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Mizuho Financial Group Inc. said Friday that most services at its local branches had been restored after an earlier digital glitch — its fifth in less than six months — drew criticism from the government.

“It gravely hurts public trust in financial institutions. It’s very regrettable,” Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato, the top government spokesman, said at a briefing Friday. Finance Minister Taro Aso, who oversees the financial regulator, told a separate briefing that they are monitoring how Mizuho is handling the incident.

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