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Born Aug. 20, 1854, in Tokyo; died there Feb. 26, 1936. Japanese financier and state figure.
Takahashi studied in the USA. Beginning in the 1890’s he served as director of several of Japan’s leading banks. In 1913–14 and 1918–21 he was minister of finance, a post he held again in 1927 and 1931–36. Head of the Seiyukai party from 1921 to 1925, Takahashi became prime minister in 1921–22. He was assassinated during a military revolt in Tokyo.