2022-2023

 Randy Jones

The Japanese Economy: Strategies to Cope with a Shrinking and Aging Population
Monday, December 5, 2022 | 12:30 — 1:30 PM 
Room 640, Geffen Hall, Columbia Business School

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)

Moderator:  David E. Weinstein, Director, CJEB; Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University

Dr. Jones' Slides

 

 Mr. Tomoshige Nambu Headshot

Japan’s New Economic Security Policy: Impact on Businesses, Supply Chains, and Investment
Monday, November 21, 2022 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM (Lunch will be provided)
Room 540, Geffen Hall, Columbia Business School

Featuring: Tomoshige Nambu, Special Advisor, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Government of Japan

Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Project Director for Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

Cosponsors: Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School; APEC Study Center, Columbia University

Note: This seminar was off the record. We were unable to accommodate media representatives at this event.

 Prof. Takatoshi Ito and Prof. Tsutomu Watanabe

Live Webinar
Why Has Japan Become So Cheap? Part 2
Thursday, November 17, 2022 | 7:00 – 8:30 PM (EST)
Friday, November 18, 2022 | 9:00 – 10:30 AM (Japan Time)

A dialogue between:
Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, CJEB
Tsutomu Watanabe, Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo
 

Yusuke Narita

Toward a Data-Driven Society: From Business to Policy to Social Vision
Monday, November 14, 2022 | 12:30 — 1:30 PM (Lunch will be provided)
Board Rooms 320 & 330 (New Location), Geffen Hall, Columbia Business School

Featuring: Yusuke Narita, Assistant Professor, Yale University

 

Mr. Hyodo

Sumitomo Corporation and Its Business Strategy for the Future
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 | 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
Room 820, Kravis Hall, Columbia Business School

Featuring: Masayuki Hyodo, Representative Director, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Sumitomo Corporation

Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Director, CJEB; Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University

Note: This in-person event was only for individuals with an active Columbia University ID. This seminar was off the record.

Video

 Yukiko Muto

Building a New Business in Japan: How Uber Eats Japan Went from an Unknown Startup Business to a Market Leader with Top Brand Recognition
Thursday, November 3, 2022 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM (Lunch will be provided)

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

Moderator: Dr. Yumiko Shimabukuro, Faculty, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Co-Founder, Japanese Management Leadership Program, Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB), Columbia Business School

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

Mr. 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
Room 890, Kravis Hall, Columbia Business School

Featuring: Danny Taing, Founder and CEO, Bokksu Inc.

Moderator: R.A. Farrokhnia, Executive Director (Dean's Office), Advanced Projects and Applied Research in Fintech, Columbia Business School

 

 Yasushi Kinoshita

The Current Status of Japanese Companies as They Aim for Carbon Neutrality and the Role of Finance
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 | 12:45 – 1:45 PM
Room 570, Geffen Hall, Columbia Business School

Featuring: Yasushi Kinoshita, Chairman, Development Bank of Japan Inc.
 
Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Director, CJEB; Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University

Note: This in-person event was only for individuals with an active Columbia University ID. 

 

 Takatoshi Ito

Why Has Japan Become So “Cheap”?
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Room 120 (Cooperman Commons), Geffen Hall, Columbia Business School

Featuring: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB), Columbia Business School
 
Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Director, CJEB; Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University

Slides

 

 
Tim Foley

Is Japan Ready for a Buyout Boom?
Monday, October 3, 2022 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM 
Room 540, Geffen Hall, Columbia Business School 

Featuring: Timothy Foley, Co-Founder, Edwall Management, LP

Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Project Director for Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

Video

 

2021-2022

May 2022

Webinar Series
2022 CJEB Annual Tokyo Conference  
Japan in the Uncertain World: Security, Economic Security, Diversity, and Governance
Presented by the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
(Simultaneous interpretation was provided) 
日本語のプログラムはこちらをクリック下さい。
Summary

Day 1
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 8:00–9:35 AM (Japan Time) 
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 | 7:00–8:35 PM (EDT)

(Simultaneous interpretation was provided) 

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Keynote Speech: Challenges Facing Japanese Diplomacy

Yoshimasa Hayashi, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Government of Japan 

Moderator: Merit Janow, Dean Emerita, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA); Professor of Practice in International Economic Law and International Affairs, Columbia University 

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Panel: East Asia’s Shifting Geopolitical and Security Landscape: What It Means for the U.S.-Japan Alliance

Panelists: 
Thomas J. Christensen, Interim Dean; James T. Shotwell Professor of International Relations, SIPA
Michael J. Green, Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Kenichiro Sasae, President, Japan Institute of International Affairs 
Susan Thornton, Senior Fellow and Visiting Lecturer, Yale Law School

Moderator: Merit Janow

Opening Remarks: David E. Weinstein, Director, CJEB; Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University
 

Day 2
Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 8:00–9:30 AM (Japan Time)
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 | 7:00–8:30 PM (EDT)

(Simultaneous interpretation was provided) 
Video 
(Please note that the video includes the original audio in the languages the speakers used on the day of the webinar.)

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Keynote Speech: Crisis Management and Women, New Capitalism and Women

Masako Mori, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister for Women’s Empowerment, Government of Japan 

Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Director, CJEB; Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University

 

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Panel: Diversity and Inclusion

Panelists: 
Tomoko Hayashi, Director-General, Gender Equality Bureau, Cabinet Office, Japan 
Jun Suzuki, Chairperson; Member of the Board, Teijin Limited 
Keiko Tashiro, Member of the Board, Deputy President, Daiwa Securities Group Inc.
Kathy Matsui, General Partner, MPower Partners

Moderator: David E. Weinstein
 

Day 3 
Friday, May 27, 2022 | 8:00–9:30 AM (Japan Time)
Thursday, May 26, 2022 | 7:00–8:30 PM (EDT)

(Simultaneous interpretation was provided) 

Video 
(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.)

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Keynote Speech: Japan's Economic Security Policy 

Takayuki Kobayashi, Economic Security Minister; Science and Technology Policy Minister; and Space Policy Minister, Government of Japan 

Moderator: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

 

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Panel: Economic Security 

Panelists: 
Naoshi Hirose, Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry 
Daniel M. Price, Managing Director, Rock Creek Global Advisors  
Candida Wolff, Executive Vice President and Head, Global Government Affairs, Citigroup

Moderator: Takatoshi Ito
 

Day 4
Thursday, June 9, 2022 | 8:00–9:20 AM (Japan Time) 
Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | 7:00–8:20 PM (EDT)

(Simultaneous interpretation was provided) 

(Simultaneous interpretation was provided) 
Video

(Please note that the video includes the original audio in the languages the speakers used on the day of the webinar.)

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Panel: Board 3.0: A Vision for a New Board of Directors in America and Japan

Panelists: 
Christina Ahmadjian, Specially Appointed Professor, Rikkyo University; Outside Director, Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.; Japan Exchange Group, Inc.; NEC Corporation; Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
Jeffrey N. Gordon, Richard Paul Richman Professor of Law; Co-Director, Millstein Center for Global Markets and Corporate Ownership, Columbia Law School
Daisuke Hamaguchi, Outside Director, Chairperson of Compensation Committee, Member of Nomination Committee, and Member of Governance Committee, LIXIL Corporation
Sachiko Ichikawa, Partner, Tanabe & Partners; Statutory Auditor, The Board Director Training Institute of Japan

Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Project Director for Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, Project on Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, CJEB 

Closing Remarks: David E. Weinstein, Director, CJEB; Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University 

 

April 2022

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Japan's Inflation Dynamics and the Role of Monetary Policy
Friday, April 22, 2022 | 10:30 – 11:30 AM (EDT)
Teatro (2nd Floor), The Italian Academy, Columbia University
Note: This in-person-only event was open to the public. 

Featuring: Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor, Bank of Japan

Moderator: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, CJEB

Opening Remarks: David E. Weinstein, Director, CJEB; Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University

Video

Summary

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Suntory: Lessons from Integrating Beam Inc.*
Monday, April 18, 2022 | 6:00–7:00 PM (EDT)
Room 120 (Cooperman Commons) (NEW ROOM), Geffen Hall, Columbia Business School

*This in-person event was only for individuals with an active Columbia University ID and was not live-streamed via Zoom.  

Featuring: Takeshi Niinami, Chief Executive Officer, Suntory Holdings Limited

Moderator: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB), Columbia Business School
Opening Remarks: David E. Weinstein, Director, CJEB; Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University

Summary

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Live Webinar
A Special Webinar from the Series on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds*
How ESG is Practiced in Public Funds

Thursday, April 14, 2022 | 7:00–8:30 PM (EDT)
Friday, April 15, 2022 | 8:00–9:30 AM (Japan Time)

Keynote:
Masataka Miyazono, President, Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) (Slides)

Panelists:
Caroline Flammer, Professor of International and Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University
Pedro Antonio Guazo Alonso, Representative of the Secretary-General for the Investment of the Assets, United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund
Keiko Honda, Adjunct Professor and Adjunct Senior Research Scholar, SIPA

Moderator: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, SIPA; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB), Columbia Business School

Opening Remarks: David E. Weinstein, Director, CJEB; Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University

* Please note, this webinar was held under the Chatham House Rule. The recording of the event will not be made public. Simultaneous interpretation was provided.

Mr. Miyazono's Slides 

Summary

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Live Webinar
The New Era of Shareholder Activism in Japan
Tuesday, April 12, 2022 | 7:00 - 8:00 PM (EDT)
Wednesday, April 13, 2022 | 8:00-9:00 AM  (Japan Time)

Featuring: Seth Fischer, Founder and Chief Investment Officer, Oasis Management Company Ltd.
Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Project Director for Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

Video

Summary

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Live Webinar
Diversity Driving Change: Aflac Japan’s Diversity Initiatives and Impacts
Thursday, April 7, 2022 | 7:00–8:00 PM (EDT)
Friday, April 8, 2022 | 8:00–9:00 AM (Japan Time) 

Featuring: Yoko Kijima, Director, Executive Vice President; Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Policy Services, Diversity Promotion, Aflac Life Insurance Japan Ltd.
Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB); Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University
Video

Summary

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Live Webinar
ESG through the Looking Glass: U.S. and Japanese Investors’ Engagement Agendas
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 | 7:00–8:00 PM (EDT)
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 | 8:00–9:00 AM (Japan Time)

Featuring:
Verity Chegar, Sustainable Investment and Stewardship Strategies, California State Teachers’ Retirement System
Miyuki Zeniya, Deputy Head of Global Sustainability, Dai-ichi Life Holdings, Inc.; Head of Sustainable Finance, The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Limited

Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Project Director for Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, Project on Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, CJEB

Video
Summary

 

March 2022

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Live Webinar
What Do Asset Managers Really Want (From Companies)?
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 | 7:00–8:00 PM (EDT)
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 | 8:00–9:00 AM (Japan Time)

Featuring: 
Jamie Allen
, Secretary General, Asian Corporate Governance Association
Benjamin Colton, Global Head of Asset Stewardship, Voting & Engagement, State Street Global Advisors
Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Project Director for Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, Project on Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, CJEB

Cosponsors:  Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School; APEC Study Center, Columbia University

