Hiroto Akai

Hiroto Akai

Global Affiliate Visiting Fellow, 2017-19

Shorenstein APARC
Stanford University
Encina Hall, Room E301
Stanford,  CA  94305-6055


650-723-3368 (voice)
650-723-6530 (fax)

Research Interests

New Trends in Corporate Finance in Japan and the Role of Corporate Governance Reforms


Hiroto Akai is a global affiliate visiting fellow at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) for 2017-19.  Akai has served various positions at the Japanese Ministry of Finance and the Financial Services Agency.  Prior to joining Shorenstein APARC, he was Deputy Director of Policy Planning and Research Division, which is responsible for producing the Financial Statements Statistics of Japanese Corporations.  He assumed several tasks related to financial markets during his career.  He was Deputy Director of the Office of Foreign Exchange Reserve Management (2015-16), where he was responsible for portfolio management of Japan's FX reserves.  He also worked for Foreign Exchange and Markets Division (2008-09), where he was in charge of foreign exchange market policy during the global financial crisis.  He received a masters degree of economics from Hitotsubashi University in 2005.



Other Affiliations

Ministry of Finance, Japan