Masakazu Masujima

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Masakazu Masujima

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Contact Information

TEL
+81-3-5220-1812
FAX
+81-3-5220-1712

Practice Areas

Masakazu Masujima:Awards

Awards
Top rankings received in The Nikkei's "Corporate Legal Affairs and Lawyer Survey 2017"
Awards
Top Ranking Received From Chambers Asia Pacific 2018
Awards
Top ranking received in "Who's Who Legal: Japan 2017"

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Masakazu Masujima:News

Public Service
Masakazu Masujima became the member of Study Group on Blockchain Legislation, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Public Service
Masakazu Masujima became the advisor of Japan Cryptocurrency Business Association
Public Service
Masakazu Masujima became the member of the Examination Committee on Improvement of Preparation for Disasters by Insurance and Mutual Aid, Cabinet Office

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Masakazu Masujima:Legal Topics

Masakazu Masujima:Seminars

Apr. 26, 2018External Seminars
"Cryptocurrency Conference Law and Regulation"
Apr. 25, 2018External Seminars
"ADBI-JFSA-OECD Roundtable on Insurance and Retirement Saving in Asia"
Sep. 28, 2016External Seminars
"Rakuten FinTech Conference 2016"

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Masakazu Masujima:Publications

Magazine Article
"Trends in InsurTech and Regulations and Customary Practices that Need Reforms"
Book Other
"Nikkei FinTech - FinTech World Yearbook 2018-2019"
Magazine
"Bitcoins: Three Truths"

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Masakazu Masujima:Other

Background

  • The University of Tokyo (LL.B., 2000)
  • Columbia Law School (LL.M., 2006)
  • with Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati P.C, California (2006-2007)
  • Seconded to Insurance Business Division and Banks Division I of the Supervisory Bureau, Financial Services Agency (Assistant Division Manager) (2010-2012)

Major Activities

  • Research fellow at CSIS-Nikkei Virtual ThinkTank (2011-2014)
  • Member of the New Business Creation Supporters' Meeting of the Project for Training Experts and Supporters to Create New Business, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry(2013-)
  • Director of The Japan Crowdfunding Council (2013-)
  • External expart for International Monerary Fund (US FSAP, Financial Resolution Regime) (2015)
  • Adviser to Japan Venture Capital Association (2015)
  • Legal Advisor to Japan Blockchain Association (JBA) (Name Before Reorganization: Japan Authority of Digital Assets (JADA)) (2015)
  • Member of the "Blockchain Study Group," Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2016)
  • Representative Director of FINOVATORS (Association of Financial Innovation) (2016)
  • Director of Japan Cryptocurrency Business Association (2016-2017)
  • Specialist Member of Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan (IPA) (2016-2017)
  • Member of the "FinTech Study Group," Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2016)
  • Member of the Review Committee for the Sharing Economy, Cabinet Secretariat (2016)
  • Member of Study Group on Open API, Japanese Bankers Association (2016)
  • Member of Advisory Board for Venture Challenge 2020, Cabinet Secretariat (2016)
  • Member of the Examination Committee on Improvement of Preparation for Disasters by Insurance and Mutual Aid, Cabinet Office (2016)
  • Advisor of Japan Cryptocurrency Business Association (2017-)
  • Member of Study Group on 2017 Industrial Technology Investigation Businesses (Investigation for Accelerated Collaboration Between Business Entities and R&D-Based Venture Businesses), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2017-)
  • Member of Study Group on Blockchain Legislation, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2017-)

Practice Group

  • M&A Practice Group
  • Insurance and Financial Regulations
  • FinTech Practice Group
  • Venture Business/Equity Fund Practice Group
  • Wealth Management Practice Group

Bar Admissions

admitted in Japan, 2001; New York, 2007
Daini-Tokyo Bar Association