Center on Japanese Economy and Business at Columbia Business School

Center on Japanese Economy and Business

 

Understanding Japan's Role in the Global Economy

The Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB) is the preeminent US 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)

October 2022

 


Tim Foley

Is Japan Ready for a Buyout Boom?
Monday, October 3, 2022 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM (Lunch will be provided)
Room 540, Geffen Hall, Columbia Business School (map)
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Featuring: Timothy Foley, Co-Founder, Edwall Management, LP
 

Takatoshi Ito

 

Why Has Japan Become So “Cheap”?
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM (Reception to follow)
Room 120 (Cooperman Commons), Geffen Hall, Columbia Business School (map)
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Featuring: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, CJEB
 

 

 Danny Taing

The Story of Bokksu: Bootstrapping a Japanese Snack Subscription to $100M Valuation in 5 Years
Thursday, October 27, 2022 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM (Lunch will be provided.)
Room 890, Kravis Hall, Columbia Business School (map)
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Featuring: Danny Taing, Founder and CEO, Bokksu Inc.

Yukiko Muto

Save the Date
A Lunchtime Seminar with Ms. Yukiko Muto of Uber Eats, Japan
Thursday, November 3, 2022 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM (Lunch will be provided.)

Featuring: Yukiko Muto ‘12, Former President, Uber Eats, Japan*

* This in-person event is only for individuals with an active Columbia University ID and part of CJEB’s Japanese Management Leadership Program.

 

Yusuke Narita

Save the Date
A Lunchtime Seminar with Professor Yusuke Narita of Yale University
Monday, November 14, 2022 | 12:30 — 1:30 PM (Lunch will be provided.)
Location: TBC, Columbia Business School

Featuring: Yusuke Narita, Assistant Professor of Economics, Yale University

 

Randy Jones

Save the Date
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.)
Location: TBC, Columbia Business School

Featuring:  Randall S. Jones, Professional Fellow, CJEB; Former Senior Counselor - East Asia and Head of Japan/Korea Desk, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

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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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)

 

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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