Masaaki Shirakawa

About Masaaki Shirakawa

Who is it?: Governor, Bank of Japan, JapanGovernor, Bank of Japan, Japan
Birth Day: September 27, 1949
Birth Place: Japan
Prime Minister: Yasuo Fukuda
Deputy: Hirohide Yamaguchi Kiyohiko Nishimura
Preceded by: Toshirō Mutō Kazumasa Iwata
Succeeded by: Kiyohiko Nishimura
Alma mater: University of Tokyo University of Chicago

Masaaki Shirakawa

Masaaki Shirakawa was born on September 27, 1949 in Japan, is Governor, Bank of Japan, JapanGovernor, Bank of Japan, Japan. The chief banker of the world's third-largest economy ($5.8 trillion GDP) announced this fall that he'll inject an additional $128 billion into monetary easing programs, pushing Japan's total spent on asset-buying programs past the $1 trillion mark.

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Popular As Masaaki Shirakawa
Age 74 years old
Zodiac Sign Libra
Born September 27, 1949 (Japan)
Birthday September 27
Town/City Japan
Nationality Japan

🌙 Zodiac

Masaaki Shirakawa’s zodiac sign is Libra. According to astrologers, People born under the sign of Libra are peaceful, fair, and they hate being alone. Partnership is very important for them, as their mirror and someone giving them the ability to be the mirror themselves. These individuals are fascinated by balance and symmetry, they are in a constant chase for justice and equality, realizing through life that the only thing that should be truly important to themselves in their own inner core of personality. This is someone ready to do nearly anything to avoid conflict, keeping the peace whenever possible

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Masaaki Shirakawa was born in the Year of the Ox. Another of the powerful Chinese Zodiac signs, the Ox is steadfast, solid, a goal-oriented leader, detail-oriented, hard-working, stubborn, serious and introverted but can feel lonely and insecure. Takes comfort in friends and family and is a reliable, protective and strong companion. Compatible with Snake or Rooster.



Shirakawa joined the Bank of Japan in 1972. His varied assignments at the bank included a period as General Manager at the Ōita branch. For a time, he was General Manager for the Americas at the bank's office in New York City.


Shirakawa joined the faculty of the graduate school of public policy at Kyoto University in 2006. He returned to BOJ in 2008.


His nomination to be Governor of the Bank was approved on April 9, 2008. Masaaki ranks 6th on the world's most powerful by Newsweek along with economic triumvirs Ben Bernanke (4th) and Jean-Claude Trichet (5th).


In 2011 he was included in the 50 Most Influential ranking of Bloomberg Markets Magazine. He is a member in the Group of Thirty.


In 2013 he accepted a professor post at Aoyama Gakuin University.

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