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Fall 2010 and Spring 2011

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May 2011

Asia-Pacific Economic Outlook: Short- and Medium-Term Policy Challenges ^
Featuring: Vivek Arora, Assistant Director, Asia and Pacific Department, International Monetary Fund
Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University; Associate Director for Research, CJEB
Thursday, May 26, 2011
12:30 - 2:00p.m.
331 Uris Hall
Co-sponsors: APEC Study Center, Columbia University and the Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business, Columbia Business School

ANPO: Art X War ^
Film screening and discussion
Featuring: Linda Hoaglund, Director and Producer, ANPO
In conversation with Carol Gluck, George Sansom Professor of History, Columbia University
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
7:00 - 10:00p.m.
301 Uris Hall
Co-sponsors: Weatherhead East Asian Institute, The Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture, and the Columbia Japan Society
More about the movie here
Japan's Energy and Infrastructure Policy: Lessons from Tokyo After the Crisis ^
Lunchtime "Brown Bag" seminar series
Featuring: Yoshitsugu Kanemoto, Professor and Executive Advisor to the President, National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies; former Dean, Tokyo School of Public Policy
Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University; Associate Director for Research, CJEB
Monday, May 2, 2011
12:00 – 1:30p.m.
918 International Affairs Building
Co-sponsors: Weatherhead East Asian Institute and the Urban and Social Policy Speakers Series

April 2011

Leading Through a Crisis in Japan ^
Lunchtime "zadankai" seminar series
Featuring: Douglas Peterson, Chief Operating Officer, Citibank, N.A.
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director, CJEB, CBS
Thursday, April 28, 2011
12:30 – 2:00p.m.
141 Uris Hall

The Economics and Politics of the Japan-China Relationship^
Lunchtime "zadankai" seminar series
Featuring: Shiro Armstrong, Research Fellow, Australian National University; Visiting Fellow, CJEB
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director, CJEB, CBS
Thursday, April 21, 2011
12:30 – 2:00p.m.
303 Uris Hall

The USD's Declining Role: A Market View^
Lunchtime "zadankai" seminar series
Featuring: Jeffrey Young, Managing Director and Head of North America Foreign Exchange Research, Barclays Capital
Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Adjunct Associate Professor, SIPA; Senior Advisor, CJEB; former Managing Director, Lehman Brothers
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
12:30 – 2:00p.m.
416 Warren Hall

Fabricating Consumers: The Sewing Machine in Modern Japan^
Lunchtime "Brown Bag" seminar series: Material Objects and Bodies in Industrializing East Asia
Featuring: Andrew Gordon, Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Harvard University
Monday, April 18, 2011
12:00 – 1:30p.m.
918 International Affairs Building
Co-sponsors: Weatherhead East Asian Institute and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University

Black Markets and the Ruins of Empire in Postwar Tokyo^
Featuring: Seiji Lippit, Associate Professor, Asian Languages and Cultures; Associate Director, Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, UCLA
Thursday, April 14, 2011
6:00 - 7:30p.m.
333 Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Co-sponsor: The Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture

The Realities and Relevance of Japan’s Great Recession^
12th Annual Mitsui USA Symposium
Featuring: Adam S. Posen, Senior Fellow, Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics; External Member, The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England
Discussant: David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director, CJEB, CBS
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
6:00 – 7:30p.m. (reception to follow)
301 Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
-Summary report

Legal and Policy Perspectives on the Japanese Crisis ^
Panelists: Masayoshi Arai, Special Advisor to the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry of Japan; Michael Gerrard, Professor of Professional Practice in Law, Columbia Law School; Curtis J. Milhaupt, Fuyo Professor of Japanese Law and Parker Professor of Comparative Corporate Law, Columbia Law School
Commentator: Hajime Matsuura, Senior Columnist, Sankei Shimbun
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
6:00 – 7:30p.m.
Room 103, Jerome Greene Hall, Columbia Law School
-Summary report

March 2011

Design's Objects: Furniture, Technical Drawing and Education in Japan c. 1890-1910 ^
Lunchtime "Brown Bag" seminar series
Featuring: Sarah Teasley, Professor, Royal College of London
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
12:00 - 1:30 PM
918 International Affairs Building
Co-sponsors: Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture, Columbia University