Summary

February 2022

Live Webinar
Japan Economic Seminar 
Thursday, March 24, 2022 | 6:00–9:15 PM (EDT)
Friday, March 25, 2022 | 7:00–10:15 AM (Japan Time)

Session 1: “Empowering Women Through Radio: Evidence from Occupied Japan” (PDF)
Presenter: Yoko Okuyama, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Uppsala University
Discussant: John Marshall, Columbia University (Slides)
Moderator: Takatoshi Ito, Columbia University

Session 2: “Paternalism, Autonomy, or Both? Experimental Evidence from Energy Saving Programs” (PDF)
Presenter: Koichiro Ito, Associate Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago
Coauthor(s): Takanori Ida, Takunori Ishihara, Daido Kido, Toru Kitagawa, Shosei Sakaguchi, and Shusaku Sasaki
Discussant: Wolfram Schlenker, Columbia University (Slides)
Moderator: Takatoshi Ito, Columbia University

Session 3: “Place-Based Policies and the Geography of Corporate Investment” (PDF)
Presenter: Cameron LaPoint, Assistant Professor of Finance, Yale School of Management (Slides)
Coauthor(s): Shogo Sakabe
Discussant: Daniel G. Garrett, University of Pennsylvania (Slides)
Moderator: David Weinstein, Columbia University

Booklet

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Live Webinar
Solving Social Issues through the Lens of Property & Casualty Insurance
Thursday, February 24, 2022 | 7:00–8:00 PM (EST)
Friday, February 25, 2022 | 9:00–10:00 AM (Japan Time)

Featuring: Satoru Komiya, President & Group CEO, Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc.
Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Director, CJEB; Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University
Video
Summary

 

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Live Webinar
Japan's New Stock Market
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 | 7:00–8:00 PM (EST)
Thursday, February 17, 2022 | 9:00–10:00 AM (Japan Time)

Featuring: Hiromi Yamaji, President & CEO, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.
Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Project Director for Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, Project on Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, CJEB

Video
Summary

 

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Live Webinar
New Capitalism in Japan: Turning Left or Right?
Thursday, February 3, 2022| 7:00 -8:00 PM (EST) 
Friday, February 4, 2022 | 9:00-10:00 AM (Japan Time)

Featuring: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB), Columbia Business School
Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Director, CJEB; Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University

Video
Summary

December 2021

NA

Live Webinar
Workstyle Reform and Work-Life Balance for Women in Japan
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 | 7:00 – 8:00 PM (EST)
Thursday, December 2, 2021 | 9:00 – 10:00 AM (Japan Time)
Featuring:
Mikiko Nihei, Senior Consultant; Labor and Social Security Attorney, WORK LIFE BALANCE Co., Ltd. (Slide)
Shima Tassin, Personal Chef and Lifestyle Advisor
Maiko Todoroki, President and CEO, Poppins Holdings Inc.;  President, Poppins FamilyCare  Inc.

This webinar was a Phillips Pathway for Inclusive Leadership (PPIL) approved event addressing the following essential inclusive leadership skills: (1) Creating an inclusive environment (2) Addressing systemic inequity. 

Video
Summary

November 2021

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Live Webinar
The Importance of Diversity: Recognizing the Hurdles to Achieving Change
Monday, November 22, 2021 | 8:00 – 9:00 PM (EST)
Tuesday, November 23, 2021 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM (Japan Time)

Featuring:  Kimi Onoda, Member, House of Councillors, The National Diet of Japan
Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Director, CJEB; Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University

Video
Summary

 

October 2021

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Hybrid Event*
A Future without Physical Limitations: The Japanese Avatar Robot
Thursday, October 28, 2021 | 7:00-8:00 PM (EDT)
Friday, October 29, 2021 | 8:00–9:00 AM (Japan Time) 

Featuring: Aki Yuki, Co-founder and COO, OryLab Inc.
Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Director, CJEB; Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University

*Hybrid event: Zoom or in-person - Please note that Ms. Yuki spoke remotely from Japan and limited in-person seating was available only to Columbia University students, faculty, and staff due to University guidelines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Summary

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Live Webinar
Rethinking Modern Portfolio Theory: Addressing Market Risk is Turning Investors into ESG Advocates
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 | 7:00–8:00 PM (EDT)
Thursday, October 14, 2021 | 8:00–9:00 AM (Japan Time)

Featuring:
Jon Lukomnik, Founder, Sinclair Capital, L.L.C.
Fiona Stewart, Lead Financial Sector Specialist, The World Bank Group
Moderator: 
Alicia Ogawa, Director, Project on Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, CJEB, Columbia Business School

Video
Summary

July 2021

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Live Webinar
Key Reforms Underway: Will Japan's Stock Market Remain Undervalued and Underappreciated?
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | 7:00–8:00 PM (EDT)
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 | 8:00–9:00 AM (Japan Time)

Featuring:
Takeshi (Tad) Fukushima '91, Chief Investment Officer, BlackRock Japan
Daisuke Nakajima '04GSAS, Managing Director, Evercore ISI

Moderator: 
Alicia Ogawa, Director, Project on Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

Video
Summary

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Live Webinar
ESG Investing and Its Impact on Asset Pricing
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 | 8:00–9:00 AM (EDT)
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 | 9:00–10:00 PM (Japan Time) 

Keynote: 
Masataka Miyazono, President, Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)

Panel Discussion:
Jessica Alsford, Global Head of Sustainability Research, Morgan Stanley
Keiko Honda, Adjunct Senior Research Scholar, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University
Lukasz Pomorski, Head of ESG Research and Managing Director, AQR Capital Management

Moderator:
Takatoshi Ito, Professor, SIPA; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB), Columbia Business School

Special Note(s): 
Please note, this conference was held under the Chatham House Rule. The recording of the event will not be available. 
This webinar was conducted in English as part of "The Japanese Economy in the COVID-19 Era" series.

Summary

 

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2020-2021

June 2021

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Live Webinar
Using Capitalism to Make a Better World: Fund Managers' Strategies to Promote ESG and Sustainability Agendas
Thursday, June 24, 2021 | 8:00–9:00 PM (EDT)
Friday, June 25, 2021 | 9:00–10:00 AM (Japan Time)

Featuring:
Sarah Bratton Hughes, Head of Sustainability, North America, Schroders
Kei Okamura, Director of Japan Investment Stewardship, Neuberger Berman
Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Director, Project on Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

This webinar was a Phillips Pathway for Inclusive Leadership (PPIL) approved event.

Video
Summary

April 2021

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Live Webinar
Is Korea Following in Japan's Footsteps?
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 | 12:30–1:30 PM (EDT)

Featuring:  Randall S. Jones, Professional Fellow, Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB), Columbia Business School; Non-resident Fellow, Korea Economic Institute of America; Former Senior Counselor - East Asia and Head of Japan/Korea Desk, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Director, CJEB; Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University

Cosponsors:
Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
APEC Study Center, Columbia University
Outreach Partner:
The Korea Society  

Video
Summary

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Columbia Business School Leadership Speaker Series
Professor David Weinstein in conversation with Yuzaburo Mogi ’61   
Special Live Webinar by Yuzaburo Mogi, Honorary CEO and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Kikkoman Corporation
Monday, April 5, 2021 | 8:00 PM (EDT)
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 | 9:00 AM (Japan Time)

FeaturingYuzaburo Mogi ’61, Honorary CEO; Chairman of the Board of Directors, Kikkoman Corporation
ModeratorDavid E. Weinstein, Director, CJEB; Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University
Opening Remarks: Costis Maglaras, Dean and David and Lyn Silfen Professor of Business, Columbia Business School
Q&A Moderator: Hiroto Nakamura ’21, Columbia Business School

Summary

 

March 2021

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Live Webinar
Hoshino Resorts: A Leader’s Vision to Transform Japanese Tourism
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 | 7:00–8:00 PM (EDT)
Thursday, April 1, 2021 | 8:00–9:00 AM (Japan Time)

Featuring:  Yoshiharu Hoshino, CEO, Hoshino Resorts Inc.
Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Director, CJEB; Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University

Outreach Partner: Global Family Enterprise Program, Columbia Business School

Video
Summary

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Live Webinar
The Father of Japan’s Modern Economy and Capitalism, Eiichi Shibusawa: His Timeless Vision, Philosophy, and Legacy
Thursday, March 25, 2021 | 7:00–8:00 PM (EDT)
Friday, March 26, 2021 | 8:00–9:00 AM (Japan Time)

Featuring: Ken Shibusawa, Chief Executive Officer, Shibusawa and Company, Inc.; Founder and Chairman, Commons Asset Management
Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Director, CJEB; Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University

Video
Summary

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As part of the Chazen Global Spotlight Series:
Special Live Webinar
Marking the 10th Anniversary of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 | 8:00–9:15 PM (EDT)
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 | 9:00–10:15 AM (Japan Time)

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Session 1: The Future of Fukushima: Coping with Disaster and the Road to Recovery
Featuring: Masao Uchibori, Governor of Fukushima Prefecture

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Session 2: The Current Status of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant and Its Decommissioning
Featuring: Naomi Hirose, Senior Adviser and Former President and CEO, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)

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Student Moderator (Session 1 and Session 2):  Takayuki Nakagawa, MBA ’22, Columbia Business School

Cosponsors:
Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
The Jerome A. Chazen Institute for Global Business, Columbia Business School

Video
Summary

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Special Live Workshop
Rethinking Leadership and Beauty in the Workplace and Beyond: Empowering Women through Inclusivity*
Friday, March 19, 2021 | 12:00–1:00 PM (EDT)

Featuring:
Xian Horn, Forbes Contributor, Beauty and Disability Advocate
Kara McGrath, Deputy Editor, Allure.com
Yumiko Shimabukuro, Director, Urban and Social Policy Program, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Co-Founder, Japanese Management Leadership Program, Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB), Columbia Business School
Opening Remarks by: Ryoko Ogino, Managing Director, CJEB

*This workshop was part of CJEB’s Japanese Management Leadership Program’s Women’s Career Advancement series. It was also part of the Phillips Pathway for Inclusive Leadership (PPIL), focusing on the DEI skills of creating an inclusive environment and mitigating bias and the DEI topics of gender identity and equity and cross-cultural competencies. The recording for this workshop will not be made public.

