Matsukata Masayoshi

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Matsukata Masayoshi
In this Japanese name, the family name is Matsukata.

Matsukata Masayoshi (松方 正義?, 25 February 1835 – 2 July 1924) was a Japanese politician. He served twice as Prime Minister of Japan[1]

Early life[change | edit source]

Matsukata was born into a samurai family in Kagoshima on the island of Kyushu.[2]

Career[change | edit source]

Matsukata founded the Bank of Japan in 1882 (Meiji 15).[3]

Matsukata was the 4th Prime Minister of Japan from 6 May 1891 to 8 August 1892. He was also the 6th Prime Minister from 18 September 1896 to 12 January 1898.[1]

Matsukata was also a Privy Councilor[2] and Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal of Japan.[4]

Honors[change | edit source]

References[change | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Matsukata Masayoshi" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 618.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Matsukata, Count Masayoshi," Who's who in the Far East, 1906-7, p. 218.
  3. Roberts, George E. (1900). Annual report of the Director of the Mint (US), p. 393.
  4. "Japan's Genro Act to FIll Hara's Post; Saionji Confers With Matsukata at Palace and Latter Goes to See Yamagata," New York Times November 7, 1921; retrieved 2012-9-20.
  5. Shaw, William A. (1906). The Knights of England, p. 348; "His Excellency Count Matsugata, formerly Prime-Minister-of Japan," London Gazette, Issue 27493, page 7162, 9 November 1902; retrieved 2012-9-20.

Other websites[change | edit source]

Media related to Masayoshi Matsukata at Wikimedia Commons

Political offices
Preceded by
Yamagata Aritomo
Prime Minister of Japan
1891–1892
Succeeded by
Itō Hirobumi
Preceded by
Kuroda Kiyotaka
Acting
Prime Minister of Japan
1896–1898