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The Sponsorship Program, established in 1995, has been instrumental in expanding the Center’s activities and guaranteeing their long-term financial support.  The companies listed below give to the Center on an annual basis.  The Center also greatly appreciates and benefits from the income derived from the endowments generously funded by Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd, Sanken Industrial Policy Research Institute, The Federation of Bankers Association, The Security Dealers Association, The Life Insurance Association, The Marine and Fire Insurance Association, and Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corporation during the first years of the Center’s establishment at Columbia Business School.  The Sponsorship Program will be expanded; inquiries are welcome.  Japanese corporations may receive tax-exempt treatment of their contributions through the arrangements of the Center on Japanese Economy and Business with the Council for Better Corporate Citizenship of Keidanren.

CJEB Corporate Sponsorship Program
Lead Corporate Sponsor
($100,000+ annually)
Sumitomo Corporation of Americas

Senior Corporate Sponsors
($50,000+ annually)
Advantage Partners, LLP
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
Tokai Tokyo Securities Co., Ltd.*

Major Corporate Sponsors
($25,000+ annually)
Daiwa Capital Markets America Inc.
Kikkoman Corporation
Ricoh Co., Ltd.*
Takata Corporation
Tsuchiya Co., Ltd.

Corporate Sponsors
($10,000+ annually)
Aflac Japan
Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
Imuta and Associates
ITO Corporation
J.C.C. Fund of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New York, Inc.
Minebea Co., Ltd.*
Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas)
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co., Ltd.*
Mitsui USA Foundation
Mori Building Co., Ltd.
Nikkei Inc.*
Nomura America Foundation
Saga Investment Co., Inc.
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Ltd.
Toho Technology Corporation
Yaskawa Electric Corporation

Individual Sponsor
($10,000+ annually)
Robert Alan Feldman

Friends of the Center
(up to $9,999 annually)
Miyoko Davey
Hiroko and Satoru Murase
Tsunao Nakamura
Hugh Patrick
Sadao Taura

* Regularly sends Visiting Fellows


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.

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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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Upcoming Events

November 11, 2014
Lessons from Japan: How Abenomics Can Provide Solutions for Developed Economies

November 18, 2014
Japanese Corporate Governance: A Report from the Front Line

November 20, 2014  
Luncheon "zadankai" Seminar with Toshikazu Nambu, Executive Vice President and CFO, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas

December 2, 2014  
The Seventh Sense: East Meets West in the Executive Mind

December 4, 2014
M&A in Japan: Reenergized


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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.