zaibatsu dissolution meas zaibatsu banks gave preference to their former zaibatsu- is Ito Chu, and in the Sanwa group Nissho Iwai. fierce compe
ures and retained control, leading the others in total deposits. Only Mitsui Bank dropped from its former top position to, at present, seventh place, because it had been ordered to separate from the Dai Ichi Bank with which it had merged. In a sense it was natural, out of former acquaintances and traditional ties, tition would arise between companies within the same grouping.