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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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世界経済における日本の役割の理解促進を目指して

当研究所の使命は、日本経済とビジネスに関する知識を増進し、理解を深めることにあります。

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Announcements

Prime Minister Abe Honored CJEB and Professor Patrick For Their Long Time Service - September 22, 2014

"...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.”

- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe                      Read More >

Professor Takatoshi Ito Will Join CJEB As Associate Director Of Research In January 2015

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.

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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Upcoming Events

December 2, 2014  
The Seventh Sense: East Meets West in the Executive Mind
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December 4, 2014
M&A in Japan: Reenergized
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February 5, 2015
The 10th Annual Lecture on Japanese Politics with Professor Gerald L. Curtis
5:00 - 6:30 PM

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February 20, 2015
Japan Economic Seminar with Professor Takatoshi Ito
3:00 - 6:00 PM

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May 21, 2015
CJEB Annual Tokyo Conference
1:15 - 6:30 PM

 

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Annual Report

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

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Research Projects

Professor Hugh Patrick's annual essay on the Japanese economy, "Japan's Abenomics: So Far So Good, But Will It Prevail?", is now available.

We have also made available two Working Papers, "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.

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

 

 

Program Brochure

Understanding Japan's Role in a Global Economy

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Events Archive

Check out some of our past events below.

Lessons from Japan: How Abenomics Can Provide Solutions for Advanced Economies

How to Buy Japan: Private Equity in a Global Economy

Restoring the Japanese Economy

Do You Washlet?: TOTO's Challenge in Breaking Into Mainstream America

 

Click here for some more of our past events and video clips.