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2014-2015

Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

Zadankai

Conferences

Lectures

Symposia

May 2015

Japan’s Changing Corporate Governance^

Thursday, May 21
1:15 – 6:30 PM
Otemachi Financial City Conference Center
Featuring: Mr.Yasuchika Hasegawa, Chairman, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. & Professor Bruce Greenwald, Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management, Columbia Business School
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

Materials

- Summary Report
- Program Booklet
- Prof. Takatoshi Ito's Slides
- Prof. Alicia Ogawa's Slides

Videos
- Welcoming Remarks
- Keynote Speech 1 - Bruce Greenwald
- Panel 1
- Keynote Speech 2 - Yasuchika Hasegawa
- Panel 2
- Closing Remarks

Challenges of Womenomics: Enhancing Women's Leadership in Japan^

Friday, May 1
4:00 – 5:30 PM
Room 1501, International Affairs Building, Columbia University
Featuring: Ms.Masako Mori, Member of the House of Councillors; Former Minister in charge of Supporting Women’s Empowerment and Child-Rearing; Special Committee on Reconstruction after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Nuclear Power Issues
Moderator: Takatoshi Ito, Associate Director of Research, CJEB

April 2015

Gyoza, Rice and Noodles for the U.S. Mainstream Market^

Thursday, April 23
12:30 – 2:00 PM
Room 311, Warren Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Hiroshi Kaho, General Manager, Business Strategy and Development Department, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

Japan and the World Economy: Challenges Over the Coming Decade^

Monday, April 6
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Teatro (2nd Floor), The Italian Academy, Columbia University
Featuring: Glenn Hubbard, Dean, Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, CBS, Joseph E. Stiglitz, University Professor, Columbia University, David E. Weinstein, Chair, Department of Economics, Columbia University; Director of Research, CJEB, & Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Associate Director of Research, CJEB
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

A summary report of this event is now available here.

Video: Clip 1 Clip 2

March 2015

Abenomics in the New Stage^

Tuesday, March 24
8:00 – 10:00 AM
Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017
Featuring: Professor Heizo Takenaka, Former Minister for Economic and Fiscal Policy; Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
Mr. Dan Chamby, Managing Director, BlackRock
Professor Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB
Moderator: Henny Sender, Chief International Finance Correspondent, Financial Times

How Supply Chains Respond to Crises: The Japanese Experience^

Tuesday, March 3
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Room 412, Schapiro Center, Columbia University
Featuring: Mr. Robert Young, Vice President Purchasing, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. & Mr. Albert Matias, Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer for the Americas, Hitachi America, Ltd.
Moderator: Fangruo Chen, MUTB Professor of International Business, Columbia Business School

A summary report of this event is now available here.

February 2015

Aflac Global Investments: Insights into a Unique US-Japanese Insurance Investment Department^

Tuesday, February 24
12:30 – 2:00 PM
Room 208, Warren Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Mr. Eric Kirsch, Executive Vice President; Global Chief Investment Officer, Aflac Global Investments
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

Japan Economic Seminar^

Friday, February 20
3:00 – 6:00 PM
Room 141, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Professor Hiroaki Miyamoto, Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo & Professor Etsuro Shioji, Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University
Moderator: Tokuo Iwaisako, Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University & David E. Weinstein, Director of Research, CJEB

The Three-Year Itch: Can PM Abe Maintain the Honeymoon with Abenomics?^

Thursday, February 12
12:30 – 2:00 PM
Room 208, Warren Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Professor Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University and Associate Director of Research, CJEB
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

New Directions in Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy^

Thursday, February 5
5:00 – 6:30PM
Room 412, Davis Auditorium, Schapiro Center, Columbia University
Featuring: Professor Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB
Video: To view this lecture, please click here.

