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Akio Toyoda, chairman of Toyota Motor, bows during a news conference in Tokyo on Monday.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 8, 2024
Shareholder votes in focus as big Japan banks sell Toyota shares
The potential exit of key stakeholders may lead to less stability and predictability for boards and management of listed companies across Japan.
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group will sell their Toyota shareholdings over an extended period of time lasting a few years, sources said.
BUSINESS / Companies
Jun 7, 2024
Two of Japan's top banks to divest ¥1.3 trillion in Toyota shareholdings
Mitsubishi UFJ and Sumitomo Mitsui will sell in stages and take advantage of Toyota’s plan to buy back its own shares.
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.
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.
Toru Nakashima, CEO of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, says he is considering an expansion of the bank’s alliance with Jefferies Financial Group into Asia.
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 27, 2024
Sumitomo Mitsui may expand Jefferies pact into Asia amid focus overseas
The partners won more than 30 deals since expanding their tie-up last year, in which Sumitomo Mitsui agreed to triple its stake in the U.S. bank.
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group CEO Hironori Kamezawa
BUSINESS / Companies
Dec 22, 2023
Japan banks scramble to beef up asset management businesses
Asset management has emerged as an area of focus for the banks this year amid signs decades of deflation is ending.
Toru Nakashima
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 30, 2023
SMFG names deputy president as group CEO after predecessor's death
Toru Nakashima's appointment will take effect Dec. 1, Japan's second-biggest lender said.
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group’s CEO Jun Ohta died Saturday. He was 65.
BUSINESS / Companies
Nov 27, 2023
Sumitomo Mitsui CEO Jun Ohta, who pushed Asia expansion, dies at 65
Ohta’s well-being attracted attention when he missed an earnings briefing earlier this month, with the bank citing health reasons.
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group announced a $2.6 billion share buyback program after fiscal second-quarter profit tripled.
Nov 14, 2023
Japan’s largest banks to buy back shares after profits soar
Japan’s biggest banks have unveiled plans to boost shareholder returns after posting record first-half profits, thanks in part to a cheaper yen.
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.
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.
Japan Times
Jul 16, 2023
Sumitomo Mitsui executive sees AI as chance for Japan's regrowth
Surveyed employees said that AI is helpful for searching information, translating and creating documents, but also said there were limits to its use in work requiring creativity.
Japan Times
Jun 19, 2023
Japan's financial regulator sounds out top banks about China risks
The Financial Services Agency has asked whether they have plans in place if Sino-Western tensions escalate.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Women at Work
Jun 13, 2023
From Japan to the U.S. and back: Thriving as a woman in international finance
Chikako Matsumoto achieved her dream of joining the World Bank, and later returned to her home country and executive roles there.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
May 15, 2023
Japan's top banks expect solid profits, MUFG sees record year
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group and Mizuho Financial Group, Japan's second- and third-largest lenders by assets, also expect their highest net profits since the mid 2010s.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Apr 25, 2023
Bankers chase startups in Japan as funding dries up elsewhere
Lenders including Sumitomo Mitsui Banking and Mizuho Bank are planning to increase the staff they allocate to startup businesses.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 10, 2023
Japan's three mega-banks to face votes on climate change
Climate groups are targeting mega-banks Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group and Mizuho Financial Group over financing linked to fossil fuels.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Apr 3, 2023
Sumitomo Mitsui wants Wall Street bankers for U.S. expansion
The newly appointed head of the firm’s core banking unit says the downturn in the global economy will help it attract talent as it seeks to boost areas like sales and trading.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Feb 13, 2023
SMBC Nikko fined ¥700 million over market manipulation
The firm received an additional penalty of some ¥4.4 billion, while a former executive officer was given a suspended prison sentence.


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