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Yasuo Matsushita (松下 康雄, Matsushita Yasuo, January 1, 1926 – July 20, 2018) was a Japanese businessman, central banker, the 27th Governor of the Bank of Japan (BOJ) and a Director of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS).[1]


Early lifeEdit

Matsushita was born in Hyōgo prefecture.[2] He is a graduate of the University of Tokyo Law School.


Matsushita was Governor of the Bank of Japan from December 17, 1994 to March 20, 1998,[3] having previously served in the hierarchy of the Ministry of Finance.[4]



  • 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
Yasushi Mieno
Governor of the Bank of Japan
Succeeded by
Masaru Hayami