Partner at Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, Masa represents various financial institutions through fund creation, private equity and acquisition financing as well as variety of M&A transactions. He is a member of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry’s Blockchain Investigation Committee and his recent publications include “Blockchain Technology and Changes in Banking Operations.” He is admitted to the Bar in Japan and New York. He holds LL.M in Columbia Law School and LL.B in University of Tokyo.
After he finished his master school at Keio University, he joined to mobile gaming company called GREE. After he left GREE, he started a company, called AccumBit inc, developing applications on top of blockchain and bitcoin. In 2016, he founded VALU inc.