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June 2012

A Roadmap for Japan's Steady, Sustainable Pathway Forward ^
Japan Society Evening Lecture
Monday, June 18, 2012
6:00 - 8:00p.m.
Japan Society (333 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017)
Speaker: Daniel Okimoto, Director-Emeritus, Shorenstein APARC; FSI Senior Fellow and Professor of Political Science (former), Stanford University
Presider: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business; Robert D. Calkins Professor Emeritus of International Business, Columbia Business School
Organizer: Japan Society

Monetary Policy & Japan's Economic Recovery ^
Japan Society Evening Lecture
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
6:00 - 8:00p.m.
Japan Society (333 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017)
Speaker: Koichi Hamada, Tuntex Professor of Economics, Yale University
Presider: Paul Sheard, Chief Global Economist and Head of Global Economics and Research, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services
Organizer: Japan Society

May 2012

Tensions in the Global Financial Regulatory Environment ^
CJEB Conference
Monday, May 21, 2012
1:30 - 6:35p.m.
Summary report
Video Clips:
-Keynote Speech: Global Finance in the 21st Century
-Session 1: Mortgage Financing Institutions and Housing: United States and Japan
-Session 2: The Global Financial System
-Session 3: Japan Post Insurance and Bank Privatization Challenges
Roppongi Academyhills (49th floor, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6149 JAPAN)
Welcoming Remarks: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business; R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus, Columbia Business School
Keynote Speech: Toyoo Gyohten, President, Institute for International Monetary Affairs
Moderators: Hugh Patrick; Kay Shimizu, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Columbia University; David E. Weinstein , Carl S. Shoup Professor of Japanese Economy, Columbia University; Associate Director for Research, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School; Alicia Ogawa, Senior Advisor, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Christopher Mayer, Paul Milstein Professor of Real Estate, Columbia Business School; Alicia Ogawa; Hiroo Ichikawa, Professor of Urban Policy; Dean, Professional Graduate School of Governance Studies, Meiji University; Charles Calomiris, Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions, Columbia Business School; Kazumasa Iwata, President, Japan Center for Economic Research; Frank Packer, Head of Financial Stability & Markets, Asia Representative Office, Bank for International Settlements; Adam S. Posen, External Member, The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England; Edward Lincoln, Professorial Lecturer, George Washington University; Kay Shimizu; Heizo Takenaka, Professor and Director, Global Security Research Institute, Keio University
Closing Remarks: David E. Weinstein
Welcome Toast by: Motohisa Furukawa, Minister of State for National Policy, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Pros & Cons ^
Japan Society Evening Lecture
Thursday, May 17, 2012
6:00 - 8:00p.m.
Japan Society (333 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017)
Speaker: Jagdish Bhagwati, Senior Fellow for International Economics, the Council on Foreign Relations; University Professor, Columbia University
Presider: Motoatsu Sakurai, President, Japan Society
Organizer: Japan Society

Kurt M. Campbell on the Future of the U.S.-Japan Relationship ^
Japan Society Corporate Luncheon
Friday, May 11, 2012
12:00 - 2:00p.m.
Japan Society (333 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017)
Panelists:
Kurt M. Campbell, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, United States Department of State
Presider:
Nicholas Kristof, Columnist, The New York Times
Organizer: Japan Society

April 2012

Japan: How Is It Confronting the Challenges of Being an Aged Population? ^
Lunchtime "zadankai" seminar series
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
12:30 - 2:00p.m.
Warren 311, Columbia Business School
Speaker: Peter Heller, Visiting Scholar, Institute of Economic Research
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

