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 Ranking Received From Chambers Asia Pacific 2020
Awards
High evaluation received from " Who’s Who Legal: Japan 2019"
Awards
Top rankings received from Best Lawyers in the 10th edition of "The Best Lawyers in Japan"

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Masakazu Masujima:News

Public Service
Masakazu Masujima became an Associate Member of Council for Promotion of Regulatory Reform (Investment and Miscellaneous Issues Working Group), Cabinet Office
Public Service
Masakazu Masujima became a member of Plant Sector Committee for Data Sharing Businesses in Cooperative Fields and AI System
Public Service
Masakazu Masujima became a member of Public-Private Cooperation Task Force for "My Number" Point Utilization, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications

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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

Book
"Economics of FinTech"
Book
"FinTech World Yearbook 2019-2020"
Book Article
"Changes in M&A"

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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 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-)

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