Shijuro Ogata is a former Deputy Governor for International Relations of the Bank of Japan. Currently, he is Deputy Chairman of the Pacific Asia Region for the Trilateral Commission, member emeritus of the Group of Thirty, non-executive director of Horiba Ltd., Kyoto and Vice President of the American-Japan Society, Tokyo.
Educated at the University of Tokyo where he received a bachelor’s degree in 1950 and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy where he received a master’s degree in 1955, he served the Bank of Japan from 1950-1986 in Tokyo, Osaka, London, Okayama, and New York. From 1986-1991, he was Deputy Governor of the Japan Development Bank. Since then he has served in many positions including non-executive director of Barclays Bank plc, non-executive chairman of its trust bank subsidiary in Japan, co-chairman of the Advisory Group of UN Financing, member of the Tokyo Metropolitan Board of Education, non-executive director of Fuji Xerox, and member of the International Council of JP Morgan Chase.
Mr. Ogata is author of “International Finance Integration: The Policy Challenges” (with Richard N. Cooper and Horst Schulmann, 1989), “Yen and Bank of Japan” (1996), and “Harukanaru Showa (Show Years in Reminiscence)” (2005), and many other articles on international issues.
He is a recipient, jointly with his wife, Sadako, of the 1992 Japan Society Award from the Japan Society, New York, and was awarded the title of CBE, Commander of the Order of the British Empire, in 2002.