Summary

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Live Webinar

Globalizing the Japanese Company: Stakeholder Capitalism Meets Shareholder Capitalism
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | 7:00–8:00 PM (EST)
Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 9:00–10:00 AM (Japan Time)

Featuring:
Sarah Lubman, Acting Chief Communications Officer, SoftBank Group International
Annamarie Sasagawa, Director, Corporate Culture (Global), Kao Corporation
Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Director, Project on Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

Video
Summary

February 2021

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Live Webinar
The Future of Finance and Empowering the Retail Investor  
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 | 7:00-8:00 PM (EST)
Thursday, February 18, 2021 | 9:00-10:00 AM (Japan Time)

Featuring: Oki Matsumoto, Chairman and CEO, Monex Group, Inc.
Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Director, Project on Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

Video
Summary

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Live Webinar
TSE Introduces a Brand-New Playing Field for Japanese Companies: Who Will Be the Winners?
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 | 7:00-8:00 PM (EST)
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 | 9:00-10:00 AM (Japan Time)

Featuring: Ryota Kimura, Chief Representative & General Manager, New York Representative Office, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.
Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Director, Project on Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

Video
Summary

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CJEB Special Workshop
Strengthening Emotional Intelligence in the Thinking World: Research and Practice
Tuesday, February 2, 2021| 12:15-1:45 PM (EST)

Featuring: Yumiko Shimabukuro, Director, Urban and Social Policy Program, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Co-Founder, Japanese Management Leadership Program, CJEB; Zachary Metz, Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Opening Remarks by: Ryoko Ogino, Managing Director, CJEB

December 2020

NA

Live Webinar
Political Change in the Post-Abe Era
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | 7:00-8:00 PM (EST)
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | 9:00-10:00 AM (Japan Time)

Featuring: Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Columbia University
Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Director, CJEB; Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University

Cosponsored by: 
Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Weatherhead East Asian Institute (WEAI), Columbia University

Video
Summary

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Live Webinar
The Japanese Economy, Second Edition: Book Launch

Friday, December 4, 2020 | 6:00-7:30 PM (EST)
Saturday, December 5, 2020 | 8:00-9:30 AM (Japan Time) 

Featuring:
Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB), Columbia Business School
Takeo Hoshi, Professor of Economics, The University of Tokyo
Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Director, CJEB; Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University

Organizer: Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Outreach partner: Tokyo College, The University of Tokyo

Note: This webinar was the book launch for The Japanese Economy, Second Edition (The MIT Press, 2020), written by Takatoshi Ito (Columbia University) and Takeo Hoshi (The University of Tokyo).

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Live Webinar 
Are Japanese CEOs Paid Too Little & U.S. CEOs Paid Too Much, and Why Does It Matter?
Thursday, December 3, 2020 | 7:00-8:00 PM (EST)
Friday, December 4, 2020 | 9:00-10:00 AM (Japan Time) 

Featuring:
Steven Greenberg, Regional Managing Partner, Financial Services, APAC & ME, Heidrick & Struggles
James B. Rosenwald III, Managing Member and Portfolio Manager, Asia Equity, Dalton Investments
Hideaki Tsukuda, CEO, Board Advisors Japan, Inc.
Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Director, Project on Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

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Summary

November 2020

Live Webinar Series
Conference on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds*
Day Two of the 5th annual conference of CJEB’s Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds

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Public Pension Funds in the COVID-19 Era
Thursday, November 19, 2020 | 7:00 – 8:15 PM (EST)
Friday, November 20, 2020 | 9:00 – 10:15 AM (JST)
Featuring:
Dr. Catherine L. Mann, Global Chief Economist, Citibank
Masataka Miyazono, President, Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF)
Geoffrey Rubin, Senior Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist, CPP Investments
Ángel Ubide, Managing Director and Head of Economic Research for Global Fixed Income, Citadel
Moderator: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB), Columbia Business School

* Please note, this conference was held under the Chatham House Rule. The recording of the event will not be made public.

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Live Webinar 
Central Bank Digital Currencies
Friday, November 13, 2020 | 8:00-9:00 AM (EST) 
Friday, November 13, 2020 | 10:00-11:00 PM (JST) 
Panelists:
Sir Jon Cunliffe, Deputy Governor, Bank of England
Eswar Prasad, Professor, Cornell University
Shinichi Uchida, Executive Director, Bank of Japan
Moderator: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Discussant: Patricia C. Mosser, Senior Research Scholar, SIPA; Director, Central Banking and Financial Policy @ SIPA

 

Organizer: Central Banking and Financial Policy Initiative, SIPA, and Columbia University
Outreach partner: Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

This webinar was conducted in English as part of "The Japanese Economy in the COVID-19 Era" series.

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Live Webinar 
Global Investment in a Nationally Regulated World: Should Money Stay at Home?
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 | 6:00-7:00 PM (EST) 
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 | 8:00-9:00 AM (JST)
Featuring:
Martin Chorzempa, Research Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE)
Nels Hansen, Partner, Corporate/M&A Practice Group, White & Case LLP
Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Director, Project on Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School 

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Live Webinar Series
Conference on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds*
Day One of the 5th annual conference of CJEB’s Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds

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Pension Funds and ESG Investing
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 | 7:00 – 8:00 PM (EST)
Thursday, November 5, 2020 | 9:00 – 10:00 AM (JST)

Featuring:
Anita George, Executive Vice-President and Deputy Head, CDPQ Global
Doug Peterson, President and CEO, S&P Global
Moderator: Keiko Honda, Adjunct Professor and Adjunct Senior Research Scholar, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University; Former CEO of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) of the World Bank Group 
Opening Remarks: David E. Weinstein, Director, CJEB; Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University; Takatoshi Ito, Professor, SIPA, Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, CJEB

* Please note, this conference was held under the Chatham House Rule. The recording of the event will not be made public.

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October 2020

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Live Webinar
The Transition from Abenomics to Suganomics: What Should We Expect?
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 | 8:00 – 9:00 PM (EDT) 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 | 9:00 – 10:00 AM (JST) 
Featuring: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB), Columbia Business School
Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Director, CJEB; Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University

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Live Workshop
Effective Knowledge Transfer
Friday, October 16, 2020 | 10:00 – 11:45 AM (EDT)
Featuring: Yumiko Shimabukuro, Director, Urban and Social Policy Program, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Co-Founder, Japanese Management Leadership Program, Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB), Columbia Business School
Opening Remarks byRyoko Ogino, Managing Director, CJEB

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Live Webinar
A Wave of Shareholder Activism Hits Japan's Shores*
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 | 12:30 - 1:30 PM 
Featuring: Josh Black, Editor-in-Chief, Activist Insight; Timothy Foley, Director of Research, Chalkstream Capital Group, L.P.   
Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Director, Project on Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, CJEB 

Special Note: This discussion was off the record. 

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Summary

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September 2020

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Live Webinar
Investing in Infrastructure in Developing Asia after COVID-19: Navigating Geopolitics to Generate Long-Term Value, Growth, and Returns
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (EDT)
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | 11:00 PM – 12:30 AM* (JST) (*Next day)
Featuring: 
Keiko Honda, Adjunct Professor and Adjunct Senior Research Scholar, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University; Former CEO of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) of the World Bank Group 
Glenn Hughes, Head of Vietnam, LOGOS Group 
Samir Saran, President, Observer Research Foundation (ORF)
Moderator: Dr. Alexis Crow, Head of Geopolitical Investing at PwC; Senior Fellow at the Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy at Columbia University

Co-sponsored by: Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy, Columbia University and APEC Study Center, Columbia University

Optional related reading material:
Article by Dr. Alexis Crow and Samir Saran

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Live Webinar
Whither the Suga Administration— a Conversation with Gerald Curtis & Takenaka Heizo 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 9:00 – 10:00 AM (EDT)
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 | 22:00 – 23:00  (JST)
Featuring: 
Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Columbia University; Chairman, Maureen and Mike Mansfield Foundation; Distinguished Research Fellow, Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research; Member of the Board of Directors, Japan Society; Core Faculty, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Heizo Takenaka, Professor Emeritus, Keio University; Professor, Toyo University; Member of the Policy Council under the Abe administration; former Minister of State for Internal Affairs and Communication and for Economic and Fiscal Policy in the Koizumi administration

Co-sponsored by: Japan Society and School of International and Public Affairs and APEC Study Center, Columbia University

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Live Webinar
Recent Lessons for Financial Regulation and Macroprudential Policy*
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 | 8:00 – 9:00 AM (EDT)    
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 | 9:00 - 10:00 PM (JST)
Featuring:
Ryozo Himino, Commissioner, Financial Services Agency, The Japanese Government
Donald Kohn, Robert V. Roosa Chair of International Economics at Brookings; Financial Stability Committee member at the Bank of England; Former Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve Board
Jeremy Stein, Moise Y. Safra Professor of Economics at Harvard University; former Governor of the Federal Reserve Board
ModeratorPatricia C. Mosser, Director of Central Banking and Financial Policy @ SIPA, and Senior Research Scholar, Columbia SIPA
DiscussantTakatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

Main Organizer: Central Banking and Financial Policy @ SIPA 
Outreach Partner: Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

*This webinar was conducted in English as part of "The Japanese Economy in the COVID-19 Era" series.

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August 2020

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Live Webinar
Lessons from the Fight against COVID-19: Tokyo and New York* 
Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 8:00 – 9:00 AM (EDT)
Thursday, August 13, 2020 | 9:00 – 10:00 PM (JST) 
Featuring:
Shigeru Omi, Chairman, Subcommittee on Novel Coronavirus Disease Control; President, Japan Community Health care Organization
Tomoaki Kato, Professor of Surgery; Edwin C. and Anne K. Weiskopf Professor of Surgical Oncology, Chief Division of Abdominal Organ Transplant, Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons
Moderator: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, CJEB

*This webinar was conducted in Japanese as part of "The Japanese Economy in the COVID-19 Era" series.

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Live Webinar 
Getting Out the [Shareholder] Vote in Japan: An Overview of the 2020 Campaigns
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM (EDT)
Featuring:
Marc Goldstein, Head of U.S. Research, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS)
Masafumi Kondo, Deputy General Manager, New York Office, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.
ModeratorAlicia Ogawa, Director, Project on Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, CJEB

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Summary

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Live Webinar
Central Banking in the COVID-19 Era**
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 | 8:00 – 9:00 AM (EDT)    
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 | 9:00 - 10:00 PM (JST)
Featuring:
Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor, Bank of Japan
Janet L. Yellen, Distinguished Fellow in Residence with the Economic Studies Program, The Brookings Institution; Former Chair, The Federal Reserve Board
Moderator: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, CJEB
Discussant: Patricia Mosser, Director, MPA Program in Economic Policy Management; Senior Research Scholar, SIPA, Columbia University Organizer: Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School 
Outreach Partner: Central Banking and Financial Policy @ SIPA

**This webinar was conducted in English as part of "The Japanese Economy in the COVID-19 Era" series.

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Summary

 July 2020

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Live Webinar 
Strategies for Unlocking Value in Japan: Attack or Engage?
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 | 6:00 – 7:00 PM (EDT)
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | 7:00 – 8:00 AM (JST)
Featuring:
David Baran, Co-CEO and Co-Founder, Symphony Financial Partners
Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Director, Project on Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, CJEB 

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Summary

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Live Webinar  
Economic Recovery from the Pandemic and Transformation toward a Better New Normal in Japan and the United States***
Monday, July 20, 2020 | 8:00 – 9:00 AM (EDT)    
Monday, July 20, 2020 | 9:00 - 10:00 PM (JST)
Featuring:
Yasutoshi Nishimura, Minister for Economic and Fiscal Policy; Minister for Novel Coronavirus Disease Control; Minister for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Government of Japan
Glenn Hubbard, Dean Emeritus; Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School
Moderator: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

***This webinar was conducted in English as part of "The Japanese Economy in the COVID-19 Era" series.

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Summary

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Live Webinar  
ESG Investing in the COVID-19 Era****
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 | 8:00 – 9:00 AM (EDT)   
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 | 9:00 - 10:00 PM (JST)
Featuring:
Kathy Matsui, Vice Chair; Chief Japan Strategist; Co-head of Macro Research Asia, Goldman Sachs Japan Co., Ltd.
Ronald P. O’Hanley, Chairman & CEO, State Street
Moderator: Keiko Honda, Adjunct Professor and Adjunct Senior Research Scholar, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University; Former CEO and Former Executive Vice President, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)

****This webinar was conducted in English as part of "The Japanese Economy in the COVID-19 Era" series.

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Summary
Special Note: In principle, this discussion was off the record. If you would like to quote any part of this webinar in public or social media, please contact us at [email protected].

