Message From The President

Sound management, creation of value, and partnership with the home region

Aiming to become the best partner bank for the collaborative creation of new value

I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your continued support and patronage.

Under a prolonged monetary easing policy, the environment surrounding local financial institutions is increasingly severe in traditional financial service areas such as deposits and loans. Furthermore, the COVID-19 pandemic is greatly impacting the Japanese economy and the regional economy.

Amid such an environment, the Bank, together with Mebuki Financial Group, Inc. and The Ashikaga Bank, Ltd., is developing various measures based on the 2nd Medium-Term Business Plan started in April 2019, in which the Group has set out a goal aimed at “building the region's future as a comprehensive financial services group”.

The challenges faced by customers and regions are diversifying further, and we will strive to resolve problems, support growth and provide smooth financial services by strengthening consulting functions and demonstrating the comprehensive strength of the Group.

In addition, we will ensure to improve convenience for customers and promote structural reform for enhanced productivity of the Bank through active use of accelerating digitalization, aiming to increase our corporate value.

Ritsuo Sasajima, President
January 2021