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 | change source]

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

Career[change | change 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 | change source]

References[change | change 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 | change source]

Media related to Masayoshi Matsukata at Wikimedia Commons

Political offices
Preceded by
Yamagata Aritomo
Prime Minister of Japan
Succeeded by
Itō Hirobumi
Preceded by
Kuroda Kiyotaka
Prime Minister of Japan