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2014-2015

Fall 2014 and Spring 2015

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Symposia

April 2015

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

March 2015

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.

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

February 2015

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.
Summary: To view a summary report of this lecture, please click here.

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

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

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

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

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

Announcements

"Japan and the World Economy: Challenges Over the Coming Decade" to Broadcast on NHK World in Early May

CJEB's recent seminar, "Japan and the World Economy: Challenges Over the Coming Decade" will be broadcast on NHK World's program, Global Agenda on May 1st - May 2nd.

Dates of Broadcast
New York: May 1, Fri. 8:10pm / May 2, Sat. 2:10am, 8:10am, 2:10pm
Tokyo: May 2, Sat. 9:10am, 3:10pm, 9:10pm / May 3, Sun. 3:10am
London: May 2, Sat. 1:10am, 7:10am, 1:10pm, 7:10pm

Stay tuned for more details on the upcoming broadcast.
The video will also be posted on our website on a later date.

CJEB's Upcoming Annual Tokyo Conference

Our annual Tokyo Conference will be held on May 21st at Otemachi Financial City Conference Center. Our keynote speakers will be Mr. Yasuchika Hasegawa, chairman of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd. and Professor Bruce Greenwald, Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management at Columbia Business School. Join us as we debate and discuss the changes of corporate governance in Japan.

For more details on this event, please click here.

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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