/ Oct 12, 2013

Mizuho Bank faces more FSA penalties over yakuza loans

The Financial Services Agency will weigh additional penalties against Mizuho Bank after it explains later this month its failure to reveal executives’ involvement in loans to underworld groups, officials of the watchdog said. Mizuho, one of the nation’s biggest banks, may face criminal prosecution ...

/ Jul 26, 2013

DPJ lawmakers OK Hosono's exit, move to suspend Kan

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Disarray in the Democratic Party of Japan continued Friday as members approved the immediate resignation of Secretary-General Goshi Hosono, in an about-face to their president’s earlier decision to keep him in the post until the end of August. The largest opposition group was also ...