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85 Top Japanese Banking Companies and Startups of 2021

This article showcases our top picks for the best Japanese 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 Japanese Banking Startups

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SoftBank

SoftBank

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

Freee

Freee

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

Freee

Kyash

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

Freee

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

ITOCHU Corporation

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ITOCHU is a general trading company based in Japan.

Freee

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group

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Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group primarily conducts commercial banking.

Freee

Nomura

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

Freee

Bank of Innovation Inc

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

Freee

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

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

Freee

Mizuho Bank

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

Freee

Telcoin

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

Freee

H.I.F.

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HIS is a BaaS platform company.

Freee

GO-NET

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

Freee

Bank Invoice

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

Freee

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank

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

Freee

ORIX Group

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

Freee

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.

Freee

Glory Global Solutions

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

Freee

Japan Post Holdings

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

Freee

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.

Freee

Jibun Bank Corporation

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

Freee

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.

Freee

Fukuoka Financial Group

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

Freee

Daiwa Securities Group

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

Freee

Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank

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

Freee

MUFG Investor Services

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

Freee

Globis

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

Freee

Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking

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Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking provides banking services.

Freee

Bank of Japan

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The Bank of Japan is the central bank of Japan

Freee

Okato Hldgs Inc

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

Freee

Rakuten Bank Japan

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

Freee

Rakuten Card Co., Ltd.

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

Freee

Seven Bank

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

Freee

Nanto Bank

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Nanto Bank is a regional bank that provides financial services.

Freee

Japan Post Bank

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Japan Post Bank provides general banking services.

Freee

Bank of Kyoto

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

Freee

Iyo Bank Capital

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

Freee

Tokyo Star Bank

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Tokyo Star Bank is a provider of financial banking services.

Freee

FinTech Global

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

Freee

Nishi-Nippon City Bank

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

Freee

J Trust Co., Ltd.

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

Freee

Hachijuni Bank

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

Freee

San-in Godo Bank

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

Freee

Joyo Bank

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

Freee

The Mitsui Trust & Banking Company

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

Freee

Chiba Bank

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

Freee

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.

Freee

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.

Freee

Aruhi Group

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

Freee

Juroku Bank

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

Freee

Tsukuba Bank

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Tsukuba Bank provides commercial and personal banking services.

Freee

The Hyakujushi Bank

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The Hyakujushi Bank primarily engages in banking activities in Japan.

Freee

The Keiyo Bank

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

Freee

Intersoft

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

Freee

Bank of the Ryukyus

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

Freee

Shizuoka Bank

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

Freee

Hiroshima Bank

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

Freee

MBK

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

Freee

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.

Freee

Hirose Tusyo

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

Freee

Chugoku Bank

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

Freee

The Miyazaki Bank

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

Freee

Tomato Bank

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

Freee

Hitachi Capital Corporation

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

Freee

Oita Bank

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Oita Bank is a regional bank based in Oita prefecture.

Freee

Gunma Bank

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

Freee

Daiwa Securities SMBC

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

Freee

Concordia Financial Group

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

Freee

Shonai Bank

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Shonai Bank provides banking services.

Freee

Yamaguchi Bank

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

Freee

Musashino Bank

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Musashino Bank provides banking products and financial services in Japan.

Freee

Toho Bank

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

Freee

Shikoku Bank

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

Freee

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.

Freee

AEON Bank

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

Freee

Bank of Kochi

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Bank of Kochi contributes to the development of the region and the improvement of living with unlimited enthusiasm.

Freee

Ehime Bank

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

Freee

The Yamagata Bank

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The Yamagata Bank is a Japanese regional bank.

Freee

Nishi-Nippon

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

Freee

Momiji Bank

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Momiji Bank offers banking services

Freee

Fukushima Bank

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Fukushima Bank operates as a regional financial institution.

Freee

The Kiyo Bank

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

Freee

Suruga Bank

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

Freee

ForexAbode.com

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Forex Trading Analysis and Forums

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Tensei Data Net

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

Written by Mark Fitz

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