His significant experience and expertise, together with his expansive local network, is a boon to Japanese enterprises looking to overcome challenges in jurisdictions overseas, and to foreign companies looking to enter the Japanese market. He brings global knowledge to local issues, advising businesses on how to gain a competitive edge, address internal issues, and successfully deliver on complex projects and mandates.
Ever mindful of stakeholder intentions and objectives, Masato has sought to forge meaningful connections and a robust understanding of different perspectives throughout his career. Earlier in his career, he was Director of the Monetary Affairs Department and the Payment and Settlement Systems Department at the Bank of Japan, and was seconded to the Budget Bureau at the Ministry of Finance, where he led the budget assessment for the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry. Before joining Brunswick, he led regulatory and governmental advocacy at PayPal Japan.
Masato has a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Tokyo and a master’s degree in law from the University of Pennsylvania. He is qualified as a New York lawyer, and he speaks fluent Japanese and English.
Ken Shibusawa is Japan’s leading voice on stakeholder capitalism. The Brunswick Senior Advisor reflects on the ESG landscape today, opportunities ahead for Japanese companies, and the legacy of his famous ancestor, called “the father of Japanese capitalism.”
By David Ashton
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