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Live Webinar  
International Financial Institutions in the COVID-19 Era*****
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 | 8:00 – 9:00 AM (EDT)    
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 | 9:00 - 10:00 PM (JST)
Featuring:
Masatsugu Asakawa, President and Chairperson of Board of Directors, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Mitsuhiro Furusawa, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Keiko Honda, Adjunct Professor and Adjunct Senior Research Scholar, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University; Former CEO and Former Executive Vice President, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
Moderator: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, SIPA, Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, CJEB 

*****This webinar was conducted in Japanese as part of "The Japanese Economy in the COVID-19 Era" series.

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Summary

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2019-2020

June 2020


 
What Japan Should Do Now in Preparation for Japan’s New Normal

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020 | 8:00 – 9:00 AM (EDT)    
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 | 9:00 - 10:00 PM (JST)


Featuring: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, CJEB
Moderated by: Keiko Honda, Adjunct Professor and Adjunct Senior Research Scholar, SIPA, Columbia University; Former CEO and Former Executive Vice President, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)


*This webinar was conducted in Japanese as part of "The Japanese Economy in the COVID-19 Era" series.
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Summary

 

May 2020

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(CANCELLED) CJEB Annual Tokyo Conference "The Future of Global Interdependence: Environment, Trade, and Politics"

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Monday, May 18, 2020 | Afternoon
Location: Otemachi Financial City Conference Center, Tokyo, Japan
Co-sponsored by the Development Bank of Japan Inc.
Simultaneous translation provided

Please see a list of currently confirmed speakers and panels below:

Keynote:  U.S. Politics and Foreign Policy at the Crossroads
Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Columbia University 

Panels: 
•    ESGs and SDGs in 2020 and Beyond
•    Bilateralism Resurgent: The Changing Nature of Trade Relations

Other Participants:
Keiko Honda, Adjunct Professor and Adjunct Senior Research Scholar, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University 
Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, CJEB
Fukunari Kimura, Professor, Keio University
Dennis Novy, Associate Professor of Economics, University of Warwick
Hugh Patrick, Chairman, CJEB; R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus, Columbia Business School
Robert Staiger, Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College
José A. Scheinkman, Charles and Lynn Zhang Professor of Economics, Columbia University 
Keiko Tashiro, Deputy President and Member of the Board, Daiwa Securities Group Inc.
David E. Weinstein, Director, CJEB; Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University

*(Note)  We deeply regret that we have canceled our 2020 Tokyo conference, “The Future of Global Interdependence: Environment, Trade, and Politics” on May 18 as all Columbia business travel, both international and domestic, is now suspended for all affiliates per University guidelines.  We continue to be grateful for our community and hope to see you at future CJEB events.  If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected],  (As of March 20, 2020)

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Developing Your Career and Designing Your Future during a Period of Crisis

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Friday, May 1, 2020 | 8:00 – 9:15 PM

Featuring:
Tokiko Araya, Director General / American Bureaus, New York Bureau Chief, TV Asahi America, Inc.
Keiko Honda, Adjunct Professor and Adjunct Senior Research Scholar, School of International and Public Affairs ( SIPA), Columbia University
Yoriko Suzuki, Minister, Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations, New York
Ayumi Wada, Chairwoman & CEO, Toshiba America, Inc.

Moderated by:  
Yumiko Shimabukuro, Director, Urban and Social Policy Program, SIPA
Ryoko Ogino, Managing Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

Summary

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The Role of Central Banks in the COVID-19 Pandemic: The U.S., Japan, and Beyond

NA

Friday, May 1, 2020 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM

Featuring:
Patricia Mosser, Director, MPA Program in Economic Policy Management; Senior Research Scholar, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University
Koji Nakamura, General Manager for the Americas, Bank of Japan

Moderated by:  Kathleen Hays, Global Economics & Policy Editor, Bloomberg Television and Radio

Welcoming Remarks:
​​​​​Takatoshi Ito, Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, CJEB; Professor, SIPA, Columbia University
Joshua Walker, President & CEO, Japan Society

Co-sponsored by: Japan Society and APEC Study Center, Columbia University

Video
Summary

NA

April 2020

COVID-19: Economic Implications for Japan & the United States

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Wednesday, April 29, 2020 | 10:00 – 11:00 AM (Live Webinar)

Featuring:
Glenn Hubbard, Dean Emeritus; Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School
Takeshi Komoto, Minister, Embassy of Japan in the United States of America
Keiko Tashiro, Deputy President / Member of the Board, Daiwa Securities Group Inc.

Moderated by:
Yumiko Shimabukuro, Director, Urban and Social Policy Program, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Co-sponsored by: Japan Society and APEC Study Center, Columbia University

Video
Summary

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550 Years in Bloom: Revitalizing a Traditional Flower Arranging Family Business in Modern Era Japan (POSTPONED)*

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Friday, April 24, 2020 | 2:00- 3:30 PM 
Room 607B, Pulitzer Hall, Columbia Journalism School 
Featuring: Mika Ikenobo

*This event was postponed per University guidelines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) and the Role of Japan (POSTPONED)*

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | 12:30-1:45 PM 
Room 140, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School 
Featuring: Keiko Honda, Adjunct Professor and Adjunct Senior Research Scholar, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University; Former CEO and Former Executive Vice President, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA)
Moderator: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, SIPA, Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, CJEB 
Cosponsor: School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

*This event was postponed per University guidelines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

A Wave of Shareholder Activism Hits Japan's Shores (POSTPONED)*

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Tuesday, April 7, 2020 | 12:30 - 1:45 PM 
Room 140, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School 
Featuring: Josh Black, Editor-in-Chief, Activist Insight; Timothy Foley, Director of Research, Chalkstream Capital Group, L.P.   
Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Director, Project on Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, CJEB 

*This event was postponed per University guidelines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

NA

March 2020

Is Korea Following in Japan's Footsteps? An OECD Perspective on the Two Economies (POSTPONED)**

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020 | 12:30- 1:45 PM (Lunch will be provided.)
Room 140, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Randall S. Jones, Non-resident Fellow, Korea Economic Institute of America; Former Senior Counselor - East Asia and Head of Japan/Korea Desk, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
Cosponsor: APEC Study Center, Columbia University
Outreach Partner: The Korea Society

**This event was postponed per University guidelines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Corporate Governance and Regional Banking Reform: The Key to Japan’s Future Success (POSTPONED)***

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020 | 12:30-1:45 PM 
Room 140, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Nobuchika Mori, Senior Research Scholar and Adjunct Professor, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University; Former Commissioner, Financial Services Agency (FSA), The Japanese Government
Discussant: Christine Cumming, Adjunct Professor of International and Public Affairs, SIPA, Columbia University
Moderator: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, SIPA, Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, CJEB

Cosponsor: School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

***This event was postponed per University guidelines in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

NA

ESG Investing: A Local, Not a Global, Issue

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020 | 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Room 330, Uris Hall, Columbia University

Featuring:  
Leslie Norton, Senior Special Writer, Barron’s
Yasuhisa (Justin) Tsurumi, Senior Vice President; Head of Equity Investments, Nippon Life Global Investors Americas, Inc.
Jake Walko, VP, ESG Investing and Director of Global Investment Stewardship, Neuberger Berman

Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Director, Project on Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Summary

NA

February 2020

The Invisible Minority: Are Asians Under-Represented in Leadership Positions in the United States?

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 12:30 – 1:45 PM
Room 303, Uris Hall, Columbia University

Featuring: Jackson G. Lu PhD '18,  Mitsui Career Development Assistant Professor, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Moderator: Yumiko Shimabukuro, Director, Urban and Social Policy Program, School of International & Public Affairs; Faculty Advisor, Empowering Asian Women, Columbia University
Cosponsor: APEC Study Center, Columbia University
Summary
 

Japan Economic Seminar
Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 1:00 – 6:00 PM
Feldberg Space (1st Floor), Warren Hall, Columbia Business School
(1125 Amsterdam Ave 115st, New York, NY 10025) 

Session 1: “Meritocracy and Its Discontent: Long-run Effects of Repeated School Admission Reforms”
Presenter:      Yusuke Narita, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics & Cowles Foundation, Yale University; Visiting Assistant Professor, Stanford University
Coauthor(s):      Mari Tanaka; Chiaki Moriguchi
Discussants:       Yeon-Koo Che, Columbia University (slides); Charles Horioka, Kobe University (slides)
Moderator:        Takatoshi Ito, Columbia University

Session 2: “Do Trade-originated Income Shocks Mobilize Higher Backlash Against Free Trade?”
Presenter:          Megumi Naoi, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of California, San Diego (slides)
Discussants:       Shujiro Urata, Waseda University (slides); Shigeo Hirano, Columbia University 
Moderator:        Tokuo Iwaisako, Hitotsubashi University

Session 3: “Spatially Uneven Pace of Deindustrialization within A Country”
Presenter:          Kozo Kiyota, Professor of Economics, Keio Economic Observatory, Keio University; Visiting Colleague, Department of Economics, University of Hawaii, Manoa (slides) 
Discussants:       Justin Pierce, Federal Reserve Board (slides); Peter Schott, Yale School of Management (slides)
Moderator:        Tokuo Iwaisako, Hitotsubashi University

Session 4: “Low Rates and Bank Loan Supply: Theory and Evidence from Japan” 
Presenter:          Cynthia Balloch, Assistant Professor of Finance, London School of Economics and Political Science (slides)
Coauthor(s):      Yann Koby
Discussants:       Kimie Harada, Chuo University (slides) ; Etsuro Shioji, Hitotsubashi University (slides)
Moderator:        Takatoshi Ito, Columbia University

Booklet
 

 
Building a Safe and Eco-Friendly Society in Which Humans and Mosquitoes Can Cohabit: Economic Effects, Opportunities and Challenges*

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Friday, February 14, 2020 | 12:30- 1:45 PM 
Room 207, Warren Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Daiki Tagami CC ’22,  I.I. Rabi Scholar, Columbia College; Undergraduate Researcher, Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, Columbia University
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Chairman, CJEB

*A Special Presentation Opportunity for a Columbia University Student
 

Servant Leadership

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Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 12:30-1:45 PM 
Room 140, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School

Featuring: Timothy E. Sander, Executive Vice President; Chief Administrative Officer; General Manager of Legal & Compliance Group and Human Resources Group, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Chairman, CJEB
Presentation
Summary
Knocking Down Walls: Making Japanese Companies Responsive to Their Shareholders

