Director for International Digital Strategy and Policy
Financial Services Agency Japan
He contributes to the international policy work on financial innovation including decentralized finance and global stablecoins at various international fora and manages a team supporting Finance Minister for G20/G7 discussion on financial sector issues. Prior to the current position, in 2017, he was engaged in a research project on startup businesses and technological developments related to blockchain in Silicon Valley and in 2018, he was appointed as a Senior Fellow at Georgetown University's Blockchain Research Center where he led a research project on governance of decentralized finance. He received a B.S. in Chemistry from Tokyo Tech and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.