Minoru Aosaki is a corporate affiliate visiting fellow at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) for 2010–11 and 2011–12. Prior to joining Shorenstein APARC, he was deputy director for international banking regulations at the Government of Japan's Financial Services Agency, where he was responsible for developing bank regulatory standards as a member of groups of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision. Before 2008, he worked for Japan's Ministry of Finance and drafted the ministry's policy-position papers on the International Monetary Fund and also participated in the communiqué drafting processes at the G7 and G20 meetings.
During his time at Shorenstein APARC, Aosaki researches policy responses to the recent financial crisis with the support of Dr. Michael Armacost, and discussed at seminars and conferences at Stanford University, Cornell University, and Harvard University. He received a bachelor of law degree (LL.B.) from Hitotsubashi University in 2001, a master of public administration degree (MPA) from Syracuse University in 2004, and a master of law degree (LL.M.) from Cornell Law School in 2005.