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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