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Fall 2013 and Spring 2014

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June 2014

Japan's 4th Strategic Energy Plan ^

Monday, June 9
12:30 – 2:00PM
Columbia Club
Featuring: Mr. Toshikazu Okuya, Director, Energy Supply and Demand Policy Office, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Main Organizers: Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP), School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) New York
Outreach Partner: Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

CJEB Annual Tokyo Conference 
Thursday, May 15, 2014 
1:15 – 6:40 PM 
Otemachi Financial City Conference Center (Tokyo, Japan)
Keynote Speakers: Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor, Bank of Japan; Adam Posen, President, Peterson Institute of International Economics
Other participants: Richard Clarida, C. Lowell Harriss Professor of Economics and International Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Takatoshi Ito, Dean, Graduate School of Public Policy; Professor, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo; Paul Sheard, Executive Managing Director, Chief Global Economist and Head of Global Economics & Research, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services LLC; Takumi Shibata, Representative Director, Chairman, President & CEO, Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd.; Yasuhisa Shiozaki, Member of the House of Representatives, Japan; Nobusuke Tamaki, former Councilor, Government Pension Investment Fund; Professor, Otsuma Women’s University; Osamu Yamamoto, Partner, Unison Capital, Inc.

Revolutionizing Japan’s Information & Communications Security Environment^
Japan Society Evening Lecture
Friday, May 2, 2014
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Citigroup’s Auditorium 
Featuring: His Excellency Ichita Yamamoto, Minister in Charge of Information Technology Policy
Presider: William Saito, Special Advisor, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan; Founder and Chief Executive Officer, InTecur, K.K.
Introductory remarks by: Thomas Harrington, Managing Director and Chief Information Security Officer, Citi
Main Organizer: Japan Society
Co-organizer: Citi
Outreach Partners: Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB) at Columbia Business School; JETRO New York;

April 2014

Hitting the Mark? The Third Arrow in Sharper Focus ^

Wednesday, April 30, 8:00am – 10:00am
8:00 – 10:00 AM 
Japan Society
Keynote Speakers: Yasutoshi Nishimura, Senior Vice-Minister for Economic and Fiscal Policy at the Cabinet Office Paul Sheard, Executive Managing Director, Chief Global Economist and Head of Global Economics and Research, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services; Heizo Takenaka, Professor of Faculty of Policy Management and Director of the Global Security Research Institute, Keio University; Koichi Hamada, Adviser to the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe; Tuntex Professor Emeritus of Economics, Yale University
Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Director of Research, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, and Chair of the Department of Economics, Columbia University
Presider: Fred Katayama, Anchor, Producer, Thomson Reuters; Member, Board of Directors of Japan Society

How to Buy Japan: Private Equity in a Global Economy ^
The 15th Annual Mitsui Symposium
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
6:00 – 7:30 PM 
Room 1501, International Affairs Building, Columbia University
Featuring: Richard Folsom, Representative Partner and Co-Founder, Advantage Partners, LLP.
Commentator: Neal Doying, Senior Vice President, Lazard Asset Management LLC; Bruce C. Greenwald, Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management; Director, Heilbrunn Center for Graham and Dodd Investing, Columbia Business School
Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Director of Research, CJEB
Co-sponsored by the Mitsui USA Foundation

 
Lunchtime "Zadankai" Seminar
Thursday, April 17, 2014
12:30 – 2:00 PM 
Room 307, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring:  Daijiro Nogata, President and CEO, TOTO Americas Holdings, Inc. 
Discussant: K. C. Park, Former CEO, eMagin Corporation; Former Executive VP, LG Electronics; Former Managing Director, Technical Operations Group, IBM 
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB 
 
Lunchtime "Zadankai" Seminar
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
12:30 – 2:00 PM 
Room 416, Warren Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Raymond Fisman, Lambert Family Professor of Social Enterprise, Columbia Business School
Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Director of Research, CJEB 
 
Friday, April 11, 2014
6:00 - 8: 00 PM
Room 331, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Yukio Okamoto, Visiting Professor of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University; Former Special Advisor to two Japanese Prime Ministers
Main organizer: Japan Study Student Association
 
Lunchtime "Zadankai" Seminar
Thursday, April 10, 2014
12:30 – 2:00 PM
Room 307, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Takashi Oyagi, Chief Strategic Officer, Monex Group, Inc.
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB
 
The “History Problem” (rekishi mondai), Nationalism, and Foreign Policy Preferences in Japan: Evidence from a Survey Experiment^
Brown Bag Seminar
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
12:00 – 1:30 PM 
Room 918, International Affairs Building
Featuring: Yongwook Ryu, Research Fellow, Department of International Relations, School of Political and International Studies, The Australia National University
Co-sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute
 
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
12:30 – 2:00 PM 
Room 1501, International Affairs Building, Columbia University 
Featuring: Nobuo Tanaka, Distinguished Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, (CGEP), Columbia University; former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency.
Moderator: Jason Bordoff, Director of CGEP
Main Organizer: Center on Global Energy Policy, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
 
Thursday, March 6, 2014
4:30 – 5:30 PM 
Room 303, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Richard Saul Wurman, Founder, TED 
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB
 
Lunchtime "Zadankai" Seminar
Thursday, March 6, 2014
12:30 – 2:00 PM 
Room 309, Warren Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Yutaka Harada, Professor, School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University
Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Director of Research, CJEB
 

