Graduate Student Forum

Risk Management of General Trading Company, the Case of Survivor & Failure in World War I and Aftermath

Friday, 20 August 2021 | 9:00 - 9:45 (JST)
Zoom Meeting
  • Eiji Unakami Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo
  • Sawako Shirahase TCJS Director
Event Description

General Trading Company(GTC) is Japanese diversified business group evolving in Meiji Japan Economic growth and preserving a significance in Reiwa Japan Economic scene.
Researcher’s interest is finding indications for its future by researching its history.
This case study compares risk management of Mitsui Bussan, the first and biggest GTC before WWII, and Furukawa Shoji which was collapsed soon after its foundation.
Value at Risk, a cotemporary risk management tool are used for quantitative comparison in addition to qualitative one. This research suggests that the superiority/inferiority of risk management shown in their value at risk draw the line between survivor and failure.

About the Speaker

Eiji Unakami is a Deputy GM, Internal Audit Dept, Mitsubishi Corporation (Present) and an MSc Economic History London School of Economics.