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2005 - 2006

Fall 2005 and Spring 2006




Brown Bag Lectures

May 2006

Japan's Future Economic Directions ^

20th Anniversary Conference
Monday, May 15, 2006
Welcome: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business       
Yotaro Kobayashi, Chief Corporate Advisor, Fuji Xerox Co.
Keynote: Toshihiko Fukui, Governor, Bank of Japan
Panelists: Kazuo Ueda, Dean, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo
Junichi Ujiie, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Nomura Holdings, Inc.
Yoshihiko Miyauchi, Chairman & CEO, ORIX Corporation
David Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University
Shuhei Abe, President & CEO, SPARX Asset Management Co., Ltd.   
Fumiko Hayashi, Chairman and CEO, The Daiei, Inc.
Hiroshi Mikitani, President, Rakuten, Inc. 
Thierry Porté, President and CEO, Shinsei Bank, Limited
Kunihiko Yogo, Managing Director, IRCJ; Former CEO, Kanebo Cosmetics Inc.
Moderators: Hugh Patrick;
Mark Mason, Director, Program on Alternative Investments, Center on Japanese Economy and Business


April 2006

WTO at 10: Governance, Dispute Settlement, and Developing Countries^
World Trade Organization 10th Anniversary Conference
April 5-7, 2006
Welcome: Lee C. Bollinger, President, Columbia University
Chair: Merit E. Janow, Professor in the Practice of International Economic Law & International Affairs, Columbia University; Member, WTO Appellate Body
Keynote Speakers: Jagdish Bhagwati, University Professor, Columbia University
Carla A. Hills, Chairman & CEO, Hills & Company International Consultants; Former U.S. Trade Representative
Peter Sutherland, Chairman, Goldman Sachs International; Chairman, BP p.l.c.; former Director General, GATT & WTO
Clayton Yeutter, Of Counsel, Hogan & Hartson LLP; Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture; Former U.S. Trade Representative


March 2006

Japan Remodeled: How Government and Industry are Transforming Japanese Capitalism ^

Brown Bag Lecture
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Speaker: Steven Vogel, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of California-Berkeley
Cosponsored by CIBER and the Alliance Program

Co-opting Globalization: Local Politics and the Transformation of Corporate Governance in South Korea and Japan ^

Brown Bag Lecture
Wednesday, March 1, 2006
Speaker: Christina Ahmadjian, Professor of Management, Hitotsubashi Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy
Cosponsored by the APEC Study Center


February 2006

Should China Revalue the Yuan? Lessons from the Japanese Experience ^

Brown Bag Lecture
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Speaker: Claude Meyer, Associate Professor, Sorbonne University & Sciences-Po, Paris
Cosponsored by the APEC Study Center, the Alliance Program and the Institute for the Study of Europe


January 2006

Agents of Change: Women CEOs of U.S.-Based Japanese Subsidiaries ^

Monday, January 30, 2006
Speakers: Melanie Hart, President of Tsuchiya North America
Yuki Hattori, President, Dentsu Communications Inc.
Chair: Schon Beechler, Associate Professor of Management and Director of the Columbia Senior Executive Program, Columbia Business School
Chair: Hugh Patrick, Director of the Center on Japanese Economy and Business


November 2005

The Role of Private Equity in Japanese Industrial Restructuring: The Case of Daiei ^

Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Speaker: Atsushi Saito, President and CEO, Industrial Revitalization Corporation of Japan
Discussant: Hugh Patrick, Director of the Center on Japanese Economy and Business
Moderator: Mark Mason, Direct of the Program on Alternative Investments

Down to the Wire: Has Japan Become the World's Leading IT Nation? ^

Brown Bag Lecture
Thursday, November 10, 2005
Speaker: Thomas Bleha, Former U.S. Foreign Service Officer and ABE Fellow
Cosponsored by APEC Study Center


September 2005

The Secret of Lexus' Success: How Toyota Motor Went from 0-60 in the Luxury Car Market ^

Thursday, September 22, 2005
Speaker: Chester Dawson, Editor, BusinessWeek


Koizumi's Gamble and Its Consequences ^

1st Annual Lecture on Japanese Politics
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Speaker: Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Chair: David Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy
Discussant: Hugh Patrick, Director of the Center on Japanese Economy and Business

Update on the Japanese Economy ^

Brown Bag Lecture
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Speaker: Shijuro Ogata, Former Deputy Governor for International Relations, Bank of Japan

Dynamic East Asia: Progress and Prospects for Economic Growth and Regional Integration ^

Monday, September 12, 2005
Speaker: Haruhiko Kuroda, President, Asian Development Bank


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

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

Click here to view the videos.

Click here to view a short summary report.

Click here for more details about the broadcast.

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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