February 2014

Friday, February 28, 2014
3:00 – 6:00 PM 
Room 333, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Featured Papers:
Good Jobs, Bad Jobs, and the Great Recession: Lessons from Japan’s Lost Decade, by Ryo Kambayashi, Associate Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University & Takao Kato, W.S. Schupf Professor of Economics and Far Eastern Studies, Department of Economics, Colgate University;
Estimating Daily Inflation Using Scanner Data, by Tsutomu Watanabe, Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo 
Discussants: Hiroaki Miyamoto, Professor, Graduate School of International Relations, International University of Japan and The University of Tokyo; Aysegul Sahin, Assistant Vice President, Macroeconomic and Monetary Studies Function, Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Jessie Handbury, Assistant Professor of Real Estate, Wharton School of Business; Naohito Abe, Professor, Japanese and Asian Economies, Hitotsubashi University
 
Lunchtime "Zadankai" Seminar 
Thursday, February 27, 2014
12:30 – 2:00 PM 
Room 141, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School 
Featuring: Sayuri Shirai, Policy Board Member, Bank of Japan 
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB
 
 
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
11:00 – 12:30 PM
Room 1512, International Affairs Building, Columbia University
Featuring: Kenichiro Sasae, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the United States of America
Moderator: Merit E. Janow, Dean and Professor of Practice, International Economic Law and International Affairs, SIPA
 

January 2014

Thursday, January 30, 2014
5:30 – 6:45 PM
4th Floor Skyline Room, Faculty House, Columbia University
Featuring: Lady Barbara Judge CBE, Former Chairman of the UK Atomic Energy Authority; Deputy Chairman of TEPCO's Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee
Introduction by: Merit E. Janow, Dean and Professor of Practice, International Economic Law and International Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)
Moderator: Jason Bordoff, Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, SIPA
Main Organizer: Center on Global Energy Policy, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
 
Lunchtime "Zadankai" Seminar
Thursday, January 30, 2014
12:30 – 2:00 PM
Room 333, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School 
Featuring: Keiko Tashiro, Chairperson, Daiwa Capital Markets America Holdings Inc.
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB
 
Japan Society Evening Lecture
Monday, January 13, 2014
7:00 – 9:00 PM 
Japan Society (333 East 47th St. New York, NY)
Featuring: Her Excellency Tomomi Inada, Minister in charge of “Cool Japan” Strategy 
Presider: Fred Katayama, Anchor, Producer, Thomson Reuters; Member, Board of Directors of Japan Society
Main Organizer: Japan Society
Outreach Partners: Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB) at Columbia Business School; Consulate General of Japan in New York; Japan National Tourist Organization; JETRO New York; U.S.-Japan Council
 

November 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013, 9:00 – 11:00 AM 
Room 501, Northwest Corner Building, Columbia University
Featuring: Rob Adams, Founder, Atomic Insights; Tom Blees, President, the Science Council for Global Initiatives; Jason Bordoff, Director, Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP), Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Dr. Yoon Chang, Senior Technical Advisor, Distinguished Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory; Robert Stone, Director of Pandora's Promise; Oscar-nominated and Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker; Nobuo Tanaka, Distinguished Fellow, CGEP; former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency
Main Organizer: Center on Global Energy Policy, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
 

October 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
6:30 – 7:30 PM 
Room 309, Warren Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Nobuyuki Saji, Chief Economist, Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities
Main Organizer: Japan Study Student Association
 
Japan Society Corporate Program
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
12:00 – 2:30 PM 
Japan Society (333 East 47th St. New York, NY)
Featuring: Austin P. Berglas, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Cyber Branch, New York Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Jeffrey Greene, Senior Policy Counsel for Cybersecurity and Identity, Symantec Corporation; Thomas Harrington, Managing Director and Chief Information Security Officer, Citi; William Saito, Founder & CEO, InTecur, K.K. 
Moderator: Ken Zimmerman, Principal, Chateaux Software 
Main Organizer: Japan Society
 
Lunchtime "Zadankai" Seminar
Thursday, October 24, 2013
12:30 – 2:00 PM
Room 310, Warren Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Takatoshi Ito, Dean, Graduate School of Public Policy; Professor, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB
 
Lunchtime "Zadankai" Seminar
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
12:30 – 2:00 PM
Room 208, Warren Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Yosuke Honjo, President & CEO, ITO EN (North America) Inc.  
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
2:00 – 5:30 PM
Room 1501, International Affairs Building, Columbia University
Speakers: Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Reginald Jones Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Yasheng Huang, International Program Professor in Chinese Economy and Business & Professor of Global Economics and Management, MIT Sloan School of Management; Kazuhiko Toyama, Representative Director & CEO, Industrial Growth Platform, Inc.; Christopher J. Mayer, Paul Milstein Professor of Real Estate, Columbia Business School
Co-sponsored by the Japan Economic Foundation and The Center for Japanese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School
 
Brown Bag Luncheon Event
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
12:00 – 1:30 PM
Room 918, International Affairs Building, Columbia University
Featuring: Thomas Berger, Associate Professor of International Relations, Boston University
Moderator: Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Co-sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute
 

September 2013

CJEB Distinguished Lecture Series
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
4:15 – 5:45 PM 
Davis Auditorium, Schapiro Center, Columbia University
Featuring: Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB
Co-sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute
 
The Key Challenge for Abenomics: Demographic Tsunamis Hitting Japan and Other East Asian Countries^
Lunchtime "Zadankai" Seminar
Thursday, September 19, 2013
12:30 – 2:00 PM
Room 208, Warren Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Kosuke Motani ’94, Chief Senior Economist, Japan Research Institute, Ltd.
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

Announcements

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
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November 18, 2014
Japanese Corporate Governance: A Report from the Front Line
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November 20, 2014  
Luncheon "zadankai" Seminar with Toshikazu Nambu, Executive Vice President and CFO, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas
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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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Annual Report

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

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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.