In his prior role at PayPal, he led regulatory and governmental advocacy to boost its business in Japan. Earlier in his career, Masato was Director of the Monetary Affairs Department and the Payment and Settlement Systems Department for the Bank of Japan. He was seconded to the Budget Bureau for the Ministry of Finance, where he led the budget assessment for the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.
Masato holds a BA from the University of Tokyo and a Masters in Law from the University of Pennsylvania. He is qualified as a New York lawyer.