Banks in Japan

Bank of Yokohama Mizuho Bank MUFG Shinsei Bank Sumitomo Mitsui Banking
BOY Chiba Bank Mizuho Bank Mitsubishi UFJ Shinsei Bank Sumitomo Mitsui

77 Bank is a commercial bank in the Tohoku region. It was established in 1878 as Japan's 77th national bank and today has about 140 branches. The company's market capitalization is US$2 billion (January 5, 2018).

Aichi Bank – A regional bank listed on the Tokyo and Nagoya Stock Exchanges. It operates through over 100 branches and employs approximately 1,600 people.

Bank of Fukuoka – One of the largest regional banks in Japan. It operates in Kyushu region including Fukuoka, Jumamoto, and Nagasaki prefectures. It is a subsidiary of Fukuoka Financial Group.

Bank of Japan – The central bank of Japan (often called Nichigin), founded in 1882 after Meiji Restoration.

Bank of Kyoto – The largest retail bank in Kyoto Prefecture. The Bank’s operating area includes Kyoto, Shiga, Osaka, Nara and Hyogo prefectures. The company’s total assets amounted to ¥9 trillion as of March 2017.

Bank of Nagoya, founded in 1949, is a commercial bank headquartered in Nagoya city, Aichi prefecture. It offers a wide range of banking facilities through over 110 domestic branches and four overseas representative offices in Singapore, New York, Shanghai and Nantong. The Bank has nine consolidated subsidiaries, all based in Nagoya.

Bank of Saga – A regional bank with primary operations in Saga and Fukuoka prefectures in northern Kyushu. As of December 4, 2017, it had a market capitalization of ¥44 billion.

Bank of Yokohama (BOY) – One of the leading regional banks with about 200 branches and 400 ATMs located in Kanagawa, Tokyo, Osaka, Aichi, and Gunma. At March 2016, the Bank's assets and deposits amounted to ¥15.3 trillion and ¥12.6 trillion, respectively.

Chiba Bank – The second-largest regional bank in Japan. Its operating area consists of Chiba Prefecture and the neighboring areas of eastern Tokyo, Saitama and Ibaraki Prefecture. The company has total assets of ¥14 trillion and deposits of over ¥12 trillion.

Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank (DKB) was one of the largest banks in Japan, with operations in more than 30 countries. It was acquired by Mizuho Holdings in 2000. DKB was formed in 1971 through the merger of Dai Ichi Bank and Nippon Kangyo Bank.

Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) – A policy-based financial institution owned by the Japanese government.

Japan Post Bank was established in 2006 and operates as a subsidiary of Japan Post Holdings. As of March 2017, it had total assets of US$1.87 trillion.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) – The largest banking group in Japan and one of the largest financial institutions in the world. The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ is the primary banking division of MUFG.

Mizuho Financial Group – One of the three largest financial institutions in Japan and 16th largest bank in the world in terms of assets. As of March 2017, the company had total assets of over ¥205 trillion.

Nanto Bank – A regional bank that mainly operates in Nara Prefecture. It was established in June 1934 and has 138 domestic branches as well as representative offices in Hong Kong and Shanghai. As of March 2016, the Nanto Bank’s deposits amounted to ¥4.7 trillion.

Nomura Holdings, Inc (formerly The Nomura Securities Co., Ltd) – A global financial services company established in 1925.

Norinchukin Bank – A financial institution for agricultural, fishery and forestry cooperatives. It is also known as the largest hedge fund in Japan. As of March 2017, the company had ¥107 trillion in total assets.

OITA Bank is a regional bank headquartered in Oita Prefecture. It has nearly 100 domestic branches and one representative office in Hong Kong.

Resona Bank – A subsidiary of Resona Holdings, Inc. With more than 9,700 employees, it operates through a network of approximately 880 domestic offices.

Resona Holdings – One of the ten largest banking groups in Japan. As of March 2017, the company had total assets of US$362 billion.

Shinsei Bank is one of the leading diversified financial institutions in the country. As of October 12, 2017, it had a market capitalization of JPY 503 billion (US$4.5 billion).

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG) – One of the biggest financial groups in Japan along with MHFG and MUFG. It is the holding company for Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC).

 Top Banks in Japan

 Following are the largest banks in Japan according to their assets.

Rank Company Total assets, JPY m (06/2017) Total assets, US$bn (06/2017)
1 Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group 304,221,637 2,713.60
2 Japan Post Bank 210,253,910 1,875.43
3 Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group 201,864,739 1,800.60
4 Mizuho Financial Group 200,639,561 1,789,67
5 Norinchukin Bank 112,302,355 1,001.72
6 Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings 63,379,539 565.334
7 Resona Holdings 49,049,640 437.514
8 Nomura Holdings 44,477,783 396.734
9 Shinkin Central Bank (SCB) 40,970,232 365.447
10 Fukuoka Financial Group 19,007,720 169.545
11 Concordia Financial Group (1) 18,669,466 166.528
12 Mebuki Financial Group (2) 16,454,991 146.775
13 Chiba Bank 14,033,922 125.180
14 Shoko Chukin Bank 12,845,033 114.575
15 Hokuhoku Financial Group 12,330,571 109.986
16 Shizuoka Bank 11,340,686 101.157
17 Yamaguchi Financial Group 10,216,319 91.128
18 Kyushu Financial Group (3) 9,853,398 87.891
19 Shinsei Bank 9,382,403 83.689
20 Nishi-Nippon Financial Holdings 9,325,203 83.179
21 North Pacific Bank 9,257,260 82.573
22 Hiroshima Bank 9,147,886 81.597
23 Hachijuni Bank 8,933,049 79.681
24 Bank of Kyoto 8,781,886 78.333
25 77 Bank 8,577,038 76.506

1 - Concordia Financial Group was created through the merger of Bank of Yokohama and Higashi-Nippon Bank in 2016.
2 - Mebuki Financial Group, Inc. was founded after integation of Joyo Bank with Ashikaga Holdings Co., Ltd. in 2016.
3 - Kyushu Financial Group was formed through the merger of Higo Bank and Kagoshima Bank in 2015.