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Data Resources

Columbia University is home to one of the largest collections of Japanese- and English-language materials in the United States. CJEB evaluates Columbia University library resources and commits funding to procure new materials on Japan and the Asia-Pacific economies. CJEB also maintains a small working collection of materials on the Japanese and Asia-Pacific economies, including statistical resources, academic journals, and periodicals.

Data Resources

The Center continues to develop its major computer-based databank on the Japanese economy, with emphasis on financial markets, under the direction of Professor David Weinstein. The databank is a compilation of statistical resources for faculty members and students conducting relevant research.

CJEB's databank includes:

Other data resources:

  • CJEB Research Associate, Professor Tsutomu Watanabe of the University of Tokyo (along with Kota Watanabe of Chuo University and the University of Tokyo) launched the UTokyo Daily Price Index project in May 2013, which measures and publishes the consumer inflation rate on a daily basis.

Accessing CJEB's Data Resources

CJEB's databank is available by appointment to all current faculty, staff, and students of Columbia University. The links above are password protected for the Columbia Business School community, but can be made available to any member of the Columbia University community upon demand. Please contact Emiko Mizumura at to arrange access to the CJEB databank.


"Japan and the World Economy: Challenges Over the Coming Decade" Broadcast on NHK World in Early May

CJEB's recent seminar, "Japan and the World Economy: Challenges Over the Coming Decade" was broadcast on NHK World's program, Global Agenda on May 1st - May 2nd.

Click here to view the videos.

Click here to view a short summary report.

Click here for more details about the broadcast.

CJEB's Upcoming Annual Tokyo Conference

Our annual Tokyo Conference will be held on May 21st at Otemachi Financial City Conference Center. Our keynote speakers will be Mr. Yasuchika Hasegawa, chairman of Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Ltd. and Professor Bruce Greenwald, Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management at Columbia Business School. Join us as we debate and discuss the changes of corporate governance in Japan.

For more details on this event, please click here.

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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