From Sendai to Rio: Cultivating a Disaster-Resilient Society for Sustainable Development ^
CJEB Symposium
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
6:00 – 8:00p.m.
Low Library Rotunda, Columbia University
Speakers: Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University; Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon; H.E. Mr. Jun Yamazaki, Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations; Ms. Margareta Wahlstrom, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction; Dr. Fumihiko Imamura, Professor of Tsunami Engineering, Tohoku University; Mr. Adam Freed, Deputy Director, New York City Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability; Hon. Saber H. Chowdhury, Member of Parliament, Government of Bangladesh; Ms. Henrietta Elisabeth Thompson, Executive Coordinator, United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development - Rio+20; Ms. Helena Molin Valdes, Acting Director, UNISDR; Prof. John Mutter, Director, PhD Program in Sustainable Development
Moderator: Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig, Head of Climate Impacts Group, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies; Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN)
Co-organizers: The Earth Institute, the Center for International Earth Science Information Network, the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

The Global Debt Crisis: Will Japan Be Next? ^
13th Annual Mitsui USA Symposium
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
6:00 – 7:30p.m.
Summary report
Video Clips:
-Opening remarks by moderator Professor David E. Weinstein
-Speaker: Professor Takeo Hoshi
Click here to view Professor Hoshi's presentation file.
-Discussant: Robert J. Hodrick
Click here to view Professor Hodrick's presentation file.
-Discussion among speakers, Q&A, and Closing Remarks
Uris 142, Columbia Business School
Speaker: Takeo Hoshi, Pacific Economic Cooperation Professor of International Economic Relations, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego
Discussant: Robert J. Hodrick, Nomura Professor of International Finance, Columbia Business School
Moderated by: David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of Japanese Economy, Columbia University; Associate Director for Research, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Co-sponsor: The Mitsui USA Foundation

March 2012

The Political Economy of the Consumption Tax: How Long Will JGBs Defy Gravity? ^
Lunchtime "zadankai" seminar series
Thursday, March 29, 2012
12:30 – 2:00p.m.
Warren 416, Columbia Business School
Speaker: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Graduate School of Public Policy
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

Japan's Energy Policy for 2012 and Beyond ^
CJEB Symposium
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
6:00 – 7:30p.m.
Summary report
Video Clips:
-Opening remarks by Professor Patrick
-Mr. Sato's remarks
-Mr. Heslin's remarks
-Mr. Takada's remarks
-Mr. Lincoln's remarks
-Discussion among speakers, Q&A, and closing remarks
Uris 142, Columbia Business School
Welcoming Remarks: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB
Panelists: Kiichiro Sato, President, JETRO New York; Lex Heslin, President and CEO, Beautiful Earth Group; Minoru Takada, Senior Policy Advisor on Energy, Strategic Planning Unit,
Executive Office of the Secretary-General, United Nations; Edward Lincoln, Professorial Lecturer, George Washington University
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB
Closing Remarks: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

Great Japan Earthquake: One Year Later ^
Lecture
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
6:30 – 8:00p.m.
Asia Society (725 Park Avenue, New York, NY)
Speaker: James P. Zumwalt, EAP Deputy Assistant Secretary for Japan and Korea
Co-presenters: The U.S. Embassy in Japan, the U.S.-Japan Council in Washington, Asia Society

One Year Later: Recovery and Resilience in Japan ^
Japan Society Corporate Luncheon
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
12:00 – 2:30p.m.
Japan Society (333 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017)
Panelists:
Takashi Hatchoji, Chairman & Group Chairman for the Americas, Hitachi America, Ltd.; Yoshimi Inaba, President & COO, Toyota Motor North America, Inc.; Kiichiro Sato, President, JETRO New York; Paul Sheard, Global Chief Economist and Head of Economic Research, Nomura

February 2012

The Rivalry Between China and Japan for Economic and Strategic Leadership in Asia ^
Lunchtime "zadankai" seminar series
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
12:00 – 1:30p.m.
918 International Affairs Building, Columbia University
Speaker: Claude Meyer, Associate Professor of International Economics, Sciences Po
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

