(Last updated : 2021-01-27 13:45:14)
  KAWAZOE Satoshi
   Department   Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University College of International Management
   Position   Professor
■ Education
1. 1987/09~1988/05 〔Master Course〕, University of Michigan Law School, Completed, Master of Laws (LL.M.)
2. 1979/04~1983/03 Majored in Civil Law, Faculty of Laws, The University of Tokyo, Graduated, Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)
■ Academic and professional experience
1. Professor
2. 1983/04~2019/03 Bank of Japan
■ Message
Cross border relations will probably intensify further even if there is backlash against globalization. I look forward to exploring our future with students at this culturally diverse university. 
■ Current research
Very briefly, the underlying theme of my research is the mystery of money. Money enables the settlement of various relations within a society. It replaces mutual trust between members with trust in money, which does not require any shared religious or social doctrine. As such, money is an extraordinary invention, essential to the existence of modern human society as we know it. At the same time, money is inherently unstable. Its value, being detached from commodities such as silver or gold, is wholly dependent on the confidence of those who use it. In other words, if confidence in money is lost, the society that functions on money may well disintegrate. Accordingly, my research explores the preconditions for a particular form of money to be money, instances when money fails to be money, and ways to restore confidence in money. More specifically, the focus is on institutional structures to maintain monetary stability, measures to sustain confidence in the banking system, and responses to financial crises (i.e., situations in which confidence in money is lost). Most recently, I am looking at cryptocurrencies, which is probably the ultimate form of money, and electronic cash, which is a special form of cryptocurrency. 
■ Current specialized field
Finance (Key Word:Banking, central banking, monetary systems) 
■ Conference presentations
1. 2020/11/14 Towards a more inclusive macroeconomic policy (18th Asia Pacific Conference)
2. 2019/11/30 Central Bank Cooperation in the Asia Pacific Region (17th Asia Pacific Conference)
■ Educational ability
● Made textbook and teaching material
1. 2020/04/01~ Lecture notes: Legal Strategy in Business
■ Professional contribution to Society
1. 2019/09 Bitcoin and MMT