Mizuho Financial Group Deputy President Toshitsugu Okabe attends a news conference at Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo October 4, 2013. Mizuho Financial Group said on Thursday it had replaced its ... more 
Mizuho Financial Group Deputy President Toshitsugu Okabe attends a news conference at Bank of Japan headquarters in Tokyo October 4, 2013. Mizuho Financial Group said on Thursday it had replaced its chief compliance officer almost a week after Japan's banking regulator reprimanded it over loans extended through consumer credit agencies to members of organised crime networks. The Financial Services Agency (FSA) last week ordered Mizuho to improve its business practices, saying the bank had known since 2010 that it had, through the credit agencies, extended more than 200 million yen ($2 million) in loans to what the regulator called counter-social forces. REUTERS/Issei Kato (JAPAN - Tags: BUSINESS CRIME LAW) less 
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