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 Ranking Received From Chambers FinTech 2023
Awards
High evaluation received from " Who’s Who Legal: Global Guide 2022"
Awards
Our lawyers selected in "Who’s Who Legal: Japan 2022"

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Masakazu Masujima:News

Public Service
Masakazu Masujima became a member of Working Group on Institutional Designs for Implementation of Agile Governance, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Public Service
Masakazu Masujima became a member of Study Group on Intellectual Property Governance at Universities, Cabinet Office
Public Service
Masakazu Masujima became a member of the Committee on "Research on Contract Guidelines to Promote Open Innovation" for Research on Issues Concerning Industrial Property Rights Systems for FY 2022, 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

Magazine Article
"Lack of "Value-Added Financing" for Start-ups in Japan"
Book
"JVCA Compliance Handbook for members of Japan Venture Capital Association”
Magazine Article
"Outline of the Revised Act on Strengthening Industrial Competitiveness and Effect on Business Practice - Focusing on Venture Support, Facilitation of Business Turnaround, and Perpetuation of the Regulatory Sandbox"

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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(2013-2015)
  • Director of The Japan Crowdfunding Council (2013-)
  • Legal Advisor to Japan Blockchain Association (JBA) (Name Before Reorganization: Japan Authority of Digital Assets (JADA)) (2015-)
  • Adviser to Japan Venture Capital Association (2015)
  • External expert for International Monetary Fund (US FSAP, Financial Resolution Regime) (2015)
  • Representative Director of FINOVATORS (Association of Financial Innovation) (2016-)
  • Member of Study Group on Open API, Japanese Bankers Association (2016-2017)
  • Director of Japan Cryptocurrency Business Association (2016-2017)
  • Member of the "Blockchain Study Group," Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2016)
  • Member of the "FinTech Study Group," Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2016)
  • Specialist Member of Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan (IPA) (2016-2017)
  • Member of the Review Committee for the Sharing Economy, Cabinet Secretariat (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 (2016-2017)
  • 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 (2017-2018)
  • Member of Examination Committee, Tokyo Financing Support Using Crowdfunding (2017)
  • Member of Assessment Committee for Innovative Business Activities, Cabinet Office (2018-2019)
  • 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 (2019-2020) 
  • Member of Public-Private Cooperation Task Force for "My Number" Point Utilization, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (2019-2020)
  • 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 (2019-2021)
  • 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 (2020-2021)
  • 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-)
  • Member of Public-Private Group for Promoting Blockchain, Cabinet Secretariat (2020-2021)
  • Member of Expert Committee for the Study of Intellectual Property Strategy for Promoting Open Innovation by Large Companies, Etc., Japan Patent Office (2020-2021)
  • Member of Trusted Web Promotion Council, Cabinet Secretariat (2020-)
  • Member of Proposal Evaluation Committee on Selection of Candidate Organizations Participating in the "Municipalities' Point Rebate Model Program Using Individual Number Cards," Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (2021-)
  • Member of the Examination Committee for the Project Regarding Area-Wide Installation, Operation, and Verification of Smart Poles in the Nishi-Shinjuku Area in FY 2021, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government (2021-)
  • Temporary Member of the Industrial Structure Council and Member of the Intellectual Property Committee, the Japan Patent Office, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2021-)
  • Member of the Subworking Group on Implementation of Rules on Data Handling on Platforms, Cabinet Office (2021-)
  • Member of the Committee on "Research on Contract Guidelines to Promote Open Innovation" for Research on Issues Concerning Industrial Property Rights Systems for FY 2021, Japan Patent Office (2021-2022)
  • Member of Study Group on Sound Startup Investment Contracts in Japan, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2021-)
  • Member of Study Group on Contract and Payment Architecture, Information-technology Promotion Agency, Japan (IPA DADC) (2021-)
  • Member of Study Group on Utilization of Postal Service Data and Privacy Protection, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (2021-)
  • Member of Research Committee on Global Rules Regarding Cross-Border Data Transfer, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (2021-)
  • Member of the Committee for Evaluating the Effectiveness of New Technologies, Cabinet Office (2021-)
  • Member of Monitoring Meeting on Ensuring Transparency and Fairness of Digital Platforms, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2021-)
  • Member of Study Group on Intellectual Property Ecosystem Centered on Start-ups and Universities, Cabinet Office (2022-)
  • Member of Working Group of Provisional Council for Digital Administrative Research (Study Group on Digitization of Legal Affairs) of the Digital Agency (2022-)
  • Member of Task Force for Creation of New Markets for Startups, organized by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2022-)
  • Member of the Committee on "Research on Contract Guidelines to Promote Open Innovation" for Research on Issues Concerning Industrial Property Rights Systems for FY 2022, Japan Patent Office (2022-)
  • Member of Study Group on Intellectual Property Governance at Universities, Cabinet Office (2022-)
  • Member of Working Group on Institutional Designs for Implementation of Agile Governance, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (2022-)

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

Other Qualifications

Patent Attorney (December,2020)
Japan Patent Attorneys Association