Three Japanese banks with employees still listed as missing after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York are refusing to attend a government-sponsored memorial service and vigil in Tokyo planned for today.

Officials of Fuji Bank, Chuo Mitsui Trust & Banking Co. and Nishi-Nippon Bank — which had offices in the demolished World Trade Center — say they have no plans to send representatives to the event, which will be held this afternoon at the Tokyo Big Sight hall.

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