• Geoffery G. Jones


November 5, 2021, Opinion: "Eiichi Shibusawa continues to gain influence in Japan—even though he died almost a century ago. Japan’s government announced earlier this year that the 19th century business leader would be the face on 10,000 yen ($90) bank notes—the highest value denomination in Japan—starting in 2024. His life story is the subject of the year-long drama series this year on NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corp.), the country’s version of PBS or the BBC, this year. Mentions of Shibusawa have sharply increased in Nikkei, Japan’s leading business newspaper, in recent years. And Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida recently announced plans to launch an expert panel to discuss Japan’s new form of capitalism as his key policy platform, inviting a descendant of Shibusawa to serve as a core member."

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