There has been thousands of essays, articles and books written about Japan’s zaibatsu which were alleged to have been broken up after WWII by the Americans. This couldn’t be any further from the truth with the zaibatsu conglomerates still very much in control of Japan and its central banking system. The eight families in Japan closely connected to the four major zaibatsu groups Mitsui, Mitsubishi, Sumitomo, and Yasuda, have been closely connected to the Japanese central banking system. What this amounts to is a shadow central banking model in all nations with the BIS (Bank of International Settlements) becoming the central banks of all central banks. When the head of Japan’s central bank Haruhiko Kuroda returned from one meeting at the BIS, it was shortly thereafter that Japan’s BoJ introduced negative interest rates.
Japan had been taken over by eight zaibatsu eight banking-related oligarchic Japanese families who control the entire nation of Japan. The same pattern of central banking with a puppet emperor can be seen in Japan with the current Emperor Akihito. While the Japanese give great reverence and respect for Japan’s royal family, the eight banking families in Japan through the zaibatsu actually run Japan using the Japanese royal house to distract Japanese people keeping them in abeyance.
The eight zaibatsu conglomerates are:
• Mitsui: banking, international trading, mining
• Mitsubishi: maritime transport, shipbuilding, mining, banking
• Sumitomo: mining, banking
• Yasuda: banking, insurance
• Asao: cement, maritime transport
• Furukawa: mining, electric cable
• Okura: commerce, trading
• Kawasaki: maritime transport, shipbuilding
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 specific sectors of a market, either solely, or through a number of subsidiary companies.” Under the zaibatsu organisation, there are 13 second-tier zaibatsu groups. The second-tier zaibatsu includes the research institute Riken where research that is conducted at this facility is used by one of the big four zaibatsu conglomerates.
The zaibatsu are similar to cartels or trusts but usually organized around a single Japanese family. One zaibatsu might operate companies in nearly all important areas of economic activity. The Mitsui combine, for example, “owned or had large investments in companies engaged in banking, foreign trade, mining, insurance, textiles, sugar, food processing, machinery, and many other fields as well.” All interlopers are not welcome. All zaibatsu owned banks, which they used as a means for mobilizing capital under the complete control of the zaibatsu, provides unlimited access to the creation of credit.