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Understanding Japan's Role in the Global Economy

The Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB) is the preeminent U.S. academic center focused on promoting knowledge of Japanese business systems in domestic, East Asia, and international contexts.

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Event(s)

December 2022

Randy Jones

The Japanese Economy: Strategies to Cope with a Shrinking and Aging Population
Monday, December 5, 2022 | 12:30 — 1:30 PM (Lunch will be provided)
Room 640, Geffen Hall, Columbia Business School
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Featuring:  Randall S. Jones, Professional Fellow, CJEB; Former Senior Counselor - East Asia and Head of Japan/Korea Desk, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

Oki Matsumoto

Measuring Risk and Return in Japan through Upheaval and Uncertainty: A 30-Year Overview
Thursday, December 8, 2022 | 12:30 — 1:30 PM (Lunch will be provided)
Room 680, Kravis Hall, Columbia Business School

Featuring: Oki Matsumoto, Chairman of the Board and CEO, Monex Group, Inc.
 

February 2023 

Hiroshi Kaho

Save the Date
Selling Japanese Food in the World: Gyoza and Beyond
Thursday, February 23, 2023 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM (Lunch will be provided)
TBC, Columbia Business School

Featuring: Hiroshi Kaho, President and CEO, Ajinomoto Foods North America Inc.

March 2023

Save the Date
Fifth Annual Conference of the Japan Economy Network
March 23 and 24, 2023
TBC, Columbia University

The Japan Economy Network is hosted by the Department of Economics of SOAS, University of London.
 

Videos Available Now

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Videos Available Now

2022 CJEB Annual Tokyo Conference Day 1 - "Japan in the Uncertain World: Security, Economic Security, Diversity, and Governance"
Please note that the video includes the original audio in the languages the speakers used on the day of the webinar.

Tokyo Conference 2022 Day 1

2022 CJEB Annual Tokyo Conference Day 2 - "Japan in the Uncertain World: Security, Economic Security, Diversity, and Governance"
Please note that the video includes the original audio in the languages the speakers used on the day of the webinar.

Tokyo Conference 2022 Day 2

2022 CJEB Annual Tokyo Conference Day 3 - "Japan in the Uncertain World: Security, Economic Security, Diversity, and Governance"
Please note that the video includes the original audio in the languages the speakers used on the day of the webinar. For Day 3, the keynote was given in Japanese and the panel discussion in English.

Tokyo Conference 2022 Day 3

2022 CJEB Annual Tokyo Conference Day 4 - "Japan in the Uncertain World: Security, Economic Security, Diversity, and Governance
Please note that the video includes the original audio in the languages the speakers used on the day of the webinar./em>

Tokyo Conference 2022 Day 4

Japan's Inflation Dynamics and the Role of Monetary Policy

Japan's Inflation Dynamics and the Role of Monetary Policy

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Call for Papers for the Fifth Annual Conference of the Japan Economy Network

Columbia University, New York City, 23-24 March 2023

JAPAN CENTER NEWS | November 18, 2022

The Japan Economy Network (JEN) and the Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB) at Columbia Business School invite submissions of papers and extended abstracts for the Fifth Annual JEN Conference. Submissions are encouraged in all areas relating to the Japanese economy, including, among others, monetary and fiscal policy; exchange rate policy; developments in Japanese banking and finance; perspectives on potential output; economics of climate change; demographic change; womenomics; inequality; labour markets; education; and economic history. Papers adopting a comparative perspective are welcome. Young scholars are particularly encouraged to submit their work.

Submission deadline is 9 December 2022. Please send your submissions to the following email address: [email protected]. The outcome of the selection process will be announced by 16 December 2022. Later submissions will be considered.

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CJEB's event featuring Professor Takatoshi Ito, Director of CJEB's Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, was covered by NHK World-Japan in the article "Professor Explains Why Japan’s Prices Are So Low" and in other media outlets.

