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Modern Japan pp 91-110 | Cite as

Finance

  • Hugh Cortazzi

Abstract

The Ministry of Finance is the government agency primarily responsible for all financial matters including the budget, taxation, banking, securities business and international monetary issues. It is generally regarded as the most powerful of all Japanese government organizations and its prestige enables it to attract the élite among applicants to join the Japanese civil service. Usually 20 to 25 graduates, primarily from Tokyo University, join its higher echelons each year. At the end of their careers, usually in their early fifties, they can expect to be given senior jobs in banks or financial institutions in the private sector. A number go into politics usually in the LDP interest.

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Capital Gain Regional Bank Main Bank Security Company Concise Survey 
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© Sir Hugh Cortazzi 1993

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  • Hugh Cortazzi

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