Japan Economic Seminar ^
CJEB Symposium
Friday, February 24, 2012
3:00 – 6:00p.m.
Papers to be discussed:
-External Shocks and Japanese Business Cycles: Impact of the “Great Trade Collapse” on the Japanese Automobile Industry
-The Effect of Job Training Programs at a Correctional Facility in Japan (Paper not available online but Professor Wada’s presentation is here)
918 International Affairs Building, Columbia University
Moderator: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, University of Tokyo
Paper Presenters: Etsuro Shioji, Professor, Department of Economics, Hitotsubashi University; Kenji Wada, Professor, Faculty of Business and Commerce, Keio University
Co-authors (not present): Taisuke Uchino, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry; Akihito Toda, Recruit Works Institute, Japan; Tomura Kazuki, Kawagoe Correctional Facility
Discussant response: David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University; Associate Director for Research, CJEB; Tokuo Iwaisako, Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University; Ryo Kambayashi, Associate Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University; Rajeev Dehejia, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University

Video Games and the Shaping of Industrial Transformation: Square Enix ^
Lecture
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
6:00 – 7:30p.m.
Summary report
Video Clips:
-Opening Remarks and Dean's Remarks
-Remarks by Mr. Yoichi Wada
-Remarks by Professor Rita McGrath
-Discussion among speakers, Q&A with audience, and closing remarks (This video clip includes Mr. Wada's original remarks in Japanese as well as English interpretation):
301 Uris, Columbia Business School
Speaker: Yoichi Wada, President and CEO, SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
Discussant: Rita G. McGrath, Associate Professor, Columbia Business School
Dean's Remarks: Glenn Hubbard, Dean; Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School
Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University
Closing Remarks: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

Daiwa Capital Markets America: Opportunities and Challenges Operating in the United States ^
Lunchtime "zadankai" seminar series
Thursday, February 9, 2012
12:30 – 2:00p.m.
209 Warren, Columbia Business School
Speaker: Masaaki Goto, Chairman and CEO, Daiwa Capital Markets America Holdings, Inc.
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

November 2011

The Challenges of Corporate Takeovers in Japan ^
Lunchtime "zadankai" seminar series
Monday, November 21, 2011
6:00 – 7:30p.m.
141 Uris, Columbia Business School
Speaker: Richard Folsom, Representative Partner, Advantage Partners, LLP
Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University

Columbia University Energy Symposium 2011 ^
CJEB Symposium
Friday, November 18, 2011
9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Summary report
Video Clips:
-"Rhetoric and Reality"
Low Memorial Library, Columbia University
Main organizers: SIPA Energy Association, Columbia University; Energy Club, Columbia Business School
Co-sponsors: Poten & Partners, Deloitte Development LLC

Innovation in an Open Network ^
Japan Society Corporate Luncheon
Thursday, November 10, 2011
12:00 – 2:00p.m.
Japan Society
Featuring: Joichi Ito, Director, MIT Media Lab
Moderator: Michael Zielenziger, Senior Editor, McKinsey Global Institute

An Update on Japan ^
Lunchtime "zadankai" seminar series
Friday, November 4, 2011
12:30 – 2:00p.m.
Uris 330, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Nobuchika Mori, Deputy Commissioner, Financial Services Agency, Japan; Takayuki Kamikura, Chairman, CEO and Representative Director, Imagineer Co., Ltd.
Moderated: Hugh Patrick, R. D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director, CJEB, Columbia Business School

Global Marketing of National Products: Kikkoman and Coca-Cola ^
25th Anniversary Symposium
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
6:00 – 7:30p.m.
Summary report
Video Clips:
-Opening remarks and Mr. Mogi's presentation
-Mr. Uotani's presentation
-Mr. Rogers' presentation
-Discussion among speakers, Q&A with audience, and closing remarks
Room 1501, International Affairs Building, Columbia University
Featuring: Yuzaburo Mogi, Chairman, Kikkoman Corporation; Masahiko Uotani, Chairman, Coca-Cola (Japan) Company, Limited; David Rogers, Executive Director, BRITE, Columbia Business School
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB
Co-sponsor: The Center on Global Brand Leadership, CBS
Outreach partner: Japan Society



October 2011

US-Japan Cooperation after 3-11: Report on the CSIS-Keidanren Partnership for Recovery Task Force ^
Japan Society Corporate Luncheon
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
12:30 – 2:00p.m.
Japan Society
Featuring: Michael Green, Senior Advisor and Japan Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Organizer: Japan Society