JAPAN CENTER NEWS | October 6, 2022

CJEB's event featuring Professor Takatoshi Ito, Director of CJEB's Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, was covered by NHK World-Japan in the article "Professor Explains Why Japan’s Prices Are So Low" and in other media outlets. The English and Japanese coverage is linked below. 

Professor explains why Japan's prices are so low (NHK World, 10/6/2022)

なぜ日本は“安く”なった? アメリカで講演 専門家一問一答も (NHK News Web, 10/6/2022)

 

Professor Takatoshi Ito, Director of CJEB's Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, Wrote the Article " The Challenge of Monetary Tightening" for Project Syndicate

JAPAN CENTER NEWS | September 28, 2022

Professor Takatoshi Ito, director of CJEB's Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, professor at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, wrote the Project Syndicate article "The Challenge of Monetary Tightening." Professor Ito states in the article that, "The US Federal Reserve’s latest interest-rate hike is just one more step on the long and difficult road away from quantitative easing. While the Fed and other central banks, such as the Bank of Japan, must complete the journey, governments must refrain from politicizing the pitfalls that await."

The Challenge of Monetary Tightening (Project Syndicate, 9/28/22)

 

Shogo Sakabe, a current student in the PhD Program in the Department of Economics, and a recipient of CJEB's Doctoral Fellowship, co-authored a paper that received the Homer Hoyt Institute Best Paper Award

JAPAN CENTER NEWS | August 11, 2022

Shogo Sakabe, a current student in the PhD Program in the Department of Economics, and a recipient of CJEB's Doctoral Fellowship, co-authored a paper titled "Place-Based Policies and the Geography of Corporate Investment" with Cameron LaPoint, a former Sumitomo Fellow and a PhD graduate from the Department of Economics, now an assistant professor of finance at Yale University School of Management.

He presented the paper at the AsRES-AREUEA Tokyo Conference, and it received the Homer Hoyt Institute Best Paper Award.

 

In Memoriam of Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

JAPAN CENTER NEWS | July 14, 2022

Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

The tragic and shocking loss of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has shaken us and the world. He was Japan’s longest-serving Prime Minister and a prominent and well-respected figure on the global stage. His policies had important impacts on Japan—both politically and economically—and his vision, actions, and legacy will continue to shape Japan and the world long after his passing.

At the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, we join many in mourning his passing. Former Prime Minister Abe was understanding and supportive of our Center’s mission to promote understanding between Japan and the U.S., and he generously spoke in our forums on two occasions. The first was in 2014 at Columbia University’s World Leaders Forum, and the second was in 2016 at CJEB’s 30th Anniversary Tokyo Conference. CJEB leaders were privileged with opportunities to meet with him privately as well. We were always impressed by his thoughtful insights and commitment to strengthening the relationship between the U.S. and Japan.

We will never forget him, and we express our deep sympathies to former Prime Minister Abe’s family, loved ones, and people during this time of grief.

- Center on Japanese Economy and Business

Speech Video Links

From CJEB’s 30th Anniversary Tokyo Conference:

コロンビア大学ビジネススクール日本経済経営研究所創立30周年記念カンファレンス-平成28年5月13日 (Cabinet Office, Government of Japan)

From Columbia University’s World Leaders Forum:

コロンビア大学訪問-平成26年9月22日 (Cabinet Office, Government of Japan)

English version (Columbia University)

 

Professor Takatoshi Ito, Director of CJEB's Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, Wrote the Article "Abe Shinzō’s Unmatched Legacy" for Project Syndicate

JAPAN CENTER NEWS | July 12, 2022

Professor Takatoshi Ito, director of CJEB's Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, professor at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, wrote the Project Syndicate article "Abe Shinzō’s Unmatched Legacy." Professor Ito states in the article that "As the longest-serving prime minister in the history of Japanese democracy, Abe Shinzō fundamentally transformed the country’s security doctrine and economic-policy trajectory. The foundation of reforms and alliances that he established will remain in place for many years to come."

Abe Shinzō’s Unmatched Legacy (Project Syndicate, 7/12/22) 

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