6 library holdings.[8]

  • 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)



  • 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
Government offices
Preceded by
Masaru Hayami
Governor of the Bank of Japan
Succeeded by
Masaaki Shirakawa