Minoru Itosaka, head of international banking at Mizuho

Itosaka talks to FinanceAsia about the bank?s plans for its newly consolidated operations outside of Japan.

In September, Mizuho Holdings was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange as apart of the ongoing merger between Industrial Bank of Japan, Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank and Fuji Bank. The international operations of the three banks were then officially merged and a consolidation of offices and product lines begun. Itosaka talks to FinanceAsia about the outlook for Mizuhos operations in Asia.


Q. What major growth areas Mizuho is targeting outside Japan

When I look at the international operations of Mizuho, Asia is the most important area for us. The reason is that we have so many Japanese clients operating in Asia, manufacturing, sales offices and so forth. Here in Japan, Mizuho has...


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