Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank
The , abbreviated as , was one of the largest bank
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s in the world during the latter half of the 20th century. It combined with Fuji Bank
Fuji Bank
The was one of Japan's major banks during the post-World War II era. It combined with Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank and the Industrial Bank of Japan in 2000 to form Mizuho Financial Group, and changed its name to Mizuho Corporate Bank in 2002 after transferring its retail banking operations to Mizuho...

 and the Industrial Bank of Japan
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The , based in Tokyo, Japan, was one of the largest banks in the world during the latter half of the 20th century.It combined with Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank and Fuji Bank in 2002 to form Mizuho Financial Group.- History :...

 in 2000 to form Mizuho Financial Group
Mizuho Financial Group
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In 2002, DKB's corporate & investment banking division was transferred to Mizuho Corporate Bank
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, or MHCB, is the corporate and investment banking subsidiary of Mizuho Financial Group, the second-biggest Japanese financial services conglomerate...

 and retail banking
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 division to Mizuho Bank
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, originally Dai-Ichi Kokuritsu Bank (lit. First National Bank
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) was literally the first bank and the first joint stock company
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 ever to be established in Japan.