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Fall 2012 and Spring 2013

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May 2013

Japan's Sustainable Growth Strategy^
Japan Society Corporate Program
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
6:00 - 8:00p.m.
Japan Society (333 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017)
Speaker: His Excellency Kenichiro Sasae, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the United States of America
Presider: Hugh Patrick, R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

 

April 2013

Abenomics: A New Economic Policy is Turning Japan Around^
Luncheon Zadankai Seminar
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
12:30 - 2:00p.m.
Warren Hall 3rd Floor (310)
Featuring: Takatoshi Ito, Dean of the Graduate School of Public Policy, Professor of the Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo
Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Chair and Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Department of Economics; Associate Director for Research, CJEB

Samsung and LG: From Also-Rans to Dominance in the Consumer Electronics Industry^
Luncheon Zadankai Seminar
Thursday, April 25, 2013
12:30 - 2:00p.m.
Warren Hall 2nd Floor (208)
Featuring: Robert A. Myers, Senior Vice President, Fairfield Resources International, Inc.; Adjunct Professor, Entrepreneurship Program, Columbia Business School; Director, Thomas Publishing Company; Former Director of Technology, IBM Japan
Discussant: K. C. Park , Former CEO, eMagin Corp.; Former Executive VP, LG Electronics; Former Managing Director, Technical Operations Group, IBM
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

Shale Gas Revolution and Energy Security^
The 14th Annual Mitsui USA Symposium
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
6:00 - 7:30p.m.
Uris 142
Featuring: Nobuo Tanaka, former Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA); Global Associate for Energy Security and Sustainability, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)
Discussants: Geoffrey M. Heal, Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise, Columbia Business School ; Travis Bradford, President, Prometheus Institute for Sustainable Development,; Associate Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs, Columbia University ; Paul J. Scalise, JSPS Research Fellow, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

Tokyo's Place in the World: Through the Eyes of Tokyo Governor Naoki Inose^
Japanese Society Corporate Program
Monday, April 15, 2013
6:00 - 8:00p.m.
Japan Society
Speaker: Naoki Inose, Governor of Tokyo
Presider: Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University

 

March 2013

Inequality, Fragmentation, and Integration in the World Economy^
CJEB Conference
Thursday, March 21, 2013
1:30 - 6:00p.m.
Roppongi Academyhills (49th floor, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6149 JAPAN)
Welcoming Remarks: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business; R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus, Columbia Business School
Keynote Speaker: Joseph E. Stiglitz, University Professor, Columbia University
Moderators: Hugh Patrick; Alicia Ogawa, Senior Advisor, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School; David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University
Featuring: Takehiko Nakao, Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Japan; John Lipsky, Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Johns Hopkins University; David E. Weinstein; Heizo Takenaka, Professor and Director, Global Security Research Institute, Keio University; Peter A. Petri, Carl J. Shapiro Professor of International Finance, Bradeis University; Motoshige Itoh, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo; Yang Yao, Professor; Director, China Center for Economic Research, Peking University
Closing Remarks: David E. Weinstein

3.11: Disaster and Change in Japan^
Japan Society Corporate Program
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
6:00 - 8:00p.m.
Japan Society
Speaker: Richard J. Samuels, Ford International Professor of Political Science; Director of the Center for International Studies, MIT
Presider: Dr. George Packard, President, United States-Japan Foundation

The Economic-Security Nexus in Northeast Asia^
Lunchtime "Brown Bag" seminar series
Thursday, March 7, 2013
12:00 - 1:30p.m.
Room 918, International Affairs Building
Speaker: T.J. Pempel, Jack M. Forcey Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
Moderator: Charles Armstrong, Director, Center for Korean Research

 

February 2013

Japan Economic Seminar^
CJEB Symposium
Friday, February 15, 2013
3:00 - 6:00p.m.
Room 918, International Affairs Building
Moderators: Takatoshi Ito, Dean, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo; David E. Weinstein, Chair and Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Department of Economics, Columbia University; Associate Director for Research, CJEB
Presenters: Masaya Sakuragawa, Professor, Department of Economics, Keio University; David E. Weinstein
Discussants: Satoshi Koibuchi, Professor, Chuo University; Kosuke Aoki, Professor, University of Tokyo; Tokuo Iwaisako, Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University; Takatoshi Ito

Japan's Fiscal Sustainability and Interest Rate Risk in the JGB Market^
Luncheon Zadankai Seminar
Thursday, February 14, 2013
12:30 - 2:00p.m.
Warren Hall
Speaker: Tokuo Iwaisako, Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business; Robert D. Calkins Professor Emeritus of International Business, Columbia Business School

 

January 2013

Japan's New Political Landscape^
Luncheon Zadankai Seminar
Thursday, January 31, 2013
12:30 - 2:00p.m.
Warren Hall
Speaker: Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business; Robert D. Calkins Professor Emeritus of International Business, Columbia Business School

