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KASUYA, Makoto
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Faculty of Economics,
The University of Tokyo,
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-0033
kasuya at e.u-tokyo.ac.jp
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Research Field
Japanese Business History
Research Theme
First, I have analyzed how modern companies emerged in Japan. I have studied the case of Mitsui & Co., one of the oldest trading companies in Japan, and the case of Mitsui Bank, one of the oldest banks in Japan. I made it clear how the trading know-how was formed in Mitsui & Co. and how the Mitsui Bank evolved from a ryogae-sho (feudal financier) to a modern bank that accepted deposits from the public. In addition to business activities, I studied how employment and promotion changed in these companies. Secondly, I analyzed development of the real estate industry in Japan.