英 ['zaɪbɑːt'suː] 美 ['zaɪbɑːt'suː]
- n. （日本的）财阀或财团
- In Japan, banks are usually the nexus of cross share holding entity known as zaibatsu.
- The heads of Japan's "zaibatsu" -- urban industrial conglomerates -- were pro-Western.
- Moreover, most banks were linked to companies within corporate families, called zaibatsu.
- After the war the zaibatsu were dissolved: stock owned by the parent companies was put up for sale and individual companies were freed from the control of parent companies.
- Japanese Sogo Shosha, wiih a development history of over one-century since the foundingof the Three Big Zaibatsu combines in 1870s, has become super sized conglomerate today.
- The government also directly supported the prospering of businesses and industries, especially the large and powerful family businesses called zaibatsu.