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Makoto Usami (宇佐美洵, Usami Makoto, February 5, 1901 – February 19, 1983) was a Japanese businessman, central banker, the 21st Governor of the Bank of Japan (BOJ).

Makoto Usami
宇佐美 洵
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21st Governor of the Bank of Japan
In office
17 December 1964 – 16 December 1969
Preceded byMasamichi Yamagiwa
Succeeded byTadashi Sasaki
Personal details
Born(1901-02-05)February 5, 1901
Yamagata, Japan
DiedFebruary 19, 1983(1983-02-19) (aged 82)
Alma materKeio University


Early lifeEdit

Usami was born in Yamagata.[1]


Usami was Governor of the Bank of Japan from December 17, 1964 to December 16, 1969,[2] During Usami's tenure, the Bank was concerned with ensuring the stability of the Japanese yen in relation to other currencies.[3]



  • Werner, Richard A. (2003). Princes of the Yen: Japan's Central Bankers and the Transformation of the Economy. Armonk, New York: M.E. Sharpe. ISBN 978-0-7656-1048-5; OCLC 471605161
Government offices
Preceded by
Masamichi Yamagiwa
Governor of the Bank of Japan
Succeeded by
Tadashi Sasaki

Makoto Usami (December 17, 1964 – December 16, 1969)