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Japan's Biggest Bank Is Looking for Overseas Talent

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Attendees walk through a Japanese garden during a cultural experience program, part of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc.'s (MUFG) Global Analyst Program for training top graduates, at the Happo-en garden in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, July 17, 2017.
Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg
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Andrew Mitola had never heard of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. until he met recruiters for the Japanese bank during his junior year of college.

Now the New Jersey native is among the first to join Japan’s biggest lender under an overseas graduate hiring program it introduced to secure talent from abroad. He and 18 others from branches in the U.S. and U.K. went to Tokyo for three weeks of training last month, marking the end of their two-year induction.