The Economic, Health, and Political Consequences of Japan's Earthquake ^
Featuring: David J. Brenner, Higgins Professor of Radiation Biophysics, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University; Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University; David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University
Moderator: Curtis J. Milhaupt, Fuyo Professor of Japanese Law, Columbia Law School
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Uris Hall, Room 301, Columbia Business School
-Summary report
-Full Transcript
Video Clips:
-Event introduction by Professors David E. Weinstein and Curtis J. Milhaupt
-Presentation by David J. Brenner
-Presentation by David E. Weinstein
-Presentation by Gerald L. Curtis
-Q&A with the audience
Japan Economic seminar ^
Thursday, March 3, 2011
3:00 - 5:30p.m.
918 International Affairs Building, Columbia University Papers to be discussed:
-Currency Invoicing Decision: New Evidence from a Questionnaire Survey of Japanese Export Firms
Takatoshi Ito, Professor, University of Tokyo
Satoshi Koibuchi
, Associate Professor, Chuo University
Junko Shimizu
, Associate Professor, Senshu University
Kiyotaka Sato
, Professor, Yokohama National University
Discussant: Etsuro Shioji, Professor, Hitotsubashi University
-Closely Competing Firms and Price Adjustment: Some Findings From An Online Marketplace

Tsutomu Watanabe, Professor of Contemporary Economies, Hitotsubashi University
Discussant: David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Associate Director for Research, CJEB

February 2011

The Interdependence and Future of the Chinese and Japanese Economies ^
Featuring: Masahiko Aoki, Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Professor Emeritus of Japanese Studies in the Economics Department, Stanford University
Thursday, February 24, 2011
6:30 - 7:30p.m. (reception to follow)
Drapkin Lounge (3rd Floor), Jerome Greene Hall (Columbia Law School)
Co-sponsor: Center for Japanese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School
-Summary report

Civic Engagement in Postwar Japan: The Revival of a Defeated Society ^
Lunchtime "Brown Bag" seminar series:New Angles on Japanese Society in the 20th Century
Featuring: Rieko Kage, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Department of Advanced Social and International Studies, University of Tokyo; Toyota Visiting Professor, University of Michigan
Thursday, February 17, 2011
12:00 - 1:30pm
918 International Affairs Building
Co-sponsor: Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University

Telling War Stories: Manufacturing Corporate History on the Yokohama Waterfront ^
Lunchtime "Brown Bag" seminar series:New Angles on Japanese Society in the 20th Century
Featuring: Christopher Gerteis, Lecturer in the History of Contemporary Japan, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
12:00 - 1:30pm
918 International Affairs Building
Co-sponsor: Weatherhead East Asian Institute

How to Improve Japanese Corporate Governance ^
Featuring: Nicholas Benes, Representative Director, The Board Director Training Institute of Japan; Chair, Growth Strategy Task Force; and Chair, FDI Committee, American Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Monday, February 7, 2011
4:00 - 5:30pm
Jerome Greene Annex (Columbia Law School)
Co-sponsor: Center for Japanese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School

What Impact Will Monetary Easing Have on U.S. & Global Economies? ^
Featuring: Brian Foran, Managing Director, Equity Research Sector Head covering Banks, Nomura Securities International, Inc.; Alicia Ogawa, Senior Advisor, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School, Adjunct Associate Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; David Resler, Managing Director, Chief Economist U.S., Nomura Securities International, Inc.; Gillian Tett, U.S. Managing Editor for The Financial Times
Moderator: Sara Eisen, Anchor and Reporter for Bloomberg
Thursday, February 3, 2011
6:00 - 9:00pm
-Summary report
Japan Society
Co-sponsors: Japan Society, The Women's Bond Club of New York, and Nomura Holding America Inc.

Japanese Youth in Transition: Work, Marriage and Inequality in Contemporary Japan ^
Lunchtime "Brown Bag" seminar series
Hiroshi Ishida
, Professor, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Tokyo; Visiting Professor, Yale University
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director, CJEB, CBS
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
12:00 - 1:30pm
918 International Affairs Building
Co-sponsor: Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University

December 2010

U.S.-Japan Relations ^
Featuring: The Honorable John Roos, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Japan
CJEB Distinguished Lecture Series
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
6:00 - 7:30pm
-Summary report
Japan Society (333 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017)
Co-organizer: Japan Society

