Yasuo Matsushita

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In this Japanese name, the family name is Matsushita.

Yasuo Matsushita (松下康雄 Matsushita Yasuo?, January 1, 1926 –) was a Japanese businessman, central banker, the 27th Governor of the Bank of Japan (BOJ) and a Director of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).[1]

Early life[edit]

Matsushita was born in Hyogo prefecture.[2] He is a graduate of the University of Tokyo Law School.


Matsushita was Governor of the Bank of Japan from December 17, 1994 to March 20, 1998,[3] having previously served in the hierarchy of the Ministry of Finance.[4]



Government offices
Preceded by
Yasushi Mieno
Governor of the Bank of Japan
Succeeded by
Masaru Hayami