Masashi joined Jiji Press after graduating from Faculty of Law at Chuo University. He was placed in the Urawa Office, where his beat ranged from police interviews to general business reporting.He took charge of covering the Ministry of Finance, Bank of Japan, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry etc., after which he was dispatched to New York to cover finance, automobiles, iron and steel industry, and aviation. His past positions include Digital Media Editor In Chief, Industry Director, Editorial Affairs, News Commentator and Newscaster.He has also held many academic positions, such as Visiting Professor at Musashi University.
At Tryfunds, Masashi uses his extensive network of connections he cultivated during his time as a journalist to focus on foreign and domestic alliance network business, which includes PR and public affairs strategy consulting.