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Ken has extensive experience advising global and local financial institutions, fintech firms, self-regulatory organizations, as well as investors and corporate clients across a number of industry sectors on complex financial regulatory matters. Ken is known as one of the leading figures in fintech law area. Ken regularly advises clients on all fintech related legal issues, including cryptocurrencies, digital securities, cross-border electronic payments and open banking. Ken also specializes in derivatives, and has counseled global banks, broker-dealers and investors on regulatory matters and best practices in respect of derivatives. For more information on Ken's professional profile, please visit:


Admitted in Japan (2009).

The Bank of Tokyo Ltd. / The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Ltd.(presently MUFG Bank, Ltd.)(1988-2005)

Professional Memberships

Tokyo Bar Association (Japan), 2009.

Japan Association of the Law of Finance


"The Legal 500 & The In-House Lawyer Comparative Legal Guide Japan: Blockchain" (co-author) (Legalease Ltd 2020); "The Legal 500 & The In-House Lawyer Comparative Legal Guide Japan: Fintech" (co-author) (Legalease Ltd, 2020); "The Virtual Currency Regulation Review - Edition3" (co-author) (The Law Reviews, 2020); "LEXOLOGY Getting The Deal Through: Fintech 2021 (Japan Chapter)" (co-author) (Law Business Research Ltd, 2020); Others.


Kyoto University (LLB, 1988); Kobe University Graduate School of Law (LLM, 2008).