Takekoshi Yosaburō

Takekoshi Yosaburō (竹越 與三郎, November 22, 1865 – January 12, 1950) was a Japanese historian and politician, member of the Diet and Privy councillor. He was a graduate of Keiō Gijuku.

Takekoshi Yosaburō

Takekoshi was a committed advocate of Japanese expansion into the South Seas, rather than China.[1]

Among his works published in English are Japanese Rule in Formosa[2] and a monumental Economic Aspects of the Civilization of Japan,[3][4] which includes a wealth of quantitative data from pre-modern sources.


  1. ^ Schencking, J. Charles (October 1999). "The Imperial Japanese Navy and the Constructed Consciousness of a South Seas Destiny, 1872–1921". Modern Asian Studies. 33 (4): 783. doi:10.1017/S0026749X99003649.
  2. ^ Takekoshi, Yosaburō (1907). Japanese rule in Formosa. London, New York, Bombay and Calcutta: Longmans, Green, and co. OCLC 753129. OL 6986981M.
  3. ^ Takekoshi, Yosaburō (1930). Economic Aspects of the Civilization of Japan. London: G. Allen & Unwin ltd. OCLC 6056613. OL 6742688M.
  4. ^ Takekoshi, Yosaburo (2003). The economic aspects of the history of the civilization of Japan ([Reprint] ed.). London: Routledge. ISBN 0415323819.