Moving Forward: Japan in the World Economy ^
25th Anniversary Symposium
Friday, October 21, 2011
Summary report
Video Clips:
-Keynote Speech: John V. Roos, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, The Embassy of the United States in Japan
-Session 1: Responses to the Earthquake
-Session 2: The U.S., Japan, and China in the World Economy
-Session 3: Discussion with Hiroshi Mikitani
Hotel Okura Tokyo, Japan
Keynote Speaker: John V. Roos, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, The Embassy of the United States in Japan
Featuring: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School; Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University; Heizo Takenaka, Professor and Director, Global Security Research Institute, Keio University; David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University; Kazuhiko Toyama, CEO and Representative Director, Industrial Growth Platform, Inc.; Kazuo Ueda, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo; Yiping Huang, Professor of Economics, Peking University; Paul Sheard, Global Chief Economist and Head of Economic Research, Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.; Hiroshi Mikitani, Chairman and CEO, Rakuten, Inc.; Bernd Schmitt, Robert D. Calkins Professor of International Business, Columbia Business School
Moderators: Alicia Ogawa, Senior Adviser, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School; David E. Weinstein

Japan's Role in Managing the Global Economy ^
Lecture
Friday, October 7, 2011
2:00 – 3:30p.m.
Summary report
Video Clips:
-Keynote Speech: Motohisa Furukawa, Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy, Government of Japan; Moderated by: Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University Italian Academy, Columbia University
Featuring: Motohisa Furukawa, Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy, Government of Japan
Moderator: Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Co-host: Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Co-sponsors: Japan Business Association, Columbia Business School; Japan Study Student Association, Columbia University

Dealing with Disaster: Caring for Japan Post 3-11
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Consortium for Japan Relief Fall '11 Symposium
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
6:00 – 8:15p.m.
Summary report
Video Clips:
-Keynote Speech: Consortium for Japan Relief Fall '11 Symposium
Faculty House, Columbia University
Featuring: Jeanette Takamura, M.S.W., Ph.D. Dean & Professor, School of Social Work, Columbia University; Shunichi Homma, M.D., FACC, Margaret Milliken Hatch Professor of Medicine, Associate Chief, Cardiology Division, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; David Brenner, PhD: Higgins Professor of Radiation Biophysics, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University; Director of the Center for Radiological Research (CRR); Director of the Columbia University Radiological Research Accelerator Facility (RARAF); Member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP); Irwin Redlener, MD: Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, P&S; Gerald L. Curtis, PhD: Burgess Professor of Political Science; Director, Toyota Research Program, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University Hugh Patrick, PhD: Robert D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School; M. Katherine Shear, MD: Marion E. Kenworthy Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University School of Social Work
Opening Remarks: Lee C. Bollinger, President, Columbia University; Professor of Law, Columbia Law School; Shigeyuki Hiroki, Ambassador, Consul General of Japan in New York

The Labor of Cute: Net Idols, Cute Culture, and the Social Factory in Contemporary Japan ^
Lunchtime "Brown Bag" seminar series
Monday, October 3, 2011
12:00 – 1:30p.m.
918 International Affairs Building, Columbia University
Featuring: Gabriella Lukacs, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh
Co-sponsors: Weatherhead East Asian Institute; Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture; Department of Anthropology, Columbia University



September 2011

Prospects for the Japanese Economy in the New Global Environment ^
Lunchtime "zadankai" seminar series
Monday, September 26, 2011
12:30 - 2:00pm
Uris 331, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Takehiko Nakao, Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Japan
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, R. D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director, CJEB, Columbia Business School

Crisis and Response: The Tohoku Disaster and What It Means for Japan's Future ^
7th Annual Lecture on Japanese Politics
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
5:00 - 6:30pm
Summary report
Video Clips:
-Keynote Speech: Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University; Moderated by: Hugh Patrick, R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Room 1501, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
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
 

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>