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Fall 2008 and Spring 2009

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May 2009

The Financial and Economic Futures of Japan and the US ^

Conference
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Hotel Okura Tokyo, Japan
Panelists: Richard Folsom, Representative Partner, Advantage Partners;
Susumu Kato, President and CEO, Sumitomo Corporation;
Charles D. Lake II, Chairman, Aflac Japan;
Yuzaburo Mogi, Chairman and CEO, Kikkoman Corporation;
Katsuhiro Nakagawa, Vice Chairman and Representative Director, Toyota Motor Corporation;
Charles Calomiris, Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions, Columbia Business School;
Louis Forster, President, Cerberus Japan K.K.;
Atsushi Saito, President & CEO, Tokyo Stock Exchange Group, Inc.;
Takafumi Sato, Commissioner, Financial Services Agency;
Kazuo Ueda, Professor, University of Tokyo;
Kats Ashizawa, CEO, GCM Investments;
FT Chong, Managing Director, AIG Investments;
Akio Kawamura, Counsel, Nishimura & Asahi;
Takashi Oyama, Adviser for Global Strategy of the Norinchukin Group, The Norinchukin Research Institute;
Christopher Wells, Partner, White & Case LLP


 

April 2009


Perspectives on the Japanese Economy with Kazumasa Iwata
^

Zadankai
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Columbia Business School
Speaker: Kazaumasa Iwata, President of the Economic and Social Research Institute in Japan's Cabinet Office; Former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Japan

 

Two Behemoths in a Troubled Industry: Toyota and GM ^

Symposium
Monday, April 06, 2009
Columbia Business School
Speakers: Steven Sturm, Group Vice President of Americas Strategic Research and Planning and Corporate Communications, Toyota Motor North America;
William Holstein, Author, Why GM Matters: Inside the Race to Transform an American Icon
Commentator: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business; R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus, Columbia Business School
Moderator: David 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
Cosponsored by Columbia Business School's Asian Business Association, General Management Association, and Japan Business Association


 

March 2009


Current Economic Conditions in Japan and Asia
^

Zadankai
Monday, March 2, 2009
Columbia Business School
Speaker: Naoyuki Yoshino, Professor of Economics at Keio University in Tokyo


 

February 2009

Japan's Solar and Wind Ambitions: How Promising is the U.S. Market? ^

Symposium
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Columbia Business School
Click here to David Kaltsas' PowerPoint Presentation
Click here to Gen Haime Ito's PowerPoint Presentation
Panelists: Gen Hajime Ito, President, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) New York;
David Kaltsas, Executive Vice President, Distributed Power Group, SunWize Technologies, Inc.;
Christopher Stolarski, Senior Vice President, Mizuho Corporate Bank., Ltd.
Commentator: Geoffrey Heal, Paul Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Business Responsibility, Columbia Business School
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business; R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus, Columbia Business School
Cosponsored by Columbia Business School's Energy Club, Green Business Club, and Japan Business Association.


 

January 2009

America Has Voted: Impact of New U.S. President on Asian Markets ^

SymposiumThursday, January 29, 2009
Japan Society
Click here to watch video.
Panelists: Alicia Ogawa, Director, Program on Alternative Investments, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School;
David Resler, Managing Director & Chief Economist, Nomura Securities International, Inc.
Moderator: Leslie Norton, Foreign Editor, Asia, Barron’s
Cosponsored by Japan Society, Nomura Holding America Inc., and The Women's Bond Club of New York

 

 

December 2008

Financial Crisis: Impact on Japan and Lessons from Japan ^

Brown Bag Lecture
Thursday, December 4, 2008
International Affairs Building, Columbia University
Speaker: Shijuro Ogata, Former Deputy Governor of International Relations, Bank of Japan; Professional Fellow, CJEB
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB; R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus, Columbia Business School
Cosponsored with the Weatherhead East Asian Institute (WEAI)

 

 

November 2008

Lessons from the Japanese Bubble for the U.S ^

SymposiumWednesday, November 19, 2008
Columbia Business School
Speakers: Takeo Hoshi, Pacific Economic Cooperation Professor in International Economic Relations, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego;
Paul Sheard, former Global Chief Economist, Lehman Brothers;
Michael Woodford, John Bates Clark Professor of Political Economy, Economics Department, Columbia University
Moderator: 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
Co-sponsored by Columbia University’s Program for Economic Research and the Weatherhead East Asian Institute

 

Approaches to Change: Conquering the Crisis of a Century ^

Zadankai
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Columbia Business School
Speaker: Michihisa Shinagawa, President and CEO, Sumitomo Corporation of America
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB; R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus, Columbia Business School

 

 

October 2008

The Japanese Government as a Portfolio Manager: Managing the Nation’s Wealth^

Conference
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Tokyo, Japan
Keynote Speakers: Takahiro Kawase, President, Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF);  Robert Kaproth, U.S. Financial Attaché; Representative, U.S. Department of the Treasury in Japan

 

 

September 2008

Japan's Politics: Current Realities, Future Possibilities ^

5th Annual Lecture on Japanese Politics
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Columbia University
Speaker: Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science


Hynix: The Largest, Most Successful Corporate Restructuring in Asia ^

SymposiumTuesday, September 23, 2008
Columbia Business School
Speaker: Robert Fallon, former Chairman and CEO of Korea Exchange Bank;
E.J. Woo, former CEO of Hynix;
Uichol Kim, IFP Distinguished Professor at Inha University
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB; R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus, Columbia Business School

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>