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Fall 2014 and Spring 2015



November 2014

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

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

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


December 2014

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

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


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.

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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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