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020 | 6:00-7:30 PM
Room 1501, International Affairs Building, Columbia University
Featuring: 
Ken Hokugo '93, Director, Head of Corporate Governance; Director, Hedge Fund Investments, Pension Fund Association of Japan
Tim Laurie, Investment Analyst, Fir Tree Partners
Tsuyoshi Maruki, President & CEO, Strategic Capital, Inc.
Howard Smith, Portfolio Manager, Japanese Equities, Indus Capital Partners
Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Director, Project on Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, CJEB
Summary
 

December 2019


The New Role of Board Director in Japan: A Global Context

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Thursday, December 5, 2019 | 12:30-1:45 PM
Room 209, Warren Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: 
Ayako Weissman, Outside Director, Toshiba Corporation; Senior Vice President, Horizon Kinetics LLC
Jon Lukomnik, Managing Partner, Sinclair Capital; Senior Fellow, High Meadows Institute
Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Director, Project on Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, CJEB
Note: This seminar was off the record.
Summary
 

November 2019


Banking in a New Age: Responding to Future Paradigm Shifts

NA

Thursday, November 7, 2019 | 12:30-1:45 PM
Location: Room 141, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Masato Miyachi, Deputy President; Chief Executive, Global Corporate & Investment Banking Business Unit, MUFG Bank, Ltd.
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Chairman, CJEB
Note: This seminar was off the record.
Summary
 
Conference on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds

Thursday, November 21, 2019 | 1:00 - 5:20 PM
The Italian Academy, Columbia University
​​​​​​Agenda
Summary

Keynotes:

ESG in Public Pension and Sovereign Wealth Funds
by Keiko Honda, Former Executive Vice President and Former Chief Executive Officer, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA); Incoming Adjunct Senior Research Scholar and Adjunct Professor, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University (As of January 2020)

Key Requirements for Sustaining the Global Expansion
by John Lipsky, Peter G. Peterson Distinguished Scholar, Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs, Johns Hopkins University; Former Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Other participants include:
Patrick Bolton, Barbara and David Zalaznick Professor of Business, Columbia Business School 
Gauti B. Eggertsson, Professor of Economics, Brown University
Takatoshi Ito, Professor, SIPA, Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, CJEB
Patricia Mosser, Director, MPA Program in Economic Policy Management; Senior Research Scholar, SIPA, Columbia University
Koji Nakamura, General Manager for the Americas, Bank of Japan
Eric Ngiam, Senior Vice President, GIC Asset Management
Hugh Patrick, Chairman, CJEB, Columbia Business School 
Lukasz Pomorski, Managing Director, AQR Capital
Sudhir Rajkumar, Representative of the Secretary-General (RSG) for UN Pension Fund Investments
Maria Vassalou, PhD, Chief Investment Officer, VASSALOU C∆PIT∆L MANAGEMENT


October 2019


U.S.-Japan Relations in a Turbulent World

NA

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 5:00-6:30 PM
Location: Room 1501, International Affairs Building, Columbia University
Featuring: Kanji Yamanouchi, Ambassador and Consul General of Japan in New York
In discussion with: Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Department of Political Science, Columbia University; Hugh Patrick, Chairman, CJEB
Moderated by: Carol Gluck, George Sansom Professor of History, Department of History, Columbia University

Presented by: Weatherhead East Asian Institute (WEAI), Columbia University; Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB), Columbia Business School; School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University 
Summary
Video
 

Making Cross-Border M&A Work: A Success Story

NA

Thursday, October 10, 2019 | 12:30-1:45 PM
Location: Room 311, Warren Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Toshiaki Sumino, President and Chief Executive Officer, DLI NORTH AMERICA INC.; Executive Officer and Chief General Manager, North America, Dai-ichi Life Holdings, Inc. 
Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Director, Project on Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, CJEB
Presentation
 
 

Turning Japanese? Lessons from Japan's Lost Decades and Challenges for the World

NA

Friday, October 4, 2019 | 12:30 – 1:30 PM 
Location: Room 140, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Masazumi Wakatabe, Deputy Governor, Bank of Japan
Moderator: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
*Note: This seminar was off the record. And, we regret that we were unable to accommodate media representatives at this event.
​​​​Summary


The Seventh Year Stretch: Structural Reform Still Needs a Hit

NA

Details
 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 | 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Location: Room 412, Davis Auditorium, Schapiro Center, Columbia University
Featuring: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, CJEB
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Founder and Chairman, CJEB; R. D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus, Columbia Business School

September 2019

Special Luncheon with Minister Shinjiro Koizumi

NA

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 | 12:00 -1:00 PM
Location: Seminar Level, Faculty House, Columbia University
Featuring: Shinjiro Koizumi, Minister of the Environment, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
Moderator: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, CJEB
Cosponsored by: CJEB; School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
​​​​Summary

NA

2018-2019

May 2019


CJEB Annual Tokyo Conference
U.S.-Japan Relations in a New Era: Trade, Governance, and the Global Economy

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 | 1:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. 
Cosponsored by the Development Bank of Japan Inc.

NA

Keynote Speakers:   
His Excellency Taro Aso, Deputy Prime Minister; Minister of Finance; Minister of State for Financial Services, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan 
Glenn Hubbard, Dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School

His Excellency Taro Aso Keynote (Text): Speech by Minister Aso at the Center on Japanese Economy and Business' Annual Tokyo Conference  (Ministry of Finance Japan Website)
麻生財務大臣 基調講演原稿 (英語): コロンビア大学ビジネススクール日本経済経営研究所主催年次東京カンファレンスにおける麻生財務大臣講演 (出典:財務省ウェブサイト)

Videos:
His Excellency Taro Aso’s Keynote Speech  
Dean Glenn Hubbard's Keynote Speech: "The Economics of Trump and the G20 Summit"
Panel I: "America and the New Protectionism"
Panel II: "Shareholder Engagement: How Investors Talk to Companies"

Presentation(s):
Panel 1: "America and the New Protectionism"
Lorenzo Caliendo's Presentation
Shotaro Oshima's Presentation

Panel 2: "Shareholder Engagement: How Investors Talk to Companies?"
Alicia Ogawa's Presentation 
Hiroki Sampei'​​s Presentation
Tsuyoshi Maruki's Presentation

Agenda
Summary Report
Booklet

April 2019


Leading After a Nuclear Disaster

NA

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 12:00-2:00 PM
Location: Seminar Room, 2nd floor, Faculty House, Columbia University
Featuring: 
Naomi Hirose, Executive Vice Chairman, Fukushima Affairs, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO)
Moderator: Hugh Patrick,Director, CJEB
Cosponsor: Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University
Outreach Partner: APEC Study Center, Columbia University
Summary Report
Event video
The Puzzle of Japan's Low-For-Long

NA

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | 12:30-1:45 PM
Location: Room 209, Warren Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: 
Hiroshi Nakaso, Chairman of the Institute, Daiwa Institute of Research Ltd.; Immediate Past Deputy Governor, Bank of Japan
Moderator: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and  Public Affairs, Columbia University
Cosponsor: Central Banking and Financial Policy @ SIPA
Summary Report


March 2019


Sustainability and Promotion of Long-term Investing: The Role of Investors and the Stock Exchange

NA

Thursday, March 28, 2019 | 12:30-1:45 PM
Location: Room 332, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring:
Ryota Kimura, Chief Representative, General Manager, New York Representative Office, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc.
Shin Furuya, Impact Investment Strategist,Domini Impact Investments LLC
Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Director, Project on Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Summary Report
Japan Economic Seminar


February 2019


Breaking Generational Curses in Corporations

NA

Thursday, February 28, 2019 | 12:30-1:45 PM
Location: Room 303, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring:
Shinichi Matsuda, Senior Management Consultant, Nomura Research Institute. Ltd
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Summary Report

Practical Applications of ESG in Japan: How Investors Make Companies Better Global Citizens

NA

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 | 6:00-7:30 PM
Location: Room 1501, International Affairs Building, Columbia University
Featuring: 
Fabiana Fedeli, Managing Director; Global Head of Fundamental Equities, Robeco
Laura Nishikawa, Managing Director, ESG Research, MSCI Inc.
Fiona Stewart, Lead Financial Sector Specialist, World Bank
Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Director, Project on Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, CJEB, Columbia Business School

Have We Seen this Movie Before? China, Japan, Industrial Policy, and Trade Conflict

NA

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 | 12:30-1:45 PM
Location: Room 303, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: 
Robert Dohner, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB
Summary Report


Closing the Gender Gap in Japan: Achievements, Challenges and Prospects

NA

Thursday, February 14, 2019 | 12:30-1:45 PM
Location: Room 303, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: 
Asako Osaki, Director, Gender Action Platform; Visiting Professor, Kwansei Gakuin University, School of Policy Studies
Moderator: Dr. Yumiko Shimabukuro, Director, Urban and Social Policy Program, School of International & Public Affairs; Faculty Advisor, Empowering Asian Women, Columbia University
Summary Report


Aggressive Use of Tax Shelters by the Wealthy and General Anti-Avoidance Rules

NA

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 | 12:30-1:45 PM
Location: Room 209, Warren Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: 
Minoru Nakazato, Professor of Law, Graduate School of Law, University of Tokyo; Chairman, Tax Commission of the Government of Japan 
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB
Special Note: While this event was open to the public, content is off the record.
Summary Report

December 2018


Conference on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds

NA
Mori and Ferguson
Thursday, December 6, 2018 | 1:00-5:20 PM
Location: The Italian Academy, Columbia University
Agenda
Summary Report
Keynote speakers: 
Roger W. Ferguson, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, TIAA; Nobuchika Mori, Former Commissioner, Financial Services Agency, Japan; Senior Research Scholar, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Other participants include: 
Kee Chong Lim, Deputy Group Chief Investment Officer and President, Americas, GIC; Ekaterina (Katya) Gratcheva, Lead Financial Officer in Finance, Competitiveness, and Innovation Global Practice, World Bank Group; Takatoshi Ito, Professor, Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, CJEB; William Kinlaw, CFA, Senior Managing Director, State Street Global Exchange; Jacob J. Lew, Former Secretary of the Treasury; Visiting Professor of International and Public Affairs, SIPA; Catherine Mann, Global Chief Economist, Citigroup; Athanasios Orphanides, Professor of the Practice of Global Economics and Management, MIT Sloan School of Management; Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB, Columbia Business School; Sanjay Peters, Adjunct Associate Professor of International and Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University; Lukasz Pomorski, Managing Director, AQR Capital; Geoffrey Rubin, Senior Managing Director and Chief Investment Strategist, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board; Norihiro Takahashi, President, Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF); Ayako Yasuda, Professor of Finance, UC Davis Graduate School of Management


November 2018


Financial Regulation in Japan, the U.S., and Europe: CANCELLED - Due to unforeseeable circumstances, this event has been cancelled.
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
6:30-8:00 PM
Room 142, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Richard Berner, Former Director, Office of Financial Research (OFR); Tano Santos, David L. and Elsie M. Dodd Professor of Finance, Finance Division, Columbia Business School; Tomoko Amaya, Deputy Secretary-General, Securities and Exchange Surveillance Commission (SESC), Japan
Moderator: José Alexandre Scheinkman, Charles and Lynn Zhang Professor of Economics, Columbia University
Welcome Remarks: David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy; Executive Director, Program for Economic Research; Director of Research, CJEB
Co-Sponsored by the Program for Economic Research (PER), Columbia University
 
Private Equity Coming of Age in Japan

NA

Thursday, November 8, 2018
12:30-2:00 PM
Room 207, Warren Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Richard Folsom, Representative Partner, Advantage Partners
Moderator: David Weinstein, Director of Research, CJEB; Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University
Summary Report


October 2018


Japan's Politics and Economy: What Next?

