Judiciousness. Attention to detail. Passion. Adaptability. No shortcuts.
Mizuho traces its roots to three of Japan’s oldest banks – Dai‑Ichi Bank (Dai‑Ichi Kangyo Bank), Yasuda Bank (Fuji Bank), and the Industrial Bank of Japan. Beginning as far back as 1873, these financial institutions helped build and rebuild Japan during the early modern and post‑WW2 eras, and laid the foundations for Japan’s financial leadership in the 21st century. We also inherit the spirit of the leaders of these banks – three key Japanese bankers who played a pivotal role in the development of the Japanese financial industry: Eiichi Shibusawa, Zenjiro Yasuda, and Sohei Nakayama. These men advocated a pioneering and socially responsible approach to financial services that continues to make Mizuho one of the world’s top financial institutions today.
In 2000, Dai‑Ichi Kangyo Bank, Fuji Bank, and the Industrial Bank of Japan merged to form the Mizuho Financial Group. Since then, we have developed an extensive network in Asia and the rest of the world through a consistent commitment to our corporate philosophy, purpose, and values.
Our Corporate Philosophy: Operating responsibly and transparently with foresight, we are deeply committed to serving client needs, enabling our people to flourish, and helping to improve society and the communities where we do business.
Our Corporate Purpose: Proactively innovate together with our clients for a prosperous and sustainable future.
Our Core Value: Be a catalyst for change.
Act as a trusted partner by always upholding solid moral principles.
Work with enthusiasm and dedication.
Adapt to change and take prompt action.
Drive innovation and think outside the box.
Embrace diverse perspectives and collaboration to gain new insight.
As a full‑service financial institution, Mizuho provides five core services – banking, securities, trust, asset management, and research & consulting – in an integrated manner to create greater value for our customers. In Japanese, mizuho means “a fresh harvest of rice”, and our name expresses our continuing commitment to offer highly valuable financial products and services to all our clients, all over the world.