Yutaka Soejima

Head of FinTech Center, Deputy Director-General, Payment and Settlement Systems Department, Bank of Japan


Yutaka SOEJIMA is a head of Fintech Center and Deputy Director-General of Payment and Settlement Systems Department in the Bank of Japan. He joined the Bank in 1990 and mainly worked in research sections covering financial markets, bank supervision, macro prudence, financial engineering, risk management, payment and settlement systems and economic developments. Some of his studies applied state-of-the-art technologies to central bank business such as AI, high frequency data analysis, artificial markets simulation, social network analysis and geographic information study. He engaged in the launch of BOJ’s flagship reports of “Financial System Report” and “Market Review”, a forerunner of “BOJ Review”. He holds a MA in Economics from University of Washington and a BA from Kyoto University.


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