Fintech Trends: Changing Environment and Opportunities

Japanese banks are seeking new fintech they can integrate into their own systems. Watch our webinar video to learn about the latest developments and opportunities in the fintech sector in Japan. 

UK Companies Can Access Exciting New Business Opportunities in the Japanese Fintech Market

Background to the Webinar 

After the great success of the UK fintech trade mission to Japan last December, some significant changes have been seen both in private and public sectors due to the strong appetite for fintech.

Banks including mega, regional, and challenger banks have conducted their own projects such as launching an accelerator and experimenting with blockchains. They have shown a thirst for new fintech technologies that they can integrate into their own systems. The Japanese FSA have been making great efforts to stimulate the industry by easing regulations and opening a fintech support desk.

Accenture, the author of our two reports on the Japanese fintech market, will guide you through the latest fintech trends in Japan, and Mr Masujima, who is a lawyer and one of the foremost experts in fintech, will comment on regulation relaxations.

This webinar will provide a great opportunity to UK companies considering to develop their business in Japan to assess business opportunities there. Accenture will also talk about Tokyo Metropolitan Government’s Invest Tokyo seminar in London, which will be held on 23rd May, and the support available to UK companies who are interested in setting up in Tokyo.

About the Speakers

Naomi Takegoshi, Head of the Consultancy & Services team at UKTI Japan, will host our two speakers.

Masakazu Masujima is a Partner at Mori Matsumoto & Hamada. Mr Masujima is a qualified attorney admitted both in Japan and in the State of New York. Leveraging his unique experiences of practices in Silicon Valley and working at the Financial Services Agency of Japan, he advises extensively on M&A, fund formation, venture financing and financial regulations.

Through his work with both large financial institutions and start-ups, he is one of the foremost experts/opinion leaders in the fintech space in Japan and is involved in various government panels and committees which formulate Japan’s policy in developing fintech. He is the Chairman at Finovators, a Japanese version of Innovate Finance which was created to nurture a fintech ecosystem in Japan.

Moe Nasu is a senior manager at Accenture Japan Ltd. For five years, she has worked on a project to attract foreign companies from outside of Japan to Tokyo. She has met with more than one hundred companies, and as a result, over ten companies – including those in the fintech sector – made the decision to invest in Tokyo. Recently, she has been especially committed to attracting fintech companies from the United Kingdom and the United States.

She was one of the lead authors of the fintech market report, The Dawn of the Fintech Market in Japan, which was distributed by UKTI and Export to Japan. The report includes a market overview, analysis of trends, competitor analyses, information on government initiatives and more, in the areas of payments/money transfers, lending/funding, personal finance, tools for customer touch points and security.

How will UK Companies Benefit from Watching?

a) The webinar will help UK companies to have a better understanding of the latest fintech trends, which will be useful to them to assess whether they would like to do business in Japan.
b) They will have a chance to ask questions to experts in the Japanese fintech market.

Download The Dawn of the Fintech Market in Japan  report for more background information before you watch our webinar.

The updated version of the report is now available. Download The Dawn of the Fintech Market in Japan 2016 Update now.

Contact Naomi and her team to see how you could be doing business in Japan.

This webinar was recorded on 12 May 2016.