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Japan

While there are a number of international banks in Tokyo, the majority are investment banks as opposed to retail banks. That aside, there are some prominent foreign retail banks operating within the city including Citibank (http://www.citibank.co.jp) and HSBC (http://www.hsbc.co.jp). Most of the major Japanese banks, including Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ (http://www.bk.mufg.jp), Mizuho (http://www.mizuhobank.co.jp), Resona (http://www.resona-gr.co.jp), Shinsei (http://www.shinseibank.com), and Sumitomo Mitsui (http://www.smbc.co.jp), have some English speaking staff, although since the vast majority of banking bus…