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Japan is one of the largest and most sophisticated financial markets in the world. Tokyo's importance as a financial hub is critical to helping both Japanese companies and multinational corporations achieve their global growth aspirations. McKinsey's Financial Services Practice serves the majority of the leading domestic players and multinational financial institutions in this important market. Clients include banks, life and P&C insurers, securities firms, and asset managers.

Our extensive experience and understanding of Japan's financial system positions us well to support clients on a range of business issues, including growth strategy inside and outside of Japan, technology, operational improvement, and business development, including M&A, alliances and JVs. Our practice leaders in Japan represent a mix of both global and Japanese practitioners who pool their experiences and talents to help clients address their most important business issues.

For more information, visit our global Financial Services Practice site.

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