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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

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>