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Takuma, Baron Dan

(1858-1932). Manager of the giant Mitsui zaibatsu, the greatest of the family-owned combines in pre-World War II Japan. A graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an important member of Japan's business elite, Dan was assassinated by right-wing nationalists who regarded him as a symbol of the evil power of high finance in government. (from "Dan Takuma." Encyclopedia Britannica. 2006. Encyclopedia Britannica Premium Service. 2 Apr. 2006 ).

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