The Mitsubishi Zaibatsu 三菱財閥
The founder of Mitsubishi was a man named Iwasaki Yataro (1835-1885). Originally from Kochi in Shikoku, he launched a shipping firm called Tsukumo Shokaiin 1870, just two years after the Meiji Restoration.
Three years later, the company was renamed Mitsubishi Shokai. The company grew fast and diversified its activities into a broad range of manufacturing and commerce. Mitsubishi Shipbuilding was established in 1917, Mitsubishi Electric in 1921 and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in 1934.
Mitsubishi, along with other zaibatsu, helped financing the military government of the 1920's and 30's. Due to the commensurable funding of the Minseito Party by Mitsubishi, the 1929-30 cabinet was renamed the "Mitsubishi cabinet" by the Seiyukai opposition party (which 1927-29 cabinet had previously been labeled the "Mitsui cabinet" by the Minseito).
Mitsubishi built military equipment during the war - including the notorious Mitsubishi Zero Fighters.
Although the main company was dissolved by the Americans in 1946 and subsidiaries are now officially independent companies, the Mitsubishi group organised around the (Tokyo-)Mitsubishi Bank remain a powerful financial combine.
Mitsubishi Group 三菱グループ
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus
Mitsubishi Paper Mills
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical
Mitsubishi Heavy Industry
Tokyo-Mitsubishi Financial Gr.
Tokio Marine and Fire Insurance
Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK)
Meiji Life Insurance
P.S. Mitsubishi Construction
2-16-4 Konan, Minato-ku, 108-8410 Tokyo
2-16-4, Konan, Minato-ku, 108-8285 Tokyo
1-16-41, Konan, Minato-ku, 108-8506 Tokyo
3-4-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, 100-0005 Tokyo
5-33-8 Shiba, Minato-ku, 108-0014 Tokyo
2-5-5 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, 100-8324 Tokyo
2-5-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, 100-0005 Tokyo
2-6-9 Hiranochō, Chūo-ku, 541-0046 Osaka
3-2-22 Harumi, Chūo-ku, 104-8550 Tokyo
1-5-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, 100-8117 Tokyo
3 Ni-ban cho, Chiyoda-ku, 102-8550 Tokyo
3-4-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, 100-8303 Tokyo
2-2-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, 100-8310 Tokyo
2-16-5 Konan, Minato-ku, 108-8215 Tokyo
5-23-37 Higashi-Ooi, Shinagawa-ku, 140-8537 Tokyo
2-6-3 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, 100-8086 Tokyo
2-4-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, 100-6326 Tokyo
2-4-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, 100-6317 Tokyo
1-6-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, 100-8133 Tokyo
1-19-1 Nihombashi, Chūo-ku, 103-8630 Tokyo
2-1 Ohgawa-cho, Kawasaki-ku, 210-8560 Kawasaki
1-3-12 Shimbashi, Minato-ku, 105-8412 Tokyo
1-12-1, Yurakuchō, Chiyoda-ku, 100-8405 Tokyo
2-10-1 Shinkawa, Chūo-ku, 104-8288 Tokyo
1-2-1, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, 100-8050 Tokyo
2-3-2, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku 100-0005 Tokyo
2-6-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-Ku, 100-0005 Tokyo
7-16-12 Ginza, Chūo-ku, 104-8215 Tokyo
TOTAL = 611,266
Chitose Kosan Co., Ltd.
The Dia Foundation for Research on Ageing Societies
Diamond Family Club
Koiwai Noboku Kaisha, Ltd.
LEOC Japan Co., Ltd.
Marunouchi Yorozu Corp.
Mitsubishi C&C Research Association
Mitsubishi Corporate Name and Trademark Committee
Mitsubishi Economic Research Institute
The Mitsubishi Foundation
Mitsubishi Marketing Association
Mitsubishi Public Affairs Committee
The Mitsubishi Yowakai Foundation
MT Insurance Service Co., Ltd.
Seikado Bunko Art Museum
Shonan Country Club
The Tōyō Bunko