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Bank of Japan

Bank of Japan Like most modern Japanese institutions, the Bank of Japan was born after the Meiji Restoration. Prior to the Restoration, Japan's feudal fiefs all issued their own money, hansatsu, in an array of incompatible denominations, but the New Currency Act of Meiji 4 (1871) did away with these and established the yen as the new decimal currency.

Website: Bank of Japan

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc or MUFG, is one of the world's largest financial services company ranked by assets (estimated at USD$1.7 trillion). The company was formed on October 1, 2005 with the merger of Tokyo-based Mitsubishi Tokyo Financial Group (MTFG), formerly Japan's second-largest banking conglomerate, and Osaka-based UFJ Holdings, which was Japan's fourth-largest banking group. The company's headquarters are located in Chiyoda ward, Tokyo. The core banking units of the group, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi and UFJ Bank, were merged on January 1, 2006 to form The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.

Website: Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group

Mitsui Trust Holdings

Mitsui Trust Holdings In February 2002, Mitsui Trust Financial Group was created, with Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc. ("Mitsui Trust Holdings"), as the financial holding company under which The Chuo Mitsui Trust and Banking Company, Limited ("Chuo Mitsui"), and Mitsui Asset Trust and Banking Co., Ltd. ("Mitsui Asset"), operate as subsidiaries. The new management structure has enabled the Group to take steady strides forward in meeting the trust banking needs of its clients.

Website: Mitsui Trust Holdings

Mizuho Financial Group

Mizuho Financial Group Or MHFG, is one of the largest financial services companies in the world. Its headquarters are located in the Otemachi district of Chiyoda ward, Tokyo, Japan. The name “mizuho” means “golden ears of rice” in Japanese. Although Mizuho itself has only 250 employees, it holds assets in excess of $1.3 trillion through its control of Mizuho Bank, Mizuho Corporate Bank, and other subsidiaries. The company's combined holdings form Japan's second-largest banking and finance group measured by assets and market capitalization.

Website: Mizuho Financial Group

Resona Holdings

Resona Holdings Is the holding company of Resora Group the fourth-largest banking group in Japan. The company was originally established on December 12, 2001 as Daiwa Bank Holdings, Inc., the result of the consolidation of Daiwa Bank, Kinki Osaka Bank, and Nara Bank. After acquring Asahi Bank on March 1, 2002, the company was renamed Resona Holdings, Inc. on October 1, 2002. The group has two head offices: one is located in Osaka, and the other in Tokyo.

Website: Resona Holdings

Shinsei Bank

Shinsei Bank Shinsei Bank was formerly a trust bank, Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan, which had a government monopoly on the issuance of many long-term debt securities. Following the collapse of the Japanese real estate bubble in 1989, the bank was riddled with bad debts. The government nationalized the bank in 1998; after several proposed mergers with domestic banks, the company was sold to an international group led by US-based Ripplewood Holdings in March 2000, the first time in history that a Japanese bank came under foreign control. Ripplewood restructured the bank and relaunched it as "Shinsei Bank," meaning "Reborn Bank" in Japanese, in June 2000 with new management and services.

Website: Shinsei Bank

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