History of the famous, wealthy Mitsui family of Japan, which makes good reading for its legendary beginnings, its weaknesses strengthened by the policy of adoption into the family of coming young men, its power enhanced by absorption of competitive factors. The Mitsuis rose from rather humble beginnings in breweries, pawnshops, money lenders to merchandising, banking, trading companies and mining, until they have become one of the most influential and powerful clans in Japan. Ramifications of the current interests, the characters of the family today, their life, education, travel -- and what their future seems to be, with the trends in Japan unfavorable to ""Greedy Capitalists."" Good business man's reading -- of the climb to material eminence of the great Japanese family. Unusual in its material and distinctive in the field of industrial family biographies.