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July 10, 2012

Professor Gerald Curtis Weighs in on Fukushima Disaster in the Financial Times

Professor Gerald Curtis was featured in a Financial Times opinion piece.


Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science and CJEB core faculty member, was featured in a Financial Times opinion piece. He argues that blaming culture as the cause of the Fukushima disaster belies the actual human autonomy involved in creating the disaster and the fact that people putting the interests of their organization ahead of the interests of the public is not unique to any one culture, let alone Japan's. “If that is Japanese culture,” Professor Curtis notes, “then we are all Japanese.”

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Announcements

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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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.

 

 

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