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December 2, 2013

Video and summary report now available for talk by Yosuke Honjo, President & CEO of ITO EN (North America) Inc., "The Un-sweetening of America: ITO EN's Contribution to the Beverage Market"

Video and summary report now available for talk by Yosuke Honjo, President & CEO of ITO EN (North America) Inc., "The Un-sweetening of America: ITO EN's Contribution to the Beverage Market"


Mr. Yosuke Honjo, President & CEO of ITO EN (North America) Inc., gave an insider's look at a major Japanese brand opening up in the U.S. market at a special lunchtime seminar, "The Un-sweetening of America: ITO EN's Contribution to the Beverage Market," on October 8, 2013.  A video and summary report of this talk are now available at the event webpage.

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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Upcoming Events

November 11, 2014
Lessons from Japan: How Abenomics Can Provide Solutions for Developed Economies
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November 18, 2014
Japanese Corporate Governance: A Report from the Front Line
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November 20, 2014  
Luncheon "zadankai" Seminar with Toshikazu Nambu, Executive Vice President and CFO, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas
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December 2, 2014  
The Seventh Sense: East Meets West in the Executive Mind
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December 4, 2014
M&A in Japan: Reenergized
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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.