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Japanese-Speaking Vice President, Industry Research Department Mizuho Bank, Ltd
Japanese-Speaking Vice President, Industry Research Department Mizuho Bank, Ltd

Job Highlights

  • Experience in research, business promotion
  • Analyse the basic trends in industries
  • Provide professional strategic solution to clients

Job Description

Company Overview

Mizuho Bank, Limited has a long-term commitment to the Hong Kong market. With a strong global connection and a workforce of over 600 staff in Hong Kong, Mizuho Bank, Limited, is able to help corporations in Hong Kong to expand their business worldwide.   Our clients comprise Japanese and non-Japanese corporations including PRC related ones, financial institutions, government and quasi-government organizations, etc. We provide a full spectrum of corporate banking services to our customers including syndication loans, treasury, transaction banking, financial advisory, project finance, merger and acquisition, leveraged finance, structured finance, etc.


Why Mizuho

At Mizuho, we provide the stability of an international industry leader with the career trajectory of a growing business. Our steady, strategic growth gives our people at all levels rewarding degrees of responsibility and a richer work experience than a boutique firm or an established giant could offer alone.

It’s the local expertise of our employees that makes our global network so powerful. By collaborating with colleagues and clients who have your same ambition and drive, you can amplify your sphere of influence and base of knowledge as part of one of the largest—and growing—banks in the world.


About the Team

The Industrial Research Department (IRD) is a Mizuho’s think tank function to investigate and analyze industrial trends and changes.  Based on in-depth and extensive industry and customer-related information and knowledge, IRD provides the following 3 functions:  first, industry analyst function provides information as industry professionals across all fields;  second, strategist function supports customer’s business strategy planning and implementation by utilizing knowledge of industry analysis;  third, corporate finance support function contributes to the enhancement of corporate finance.


Role requirements

  • To support IRD in gathering various information and providing advice to companies and state authorities in the region (mainly Greater China and Japan plus other Asian countries if necessary)
  • To comprehend the basic trends in industries through discussions with customers and industry specialists and research activities
  • To identify the needs of clients and provide professional strategic solution
  • To establish and utilize network with related parties such as Mizuho Group related divisions and/or branches and third party professional service providers, etc.
  • To closely collaborate with the team members for work process enhancement 


Essential Functions

  • The individual contributes to proactively resolve customer and social issues or problem by establishing a business oriented One Think tank model
  • He/she contributes to the earning power of Mizuho
  • He/she is responsible for contributing to Mizuho’s business strategy, customer’s business strategy, policy recommendations to public sector, etc.
  • The individual follows the policy and direction of the department and assists superiors in accomplishing the department’s overall duties and responsibilities at all time 



  • We are looking for an individual who proactively initiate changes and improvements for higher productivity/performance
  • The individual should put into practice Mizuho’s mission, vision, values, and clearly delivers them to junior staff
  • The individual is a role model and leads Team by showing clear direction
  • The individual respects for and commits to high standards of business conduct and integrity in promoting deals/projects, conducting operations/ reporting, etc.


Work experience, education and skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in any disciplines; Economics, business administration, etc. are preferred
  • Work experience in the industry research, business promotion or product function related department or company
  • Fluent Putonghua, English and Japanese, with min. JLPT N1; Good Cantonese is desirable
  • Proficiency in research and MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Independent, responsible, analytical and communicative



Please state your current and expected salary on your CV.  


Mizuho Bank, Limited

Mizuho Bank Limited is an integral part of the Japan-based Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: MFG). The Mizuho group is a global financial services leader with offices in nearly 40 countries, approximately 60,000 employees, and assets of more than USD 1.8 trillion. Mizuho provides expertise in retail banking, corporate finance, investment banking, asset management, capital markets, and sales and trading, to help businesses develop and find new opportunities for growth. To learn more:


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Additional Information

Career Level




Years of Experience

1 year

Employment Type

Full Time, Permanent

Additional Company Information

Benefits & Others

Dental insurance, Five-day work week, Flexible working hours, Life insurance, Medical insurance, Performance bonus

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