An Artist of the Floating World

by

Kazuo Ishiguro

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President of Kimura Company Character Analysis

The President of the parent company of Kimura Company, where Jiro Miyake works. Jiro tells Ono that the President killed himself as a way to atone for the things the company did during the war, thereby allowing the company and all its workers to feel they have a fresh start. Ono disapproves of this action, while Jiro says that many of the most responsible parties are too cowardly to take responsibility as the president has. This comment leads Ono to believe that Jiro broke off his engagement with Noriko because of Ono’s past.
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President of Kimura Company Character Timeline in An Artist of the Floating World

The timeline below shows where the character President of Kimura Company appears in An Artist of the Floating World. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
October 1948
Memory, Self-Perception, and Self-Deception Theme Icon
Family Reputation, Family Secrets, and Familial Loss Theme Icon
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...president of his company had died. After Ono expressed his condolences, Jiro explained that the President had killed himself as an apology for the company’s activities during the war. Ono argued... (full context)