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Lecture Series: Yoshihiko Miyauchi on “Change in Japanese Entrepreneurship: the Case of ORIX”

April 27, 2015

Yoshihiko Miyauchi continued the 2014-2015 Mitsubishi Corporation Lecture Series with a talk that looked at the changing Japanese corporation and entrepreneurship from WWII to the present day. As a Japanese business icon and ORIX corporation senior chairman, Miyauchi demonstrated the changes in entrepreneurship through a close examination of ORIX’s experience from the post-war high economic growth period to the bubble burst of the early 1990s, and as shaped by current ‘Abenomic’ policies and global economics.

Yoshihiko Miyauchi is the Senior Chairman of the Orix Foundation, and until recently was CEO of the Orix Corporation – one of Japan’s largest leasing and leading diversified financial services conglomerate in 24 countries worldwide. He received a BA from Kwansei Gakuin University in 1958, followed by an MBA in 1960 from the University of Washington. In addition to being one of Japan’s top corporate leaders, Miyauchi is a strong advocate of regulatory reform and serves as president of the Council for Promoting Regulatory Reform, an advisory board to the prime minister of Japan.

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