Japanese Banking: A History, 1859-1959 (Studies in Monetary and Financial History)
Norio TamakiISBN: 0521496764; 9780521496766;
In Japan, as in other parts of the world, banking plays an essential role in economic development. Studying key industries such as banking provides an important tool for genuinely understanding a country. This book gives that understanding of Japan forthe first time in English. It thoroughly documents Japanese banking during a crucial one-hundred years--from the opening of her borders to the world in 1859 through two world wars--from which the Japanese economy finally emerged as one of the most powerful global forces.