Politician, financier and industrialist. Founder of the first Japanese bank.
Shibusawa was involved in almost every enterprise associated with Japanese industrial development. He worked to improve the relations between the USA and Japan concerning the legal status of Japanese workers in California. He retired in 1916 to devote himself to charity.
Kato nominated Shibusawa on behalf of several other prominent Japanese politicians. It seems like the supportive signatures was collected by Masaharu Anasaki (Professor of Religious History).
David Starr Jordan recommended Shibusawa in an endorsement letter.