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Mizuho Financial to appoint Kato as CEO of bank unit

Current chief Fujiwara will move to chairman after 4 years at top

Masahiko Kato is expected to lead Mizuho Bank starting in April. 

TOKYO -- Mizuho Financial Group decided on Friday to appoint managing executive officer of its banking unit Masahiko Kato, 55, as the new CEO of the bank, Nikkei has learned.

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