November 2010

Japan Circa 1959: The High-Growth Economy and the Social Effects of Television^
Lunchtime "Brown Bag" seminar series
Featuring: Yoshikuni Igarashi, Associate Professor of History, Vanderbilt University
Moderator: Kim Brandt, Associate Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
12:00 – 1:30p.m.
918 International Affairs Building
Co-sponsor: Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University

The New Financial Regulatory Regimes: Japan, U.S., and Europe ^
Featuring: Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor, Assistant Editor, Financial Times; Takatoshi Ito, Professor, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo; Lawrence Glosten, S. Sloan Colt Professor of Banking and International Finance, Columbia Business School
CJEB Symposium
Monday, November 22, 2010
6:00 - 7:30pm A summary report is available in English and Japanese Davis Auditorium, Shapiro Center, Columbia University
Co-sponsor: The Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics, Columbia Business School

How Long Will the JGB (Japanese Government Bond) Market Defy Gravity? ^
Lunchtime "zadankai" seminar series
Featuring: Alicia Ogawa, CJEB Senior Advisor, Adjunct Associate Professor at SIPA, former managing director, Lehman Brothers
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director, CJEB, CBS
Thursday, November 18, 2010
12:30 – 2:00p.m.
330 Uris Hall

Currency Wars - Yen, Dollar, Renminbi? ^
Lunchtime "zadankai" seminar series
Featuring: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, Graduate School of Economics, the University of Tokyo
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director, CJEB, CBS
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
12:30 – 2:00p.m.
1512 International Affairs Building

Making '1968' in Japan: The Political Alchemy of Violence ^
Lunchtime "Brown Bag" seminar series
Featuring: William Marotti, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of California at San Diego
Moderator: Kim Brandt, Associate Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
12:00 – 1:30p.m.
918 International Affairs Building
Co-sponsors: Weatherhead East Asian Institute and the Donald Keene Center, Columbia University

An Inward Looking Japan or a New Japan Inc.? ^
Lunchtime "zadankai" seminar series
Featuring: Yotaro Kobayashi, former chairman, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director, CJEB, CBS
Thursday, November 4
12:45 – 2:00pm
140 Uris

October 2010

The 2009 and 2010 Elections in Japan: What's Going On (?!) in Japanese Politics and Why?  ^
Lunchtime "Brown Bag" seminar series
Featuring: Ellis Krauss, professor, Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California at San Diego
Thursday, October 28, 2010
12:00 – 1:30p.m.
918 International Affairs Building
Co-sponsor: Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University

Book talk on Edwin O. Reischauer and the American Discovery of Japan ^
Featuring: George Packard, President, U.S.-Japan Foundation and Adjunct Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Moderator: Kay Shimizu, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Ave., NYC
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
6:30p.m.
Co-sponsors: Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University and The Museum of the City of New York

Japanese Corporate Structures and Strategies: A Recent Examination of Omron, Kirin, and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. ^
Featuring: Tim Baldenius, Roy Bernard Kester and T.W. Byrnes Professor of Accounting and Auditing, CBS; Wouter Dessein, Eli Ginzberg Professor of Finance and Economics, CBS
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director, CJEB, CBS
Thursday, October 7
12:30 – 2:00p.m.
329 Uris Hall

September 2010

Career Paths: Dreams and Reality ^
Lunchtime "zadankai" seminar series
Featuring: Shigeru Masuda, Chairman and CEO, ZERON Group
Moderator: Hugh Patrick

Thursday, September 30, 2010
12:30-2:00p.m.

208 Warren Hall

Development and Transition: Lessons from China
^
CJEB Distinguished Lecture Series
Featuring: Dr. Justin Lin, Chief Economist; Senior Vice President, World Bank
Moderator: Shang-Jin Wei, N.T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy, Columbia Business School
Co-sponsors: Center on Japanese Economy and Business and Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business, Columbia Business School; Weatherhead East Asian Institute and APEC Study Center, Columbia University
Thursday, September 23, 2010
6:00 - 7:30pm
Skyline Level, Columbia University Faculty House
Video is available here.

Political Turmoil in Tokyo ^
6th Annual Lecture on Japanese Politics
Featuring: Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director, CJEB, CBS
Co-sponsor: Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University CJEB Distinguished Lecture Series
Monday, September 20, 2010
6:00 - 7:30pm
-Summary report
Kellogg Center, School for International and Public Affairs, Columbia University