December 2014

M&A in Japan: Reenergized^

Thursday, December 4
6:00 – 7:30PM
Room 104, Jerome Green Hall, Columbia Law School
Panelists: Mr. Hidemi Moue, CEO, Japan Industrial Partners Inc., Mr. Jonathan Rouner, Head of International M&A, Nomura Securities International
Discussant: Professor Curtis J. Milhaupt, Parker Professor of Comparative Corporate Law and Director, Center for Japanese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

The Seventh Sense: East Meets West in the Executive Mind^

Tuesday, December 2
12:30 – 2:00PM
Room 208, Warren Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Professor William Duggan, Senior Lecturer, Columbia Business School
Moderator: Ko Kuwabara, Associate Professor, Columbia Business School

November 2014

Strategy, Investment Opportunities and Management Principles of Sumitomo Corporation of Americas^

Thursday, November 20
12:30 – 2:00PM
Room 307, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Mr. Toshikazu Nambu, Executive Vice President and CFO, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

Japanese Corporate Governance: A Report from the Front Lines^

Tuesday, November 18
12:30 – 2:00PM
Room 310, Warren Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Professor Christina Ahmadjian, Professor, Graduate School of Commerce and Management, Hitotsubashi University
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

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

Tuesday, November 11
12:30 – 2:00PM
Room 331, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Mr. Yasushi Kinoshita, Former Administrative Vice Minister of the Ministry of Finance
Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Director of Research, CJEB
PowerPoint Presentation: View the presentation slides
Video: Watch video

October 2014

“The Revival of Japan in the Global Economy” at 2014 Pan-Asian Reunion in Singapore?^

Saturday, October 11
2:15 – 3:00PM
Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
Featuring: Mr. Ernest Higa, Chairman and CEO, Higa Industries, Mr. Yuzaboro Mogi, Honorary CEO and Chairman of the Board, Kikkoman Corporation, & Mr. Kosuke Motani, Chief Senior Economist, Japan Research Institute
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

September 2014

Challenges Facing the World Trade System^

Tuesday, September 30
8:15 – 5:30PM
Room 1501, International Affairs Building, Columbia University
Featuring: Professor Jagdish N. Bhagwati, University Professor, Columbia University, Professor Anu Bradford, Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization, Columbia Law School, Professor Steve Charnovitz, Associate Professor of Law, George Washington University, Professor Alan Deardorff, John W. Sweetland Professor of International Economics, University of Michigan, Professor Dimitar Gueorguiev, Assistant Professor, Syracuse University, Professor Koichi Hamada, Tuntex Professor of Economics, Yale University, Dean Merit E. Janow, Dean, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, Professor Amit K. Khandelwal, Gary Winnick and Martin Granoff Associate Professor of Business, Columbia Business School, Professor Pravin Krishna, Chung Ju Yung Distinguished Professor of International Economics, Johns Hopkins University, Mr. Michael Levy, David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment , Council on Foreign Relations, Professor Mary Lovely, Professor of Economics, Syracuse University, Professor Petros M. Mavroidis, Edwin B. Parker Professor of Foreign and Comparative Law, Columbia Law School, Professor Devashish Mitra, Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs, Syracuse University, Professor Arvind Panagariya, Jagdish N. Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy, Columbia University, Professor Hugh T. Patrick, Robert D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus and Director, CJEB, Columbia Business School, Ambassador Manjeev S. Puri, Ambassador of India to the European Union, Belgium and Luxembourg, Professor Andre Sapir, Professor, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Professor Jan Svejnar, Professor of Global Political Economy, Columbia University, & Professor Heiwai Tang, Assistant Professor of International Economics, Johns Hopkins University

Abenomics, TPP, and the Future of Japan’s Agriculture^

Tuesday, September 16
4:15 – 6:00PM
Room 918, International Affairs Building, Columbia University
Featuring: Mr. Richard Katz, Editor-in-Chief, The Oriental Economist, Professor Patricia Maclachlan, Associate Professor, Department of Government & Department of Asian Studies, College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas at Austin, Professor Kay Shimizu, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Columbia University, & Ms. Sheila Smith, Senior Fellow for Japanese Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Moderator: Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University