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The Center on Japanese Economy and Business Has Been the Preeminent Academic Research Center for Over 28 Years
Established at Columbia Business School in 1986 under the direction of Professor Hugh Patrick, the Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB) promotes knowledge and understanding of Japanese business and economics in an international context. 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.
Under the leadership of Professor David E. Weinstein, CJEB director of research, the Center supports research projects and library and computer-based resource initiatives. Other core faculty members are Japan specialists drawn from Columbia’s Business School, Law School, School of International and Public Affairs, Economics Department, and Department of Political Science. Funding and resources are provided by corporate sponsors, foundations, individuals, Columbia Business School, and the University.
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. In this way, CJEB has been able to build and maintain its status as the preeminent academic center in the United States on Japanese business and economics.
2015-2016 "Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Scholarship” application for Columbia students is now open
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.
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.Read 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.Read Media Coverage
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.Read More
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."Read More
February 5, 2015New Directions in Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy
5:00 - 6:30 PM
February 12, 2015The Three-Year Itch: Can PM Abe Maintain the Honeymoon with Abenomics?
12:30 - 2:00 PM
February 20, 2015Japan Economic Seminar
3:00 - 6:00 PM
February 24, 2015Aflac Global Investments: Insights into A Unique US-Japanese Insurance Investment Department
12:30 - 2:00 PM
March 3, 2015Save the date!
How Supply Chains Respond to Crises: The Japanese Experience
6:00 - 7:30 PM
May 21, 2015Save the date!
CJEB Annual Tokyo Conference "Japan's Changing Corporate Governance"
1:15 - 6:30 PM