NA

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
12:00-1:50 PM
Seminar Room (2nd Floor), Faculty House, Columbia University
Featuring: Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Columbia University; Hugh Patrick, R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Presented by CJEB and the Weatherhead East Asian Institute (WEAI), Columbia University
Summary Report
 
Rakuten: How to Promote Global Innovation

NA

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
12:30 – 2:00 PM
Room 303, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Yaz Iida, President, Rakuten USA, Inc.
Moderator: David Weinstein, Director of Research, CJEB; Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University
Summary Report


Shareholder Activists Take on Corporate Japan

NA

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
12:30 – 2:00 PM
Room 303, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Marc Goldstein,Head of U.S. Research, Institutional Shareholder Services Inc.; Benjamin Adams, General Manager, NY Branch, IR Japan, Inc.
Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Director, Project on Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, CJEB
Summary Report
Marc Goldstein PowerPoint Slides
Benjamin Adams PowerPoint Slides


The Rise of Japanese Cross-Border M&A in a New Era of Shareholder Scrutiny

NA

Monday, October 15, 2018
12:30 – 2:00 PM
Room 303, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Satoshi Kitada, Managing Director, SMBC Nikko Securities America, Inc.
Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Director, Project on Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, CJEB
Summary Report

Agenda for 2020: Can Japan Win Gold For its Economic Performance?

NA
Thursday, October 4, 2018
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Room 1501, International Affairs Building, Columbia University
Featuring: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, CJEB
Moderator: David Weinstein, Director of Research, CJEB; Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University
Summary Report


September 2018

NA
Special Lecture with Minister Katsunobu Kato
Thursday, September 27, 2018
10:30-11:45 AM
Seminar Room (2nd Floor), Faculty House, Columbia University
Featuring: Katsunobu Kato , Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare; Minister for Working-style Reform; Minister in charge of the Abduction Issue; Minister of State for the Abduction Issue, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
Moderator: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, CJEB
Summary Report
Video

NA

2017-2018

May 2018


Japan as a Leading Power: Trade and the FinTech Revolution
CJEB Annual Tokyo Conference
Monday, May 28, 2018
1:00 - 6:05 PM
Otemachi Financial City Conference Center, Tokyo, Japan
Keynote: Wendy Cutler, Vice President and Managing Director, Washington, D.C. Office, Asia Society Policy Institute
Other participants include:
R.A. Farrokhnia, Adjunct Associate Professor, Columbia Business & Engineering Schools; Executive Director, Dean's Office, Columbia Business School; Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Naoyuki Iwashita, Professor, Kyoto University School of Government; Merit E. Janow, Dean, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Shotaro Oshima, Chairman, Institute for International Economic Studies; Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB; R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus, Columbia Business School; Masaaki Tanaka, Senior Global Advisor, PwC International; Shujiro Urata, Dean and Professor, Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies, Waseda University; Shang-Jin Wei, NT Wang  Professor of Chinese Business and Economy, Columbia Business School; Former Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank; David E. Weinstein, Director of Research, CJEB; Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University; Noriyuki Yanagawa, Professor, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo
Cosponsored by the Development Bank of Japan Inc.  

Agenda
Booklet
Presentation(s)
Panel 1: "Challenges for the International Trade Sytem"
Shotaro Oshima's Presentation
Shujiro Urata's Presentation
Shang-Jin Wei's Presentation
Panel 2: "Is FinTech a Disruptive Innovation?"
Naoyuki Iwashita's Presentation
Masaaki Tanaka's Presentation
Noriyuki Yanagawa's Presentation
Videos: Welcoming Remarks | Keynote | Panel I | Panel II
Summary Report


April 2018


Fighting to Raise Japan's Inflation Rate

NA


Thursday, April 19, 2018
12:30-2:00 PM
Room 332, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Hiroshi Nakaso, Immediate Past Deputy Governor, Bank of Japan
Moderator: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Summary Report
 
Japanese Harmony between Nature and People: Suntory’s Corporate Values, Marketing Strategy, and Sustainable Development Philosophy

NA
 
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
12:30-1:30 PM
Room 140, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Toshihiko "TJ" Kumakura, CEO, Suntory America Inc.
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB
Summary Report
 
Central Bank International Cooperation and Coordination
 
Monday, April 16, 2018
4:15-5:30 PM
Room 142, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Hiroshi Nakaso, Immediate Past Deputy Governor, Bank of Japan; Guy Debelle, Deputy Governor, Reserve Bank of Australia; Simon Potter, Executive Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Patricia Mosser, Director, Central Banking and Financial Policy at SIPA
Moderator: Takatoshi Ito, Professor of International and Public Affairs
Cosponsored by: Central Banking and Financial Policy @ SIPA


Changing the Game in Japan's Equity Markets: An Update on Corporate Governance Reforms

NA
 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
6:00-7:30 PM
Room 208, Warren Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Akitsugu Era, Director and Head of Investment Stewardship Team, BlackRock Japan Co., Ltd.; Ryota Kimura, Chief Representative & General Manager, New York Representative Office, Japan Exchange Group, Inc.
Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Director, Project on Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, CJEB
Ryota Kimura's Presentation
Summary Report


March 2018


A Tale of Two Systems: What Went Wrong at Toshiba and Wells Fargo

NA
 
Thursday, March 22, 2018
6:00-7:30 PM
Room 309, Warren Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Bruce Aronson, Professor, Business Law Department, Hitotsubashi University; Shane Goodwin, Senior Fellow and Project Director, Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy, Columbia University; Josh Rosner, Managing Director, Graham Fisher & Co.
Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Director, Project on Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, CJEB
Summary Report and Video


Challenges and Prospects for Japanese Monetary Policy

NA
 
(Cancelled due to the University closing in light of the inclement weather)
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
12:30-2:00 PM
Room 331, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Ryuzo Miyao, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo; Former Member of the Policy Board, Bank of Japan
Moderator: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Special Lecture with Ambassador Takahashi
 
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
12:30-2:00 PM
Room 209, Warren Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Reiichiro Takahashi, Ambassador, Consul-General of Japan in New York
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB
Summary Report


February 2018


Special Lecture with the Honorable Shiozaki

NA
 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
11:00-12:30 PM
Garden Room 2, 1st Floor, Columbia University Faculty House
Featuring: Yasuhisa Shiozaki, Member of the House of Representatives of Japan; Former Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan
Moderator: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Summary Report

Special Lecture with the Honorable Shiozaki

NA

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
11:00-12:30 PM
Garden Room 2, 1st Floor, Columbia University Faculty House
Featuring: Yasuhisa Shiozaki, Member of the House of Representatives of Japan; Former Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan
Moderator: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Summary Report


Conference on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds
Monday, February 26, 2018
1:15-5:45 PM
The Italian Academy, Columbia University
Keynote speakers: Jacob J. Lew, Former Secretary of the Treasury; Visiting Professor of International and Public Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; The Honorable Yasuhisa Shiozaki, Member of the House of Representatives of Japan

Other participants include:
Anne Valentine Anderson, Head of Funds Management and Global COO for Real Assets, BlackRock; Ralph Berg, Executive Vice President and Global Head of Infrastructure, OMERS; Barry S. Blattman, Vice Chairman, Brookfield Asset Management; Richard Clarida, C. Lowell Harriss Professor of Economics and Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Christopher Ferrarone, Senior Vice President of Economics and Investment Strategy Department, GIC; Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University and Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, CJEB; Carol Jeppesen, Senior US Network Manager, United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment; John Lipsky, Peter G. Peterson Distinguished Scholar at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs; Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute, Johns Hopkins University; Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB, Columbia Business School; Lukasz Pomorski, Managing Director, AQR; Carine Smith Ihenacho, Global Head of Ownership Strategies, Norges Bank Investment Management; Norihiro Takahashi, President, Government Pension Investment Fund; Maria Vassalou, Partner, Asset Management, Perella Weinberg Partners
Agenda
Summary Report
Jacob J. Lew's Speech
The Honorable Yasuhisa Shiozaki's Speech
 
Japan's Role in East Asian Financial Cooperation


 NA
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
12:30-2:00 PM
Room 141, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Yoichi Nemoto, Former Director, ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office; Former Director, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance
Moderator: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Short Summary

Japan's Role in East Asian Financial Cooperation
 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
12:30-2:00 PM
Room 141, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Yoichi Nemoto, Former Director, ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office; Former Director, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance
Moderator: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Short Summary
Japan Economic Seminar


The Trump Administration’s Asia Policy
 NA
Thursday, February 1, 2018
12:30 – 2:00 PM
Feldberg Space, Warren Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Glen S. Fukushima, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Director for Research, CJEB
Cosponsors: APEC Study Center, Columbia University; JASSA (Japan Study Student Association), School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Short Summary


November 2017


Trump's Economic Policies and Their Implications for Japan and Asia

NA
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Teatro (2nd Floor), The Italian Academy, Columbia University
Featuring: Glenn Hubbard, Dean; Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School; Joseph E. Stiglitz, University Professor, Columbia University; David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University; Director of Research, CJEB; Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, CJEB
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB
Cosponsors: Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School; NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation)
Summary Report
Video


Japan's General Election: What Happened and What It Means

NA


Monday, November 13, 2017
12:30-2:00 PM
Seminar Room 1, Faculty House, Columbia University
Featuring: Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Columbia University; Takatoshi Ito, Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia School of International and Public Affairs
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB
Presented by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and the Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB), Columbia Business School
Summary Report & Video
Japan and the Leadership of the World Trading System
Friday, November 10, 2017
4:30-6:30 PM
Columbia University Faculty House
Featuring: Vinod Aggarwal (UC Berkeley), Christina Davis (Princeton University), Taiji Furusawa (Hitotsubashi University)
Organized by Social Science Research Council
Cosponsors: Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School; Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership; and School of International Public Affairs, Columbia University
Short Summary


Japan's Economy and Monetary Policy: 20 Years of Unconventional Monetary Policy

NA
Friday, November 10, 2017
9:45 - 10:50 AM
Room 207, Warren Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Takako Masai, Member of the Policy Board, Bank of Japan
Moderator: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Associate Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, CJEB
Short Summary


Power to the Pensions! Japanese and NYC Pension Funds as a Force for Good Governance

NA
Thursday, November 9, 2017
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Room 1501, International Affairs Building, Columbia University
Featuring: Michael Garland, Assistant Comptroller, Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment, Office of New York City Comptroller; Ken Hokugo '93, Director, Head of Corporate Governance; Director, Hedge Fund Investments, Pension Fund Association of Japan
Moderator: Alicia Ogawa,Director, Project on Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, CJEB
Opening Remarks by: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB
Summary Report, Video, & PPT Slides


October 2017


How Medical Insurance Works in Japan in Comparison with the U.S.

