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An early photo of Risaburo before his death

Risaburo Toyoda (豊田 利三郎, Toyoda Risaburō[1], March 5, 1884 – June 3, 1952) was a Japanese entrepreneur. He was the son-in-law of Toyota Industries Co., Ltd founder Sakichi Toyoda, and brother-in-law of Toyota Motor Corporation founder, Kiichiro Toyoda (豊田 喜一郎, Toyoda Kiichirō, June 11, 1894 – March 27, 1952).

He graduated from Hitotsubashi University (then Tokyo Koto Shogyo Gakko) .In 1939, he became the first president of the Toyota Motor Corporation[2].He died at the age of 68 in 1952.

See alsoEdit


  1. Shirouzu, Norihiko. "Toyota Family Member Vies for the Top Job," Wall Street Journal. December 24, 2008.
  2. International Directory of Business Biographies: Shoichiro Toyoda
  3. Shirouzu, Norihiko and John Murphy. "Toyota to Change Leader Amid Global Sales Slump." Wall Street Journal. December 24, 2008.
  4. Kubo, Nobuhiro and Chang-Ran Kim. "Toyota confirms Akio Toyoda as New President," Reuters. June 23, 2009.
Business positions
Preceded by
CEO of Toyota Industries Corporation
Succeeded by
Taizo Ishida
Preceded by
CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation
Succeeded by
Kiichiro Toyoda