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Eiichi Shibusawa
Birth: Feb. 13, 1840
Death: Nov. 11, 1931

Multi-talented businessman. He developed several business enterprises that established a groundwork for the future development of business and promoted the social welfare of Japan. Among his businesses were the Daiichi Kokuritsu Ginko Bank (now the Daiichi Kangyo Ginko Bank) and the Fukaya Brick Manufacturing Company. Shibusawa called for the "unity of morality and the economy," urging businessmen to hold "the Analects of Confucius in one hand, an abacus in the other." Although allowing that businessmen must earn money, Shibusawa cautioned against the use of unethical practices to do so. Shibusawa said, "[A business that] founders by holding to morals is not a failure. [A business that] prospers without holding to morals is not a success." He also said, "[He who] seeks fame and fortune through immorality, misconduct, and deception will never achieve it. Even if he achieves temporary fame and fortune through some stroke of luck, it will be only as a floating cloud in the heavens, soon to be dispersed by a gust of wind." He is the subject of a biographical novel by Saburo Shiroyama entitled "Brave and Fearless." Tokyo's Shibusawa Memorial Museum was established in his honor. (bio by: Warrick L. Barrett) 
 
Burial:
Yanaka Cemetery
Tokyo
Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Plot: 11-1
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Warrick L. Barrett
Record added: Jan 28, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6136358
Eiichi Shibusawa
Added by: Warrick L. Barrett
 
Eiichi Shibusawa
Added by: Warrick L. Barrett
 
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Remembering you today, Eiichi... (Would that all businessmen would follow your moral philosophy today!)
- Mary
 Added: Apr. 13, 2014

- Jackie Howard
 Added: Feb. 13, 2014

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