Since September 2018, Michael Schiltz is working for the Modern Japanese Studies Program at the University of Hokkaido. Before, he had a hybrid role at the Graduate Institute, Geneva; he happened to be the digital preservationist and curator for a unique collection of historical stock exchange quotes hosted there. From 2011-2016, he was an associate professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, University of Tokyo. Michael is the author of *The Money Doctors From Japan: Finance, Imperialism, and the Building of the Yen Bloc, 1895-1937*, published in 2012 by Harvard University Press. A second, completed, book manuscript employs forensic accounting techniques to discuss banking practice in the nascent branch network of the country’s prestigious exchange bank: the Yokohama Specie Bank (YSB).