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March 5, 2013

Professor Gerald L. Curtis Pens Article in Foreign Affairs, "Japan's Cautious Hawks"

Professor Gerald L. Curtis Pens Article for Foreign Affairs magazine, "Japan's Cautious Hawks."


Professor Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science and CJEB core faculty member, recently published an article, "Japan's Cautious Hawks," in the March/April 2013 issue of Foreign Affairs. In the parliamentary elections this past December, the Liberal Democratic Party and its leader, Shinzo Abe, returned to power. Although for many this appears to be the beginning of a sharp rightward shift in Japan, Professor Curtis argues such a change is unlikely: Japan’s leaders remain cautious, and its public risk averse.

For the full article, please click here.

 

Announcements

2015-2016 "Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Scholarship” application for Columbia students is now open

For the academic year of 2015-2016, the "Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Scholarship” application is now open for Columbia students. The application deadline is February 27, 2015.

This Scholarship offers full tuition coverage for study in Japan. For more details, visit our website here.

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.

Read 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.

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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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