How To Apply for Top 5 Japanese Banks: Salary, Employment Opportunities, and More!

Updated: Dec 25, 2019

Author: Abbey Kruska

Published date: 28th November 2019

The finance industry in Japan is booming, and home to some of the biggest names in banking world wide. We made some quick comparison charts of the top 5 biggest financial corporations in Japan including starting salary, locations, as well as how to get a job or an internship there. #jportlibrary


According to Corporate Finance Institute, Mizuho Bank (in Japanese みずほフィナンシャルグループ is the 3rd largest financial company in Japan. Established in 2003, the bank operates in various sectors including Retail and Business Banking Company, Corporate and Institutional Company, Global Corporate Company, Global Markets Company, and Asset Management Company. Mizuho Bank, like many other Japanese finance corporations, is headquartered in Chiyoda, Tokyo. They also operate in 900 offices worldwide including China, Hongkong, Singapore, South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, USA, the United Kingdom, Australia, and more.

Employment Opportunities:

Jobs are available at over 900 offices, so job offers vary greatly. We will be analyzing the job process from within Japan. For information about applying to Mizuho from within Japan you can use their job portal site here.

You can also access Mizuho’s 2020 event calendar online at

Mizuho holds seminars on several different dates in March to new grads. You can check on their website to sign up or look at the dates available.

Mizuho also offers experience courses in different sectors including an open course, customer relations course, actuary course, and business solutions course.

Beyond this Mizuho also offers spring jobs, global seminars, forums, and other resources for students.

For 2021 graduates, Mizuho has a line newsletter. To subscribe enter the ID mizuhosaiyo2021 or subscribe via QR code below.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group


Founded in 1880, Mitsubishi Group is the largest bank in Japan, serving over 12 million customers. Mitsubishi operates through its retail banking business group, corporate banking business group, trust assets business group, and global business group segments.

Along with Mizuho it is also located in Chiyoda, Japan. Mitsubishi Bank (under Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group), has 754 domestic branches and 79 overseas branches as of 2018.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group has over 1,200 locations in 50 countries.

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