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2014-15 Fellows

Each year, a small number of professional and academic fellows are selected to spend a period of time in residence at Columbia Business School.

The current fellows are:

Takeshi Daido
July 2014 – June 2015
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance

Toshihiko Fukumoto
October 2014 – December 2014
Executive Officer and General Manager at Project Planning Office

Tsuyoshi Hasebe
July 2014 – September 2014
Nikkei, Inc. 
Managing Director

Tomohiro Hirano
August 2014 – September 2014
The University of Tokyo
Assistant Professor of Economics

Michito Hirota
September 2013 – September 2014
The Research Institute of Public Management, Ltd.
Founder and Director, Doctor of Laws

Hiroshi Ishijima
September 2013 – August 2014
Chuo University
Professor, Graduate School of International Accounting

Ryuta Kani
July 2014 - August 2015
Ricoh Co., Ltd. 
Ricoh Institute of Sustainability and Business
Research Fellow

Yasushi Kinoshita
October 2014 - March 2015
Ministry of Finance
Former Administrative Vice Minister

Tomokazu Kubo
September 2013 – August 2015
Chuo University
Associate Professor of Marketing

Naoki Matsuda
September 2013 – July 2015
Ministry of Finance
Doctor of Law

Satoshi Narawa
July 2014 – May 2015
Minebea Co., Ltd.
Assistant Manager

Futoshi Oguri
September 2013 – August 2014
Nihon Keizai Shimbun Inc.
Senior Staff Writer

Ryo Saiki
September 2013 – August 2014
Tokai Tokyo Securities Co., Ltd.

Keisuke Takeguchi
April 2014 – March 2015
Hosei University
Professor of Financial Accounting

Yuji Takenaka
July 2014 – May 2015
Minebea Co., Ltd.

Katsumi Tanabe
April 2014 – March 2015
Keio University
Associate Professor

Masazumi Wakatabe
July 2014 – August 2014
Waseda University
Professor of Economics

Mariko Yaku
October 2014 – August 2015
Tokai Tokyo Financial Holdings, Inc.
Assistant Manager

Kengo Yasui
September 2013 – September 2014
Ritsumeikan University
Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics




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.


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


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.