Hokkaido Bank

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Hokkaido Bank
Industry Financial services
Founded March 5, 1951 (1951-03-05)
Headquarters Sapporo, Japan
Number of locations
134 branches (2005)
Area served
Key people
Yoshihiro Sekihachi (President)
Total assets ¥33.8 trillion (approximately US$30.7 billion) (2005)
Number of employees
1,902 (2005)
Parent Hokuhoku Financial Group
Website www.hokkaidobank.co.jp

Hokkaido Bank (北海道銀行) is a Japanese bank that is headquartered in Sapporo, Hokkaidō. The Hokkaido Bank is a subsidiary of the Hokuhoku Financial Group as a result of a merger with the Hokuriku Bank on September 1, 2004. The Hokkaido Bank has 134 domestic branches, with 131 of them in Hokkaidō, and one each in the Tohoku region, Tokyo, and Osaka.

Photograph of a grey eleven-storey office building on a street corner
The main office of Hokkaido Bank in Sapporo


The Hokkaido Bank was established on March 5, 1951 in Sapporo. In 1997, Hokkaido Bank entered into merger talks with the embattled Hokkaido Takushoku Bank. However, these talks broke off and Hokkaido Takushoku Bank subsequently entered bankruptcy. On May 24, 2002, Hokkaido Bank and Hokuriku Bank agreed to business tie-ups. Approximately one year later on May 23, 2003, the banks agreed to merge management. On September 1, 2004, both banks became subsidiaries of the Hokuhoku Financial Group.

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