What's Wrong with Japan?...It's the Politics!^
Lunchtime "Brown Bag" seminar series
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
12:00 - 1:30p.m.
International Affairs Building
Speaker: Ellis Krauss, Professor of Japanese Politics and Policy-making, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California San Diego
Moderator: Kay Shimizu, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Columbia University

Banker to the World - Lessons from the Front Lines of Global Finance^
Japan Society Evening Lecture
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
6:00 - 7:30p.m.
Japan Society
Speaker: Bill Rhodes, President and Chief Executive Officer, William R. Rhodes Global Advisors, LLC; Senior Advisor, Citi; Professor-at-Large, Brown University
Presider: Harold (Terry) McGraw III, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, The McGraw-Hill Companies

 

December 2012

Global Leadership Challenges for Japanese Companies^
Luncheon Zadankai Seminar
Monday, December 10, 2012
12:30 - 2:00p.m.
332 Uris
Speaker: Sheena Iyengar, S.T. Lee Professor of Business, Columbia Business School
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business; Robert D. Calkins Professor Emeritus of International Business, Columbia Business School

 

November 2012

The Role of Credit Rating Agencies in Japan and the United States^
CJEB Symposium
Thursday, November 29, 2012
6:00 - 7:30p.m.
Room 104, Jerome Greene Hall, Columbia Law School
Featuring: Douglas L. Peterson, President, Stadard & Poor's Ratings Services; Hidetaka Tanaka, Senior Executive Managing Director, Rating and Investment Information, Inc.
Commentator: Patrick Bolton, David Zalaznick Professor of Business, Columbia Business School
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business; Robert D. Calkins Professor Emeritus of International Business, Columbia Business School
Co-Sponsor: The Center for Japanese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School
Outreach Partner: Japan Society

Should We Be Worried About Japan?^
Luncheon Zadankai Seminar
Thursday, November 29, 2012
12:30 - 2:00p.m.
330 Uris
Speaker: Edward Lincoln, Professional Lecturer, George Washington University; Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, Columbia University
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business; Robert D. Calkins Professor Emeritus of International Business, Columbia Business School

'Haven' Can Be Hell: Impact of the European Sovereign Debt Crisis on the Japanese Economy ^
Luncheon Zadankai Seminar
Thursday, November 15, 2012
12:30 - 2:00p.m.
307 Uris
Speaker: Takatoshi Ito, Dean, Graduate School of Public Policy, Professor, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business; Robert D. Calkins Professor Emeritus of International Business, Columbia Business School

The Rise of Foreign Policy as an Electorally Salient Issue in Japan ^
Brown Bag Luncheon Seminar
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
12:00 - 1:30p.m.
918 International Affairs Building
Speaker: Amy Catalinac, Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations, College of the Asia-Pacific, Australian National University
Moderator: Kay Shimizu, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Columbia University

Lessons from Financial Crises: Japan's Perspective Based on Its Experiences of the Bubble, Bust and 'Lost Two Decades' ^
Luncheon Zadankai Seminar
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
12:30 - 2:00p.m.
Uris 330
Speaker: Takehiko Nakao,Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs Ministry of Finance, Japan
Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Senior Advisor, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School; Adjunct Associate Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

 

October 2012

NAIIC Report on Fukushima: Lessons Learned & Next Steps Forward ^
Japan Society Corporate Program Lecture
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
6:00 - 8:00p.m.
Japan Society
Speaker: Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa,Chairman, National Diet of Japan Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission (NAIIC); Academic Fellow, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS); Chairman, Health and Global Policy Institute
Presider: Daniel Bases, Correspondent, Thomson Reuters

Understanding Japan's ODA Policy ^
Lunchtime "Brown Bag" seminar series
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
12:00 - 1:30p.m.
918 International Affairs Building
Speaker: Makoto Sunagawa,Senior Advisor, KRI International Corporation; Visiting Lecturer, Akita International University
Moderator: Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University

Japan's Powers That Be: Ideals, Reality, and Rhetoric in Comparative Energy Policy ^
Lunchtime "Brown Bag" seminar series
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
12:00 - 1:30p.m.
918 International Affairs Building
Speaker: Paul Scalise, JSPS Research Fellow, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo
Moderator: Kay Shimizu, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Columbia University

 

September 2012

Another Year, Another Government: Making Sense of Japan's Political Confusion ^
CJEB Distinguished Lecture Series
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
5:00 - 6:30p.m.
Faculty House, Skyline 4th Floor
Speaker: Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business; Robert D. Calkins Professor Emeritus of International Business, Columbia Business School
Co-sponsor: Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University



Building an International Fashion Brand: From Japan by Way of China ^
Luncheon Zadankai Seminar
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
12:30 - 2:00p.m.
Uris 331
Speaker: Jun Kokui, President, Laugoa Co., Ltd.
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business; Robert D. Calkins Professor Emeritus of International Business, Columbia Business School

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Professor Patrick Co-edits New Book

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