Mizuho to heed frontline troops

Jul 5, 2014

Mizuho to heed frontline troops

Mizuho Financial Group Inc.’s newly chairwoman says she wants to be receptive to the opinions of those running its frontline operations to boost the lender’s oversight structure in the wake of last year’s yakuza loan scandal. Hiroko Ota, who got the shareholders’ nod to ...

Apr 23, 2014

Mizuho names Ota chairwoman

Mizuho Financial Group Inc. said Tuesday that former economic and fiscal policy minister Hiroko Ota will become chairwoman of the board of directors in June to enhance its corporate governance, following its core banking unit’s involvement in loans to gangsters. Ota, a 60-year-old professor ...

Cut corporate taxes to keep companies in Japan: Ota

Mar 25, 2014

Cut corporate taxes to keep companies in Japan: Ota

Japan’s corporate taxes should be reduced to attract foreign businesses and persuade domestic companies not to shift operations overseas, a former economic minister who heads a government corporate tax committee said. Even after the yen’s 20 percent decline versus the dollar over the last ...