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
High evaluation received from " Who′s Who Legal: Japan 2020"
Awards
High evaluation received from "Who’s Who Legal: Global 2020"
Awards
Lawyers from Mori Hamada & Matsumoto were included in the 11th edition of The Best Lawyers™ in Japan

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Masakazu Masujima:News

Public Service
Masakazu Masujima became the member of Examination Committee on the Core Businesses Verification Project, PPP Data Platform, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
Public Service
Masakazu Masujima became the Chairperson of Examination Committee on Subsidy​ for Point Rebate Program Using Individual Number Cards, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Public Service
Masakazu Masujima became the member of the Committee on "Research on Contract Guidelines by Technical Field (AI, Etc.) to Promote Open Innovation" for Research on Issues Concerning Industrial Property Rights Systems for FY 2020, Japan Patent Office

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Masakazu Masujima:Legal Topics

Masakazu Masujima:Seminars

Oct. 19, 2018External Seminars
"Blockchain and its Application to IP Management"
Sep. 10, 2018MHM Seminars
”Japan Investment Seminar ”
Apr. 26, 2018External Seminars
"Cryptocurrency Conference Law and Regulation"

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Masakazu Masujima:Publications

Article
"Impact of Financial Service Intermediary Act on insurers"
Book
"Cryptoassets Law"
Magazine Article
"Aims of Businesses Partcipating in "My Number" Card Point-Reward Program and Expectations for Regional Banks"

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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 expert for International Monetary Fund (US FSAP, Financial Resolution Regime) (2015)
  • Adviser to Japan Venture Capital Association (2015)
  • Member of Expert Committee for the Project to Promote Strategies to Acquire International Intellectual Property Rights, Japan Patent Office (2018-)
  • Member of AI Inclusion Promotion Committee, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (2019-)
  • 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 Cryptoasset Business Association (formerly Japan Cryptocurrency Business Association) (2017-)
  • Member of Study Group on Blockchain Legislation, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (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 Examination Committee, Tokyo Financing Support Using Crowdfunding (2017-)
  • Member of Assessment Committee for Innovative Business Activities, Cabinet Office (2018-)
  • Member of Expert Committee for the Project to Promote Strategies to Acquire International Intellectual Property Rights, Japan Patent Office (2018-)
  • Member of AI Inclusion Promotion Committee, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (2019-)
  • Member of Conference for Digital Market Competition Working Group, Cabinet Secretariat (2019-)
  • Member of the Research Study Committee on Supporting Personnel Development and Contract Guidelines for Promotion of Open Innovation, Japan Patent Office (2019-) 
  • Member of Public-Private Cooperation Task Force for "My Number" Point Utilization, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (2019-)
  • Member of Plant Sector Committee for Data Sharing Businesses in Cooperative Fields and AI System Development Businesses to Promote Connected Industries/Businesses for Examining Architecture to Realize Society 5.0, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2019-)
  • Associate Member of Council for Promotion of Regulatory Reform (Investment and Miscellaneous Issues Working Group), Cabinet Office (2019-)
  • Member of the Committee on "Research on Contract Guidelines by Technical Field (AI, Etc.) to Promote Open Innovation" for Research on Issues Concerning Industrial Property Rights Systems for FY 2020, Japan Patent Office (2020-)
  • Chairperson of Examination Committee on Subsidy​ for Point Rebate Program Using Individual Number Cards (Support for Introducing Cashless Payment Devices in Connection with Implementation of Point Rebate Program Using Individual Number Cards), Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2020-)
  • Member of Examination Committee on the Core Businesses Verification Project, PPP Data Platform, Tokyo Metropolitan Government (2020)

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