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TOKYO (Reuters) - Mizuho Financial Group <8411.T> said on Thursday that its chairman Takashi Tsukamoto will step down in March to take responsibility over a scandal involving loans to organized crime.
The move came after regulators earlier on Thursday ordered Japan's second-largest lender to suspend some of its lending operations for one month.
President Yasuhiro Sato will also give up a full year's compensation, extended from a period of six months announced earlier, Mizuho said through a statement.
(Reporting by Taiga Uranaka; Editing by Shinichi Saoshiro)