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Japan's banks are benefiting from the Bank of Japan's policy shift and strong loan demand among their corporate clients.
BUSINESS / Companies
May 15, 2024
Japan’s biggest banks forecast record profits as rates rise
The banks are benefiting from an earnings boost following the Bank of Japan’s policy shift in March.
Nomura Holdings and Mizuho Bank are hit by more than $100 million of potential losses related to All Blue Capital, raising questions about their monitoring of high-risk investment funds.
BUSINESS / Companies
May 3, 2024
Nomura and Mizuho face losses after fund’s failed trades
The size of the potential losses raises questions about the risk-management practices at two of Japan’s largest banks.
The plaintiff in the case against Mizuho Bank had sought about ¥33 million in damages, including wages he should have received.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Apr 24, 2024
Mizuho ordered to pay ¥3.3 million to ex-employee over labor dispute
The bank had — citing problematic behavior — told him to stay home at reduced pay without any work for five years.
Signage for MUFG Bank, Mizuho Bank and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking in Tokyo. A coalition of climate groups filed shareholder proposals with the three banks calling for stricter board oversight of climate-related risks.
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 15, 2024
Climate investors target board oversight of top Japan banks: sources
The proposal marks the first time climate groups have targeted bank boards as a way to pressure the lenders on climate change.
Kazuto Inaba, a resident of Tokyo’s Edogawa Ward, was arrested shortly after noon on Tuesday at the Kameido branch of Mizuho bank. He has already confessed to the crime, citing financial difficulties.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Mar 13, 2024
Man arrested after robbery attempt at Mizuho Tokyo bank branch
The 57-year-old suspect threatened a desk clerk with a gun-like object, and demanded ¥500 million from him.
Noriyuki Sato, head of asset management at Mizuho Financial Group, says the bank plans to ramp up its expansion into private markets.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jan 18, 2024
Mizuho considers U.S. deal to supercharge private markets growth
The lender’s $460 billion money-management arm is considering buying a stake in a U.S. or European firm specializing in alternative investments.
Kei Umeda, CEO of Mizuho Trust & Banking, speaks during an interview in Tokyo on Nov. 27.
Dec 5, 2023
Mizuho sees firms scrambling to meet TSE's capital efficiency call
In January the Tokyo bourse will start publishing a list of companies that have disclosed action plans in line with its call to improve use of capital.
Mizuho Financial Group is seeking to establish a securities company in China.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 23, 2023
Japan's Mizuho applies to set up securities company in China
The application comes as the bank is hoping to tap China's lucrative capital markets fee pool, the largest after the United States and Europe.
Mizuho's main lending business has stayed strong as economic activity continues to normalize from the COVID-19 pandemic, helping the bank press down credit costs.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 13, 2023
Mizuho hikes profit forecast on robust economic outlook
The lender raised its profit forecast to ¥640 billion from ¥610 billion, outpacing the ¥625.56 billion average estimate of 14 analysts.
Mizuho Financial Group will raise its stake in Rakuten Securities to nearly 50%.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 9, 2023
Mizuho said to raise Rakuten Securities stake to almost 50%
The banking group plans to increase its investment in Rakuten’s online securities arm, which isn’t proceeding with an initial public offering for now.
Major banks are set to raise interest rates on time deposits amid a rise in long-term government bond yields.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 3, 2023
Major Japanese banks begin to raise time deposit rates
Deposit rates have been at extremely low levels for many years under the BOJ's massive monetary easing.
Four major Japanese banks have announced they will raise their 10-year fixed housing loan rates for the third consecutive month in October.
Sep 30, 2023
Four major Japanese banks to raise housing loan rates in October
The hikes come as Japanese government bond yields rise after the Bank of Japan effectively raised its 10-year JGB yield cap to 1% from 0.5% in July.
Mizuho Financial Group has been expanding its presence in the United States to tap the world’s biggest fee pool, becoming one of the four global investment banks leading Arm's IPO.
BUSINESS / Companies
Sep 8, 2023
Mizuho's SoftBank ties boost Wall Street ambitions via Arm IPO
The bank has been expanding its presence in the U.S. to tap the world’s biggest fee pool, even as deals slump globally following the pandemic.
Kenya Koshimizu, senior executive at Mizuho Financial Group, speaks during an interview in Tokyo on Monday.
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 22, 2023
Mizuho deferring JGB purchases as BOJ mulls policy exit: official
Banks face a looming inflection point as Japan's economy approaches policy normalization after years of little growth, weak spending and massive easing.
Both Mizuho Bank and Mizuho Securities USA are currently before the courts regarding discrimination lawsuits from former employees.
Aug 9, 2023
Ex-Mizuho VP sues bank alleging bias against non-Japanese staff
According to the suit, much of the discrimination surfaced in response to a request for extended paternity leave.
Signage for Sumitomo Mitsui Banking (right) and Mizuho Bank (center) in Tokyo. Two of Japan's mega-banks reported solid quarterly profit on Monday.
Jul 31, 2023
Japan’s biggest banks beat estimates, adding to BOJ tailwind
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group said net income for the quarter ending June 30 was ¥248 billion, while Mizuho Financial Group’s was ¥245.2 billion.
Mizuho Financial Group has become the third Japanese megabank to sell Additional Tier 1 bonds after the collapse of Credit Suisse set off a global fire sale.
BUSINESS / Markets
Jul 20, 2023
Mizuho sells ¥261 billion of AT1 bonds after Credit Suisse turmoil
The lender joined Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group in issuing AT1 bonds this year, while the market in Europe is only just reopening.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 4, 2023
Mizuho on U.S. hiring spree with top 10 underwriting goal in sight
The Japanese bank’s U.S. unit plans to recruit more than 100 people for its investment banking and trading business by the end of March next year.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 27, 2023
Mizuho rolls out generative AI to all 45,000 bank staff in Japan
Already, managers and rank-and-file employees are submitting dozens of pitches for ways to harness the technology even before the software is installed.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 22, 2023
Markets warm to Toyota after EV and battery development plans ease fears
Nomura Securities and Mizuho Securities are among firms that have have raised their price targets for the Japanese auto giant since it revealed details of a new push into electrification.


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