1987, BA in Law, University of Tokyo. Began career at Salomon Brothers Asia. 1990, joined Goldman Sachs Japan; former Head, fixed income business; 1994, became General Partner at the age of 30, the youngest ever at that time. 1999, founded Monex, jointly capitalized with Sony. Monex integrated its business with Nikko Beans and established Monex Beans Holdings (now Monex Group) in 2004; currently, Chairman and CEO. Member of the Board: Kakaku.com; JIN CO.; Human Rights Watch. Councillor, International House of Japan. Former Member, Economic Council to the Prime Minister. Former Visiting Lecturer, University of Tokyo. Former Outside Director, Tokyo Stock Exchange.