As part of their effort to accelerate the global adoption of cryptocurrency, Coinbase announced the launch off their Japan office. Under the leadership of the highly-respected and admired fintech leader, Nao Kitazawa, the new office will lay the foundation for Japan’s crypto investors to access a range of Coinbase’s products. They plan to take a deliberate approach to the Japan rollout, which means working hand-in-hand with the Japanese FSA to ensure compliance with local laws at every stage.
Respected Fintech leader heads up Japan office
The CEO of Coinbase Japan -Nao Kitazawa- will be charged with building a world-class in-country team and ensuring that we deliver on our vision of creating an open financial system for the world. Nao is the former COO of Money Design, a company that helped pioneer automated investment advice platforms in Japan. Prior to Money Design, Nao worked at Morgan Stanley Japan as an investment banker, where he guided a fleet of impressive merger and acquisition deals and composition of funds in the real estate sector. He also spent several years as a member of an international law firm, handling cases related to finance and real estate in Japan and New York. As one of the industry’s top international leaders, Nao sits on the board of the Fintech Association of Japan.
As a regulated, compliant crypto company in the U.S., Coinbase will focus on building that same level trust with new customers in Japan.Upon our business registration with the FSA, Coinbase services available to Japanese customers will be provided with Japanese language translations for ease of use. We look forward to sharing more about our plans for Japan soon.