Understanding Japan's Role in a Global Economy
The Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB) is the preeminent US academic center focused on promoting knowledge of Japanese business systems in domestic, East Asia, and international contexts.
CJEB's annual Tokyo Conference was held on May 21st at Otemachi Financial City Conference Center. With prominent keynote speakers, Mr. Yasuchika Hasegawa, Chairman of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd. and Professor Bruce Greenwald, Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management of Columbia Business School, and many distinguished guest panelists, the conference ended with great success. As corporate governance continues to be a hot topic in Japan, many are watching carefully on how corporate governance will develop and change over the years. At the conference, each of our guest speakers and panelists shared their own fascinating perspectives and insights on this topic. Videos and reports from this conference are now available on our website.
For a summary report, videos, and photos of this event, please click here.
Our annual Tokyo Conference will be held on May 21st at Otemachi Financial City Conference Center. Our keynote speakers will be Mr. Yasuchika Hasegawa, chairman of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd. and Professor Bruce Greenwald, Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management at Columbia Business School. Join us as we debate and discuss the changes of corporate governance in Japan.
For more details on this event, please click here.
For the academic year of 2015-2016, the "Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Scholarship” application is now open for Columbia students. The application deadline is February 27, 2015.
This Scholarship offers full tuition coverage for study in Japan. For more details, visit our website here.
CJEB’s research associate and long time friend, Takatoshi Ito, former dean of The University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP) will join CJEB as Associate Director of Research and as a professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) in January 2015.Read the official announcement from SIPA
Our annual Tokyo Conference was held on May 15th at Otemachi Financial City Conference Center. With Governor Kuroda from the Bank of Japan and Dr. Adam Posen, president of the Peterson Institute for International Economics as keynote speakers, the conference gathered speakers and guests from a wide range of fields to discuss and debate the future of the Japanese Economy. The video and reports from the conference will be available soon on this website. The sold-out event was covered by multiple media sources.Read Media Coverage
Professor Patrick has recently co-edited a book with Professor Yung Chul Park, titled How Finance is Shaping the Economies of China, Japan, and Korea.Read More
CJEB Director of Research Professor David Weinstein was featured in Wall Street Journal "CPI: noise Pollution at Low Altitudes."Read More
Professor Takatoshi Ito's latest paper with Satoshi Koibuchi, Kiyotaka Sato, and Junko Shimizu, "Exchange Rate Exposure and Risk Management: The Case of Exporting Firms," is now available in CJEB's Working Paper Series along with "Japanese Monetary Policy and International Spillovers" by Robert Dekle and Koichi Hamada and "Japan's Foreign Economic Policy Strategies and Economic Performance" by Shiro Armstrong and Peter Drysdale.
We have also recently made available Professor Ito's latest paper with Masayoshi Honma, "Rethinking the Growth Strategy: Competition is the Way Toward Strengthening Agriculture," in CJEB's Occasional Paper Series along with Professor Hugh Patrick's annual essay on the Japanese economy, "Japan's Abenomics: So Far So Good, But Will It Prevail?".
Read about the exciting outcomes of the 2013 – 2014 year.Download
Learn more about CJEB's wide range of activities in our program brochure.
Check out some of our past events below.
Lessons from Japan: How Abenomics Can Provide Solutions for Advanced Economies
Prime Minister Abe Honored CJEB and Professor Patrick For Their Long Time Service
"...Columbia University has institutes like the Center on Japanese Economy and Business…and…outstanding professors who have been involved in Japanese Studies for a long time. I would like to take this opportunity to honor…Professor Gerald Curtis and Professor Hugh Patrick, for what they have achieved over the years.”Read More
Professor Takatoshi Ito, Associate Director of Research of CJEB & Professor of SIPA, has published a book titled "Japanese Fiscal Condition: The Final Decision" (日本財政「最後の選択」).
Professor Masazumi Wakatabe, former CJEB Visiting Fellow and Professor of Economics at Waseda University, has published a book titled "Japan's Great Stagnation and Abenomics: Lessons for the World"(「租税戦略の解明」)".
For other books and publications from our faculty, current and former visiting fellows, and other associated members, please click here.