Takao Isozaki is a corporate affiliate visiting fellow at Shorenstein APARC for 2007-08. Prior to joining Shorenstein APARC, he worked at the Development Bank of Japan (DBJ) for seventeen years. Isozaki's experiences at DBJ included policy-based financing, finance planning and coordination, and human resources management. He was also assigned for a time at the Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry.
Isozaki's latest position at the DBJ was as director in the credit analysis department. he completed his undergraduate studies in law at Tokyo University.