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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 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)

February 2023 

Hiroshi Sakurai

A New Era for the Sake Industry in Japan and Beyond: The Case of Award-Winning Dassai and Asahi Shuzo
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 | 6:00 – 7:15 PM (Reception to follow)
Room 820, Kravis Hall, Columbia Business School

Featuring: Hiroshi Sakurai, Chairman, Asahi Shuzo Co., Ltd.

Mr. Muraoka
IGPI’s Challenges to Transform “Corporate Japan”
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 | 12:30 — 1:30 PM (Lunch will be provided)
Room 640, Geffen Hall, Columbia Business School 

Featuring:  Takashi Muraoka, Managing Partner, Industrial Growth Platform, Inc. (IGPI)

 

Hiroshi Kaho

Selling Japanese Food in the World: Gyoza and Beyond
Thursday, February 23, 2023 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM (Lunch will be provided)
Room 590 (New Room), Geffen Hall, Columbia Business School 

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

 

Japan Economic Seminar
Friday, February 24, 2023 | 1:00 – 5:35 PM
Room 520, Geffen Hall, Columbia Business School

Session 1“The Impact of Central Bank Stock Purchases: Evidence from Discontinuities in Policy Rules” (PDF)

Session 2: “A Field Experiment on Antitrust Compliance” (PDF)

Session 3: “Firm Size and Complementarity between Geography and Products” 

Session 4: “Automation and Comparative Advantage” (PDF) 

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Masazumi Wakatabe
The following information is EMBARGOED until 2/27/23, 12:30 PM (EST).

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A Lunchtime Seminar with Deputy Governor Masazumi Wakatabe of Bank of Japan
Monday, February 27, 2023 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM (Lunch will be provided)
Room 820, Kravis Hall, Columbia Business School

Featuring: Masazumi Wakatabe, Deputy Governor, Bank of Japan (TBC)

 

March 2023

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

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

April 2023

 Ms. Kyoko Matsushita

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A Lunchtime Seminar with Ms. Kyoko Matsushita of WPP Japan
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM (Lunch will be provided)
Room TBC, Columbia Business School 

Featuring: Kyoko Matsushita, CEO, WPP Japan
 

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A Special Evening Event with Mr. Kenzo Tsujimoto and Ms. Natsuko Tsujimoto of Kenzo Estate                      
Thursday, April 27, 2023 | 6:00 – 7:15 PM (Reception to follow)
Room TBC, Columbia Business School 

Featuring: Kenzo Tsujimoto, Founder and CEO, Kenzo Estate; Natsuko Tsujimoto, COO, Kenzo Estate

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Professor Takatoshi Ito, Director of CJEB’s Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, was interviewed on Bloomberg about his views on the Bank of Japan’s policy adjustments.

JAPAN CENTER NEWS | December 21, 2022

BOJ Tweaks Could Be First Step Toward Exit, Takatoshi Ito Says (Bloomberg, 12/20/2022)

日銀の政策修正、積極緩和脱却に向けた最初の一歩も-伊藤隆敏氏 (Bloomberg, 12/21/2022)

 

Professor Takatoshi Ito, Director of CJEB’s Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, was interviewed on TV Tokyo.

JAPAN CENTER NEWS | December 20, 2022

日本のインフレ目標政策の10年~功罪と課題~【プロの眼】(TV Tokyo, 12/19/2022)

住宅ローン金利にも影響 日銀 大規模緩和を転換 (TV Tokyo, 12/20/2022)

 

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.

Get more information on the Fifth Annual Conference of the Japan Economy Network.

 

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.

 

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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