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Nov. 13 Zadankai "Approaches to Change - Conquering the 'Crisis of a Century'" was presented by Mr. Shinagawa, President & CEO, Sumitomo Corporation of America.

Japan Center News | November 17, 2008

The Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB) continued its Zandankai Series of lunchtime, informal discussions as it welcomed Mr. Michihisa Shinagawa, president and CEO of Sumitomo Corporation of America, to the Business School on November 13. Faculty and students filled the room to listen to Mr. Shinagawa's discussion titled "Approaches to Change - Conquering the 'Crisis of a Century'."? The event was cosponsored by the Japan Business Association of Columbia Business School.

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On November 6, "Toyota's Green Strategy" was presented by Steve Sturm. CJEB Graduate Fellow Shari Cooperman reports.

Japan Center News | November 13, 2008

Mr. Steve Sturm, the group vice president of Americas strategic research and planning and corporate communications for Toyota Motor North America, came to Columbia Business School on Thursday, November 6 to discuss the global automobile company's "Green Strategy." The event was organized by the student led Japanese Business Association and Green Business Club, with the support and cosponsorship of the Center on Japanese Economy and Business.

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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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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.



Former CJEB Visiting Fellow Masahiro Kan's New Book

Masahiro Kan, Executive Director for Japan at The World Bank, has published a book titled "Grameen Nippon Initiative" (kōsō guramin nippon).

The book is available online here>