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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