About Attorney

Ryu Nakazaki, Attorney-at-Law (Japan)

Areas of expertise
• Internet Business(e.g. advertisement, data, game and shopping mall businesses)
• Financial Regulations (e.g. settlement regulations, anti-money laundering regulations, PII regulations)
• Cross border transactions involving Japan (e.g. license agreements, business collaboration agreements and such)


March 2002 Graduated University of Tokyo, Faculty of Law
2004  Finished judicial apprenticeship at Legal Research and Training Institute (until 2005)
2005 Became registered attorney (First Tokyo Bar Association)
Joined Nagashima, Ono, & Tsunematsu law firm (until 2011)
2008 Joined Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, Trade Credit Division (Currently Trade Inspection Division) (until 2009)
2010 Joined Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, Trade Credit Division (Currently Trade Inspection Division) (until 2011)
2011 Joined Yahoo! Japan Corporation Legal Department (until March 2015)
April 2015 Joined Yamashita, Tsuge, and Nimura Law Offices(until September 2018)
October 2018 Established Nakasaki Law Firm

“International Comparative Legal Guide -Anti Money Laundering 2018”(Global Legal Group, 2018), Co-Author [wrote the Japanese Law part])
• Practice, Policy and Law Regarding Virtual Currency (Chuo-Keizai Sha Holding Inc.,2018), Co-Author
“Money Laundering Prevention Act” and “Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act” (Chuo-Keizai Sha Holding Inc.,2016), Co-Author
• Credit Transactions – Revised Installment Sales Act: Overview and Practical Solutions (Seirin Shoin, 2010), Co-Author
• Detailed Explanation of the Revised Installment Sales Act (Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, Inc., 2010)
• Explanation of the Installment Sales Act 2008 ver. (Nippon Credit Association, Edited by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, Trade Credit Division), Co-Author
• Virtual Currency and Anti-Money Laundering(Law & Technology No.80, [July 1, 2018 issue])
• Issues regarding the amendment of Japanese regulations on credit cards(Consumer Credit Monthly, Feb 2017 issue)
• The abstracts of the Reform Bill of the Credit Card Act(Consumer Credit Monthly, Nov 2016 issue)
• Advertisement Review of Ads Posted by Lawyers (JARO,Japan Advertising Review Organization, Report, September 2016)
• Dealing with the Japanese Anti-Money-Laundering Regulations Part 2(Web Magazine The Finance, August 31)
• Dealing with the Japanese Anti-Money-Laundering Regulations Part 1(Web Magazine The Finance, July 26)
• Reform of the Specified Commercial Transactions Law (Business Law Magazine, April 2016)
• B to C transactions (Business Law Magazine, Feb 2016)
• Supreme Court decisions in which specific arbitrations for occurrences of overpayment were considered not in violation of the public order and morality (Consumer Credit, Dec 2015 issue)
• Issues with the amendment of the Installment Sales Act (Consumer Credit Monthly, June 2015 issue)
• Trends and other factors related to credit cards & payment cards and Antitrust Law (CCR Issue 3, Japan Credit Association, 2015)
• Points to remember regarding the handling of affiliated loans (Financial Legal Affairs, Issue 1882 [Nov 5, 2009 issue])
• Overview of fund settlement law and measures and handling methods for businesses (Consumer Credit Monthly, August 2009 issue)
• Fund settlement law and methods of pre-payment: Challenges for Issuers (Consumer Credit Monthly, July 2009 issue)
• Compilation of reports and development of guidelines for Point Businesses (NBL Issue 899 [Feb 15, 2009 Issue])
• Crimes related to illegal acquisition of credit card numbers (Financial Legal Affairs, Issue 1851 [Nov 25, 2008 issue])
• Legal regulation methods for new settlement services (Financial Legal Affairs, Issue 1847 [Oct 5, 2008 issue])

Seminars & Symposiums
• Analyzing the reform of the draft amendment of the Cabinet Enforcement Order and Cabinet Enforcement Ordinance of the Japanese Personal Identifiable Information Act (Speaker at the conference of Information Network Law Association, August 19, 2016)
• Dealing with the Reform in the Japanese Anti-Money Laundering Regulations (Seminar at Kinzai Institute for Financial Affairs, Inc, June 27, 2016)
• Revision of the Anti-Money Laundering Act in Japan the impacts on Money Lending Businesses (Seminar at Japan Financial Service Association, Feb 8, 2016 and Feb 15, 2016)
• Data business and the reforms in privacy, credit card, and anti-money laundering regulations (Seminar at Fintech Association, Jan 25, 2016)
• Revision of the Anti-Money Laundering Act, and related laws (Consumer Credit Research Seminar, October 29, 2015)
• 19th Law Practice Reform Symposium Session 2: The relationship between law firms and in-house lawyers – Structural changes in law business – (Japan Federation of Bar Associations, October 16, 2015)
• Revision of the Prevention of Transfer of Criminal Proceeds Act (Japanese In-house Lawyers Association (3rd division), August 31, 2015)
• Amendment developments of the Installment Sales act and the Personal Information Protection Act (Consumer Credit Research Seminar, May 27, 2015)
• “The appeal of being a lawyer and the needed personnel within a symposium organization: Things every graduate law student should know” [Record of announcement] (Japan Federation of Bar Associations, July 2, 2011)

Feb 2016 Japan Online Game Association Auditor (until March 2018)
June 2015 Japan Bar Association In-house Lawyers Committee Vice Chairman

STEP 1st Grade, 113 TOEFL score, 975 TOEIC score, 8 years spent abroad in his youth