Minoru Makihara

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Minoru 'Ben' Makihara is the former Chairman of Mitsubishi Corporation.


Makihara became president and CEO of Mitsubishi Corporation in 1992, after finishing his term in 1998, he became president of the corporation.

A former chairman of the Japan-U.S. Business Council, he has encouraged cooperation between Japan and the U.S.

He is a former Vice-Chairman of Keidranren, The Japan Federation of Economic Organisations.[1]

He has been a director of Hakluyt's international advisory board The Holdingham Group Advisory Board[2] since 10 Jun 2004.


He attended Harvard Business School.[1]


Awarded an Honorary Knighthood of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire on 29 January 2014.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Harvard alumni story Minoru Makihara Harvard Business School, 1 January 2004, accessed 24 September 2014
  2. Holdingham advisory board members undated, accessed 24 September 2014
  3. British Embassy Tokyo Minoru Makihara honoured by the Queen Gov.UK, 3 February 2014, accessed 24 September 2014