- Takashi Korekiyo (Odagiri Joe) demonstrated his economic policy skills while he was the Minister of Finance and was called the Keynes of Japan. He was born in the tumultuous period when the Shogunate ended, and went to America to study at 13. After he returned to Japan, he built his career in occupations such as an English teacher and government bureaucrat. But he got involved in a failed Peruvian silver mine venture and became penniless...
Kobayashi Ichizo (Abe Sadao) established Hankyu Electric Railway, Hanshin Department Store and the Takarazuka Revue with innovative methods and created business models that are still applicable today. A school dropout who aspired to be a novelist, he had been a bank employee. Then he met a teacher in business and in life...