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Yuko Kawai


YUKO KAWAI (Ms.)
Yuko Kawai is the Head of FinTech center for Bank of Japan. The center aims to work as the
information facilitation hub amongst practitioners, researchers and other related parties
both outside of and within the Bank for FinTech and its associated subjects.
She joined the Bank in 2003 and had served as the Kochi branch manager, Head of Foreign
Exchange Division, Chief Representative in Hong Kong and also took roles in the Financial
Markets and in the Financial System and Bank Examination Department.
Prior to joining the Bank, she worked in JPMorgan/Chase/Chemical bank group taking various
roles in the financial market division, most notably dealing derivatives products, and
subsequently at RPTech, an independent think tank, as a director.
She received an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and an LL.B from
Kyoto University.