zaibatsu

Japanese industrial conglomerate (see cartel). By the end of the 20th century these conglomerates had been replaced by keiretsu, meaning networks of companies that are entwined. The old,...
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zaibatsu

(Japanese: `wealthy clique`), any of the large capitalist enterprises of Japan before World War II, similar to cartels or trusts but usually ... [5 related articles]
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Zaibatsu

Large family-owned conglomerates that controlled much of the economy of Japan prior to World War II.
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zaibatsu

zaibatsu (zī'bätsOO) [Jap.,=money clique], the great family-controlled banking and industrial combines of modern Japan. The leading zaibatsu (called keiretsu after World War II) are Mitsui, Mitsubishi, Dai Ichi Kangyo, Sumitomo, Sanwa, and Fuyo. They gained a position in the Japanese ...
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Zaibatsu

A zaibatsu is a Japanese industrial conglomerate.
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zaibatsu

Literally, "wealth group." Zaibatsu were powerful industrial or financial combines that merged during the Meiji era and were implicated in the militarist regimes of the 1930s and 1940s. They were an amalgamation of sometimes hundreds of businesses controlled by a holding company owned by a single family. The major zaibatsu were Mitsui, Mitsubishi, ...
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Zaibatsu

==Terminology== Although zaibatsu existed from the 19th century, the term was not in common use until after World War I. By definition, the `zaibatsu` were large family-controlled vertical monopolies consisting of a holding company on top, with a wholly owned banking subsidiary providing finance, and several industrial subsidiaries dominating sp.....
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