Takane Hori focuses on IT and regulated transactions, with a special focus on payment services. She was previously seconded to the Planning Division of the Planning and Coordination Bureau of the Financial Services Agency (2008–2010). She is director of FinTech Association Japan, Japan’s largest fintech community, and observer in the Subcommittee on Legal Affairs and Risks of ‘The Japan Bank Consortium to Central Provide Domestic and Cross-border Payment’. She also serves as a member of the Financial System Council (Working Group on Advancements in Payment and Other Related Services) at the FSA.