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2007 - 2008

Fall 2007 and Spring 2008

Conferences

Symposia

Lectures

Brown Bag Lectures

Zadankai

May 2008

Perspectives on Japan's Political Economy – A Symposium with Professors Curtis, Ogawa, Patrick, and Weinstein ^

Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Palace Hotel Tokyo, Japan
Opening Remarks: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business; R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus, Columbia Business School
Speakers: Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Alicia Ogawa, Director, Program on Alternative Investments; Associate Director for Program Development, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Economics Department, Columbia University; Associate Director of Research, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
 

April 2008

An Update on U.S.-Japan Relations ^

Brown Bag Lecture
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Columbia University
Speaker: James Zumwalt, Director, Office of Japanese Affairs at the U.S. Department of State
Cosponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute

 

February 2008

Sovereign Wealth Funds: Policy Challenges and Market Implications^

The Ninth Annual Mitsui USA Symposium
Monday, February 4, 2008
Columbia Business School
Speakers: Don Hanna, Managing Director, Head of Emerging Market Economic and Market Analysis, Citigroup Global Markets
Curtis J. Milhaupt, Fuyo Professor of Japanese Law; Albert E. Cinelli Enterprise Professor of Law; and Director, Center for Japanese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School
Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Director, Program on Alternative Investments; Associate Director for Program Development, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Cosponsored by the Mitsui USA Foundation

 

January 2008

Hurdles and Rewards: Navigating Japan's Financial Services Market ^

Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Japan Society
Speakers: Masatomo Harigaya, Director of International Equity Sales, Nomura Securities International, Inc.
Brian Kelly, Chief Investment Officer, Asian Quest Capital, LLC
Alicia Ogawa, Director of the Program on Alternative Investments; Associate Director for Program Development, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Moderator: Leslie Norton, Foreign Editor, Asia, Barron's
 

November 2007

>What Will Become of the Japanese Corporation? – A Comparative Perspective ^

Lecture
Friday, November 9, 2007
Columbia Business School
Speaker: Katsuhito Iwai, Professor, University of Tokyo
Cosponsored by the Japan Business Association

 

October 2007

Japan's Emerging M&A Market: Defensive Measures, Judicial Review, and Insider Trading^

Conference
Friday, October 12, 2007
Columbia Law School
Speakers: Satoshi Kawai, Partner, Mori, Hama and Matsumoto
Yuto Matsumura, Partner, Mori, Hama and Matsumoto
Curtis J. Milhaupt, Fuyo Professor of Japanese Law; Albert E. Cinelli Enterprise Professor of Law; and Director, Center for Japanese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School
John C. Coffee Jr., Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
Ronald Gilson, Marc and Eva Stern Professor of Law and Business, Columbia Law School
Katsumasa Suzuki, Partner, Mori, Hama and Matsumoto
Jeffrey Gordon, Alfred W. Bressler Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
Organized by The Tokyo Law Firm Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Cosponsored by the Center for Japanese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School
 

Issues in Japanese Pension Fund Management^

Zadankai
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Columbia Business School
Speaker: Noboru Yamaguchi, Senior Executive Adviser, Fiduciary Services Research Center, Nomura Securities
Cosponsored by the Japan Business Association

 

September 2007

Japan's Problems and Emerging China: A Japanese Banker's Perspective ^

Lecture
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Columbia Business School
Speaker: Masamoto Yashiro, Senior Advisor, Shinsei Bank, Ltd.
 

Abe's Gone...Is The LDP Next?^

3rd Annual Lecture on Japanese Politics
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Columbia University
Speaker: Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
 

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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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.

 

 

Former CJEB Visiting Fellow Masahiro Kan's New Book

Masahiro Kan, Executive Director for Japan at The World Bank, has published a book titled "Grameen Nippon Initiative" (kōsō guramin nippon).

The book is available online here>