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Fall 2006 and Spring 2007

Conferences

Symposia

Lectures

Brown Bag Lectures

Zadankai

May 2007

Operational Restructuring: New Strategies of Japanese Corporate Leaders ^

Program on Alternate Investments conference
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Tokyo
Panelists: Takayuki Katayama, Executive Vice President, & CSO, and& CSRO, Teijin Ltd.
Susumu Kohyama, President & and CEO, Toshiba Ceramics Co., Ltd.
Kunihiko Yogo, Representative Director & and CEO, Aruze Corporation; Former CEO, Kanebo Cosmetics, Inc.
Shuhei Abe, President & and CEO, SPARX Group Co., Ltd.
Norimichi Kanari, Deputy President, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
Naoteru Miyato, President, T&D Holdings, Inc.
John Ehara, Partner, Unison Capital, Inc.
Robert Grondine, Partner, White & Case LLP
Akira Takada, Managing Director, Head of IB Consulting, Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.
Kazuhiko Toyama, CEO, Industrial Growth Platform, Inc.
Moderators: Alicia Ogawa, Director, Program on Alternate Investments, Center on Japanese Economy and Business
Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business
Tomoo Tasaku, Partner, PwC Advisory Co., Ltd.

 

April 2007

Lost in Translation: Dolls, Trainmen, and the Electric City in Millennial Japan ^

Brown Bag Lecture
Columbia University
Thursday, April 5, 2007
Speaker: Susan Napier, Professor, Tufts University
Cosponsored by the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture, Columbia University
 

Weatherhead Policy Forum: Japan's UN Diplomacy and Security Council Reform ^

Brown Bag Lecture
Columbia University
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Speaker: Kenzo Oshima, Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations
Cosponsored by the Columbia Center on International Organization

 

March 2007

Resurgence of the Japanese Economy: A Conversation with Takehiko Nakao ^

Zadankai
Columbia Business School
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Speaker: Takehiko Nakao, Minister (Finance Section), Embassy of Japan, Washington, D.C.
 

February 2007

KKR in Asia: A Strategic View^

Lecture
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Columbia University
Speaker: Sir Deryck Maughan, Chairman, KKR Asia

 

January 2007

Investors Unleashed: Rise of Shareholder Activism in Japan ^

Eighth Annual Mitsui USA Symposium
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Speakers: Koji Fusa
Anthony Miller

Commentator: Curtis Milhaupt
Moderator: Alicia Ogawa
Cosponsored by the Mitsui USA Foundation

 

November 2006

The New Big Challenges in East Asia ^

Brown Bag Lecture
Columbia University
Wednesday, November 1, 2006
Speaker: Michael Green, Japan Chair, CSIS; Former Senior Director for Asian Affairs, National Security Council

 

October 2006

Economic Policies and Issues for the Abe Administration ^

Zadankai
Friday, October 27, 2006
Speakers: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, Faculty of Economics and Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo; Member of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
David Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University
 

Japan's Economic Future: Policy, Politics, and Producers ^

Twentieth Anniversary Celebration Conference
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Columbia University
Opening Remarks: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Lee C. Bollinger, President, Columbia University
Keynote Speaker: Timothy F. Geithner, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Panelists: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, Faculty of Economics and Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo
Robert Hodrick, Professor of International Finance, Columbia Business School
Paul Sheard, Global Chief Economist, Lehman Brothers
Joseph E. Stiglitz, University Professor, Columbia University
Akihiko Tanaka, Professor of International Politics, The University of Tokyo
Shulong Chu, Visiting Fellow, The Brookings Institution    
Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University    
Glenn Hubbard, Dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School
Ernest Higa, President and CEO, Higa Industries; MBA ‘76
Susumu Kato, President and CEO, Sumitomo Corporation of America    
Hiroshi Ukawa, Vice President and General Manager, Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Chairs: Hugh Patrick, David Weinstein, Alicia Ogawa, Director of the Program on Alternative Investments, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Closing Remarks: David Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University
 

Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore - A Survey of Mutual Perceptions ^

Brown Bag Lecture
Columbia University
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Speaker: Akihiko Tanaka, Professor of International Politics, The University of Tokyo

 

September 2006

Assessing the New Abe Administration in Japan ^

2nd Annual Lecture on Japanese Politics
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Columbia University
Speaker: Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
 

Update on the Japanese Economy ^

Brown Bag Lecture
Columbia University
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Speaker: Shijuro Ogata, Former Deputy Governor of International Relations, Bank of Japan

Announcements

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. Click here for 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, which can be viewed here.

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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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Upcoming Events

November 11, 2014
Lessons from Japan: How Abenomics Can Provide Solutions for Developed Economies
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November 18, 2014
Japanese Corporate Governance: A Report from the Front Line
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November 20, 2014  
Luncheon "zadankai" Seminar with Toshikazu Nambu, Executive Vice President and CFO, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas
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December 2, 2014  
The Seventh Sense: East Meets West in the Executive Mind
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December 4, 2014
M&A in Japan: Reenergized
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Annual Report

Read about the exciting outcomes of the 2012 – 2013 year.

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Research Projects

Our latest two Working Papers, "Spinning Tales About Japanese Cotton Spinning: Saxonhouse (1974) Then and Now" by Serguey Braguinsky and David Hounshell, and "Explaining the Rise of East Asian Multinationals: State-Industry Links, a Stages Model of Structural Change, and Japan as a Precedent Setter" by Terutomo Ozawa, are now available.

These papers and all other Working and Occasional Papers, as well as other research supported by CJEB, is available on our Research Projects page.