Specialising in structured finance, corporate finance and trust practice, as well as banking and securities regulations.
Started career with Nagashima & Ohno (1990), becoming partner in 1998. Seconded to Sullivan & Cromwell (1994-95) and the Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies, the Bank of Japan (1996-97). Member of the Financial Law Board (1998-present) and Japan Association of the Law of Trust (2005-present), and Board Member of Japan Association of the Law of Finance (2015-present) and Securitization Forum of Japan (2007-present). Advisor to Financial Services Agency as Financial Policies Monitor (2016-present).
Dai-ichi Tokyo Bar Association (1990-present), New York State Bar Association (1995-present).
The University of Tokyo (LLB, 1988); Harvard Law School (LLM, 1994).