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.

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Collaborating on Japan, the US and the Global Economy

Each year, CJEB organizes and hosts numerous major conferences, symposia, lectures, and seminars featuring outstanding speakers. These programs bring together students, academics, members of the private sector, and policymakers from Japan and the United States.

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Actively Encouraging Research

CJEB is a research organization widely recognized for its international symposia, conferences, and lectures held both in New York City and Tokyo, which provide prominent speakers from the public and private sectors a forum for collaboration and reflection on Japan, the United States, and the global economy.

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A Preeminent Academic Center

Over the course of the last 28 years, CJEB has developed, grown, and evolved in order to carry out its mission effectively in a changing Japan and a changing world. CJEB has offered and continues to offer an impressive variety of resources to the research community, building and maintaining its status as the preeminent academic center in the United States on Japanese business and economics.

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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. Click here for the official announcement from SIPA.

CJEB’s Annual Tokyo Conference, May 15th, ends in success

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, which can be viewed here.

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Professor Patrick Co-edits New Book

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.

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CJEB Director Featured in Wall Street Journal

CJEB Director of Research Professor David Weinstein was featured in Wall Street Journal "CPI: noise Pollution at Low Altitudes."

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Annual Report

Read about the exciting outcomes of the 2012 – 2013 year.


Research Projects

Our latest two Working Papers, "Spinning Tales About Japanese Cotton Spinning: Saxonhouse (1974) Then and Now" by Serguey Braguinsky and David Hounshell, and "Explaining the Rise of East Asian Multinationals: State-Industry Links, a Stages Model of Structural Change, and Japan as a Precedent Setter" by Terutomo Ozawa, are now available.

These papers and all other Working and Occasional Papers, as well as other research supported by CJEB, is available on our Research Projects page.



Former CJEB Visiting Fellow Masahiro Kan's New Book

Masahiro Kan, Executive Director for Japan at The World Bank, has published a book titled "Grameen Nippon Initiative" (kōsō guramin nippon).

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Understanding Japan's Role in a Global Economy

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Upcoming Events

November 20, 2014

Luncheon "zadankai" seminar

Toshikazu Nambu, Executive Vice President and CFO, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas will be featured  in this lunchtime "zadankai" seminar.


December 2, 2014

The Seventh Sense: East Meets West in the Executive Mind

William Duggan of Columbia Business School will be featured in this lunchtime "zadankai" seminar.