Noriyuki Hirata

For Noriyuki Hirata's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Mar 4, 2014

Regional banks face growing pressure to merge

Regulators are increasing the pressure on regional banks to consolidate, worried that shrinking populations outside Japan’s major cities will leave lenders too weak to stand on their own. After direct prodding from the head of the Financial Services Agency for the more than 100 ...