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These are the Best Banking Companies and Startups in Japan (2021)

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This article showcases our top picks for the best Japan based Banking companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Banking industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Japan Banking Companies

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SoftBank

SoftBank

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SoftBank provides fixed-line, mobile telephony, internet, telecommunications, and digital television products.

Nomura

Nomura

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Nomura is an investment banking and securities firm that serve the needs of individuals, institutions, corporate and governments.

Moneytree

Moneytree

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Moneytree is a financial data aggregation platform that provides a personal finance app and a cloud-based accounting service.

Freee

Freee

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Freee is online accounting software that syncs with bank accounts and automatically categorizes entries to create financial reports.

Kyash

Kyash

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Kyash is a fintech platform providing mobile banking services with full-stack banking technology currently offering digital wallet app.

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group

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Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group primarily conducts commercial banking.

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

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Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation offers a broad range of financial services centered on banking.

ITOCHU Corporation

ITOCHU Corporation

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ITOCHU is a general trading company based in Japan.

Mizuho Bank

Mizuho Bank

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Mizuho Bank offers corporate and investment banking services to major corporations, financial institutions, and public sector entities.

Bank of Innovation Inc

Bank of Innovation Inc

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Bank of Innovation Inc. develops and operates multilingual video search engine.

Telcoin

Telcoin

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The company’s eponymous cryptocurrency, Telcoin, is based on the popular Ethereum blockchain

H.I.F.

H.I.F.

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HIS is a BaaS platform company.

MUFG Bank

MUFG Bank

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MUFG Bank is Japan’s largest bank and one of the world’s largest, with offices throughout Japan and in 40 other countries.

Bank Invoice

Bank Invoice

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Bank Invoice is an online platform that helps its users connect with clients and reduce accounting workload.

GO-NET

GO-NET

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GO-NET is a new platform that leverages blockchain technology and Akamai’s Intelligent Edge Platform.

Fukuoka Financial Group

Fukuoka Financial Group

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Fukuoka Financial Group provides banking and financial services that contributes to the development of the regional economy.

Shinsei Bank

Shinsei Bank

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Shinsei Bank is an investment bank that offers later stage funding and other services such as online banking and bilingual ATMs.

DOGAN beta

DOGAN beta

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DOGAN beta is an early stage venture capital firm that contributes to the establishment of the venture ecosystem of local economies.

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

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Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank is an asset management firm and bank in Japan.

Glory Global Solutions

Glory Global Solutions

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Glory Global Solutions is a pioneer in the development and manufacture of money handling machines and systems.

ORIX Group

ORIX Group

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ORIX is a dynamic and diversified enterprise offering a broad range of services.

Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank

Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank

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The Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank is a regional bank mainly operating in Gifu.

Japan Post Holdings

Japan Post Holdings

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Japan Post Holdings is a Japanese state-owned conglomerate headquartered in Chiyoda, Tokyo.

Daiwa Securities Group

Daiwa Securities Group

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Daiwa Securities Group provides services which include brokerage, trading, underwriting, advice, and product development.

Nanto Bank

Nanto Bank

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Nanto Bank is a regional bank that provides financial services.

Globis

Globis

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Globis is a education provider providing non-degree and degree programs in management studies.

Jibun Bank Corporation

Jibun Bank Corporation

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Jibun Bank is an Internet bank established by joint investment by KDDI and Mitsubishi UFJ Bank.

Japan Post Bank

Japan Post Bank

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Japan Post Bank provides general banking services.

Bank of Kyoto

Bank of Kyoto

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Bank of Kyoto is a regional bank that offers banking and financial services.

Gunma Bank

Gunma Bank

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Gunma Bank provides financial services such as leasing, credit cards, foreign exchange transaction, and investment advisory.

Chiba Bank

Chiba Bank

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Chiba Bank offers various deposit products including savings, liquid deposits, loans, bills discounting, ordinary, and time.

Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking

Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking

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Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking provides banking services.

Seven Bank

Seven Bank

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Seven Bank is a Japanese bank that creates “new kinds of convenience” based on its network of ATMs.

Rakuten Bank Japan

Rakuten Bank Japan

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Rakuten Bank is a global banking business using electronic media company.

MUFG Investor Services

MUFG Investor Services

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MUFG is the financial groups offering services including commercial banking, trust banking, consumer finance, asset management.

