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When I heard that Mr. Eiichi Shibusawa will appear on the new 10,000 yen bill, I thought: “We will have a good era!” I strongly felt that simultaneously with the start of the new era “Reiwa,” a new era is being prepared. I don’t know much about Mr. Eiichi Shibusawa. All I know is that he was a great businessman and a really good person.
There are very few celebrities in Japan who we can say are truly great. I think that most of great people in the history are frauds. However, only a few people such as Mr. Eiichi Shibusawa and Youzan Uesugi are truly great people.
Mr. Richard Koshimizu talks enthusiastically about this at around 0:20 – 10:42 mark and at 39:15 – 44:10 mark of the video below. If you have no time to watch the video until the end, please just watch it at 5:55 – 7:08 mark.
Only the summary of Wikipedia is quoted below. As you know, a decent person has a different philosophy inwardly. Mr. Richard Koshimizu asserts with emphasis: “Shibusawa’s philosophy will improve Japan.” I quite agree with him.
By the way, Mr. Eiichi Shibusawa has evolved from a human being to a deity. I think that he will lead the world as a deity of Misofu-deities (32 deities) in the First System Earthly Deity 4th Level. Look at the picture of Mr. Eiichi Shibusawa and focus your consciousness on what he is. You will find all chakras outside the body, on the body surface and on the plexus simultaneously open. This phenomenon never occurs unless a person reaches a level higher than the Ascended Master. Mr. Fujisawa has evolved to a “divine spirit” higher than the Ascended Master.
April 14, 2019
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Richard Koshimizu Independence Party Lecture Meeting at Ikebukuro, Tokyo on April 13, 2019
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このたび～、一万円札になりました～、深谷市出身の偉人、#渋沢栄一 の情報はこちら～♪Y(o≧ω≦o)Y↓↓https://t.co/AGpCc7L2DJ#一万円札 #渋沢栄一記念館 #深谷にあるよ #SnowMan も来たよ♪ pic.twitter.com/wNutPMQAvY— ふっかちゃん (@fukkachan) April 8, 2019
Here is information on #Eiichi Shibusawa, a great figure from Fukaya City, who has become the new10,000 bill this time.
新１万円札の図柄になることが決まった渋沢栄一氏。邸宅があった都内の飛鳥山公園には渋沢史料館があり、多くの人が訪れています。500の企業に関わり、600の社会事業に携わった功績を紹介しています。＝森山有紗撮影 https://t.co/a5jChNmwfU #渋沢栄一 #新紙幣 #福沢諭吉 pic.twitter.com/fpB6vaDhdZ— 日経 写真映像部 (@nikkeiphoto) April 9, 2019
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It has been decided that the portrait of Mr. Eiichi Shibusawa will be featured on the new 10,000 yen bill. His residence was located at Asukayama Park in Tokyo, where there is Shibusawa Historical Museum many people visit. His achievements in 500 businesses and 600 social works he was engaged in are introduced there. Photograph: Arisa Moriyama
Quoted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
March 16, 1840
(February 13, Tenpo 12)
Chiarai-jima, Hanzawa County, Musashino-kumi
(currently Chiarai-jima, Fukaya City, Saitama Prefecture)
November 11, 1931 (Died at 91)
Vassal of the shogun, bureaucrat, business person, educator
Eiichi Shibusawa(who was born on March 16, 1840 and died on November 11, 1931) is a Japanese industrialist and philanthropist. Senior second rank order of viscount was conferred on him. His pseudonym is Seien.
At the end of the Edo period, he was appointed as a samurai (vassal of the shogun) from a peasantand he became acting director of Ministry of Finance who was in charge of financial policies under Financial Minister Kaou Inoue. After retirement, he became an industrialist. He was engaged in founding and management of a wider range of business enterprisessuch as Daiichi National Bank and Tokyo Stock Exchange. He served as the third head of Nishougakusha (currently Nishougakusha University) and he was also committing to founding the Institute for Business Training (currently Hitotsubashi University) and Okura Commercial School (currently Tokyo Keizai University). Based on his achievements, he is called “the father of Japanese capitalism.”He is also widely known for his management philosophy with knowledge of Analects. We will see his face on the new 10,000 yen bill from 2024.
Unity of moral and economy theory
In 1916 (Taisho 5), he wrote “Analects and Abacus” and released the idea of “”Theory of unity of moral and economy.”Based on “Analects” he learned in childhood, he held out the idea of compatibility between ethic and profit, in which wealth should be shared and given back to society instead of monopolizing profitsto develop the economy and enrich the whole country.He not only proposed this idea but tried to put it into practice himself.“Analects and Abacus” briefly shows his idea as follows:
What is the source of wealth? It is morality. The wealth cannot fully last unless it is righteous wealth.
And he also says that deception away from morality, immorality or Machiavellian business talent is not true business talent.The following phrasein the book contains the essence of Eiichi’s business philosophy.
When starting to work, think at first whether it makes sense, think whether that approach brings about profit to nation and society and furthermore think whether it is good for you as an individual. When I think in this way, if it makes sense and benefits nation and society though it is not to my benefit, I am going to forsake myself and follow where it makes sense.
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