Naoyuki Iwashita
Professor, Kyoto University

Mr. Iwashita played a leading role in the research of the application of information security technology in the financial sector. He took office for 33 years to the Bank of Japan, and in the last ten years of his carrier at the bank, he successively held various posts in the FinTech area in the bank.

He served as Head of the Center for Information Technology Studies (CITECS) at the Institute for Monetary and Economic Studies (2006-2009) and General Manager of the Shimonoseki Branch (2009-2011). He then moved on to Information & Telecommunication Systems Company, Hitachi, Ltd. (2011-2013). In 2013, he moved back to the bank. He served as Associate Director-General of the Payment & Settlement Systems Department (2013-2014), Head of Center for Advanced Financial Technology, Deputy Director-General of the Financial System & Bank Examination Department (2014-2016). Moreover, he was assigned to the Head of the newly established FinTech Center (2016-2017).

He left the bank in March 2017 and took a position as a professor teaching monetary economics and FinTech in the graduate program for public policy studies at Kyoto University.

He holds additional posts of Advisor for the crypto-asset task force at the Financial Services Agency (FSA), and a member of the Council for Regulatory Reform at Cabinet Office.

He graduated from Keio University in 1984.

Educational Activities

1. School of Government, Kyoto University
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(1) Central Bank Operations and Financial Markets
(2) Monetary Policy
(3) Introduction to FinTech
(4) Introduction to Digital Government
(5) Case Study: Analysis of Japanese Economy Based on Published Statistics
(6) Case Study: Issues of Monetary Analysis for Economic Policy

2. Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University

enPiT-Pro Security / ProSec (Education Network for Practical Information Technologies)/ Security Literacy
Application of Cryptographic Technology and International Standardization in the Financial Industry