The Miyazaki Bank

The Miyazaki Bank

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Miyazaki Bank provides financial services such as deposits, loans, and foreign exchange transactions.

Hachijuni Bank

Hachijuni Bank

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Hachijuni Bank is a regional bank that provides banking services and products.

Juroku Bank

Juroku Bank

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Juroku Bank is a Japanese financial company that provides banking and leasing services.

North Pacific Bank

North Pacific Bank

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North Pacific Bank provides various banking products and services for individuals and corporations in Japan.

Tomato Bank

Tomato Bank

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Tomato Bank is a Japan-based regional bank, principally engaged in the provision of financial services.

Rakuten Card Co., Ltd.

Rakuten Card Co., Ltd.

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Rakuten Card Co., Ltd. offers consumer loan card and credit guarantee services.

Chugoku Bank

Chugoku Bank

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Chugoku Bank is a regional bank that provides financial and banking services.

Okato Hldgs Inc

Okato Hldgs Inc

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Okato Holdings, Inc. is a holding company primarily engaged in commodity trading and securities-related business.

Iyo Bank Capital

Iyo Bank Capital

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Iyo Bank Capital is a Japanese financial services firm that engages in banking and leasing businesses.

Joyo Bank

Joyo Bank

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Joyo Bank provides internet banking, loan consulting, and financial services.

Daishi Bank

Daishi Bank

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Daishi Bank is a Japanese regional bank that provides a range of financial services including banking, leasing, and securities.

Bank of Yokohama

Bank of Yokohama

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Bank of Yokohama is a banking solutions and financial services provider.

San-in Godo Bank

San-in Godo Bank

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San-in Godo Bank is a bank that operates in three business segments.

Bank of the Ryukyus

Bank of the Ryukyus

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Bank of The Ryukyus, Limited is a regional bank serving Okinawa Prefecture.

MBK

MBK

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Merchant Bankers is a merchant banking company that provides client companies with advanced and client-driven solutions.

Nishi-Nippon City Bank

Nishi-Nippon City Bank

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Nishi-Nippon City Bank is a bank that offers financial services.

Shonai Bank

Shonai Bank

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Shonai Bank provides banking services.

Suruga Bank

Suruga Bank

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Suruga Bank is a midsized Japanese bank that provides deposits, loans, and foreign exchange transactions.

FinTech Global

FinTech Global

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FinTech Global is a boutique investment bank that supports the growth of companies.

Shizuoka Bank

Shizuoka Bank

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Shizuoka Bank engaged in the banking, leasing and financial instruments exchange businesses.

Hitachi Capital Corporation

Hitachi Capital Corporation

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Hitachi Capital is a financial services company offering lease, installment, outsourcing, insurance, and building leasing.

Musashino Bank

Musashino Bank

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Musashino Bank provides banking products and financial services in Japan.

The Yamagata Bank

The Yamagata Bank

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The Yamagata Bank is a Japanese regional bank.

Tokyo Star Bank

Tokyo Star Bank

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Tokyo Star Bank is a provider of financial banking services.

Intersoft

Intersoft

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Intersoft KK offers risk management and compliance-related software products and services in the banking and financial sectors.

Hirose Tusyo

Hirose Tusyo

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Hirose Tusyo is a financial company engaging in foreign exchange & call center services and foreign exchange margin trading.

nCino K.K.

nCino K.K.

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nCino K.K. is the Japanese subsidiary of nCino that offers an integrated platform for cloud-based banking operations.

Toho Bank

Toho Bank

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Toho Bank is a regional bank that is mainly engaged in the provision of financial services.

Daiwa Securities SMBC

Daiwa Securities SMBC

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Daiwa Securities SMBC is a comprehensive securities group representing Asia configured mainly Global Investment Banking.

J Trust Co., Ltd.

J Trust Co., Ltd.

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J Trust Co., Ltd. provides various financial services.

Aruhi Group

Aruhi Group

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Aruhi Group provides insurance brokerage, mortgage lending, bank agency, and other services.

AEON Bank

AEON Bank

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AEON Bank offers deposits, loans, foreign exchange transactions, investment trust, and other banking services.

Bank Of Nagoya

Bank Of Nagoya

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Bank Of Nagoya is a regional bank that offers deposit, loan, domestic and foreign exchange, securities investment, and more.

The Keiyo Bank

The Keiyo Bank

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The Keiyo Bank provides various banking products and services in Japan.

