The Japan Academy awarded Dr. Takeda the prize for his book, Japanese Zaibatsu Holding Company in the Historical Perspective: The head office functions and internal capital market (in Japanese, University of Tokyo Press, February 2020), in which he explains how the three major zaibatsu (Mitsui, Mitsubishi, and Sumitomo) used funds raised by their headquarters from inside and outside the zaibatsu, and how the subsidiaries of these three zaibatsu were active in their business development. The book presents a dynamic image of the zaibatsu, and significantly contributed to the study of modern Japanese economic and business history, with a focus on the three major zaibatsu.
The Japan Academy "Recipients of the Imperial Prize, the Japan Academy Prizes and the Duke of Edinburgh Prize elected"
At RIETI, Dr. Takeda was in charge of editing the History of Japan's Trade and Industry Policy (Phase II: 1980-2000) from 2011 to 2013, and as the project leader for the Policy History and Policy Assessment project from 2011 to 2021, he has made significant contributions to the study of the history of Japan's trade and industry policy.
We congratulate him on receiving the prestigious Japan Academy Prize.
Compilation of the History of Japan's Trade and Industry Policy (Phase II)
TAKEDA Haruhito (Senior Research Advisor)