Dr. Yamanaka is currently visiting Yale Law School as an Associate Research Scholar in Law, while holding a title of Program Research Fellow at the University of Tokyo. He obtained a Ph.D. (Doctor of Laws with a prize) on March 2016 from the University of Tokyo.
His recent publications include; Toshiaki Yamanaka,‘Corporate Boards in Europe and Japan: Convergence and Divergence in Transition’EBOR <https://doi.org/10.1007/s40804-018-0115-5>; Hideki Kanda and Toshiaki Yamanaka,‘Central Banking in Japan’in Peter Conti-Brown and Rosa María Lastra (eds), Research Handbook on Central Banking (Edward Elgar 2018).
His research interests include; Comparative Corporate Law, Financial Law, and Financial Regulations.
He visited Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Hamburg) for January to March 2017 and the Faculty of Law, University of Oxford for October 2014 to March 2016. He holds an M.P.A. (in Economic Policy Management) degree from Columbia University (New York, United States), Bachelor of Laws from the University of Tokyo, and B.A. in Political Science from Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan).
He worked for the Bank of Japan (Japan's Central Bank) for 6 years as an Economist and Corporate Analyst before enrolling in the Ph.D. program.