World Business: Personal File: Jun. 22, 1962

∙ As the newly elected president of the Japan Chemical Society, Masaharu Doi, 68, speaks for an industry that has increased its production 500% (to $2.9 billion a year) since 1950. But shy, plump Lawyer Doi, an expert on the proper chanting of ancient Japanese ballads, speaks with an even more powerful voice as the de facto chief of the most flourishing of Japan's former zaibatsu (family trusts). Propelled into the presidency of the Sumitomo Chemical Co. in 1947 when Occupation purges eliminated all his seniors, Doi got around U.S. directives to split up the zaibatsu by organizing the White Water...

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