The Akita Bank

The Akita Bank

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The Akita Bank is a Japanese regional bank.

Yamaichi Securities Co., Ltd

Yamaichi Securities Co., Ltd

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Yamaichi Securities Co., Ltd. is an investment bank & provides cross-border mergers & acquisitions advisory & financial advisory services.

The Mitsui Trust & Banking Company

The Mitsui Trust & Banking Company

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Banking Company provides trust banking and related services in Japan and internationally.

The Hyakujushi Bank

The Hyakujushi Bank

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The Hyakujushi Bank primarily engages in banking activities in Japan.

Senshu Ikeda Holdings

Senshu Ikeda Holdings

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Senshu Ikeda Holdings offers banking products and services in Japan and globally to small and medium-sized enterprises and people.

Yamaguchi Bank

Yamaguchi Bank

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Yamaguchi Bank will make every effort to contribute to the development of the region as a bank .

The Ashikaga Bank

The Ashikaga Bank

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The Ashikaga Bank provides a wide range of banking services.

Nishi-Nippon

Nishi-Nippon

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Nishi-Nippon provides banking and financial services for individuals, and small and medium-sized enterprises.

Fukushima Bank

Fukushima Bank

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Fukushima Bank operates as a regional financial institution.

Japan Real Estate Investment Corporation

Japan Real Estate Investment Corporation

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Japan Real Estate is a real estate inv company its aims to achieve stable earnings from mid- to long-term perspectives through investment.

Bank of Japan

Bank of Japan

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The Bank of Japan is the central bank of Japan

Fukui Bank

Fukui Bank

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Fukui Bank is a Japanese regional bank that provides banking and financial services.

Concordia Financial Group

Concordia Financial Group

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Concordia Financial Group provides various banking products and services to individual and corporate customers through its subsidiaries.

The Kiyo Bank

The Kiyo Bank

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The Kiyo Bank provides various banking products and services to individuals, corporates, and business owners in Japan.

Oita Bank

Oita Bank

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Oita Bank is a regional bank based in Oita prefecture.

Kagoshima Bank

Kagoshima Bank

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Kagoshima Bank is a bank that offers financial services.

Mebuki Financial Group

Mebuki Financial Group

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Mebuki Financial Group provides banking and financial services.

Japan Investment Adviser

Japan Investment Adviser

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Japan Investment Adviser engages in money and banking business.

Tensei Data Net

Tensei Data Net

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Tensei Data Net provides software development services to banking, insurance and logistics sectors.

Tsukuba Bank

Tsukuba Bank

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Tsukuba Bank provides commercial and personal banking services.

The Awa Bank

The Awa Bank

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The Awa Bank provides financial services such as deposits, loans, and foreign exchange transaction.

Hiroshima Bank

Hiroshima Bank

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Hiroshima Bank providing financial services including deposit taking, lending, money transfer, foreign currency exchange and life insurance.

ForexAbode.com

ForexAbode.com

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Forex Trading Analysis and Forums

Ehime Bank

Ehime Bank

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The Ehime Bank is a regional bank mainly engaged in the provision of financial services.

Kitakyushu Bank

Kitakyushu Bank

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The Kitakyushu Bank offers banking services.

Hokkaido Bank

Hokkaido Bank

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Hokkaido Bank is offers banking and financial services.

Shikoku Bank

Shikoku Bank

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Shikoku Bank is a regional bank in Kochi and Tokushima prefectures.

The Hokkoku Bank

The Hokkoku Bank

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The Hokkoku Bank provides banking and leasing services.

Yokohama Shinkin Bank

Yokohama Shinkin Bank

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Yokohama Shinkin Bank provides financial services.

Kansai Mirai Bank

Kansai Mirai Bank

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Kansai Mirai Bank is a banking services provider company.

NOCHU INFORMATION SYSTEM

NOCHU INFORMATION SYSTEM

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NOCHU INFORMATION SYSTEM develops and operates IT systems for the banking sector.

Mitsubishi UFJ NICOS

Mitsubishi UFJ NICOS

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Mitsubishi UFJ NICOS is a financial services company that offers a business solution and business credit card issuance.

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Written by Tenner Smith

Tenner Smith - I have experience in financial intelligence and automated intelligence. In industry I have worked on artificial intelligence and machine learning. Tenner Smith is a reporter at DF media.

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