NA


Tuesday, October 10, 2017
12:30 - 2:00 PM
Room 332, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Shunichi Homma, MD, FACC, Margaret Milliken Hatch Professor of Medicine; Deputy Chief, Division of Cardiology, Columbia University Medical Center
Moderator: Hugh T. Patrick, Director, CJEB
Short Summary


A Family Business: Tsuchiya's Strategy and History

NA

Thursday, October 5, 2017
12:30 - 2:00 PM
Room 330, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Koichi Ohara '04, President and COO, Tsuchiya Co., Ltd.
Moderator: Hugh T. Patrick, Director, CJEB
Short Summary


The Intergenerational War in Japan: Macroeconomic Burdens of the Demographic Change

NA

Tuesday, October 3, 2017
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Room 412, Davis Auditorium, Schapiro Center, Columbia University
Featuring: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, CJEB
Moderator: Hugh T. Patrick, Director, CJEB
Summary Report & PPT Slides


September 2017


Japan's New Foreign Minister:A Dialogue with Columbia Students about Diplomacy

NA
Thursday, September 21, 2017
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Room 1501, International Affairs Building, Columbia University
Featuring: His Excellency Tarō Kōno, Foreign Minister of Japan
Opening Remarks by: Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science Emeritus, Columbia University
Moderated by: Takako Hikotani, Gerald L. Curtis Associate Professor of Modern Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy, Columbia University
Closing Remarks by: Hugh T. Patrick, Director, CJEB
Co-sponsored by: APEC Study Center, Columbia University; Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School;
School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; and Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
Full Transcript
WEAI Event Report
Media Coverage

 

 

NA

2016-2017

May 2017

Japan’s Global and Domestic Futures: The U.S. Relationship and FinTech

Thursday, May 25, 2017
1:15-6:20 PM
Otemachi Financial City Conference Center, Tokyo, Japan
Keynote Speakers:
Nobuchika Mori, Commissioner, Financial Services Agency
Alan Wm. Wolff, Chairman, National Foreign Trade Council; Former U.S. Deputy Trade Representative; Senior Counsel, Dentons US LLP

Other Participants:
David Asher, Senior Vice President for Strategy and Financial Services, SparkCognition; Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Columbia University; Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Associate Director of Research, CJEB; Yuko Kawai, Head of FinTech Center, Payment and Settlement Systems Department, Bank of Japan; Merit E. Janow, Dean, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Yutaka Matsuo, Co-Director, Chair for Global Consumer Intelligence; Project Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo; Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB; R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus, Columbia Business School; Akihiko Tanaka, President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies; Masaaki Tanaka, Senior Global Advisor, PwC International; David E. Weinstein, Director of Research, CJEB; Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University 

Co-sponsored by the Development Bank of Japan, Inc.

Agenda
Summary Report
Keynotes
Nobuchika Mori's Keynote Speech
Alan Wm. Wolff's Paper
Presentations
Masaaki Tanaka's Presentation
David Asher Presentation
Videos
Welcoming Remarks
Panel I: The Future of Japanese Financial Services and Industry
Keynote: US-Japan Relationship and American Trade Policy
Panel II: US-Japan Economic Relations Under the New US Administration
Closing Remarks

April 2017

Recent Developments in the Global Markets

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
12:30 - 2:00 PM
Room 303, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Hiroshi Watanabe, President, Institute for International Monetary Affairs
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB
Video

Special Lecture with Minister Aso

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Room 1501, International Affairs Building, Columbia University
Featuring: His Excellency Taro Aso, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Finance, Minister of State for Financial Services, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
Moderator: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Video
Summary Report

Conference on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
1:15 - 5:30 PM
The Italian Academy, Columbia University
Sessions: "Investment Challenges in the Environment of Secular Stagnation"; "Best Practices: The Case of GPIF"; "Seeking Alpha - The Role of Alternatives in Asset Allocation"
Participants: Kevin Bong, Senior Vice President, Economics and Investment Strategy, GIC; Joyce Chang, JP Morgan Chase & Co.; Richard Clarida, Columbia University; Scott Evans, NY City Retirement Systems; Sadayuki Horie, Nomura Research Institute; former GPIF Investment Advisory Committee; Takatoshi Ito, Columbia University; Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, CJEB; Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg, Strategic Investment Group; Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB; Andrew Rozanov, Chatham House; Geoffrey Rubin, Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board; Chris Schindler, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan; Fiona Stewart, World Bank; Lawrence Summers, Harvard University; and Norihiro Takahashi, President, Government Pension Investment Fund
Summary Report

Social Innovation with Innovative Cybernic Systems: Challenges to Shape the Future "Society 5.0"

The 18th Annual Mitsui USA Symposium
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
6:30-8:00 PM
Room 142, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Yoshiyuki Sankai, Ph.D., CEO and President, Cyberdyne Inc; Professor and Director, Center for Cybernics Research (CCR), University of Tsukuba; Program Manager, ImPACT, promoted by the Cabinet Office, Government of Japan
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB
Co-sponsored by the Mitsui U.S.A. Foundation
Summary Report

Household Asset Diversification for Japan’s Economic Growth

Thursday, April 6, 2017
12:30-2:00 PM
Warren Hall, Room 207, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Tetsuya Kubo, Chairman of the Board, SMBC Nikko Securities Inc.
Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Director, Project on Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship, CJEB

March 2017

Tokio Marine Group’s Corporate Strategy: The Future Direction of Japan’s Leading Insurance Company

Thursday, March 23, 2017
12:30-2:00 PM
Uris Hall, Room 303, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Satoru Komiya, Managing Executive Officer, R & D Department, Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc.
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB
Short Summary

February 2017

Will New Governance Rules Change the Japanese Boardroom?

Monday, February 27, 2017
12:30 - 2:00pm
Uris Hall, Room 330, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Arthur M. Mitchell, Senior Counselor, Tokyo, White & Case LLP
Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Director, Project on Japanese Corporate Governance and Stewardship; Senior Advisor, CJEB

Japan Economic Seminar
Friday, February 10, 2017, 1:00 – 6:00 PM
Uris 331, Columbia Business School

Paper: "Fiscal Theory of Inflation: The Great Depression and Contemporary Japan"
by Eric Leeper, Rudy Professor, Indiana University Bloomington (written with Margaret Jacobson, Indiana University Bloomington and Bruce Preston, Professor, University of Melbourne)
Discussants: Tsutomu Watanabe, Professor, The University of Tokyo and Christopher Sims, John J. F. Sherrerd ‘52 University Professor of Economics, Princeton University

Presentation - Eric Leeper
Discussant slides - Christopher Sims

Paper: "Government Spending Multipliers under the Zero Lower Bound: Evidence from Japan"
by Wataru Miyamoto, Senior Analyst, Bank of Canada (written with Thuy Lan Nguyen, Assistant Professor, Santa Clara University and Dmitriy Sergeyev, Assistant Professor, Bocconi University)
Discussants: Takeo Hoshi, Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Senior Fellow, Stanford University and Etsuro Shioji, Professor, Hitotsubashi University

Presentation - Wataru Miyamoto
Discussant slides - Takeo Hoshi
Discussant slides - Etsuro Shioji

Paper: "Estimating Japan’s Gross Domestic Income Based on Taxation Data"
by Hiroyuki Fujiwara, Director, Research and Statistics Department, Bank of Japan (written with Yasutaka Ogawa, Bank of Japan)
Discussants: David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University and Director of Research, CJEB; and Emi Nakamura, Associate Professor of Business, Columbia University

Presentation - Hiroyuki Fujiwara
Discussant slides - David E. Weinstein
Discussant slides - Emi Nakamura

 

Paper: “Spillover Effect of Japanese Long-Term Care Insurance as an Employment Promotion Policy for Caregivers”
by Haruko Noguchi, Professor, Waseda University (written with Rong Fu, Akira Kawamura, Hideto Takahashi, and Nanako Tamiya)
Discussants: Emiko Usui, Associate Professor, Hitotsubashi University and Heidi Allen, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Columbia University

Presentation - Haruko Noguchi
Discussant slides - Emiko Usui

Moderators:
Takatoshi Ito
, Associate Director of Research, CJEB and Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Tokuo Iwaisako, Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University; Naohiko Baba, Managing Director and Chief Japan Economist, Goldman Sachs; Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB, Columbia Business School

January 2017

U.S. Presidential Election: The View From Japan- The Future of the U.S.-Japan Alliance

Monday, January 23, 2017
12:00 - 1:30pm
Room 918, International Affairs Building, Columbia University
Featuring: Toshihiro Nakayama, Professor, Keio University
Moderator: Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Columbia University
Co-sponsored by: Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University

U.S. Presidential Election: The View From Japan-The Impact on Japanese Politics

Thursday, January 19, 2017
12:00 - 1:30pm
Room 918, International Affairs Building, Columbia University
Featuring: Satoshi Machidori, Professor, Kyoto University
Moderator: Takako Hikotani, Gerald L. Curtis Visiting Associate Professor of Modern Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy, Columbia University
Co-sponsored by: Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University

December 2016

U.S. Presidential Election: The View From Japan-Implications for Asian Security

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
12:00 - 1:30pm
Room 918, International Affairs Building, Columbia University
Featuring: Hitoshi Tanaka, Chairman of the Institute for International Strategy, Japan Research Institute, Ltd.
Moderator: Takako Hikotani Gerald L. Curtis Visiting Associate Professor of Modern Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy, Columbia University
Co-sponsored by: Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University

The History and Business Trends of Matcha Green Tea^

Friday, December 2, 2016
4:00 - 5:30pm
International Affairs Building Room 918
Featuring: Rona Tison, Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations & PR, ITO EN (North America) INC.
Organized by: JASSA (Japan Study Student Association), School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Co-sponsored by: Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
In cooperation with: ITO EN
Short Summary

Has There Really Been a Japanese Corporate Governance Revolution?^

Thursday, December 1, 2016
12:30 - 2:00 PM
Room 142, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Satoru Murase, Partner, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB
Mr. Murase's PowerPoint Slides

November 2016

The Invisible Arrow of Abenomics: Structural Reform and Innovation ^

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Room 1501, International Affairs Building, Columbia University
Featuring: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Associate Director of Research and Director, Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, CJEB
Moderator: David Weinstein, Director of Research, CJEB

PowerPoint of Professor Ito's lecture

Summary of Professor Ito's lecture

Is the Glass Ceiling Dented, Cracked, Broken or Firmly in Place?^

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
6:15 - 7:45 PM
Uris Hall, Room 331, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Jean Afterman, Senior Vice President and Assistant General Manager, New York Yankees; Michelle (Mick) Lee, CEO & Founder, WINiT; Mary Harman, Managing Director, Enterprise Payments, Bank of America
Moderator: Jennifer Hill MBA '94, Former Chief Financial Officer for Global Banking and Global Markets, Bank of America
Co-sponsored by: Richard Paul Richman Center for Business, Law, and Public Policy, Columbia University

The Evolution of Bank Regulation and Supervision After the Recent Global Financial Crisis^

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
12:30 - 2:00 PM
Feldberg Space, Warren Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Masamichi Kono, Senior Advisor, KPMG AZSA LLC; Executive Fellow, Japan Securities Research Institute; Former Vice Minister for International Affairs, Financial Services Agency, Japan
Discussant: Christine M. Cumming, Central Banker in Residence and Adjunct Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Former COO and First Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Moderator: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Associate Director of Research; Director of the Program on Public Pension and Sovereign Funds, CJEB
Co-sponsored by: Initiative on Central Banking and Financial Policy, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Christine Cumming Powerpoint slides

