Akihisa Shiozaki
House of Representatives
Akihisa Shiozaki serves as Member of Japan’s House of Representatives, and is a member of the Liberal Democratic Party, representing District No. 1 of the Ehime prefecture. He currently serves as the Secretary General of the party’s ”AI Project Team” and “web3 Project Team”.

Previously Akihisa was widely recognized as an expert attorney in corporate crisis management, including regulatory investigations, white color defense, product recall, labor/employment disputes, import/export control, media interaction and various corporate governance issues, especially those with multi jurisdictional or parallel civil and criminal components.

In recent years, he has advised both domestic and foreign clients in resolving a number of the most high profile corporate crises cases relating to Japan, including the LIBOR/TIBOR manipulation investigation, FX manipulation investigation, global product recall by a Japan auto parts manufacturer, international trade secret theft in the semiconductor industry, government investigations against a global pharmaceutical corporation operating in Japan, and his representation of the former CEO of Olympus Corporation who brought light to the company's recent accounting scandal. In 2017, Akihisa was awarded the Compliance / Investigations Lawyer of the Year at the Asian Legal Awards hosted by The American Lawyer, in association with The Asian Lawyer, China Law & Practice and Legal Week.

Akihisa worked in the Prime Minister’s office as senior policy advisor from
2006 to 2007 and is knowledgeable in Japanese regulations /rules and
governmental procedures, as well as having rich experience dealing with
the media. He also serves as the vice chairman of the Anti Yakuza
Committee at the Daiichi Tokyo Bar Association and has authored many
related publications. He graduated from the University of Tokyo (LL.B.),
holds an M.A. in international policy from Stanford University, and
completed his MBA at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he served as class president.
10:10AM - 10:30AM
First Web3, Now AI: How Nations Can Keep Up With Emerging Tech
As crypto hibernates, AI has emerged from a winter of its own to become the latest technology to transfix industry and government leaders alike. Rep. Akihisa Shiozaki knows all too well that Japan must master both technologies to cement itself as the world's leading innovator. Hear him speak with Salesforce's Marc Mathieu about the future of Web3 and AI in Japan and beyond.