This chapter introduces some of the people who will appear in the discussions to follow. After World War II, the thought leaders of the generation who directed economic reconstruction and stabilization looked back reflexively to the problems that had followed World War I, which they had witnessed in their youth. In Japan, several influential members of this generation had absorbed these lessons in postwar Germany itself. These include Joseph Schumpeter's Japanese students and translators Nakayama Ichirō (1898–1981) and Tōbata Seiichi (1899–1983), who were part of a larger wave of young Japanese intellectuals who went to Germany to study during the 1920s. Ōuchi Hyōe (1888–1980) was a senior member of this cohort. His student and younger colleague Arisawa Hiromi, then an enthusiastic Marxist, studied in Berlin from 1926 to 1928. Arisawa, Nakayama, and Tōbata became enormously influential economic policy advisers after the war. The three appeared together in pivotal national planning committees again and again during the fifteen years after World War II, along with young economist Ōkita Saburō (1914–1993) and postwar Bank of Japan governor Ichimada Hisato. The chapter also comments on Schumpeter's his intellectual reception in war time Japan.
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