Definitions for keiretsukeɪˈrɛt su

This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word keiretsu

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. keiretsu(Noun)

    A set of Japanese companies with interlocking business relationships and shareholdings.

  2. Origin: 系列

FreebaseRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Keiretsu

    A keiretsu is a set of companies with interlocking business relationships and shareholdings. It is a type of informal business group. The keiretsu maintained dominance over the Japanese economy for the greater half of the 20th century. The member companies own small portions of the shares in each other's companies, centered on a core bank; this system helps insulate each company from stock market fluctuations and takeover attempts, thus enabling long-term planning in innovative projects. It is a key element of the automotive industry in Japan.


Find a translation for the keiretsu definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these keiretsu definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"keiretsu." STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 29 Mar. 2015. <>.

Are we missing a good definition for keiretsu? Don't keep it to yourself...

The Web's Largest Resource for

Definitions & Translations

A Member Of The STANDS4 Network

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for keiretsu:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.