Toshiwo Doko

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Toshiwo Doko (土光 敏夫 Dokō Toshio, September 15, 1896 - August 4, 1988) was a Japanese engineer born in Mitsu District, Okayama, Manager, President and Chairman of Toshiba.[1][2]

Dokō was a key manager in the Japanese economic miracle after World War II, in particular, between 1974 and 1980 when he helmed the Toshiba Corporation and was appointed chairman of the Japan Business Federation (Keidanren).

After graduating from the Higher Technical School of Tokyo in 1920, Dokō worked for the Ishikawajima Shipyard Co., first as a designer of turbines and then, between 1950 and 1960 as president, during which he renewed the company in order to benefit from significant procurement provided by the United States during the Korean War.

Dokō later chaired the Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. during the merger in 1960, overseeing the construction of the Idemitsu Maru, the largest tanker in the world. At Toshiba, as vice president, between 1965 and 1972, and president between 1972 and 1976, he raised the morale of the workers driving the company towards prosperity.[3]

In 1988 he posthumously received the highest distinction of the Scout Association of Japan, the Golden Pheasant Award.[4]


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