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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.

Kato is likely to assume the role in April.

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