October 2016

Private Views on Japanese Government Corporations^

Thursday, October 6, 2016
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Room 1501, International Affairs Building, Columbia University
Featuring: Masatsugu (Mat) Nagato, President and CEO, Japan Post Holdings Co., Ltd.; Yasushi Kinoshita, Deputy President, Development Bank of Japan Inc.
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB
Summary Report
Video: Mr. Nagato's Presentation
Video: Mr. Kinoshita's Presentation
Full Video

Moving Beyond Money Capitalism: Japan’s Alternative Economic Model of Satoyama Capitalism^

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Japan Society (333 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017)
Featuring: Kosuke Motani’94, Chief Research Economist, Japan Research Institute
Presider: Shawn Escoffery, Director of Strong Local Economies, Surdna Foundation
Main Organizer: Japan Society
Co-organizer: Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

Brewing Success: Secrets of a Japanese Sake Business

Wednesday, October 4, 2016
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Room 918, International Affairs Building, Columbia University
Featuring: Yoshihisa Kita MPA' 17, Chief Research Economist, Japan Research Institute
Organized by: JASSA (Japan Study Student Association), School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Co-sponsored by: Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

September 2016

Will TPP Cause the Fall of Japan’s Powerful Agricultural Cooperatives?^

Tuesday, September 27, 2016
12:30 - 2:00 PM
Room 326, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Kazuhito Yamashita, Ph.D., Research Director, The Canon Institute for Global Studies
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

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May 2016

U.S. - Japan Economic Relations ^

Friday, May 13, 2016
2:00 – 6:30 PM
Hotel New Otani, Tokyo, Japan
Greeting: His Excellency Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan
Keynote: Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Columbia University
Featuring: Glenn Hubbard, Dean, Columbia Business School; Takeshi Niinami, President and CEO, Suntory Holdings Ltd., Private-Sector Member of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy; Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Merit Janow, Dean, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Shinichi Kitaoka, President, Japan International Cooperation Agency; Alicia Ogawa, Senior Advisor, CJEB; Hiroko Ota, Professor, The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS); Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB; Taisuke Sasanuma, Representative Partner and Co-founder, Advantage Partners, Inc.; Hiroshi Suzuki, President and CEO, HOYA CORPORATION; David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University; Shigeru Yamashita, President and COO, Pigeon Corporation

Prime Minister Abe Greeting (Text): 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 (Prime Minister of Japan and His Cabinet Official Website)
Prime Minister Close overlayAbe Greeting (Video): 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)
Summary Report
Professor Gerald L. Curtis's Keynote Speech
Videos
Welcoming Remarks
Opening Remarks
Keynote- The U.S.-Japan Alliance in a Turbulent East Asia
Panel 1
Panel 2
Abenomics Stage II
Closing Remarks

April 2016

Japan’s Prewar and Postwar Economic Development^

Tuesday, April 26, 2016
12:30 - 2:00 PM
Room 330, Uris Hall, CBS
Featuring: Professor Fumio Hayashi, Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Director of Research, CJEB

Lessons in Entrepreneurship: Building a Global Business^

Thursday, April 21, 2016
12:30 - 2:00 PM
Room 332, Uris Hall, CBS
Featuring: Mr. John Ferguson, Executive Chairman, Howco Group
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

The Battle Against Deflation: The Evolution of Monetary Policy and Japan's Experience^

Wednesday April 13, 2016
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Teatro, 2nd Floor, The Italian Academy, Columbia University
Featuring: Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, Bank of Japan
Moderator: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Associate Director of Research, CJEB
Opening Remarks by: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB
Closing Remarks by: David E. Weinstein, Director of Research, CJEB
Summary report
Video

The Structure and Characteristics of the Japanese Manga Market^

Wednesday April 6, 2016
12:30 - 1:45 PM
Room 326, Uris Hall, CBS
Featuring: Professor Yukari Fujimoto, School of Global Japanese Studies, Meiji University
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

March 2016

Japan in Search of Foreign Policy Equilibrium: Post-Cold War Dynamics^

Tuesday, March 29, 2016
6:00 - 7:30 PM
Room 1501, International Affairs Building, Columbia University
Featuring: Professor Akihiko Tanaka, Professor of International Relations, University of Tokyo; Former President, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB
Cosponsored by: School of International and Public Affairs; Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University

How Japanese Cars Changed the World: An Insider's Look^

Tuesday, March 22, 2016
6:30 PM
Japan Society (333 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017)
Featuring: Peter Lyon, Chairman, World Car Awards
Moderator: Tim Stevens, Editor-in-Chief, Roadshow
Main Organizer: Japan Society
Outreach Partner: Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

Japan Economic Seminar ^

Friday, March 4, 2016
1:00 – 5:50 PM
Room 141, Uris Hall, CBS
Papers: “Are Japanese Men of Pensionable Age Underemployed or Overemployed?,” “Structure Depreciation and Returns to Scale of Real Estate,” “Exiting from QE,” and “Was the Forex Fixing Fixed?”
Featuring: Fumio Hayashi, Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) and Visiting Fellow, CJEB; Jiro Yoshida, Assistant Professor of Business, The Pennsylvania State University; Iichiro Uesugi, Professor, Hitotsubashi University; Emiko Usui, Professor, Hitotsubashi University; Hiroaki Miyamoto, Graduate School of Public Policy (GraSPP), University of Tokyo; Masako Kurosawa, Professor of Economics, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) and Visiting Fellow, CJEB; Masahiro Yamada, Assistant Professor, Hitotsubashi University; Richard Levich, Professor of Finance and International Business; Deputy Chair, Department of Finance, New York University; and Martin Evans, Professor of Economics, Georgetown University
Moderators: Takatoshi Ito, Associate Director of Research, CJEB and Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB; and David E. Weinstein, Director of Research, CJEB and Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Department of Economics, Columbia University; and Tokuo Iwaisako, Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University

Operation Tomodachi: What is the Appropriate Response of a Leader in a Crisis Situation?^

Tuesday, March 1, 2016
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Room 1501, International Affairs Building, Columbia University
Featuring: Professor Paul Ingram, Kravis Professor of Business, Columbia Business School & Professor Matthew Feely, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Columbia Business School
Introduction by: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB
Cosponsored by: the Mitsui USA Foundation

Summary report

February 2016

The Latest Landscape of International Finance^

Thursday, February 18, 2016
12:30 – 2:00 PM
Room 332, Uris Hall, CBS
Featuring: Mr. Tatsuo Yamasaki, Former Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Japan
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

The Silo Effect on Japanese Companies and Elsewhere ^

Thursday, February 11, 2016
12:30 – 2:00 PM
Room 326, Uris Hall, CBS
Featuring: Ms. Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor, The Financial Times Ltd.
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

From Japan’s Leading Securities Company to Asia’s Global Investment Bank: History, Challenges and Ambitions^

Tuesday, February 9, 2016
12:30 – 2:00 PM
Room 303, Uris Hall, CBS
Featuring: Mr. Shigesuke Kashiwagi, Chief Financial Officer, Nomura Holdings, Inc.
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

Slides

December 2015

Is Japan Really Back?^
A symposium in honor of Gerald L. Curtis, the Burgess Professor of Political Science at Columbia University

Thursday, December 17, 2015
1:00 – 5:00 PM
Room 1501, International Affairs Building, Columbia University
Featuring: Professor Gerald Curtis, Columbia University; Victor Cha, Georgetown University; Bill Heinrich, U.S. Department of State; Takako Hikotani, National Defense Academy of Japan; Yongho Kim, Yonsei University; Peng Er Lam, National University of Singapore; Akitoshi Miyashita, Tokyo International University; Megumi Naoi, University of California, San Diego; Andrew Oros, Washington College; Frances Rosenbluth, Yale University; Sheila Smith, Council on Foreign Relations; Takaaki Suzuki, Ohio University; and Robert Uriu, University of California, Irvine
Co-sponsored by: the Columbia University Provost’s Office; the Weatherhead East Asian Institute; the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs; the Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School; the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University; and the Political Science Department of Columbia University

Video 1
Video 2
Video 3
Video 4

Two Cultures, One Team: Leading a Major Japanese-Owned Bank in the Americas as the First American CEO^

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
12:30 – 2:00 PM
Room 330, Uris Hall, CBS
Featuring: Mr. Steve Cummings '79, President & CEO, MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Senior Advisor, CJEB

November 2015

Hideki Matsui in the Footsteps of Ruth and Gehrig: Coming to the New York Yankees from Japan - The View from the Player and the Front Office*​^

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Room 301, Uris Hall, CBS
Featuring: Mr. Hideki Matsui, Special Advisor to the General Manager, New York Yankees Retired MLB All Star and 2009 World Series MVP; Ms. Jean Afterman, Senior Vice President and Assistant General Manager, New York Yankees; Mr. George Rose'00, Advisor, Pacific Rim Operations, New York Yankees
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

Summary Report

Abenomics: Skepticism and Hope^

Tuesday, November 10, 2015
12:30 – 2:00 PM
Room 141, Uris Hall, CBS
Featuring: Mr. Akinari Horii, Special Advisor, The Canon Institute for Global Studies; Former Assistant Governor, Bank of Japan
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

Slides
Remarks

Roundtable Discussion: The Investment Environment for Venture Capital and Life Sciences in Japan​^

Friday, November 6, 2015
12:00 – 1:30 PM
Room 311, Uris Hall, CBS
Featuring: Dr. Maiko Katadae, Partner, The University of Tokyo Edge Capital (UTEC)
Moderator: Bruce Kogut, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Professor of Leadership and Ethics Director, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center of Leadership and Ethics, CBS

October 2015

For Yaskawa The Future is Now^

Thursday, October 29, 2015
12:30 – 2:00 PM
Room 326, Uris Hall, CBS
Featuring: Mr. Masahiro Ogawa, Corporate Vice President, Yaskawa Electric Corporation; Chairman and CEO, Yaskawa America, Inc. & Mr. Michael Knapek, Corporate Vice President, Yaskawa Electric Corporation; President and COO, Yaskawa America, Inc.
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

Slides

Abenomics: Politics and Policy*^

Thursday, October 1, 2015
12:30 – 2:00 PM
Room 331, Uris Hall, CBS
Featuring: Dr. Robert A. Feldman, Managing Director and Chief Economist, Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities Co., Ltd.
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

September 2015

Invest Japan Seminar 2015 in New York*^

Monday, September 28, 2015
9:00 – 11:10 AM
The New York Athletic Club
Featuring: Mr. Jamie Dimon, Chairman, President & CEO of JP Morgan Chase & Co.; Mr. Douglas Beck, Vice President, North America and Northeast Asia, Apple Inc.; Mr. Eikei Suzuki, Governor of Mie Prefecture; Ms. Fumiko Hayashi, Mayor of Yokohama City; Mr. Eran Westman, CEO of Vidyo, Inc.
*This event is hosted by JETRO and CJEB is one of the supporting organizations.

What Now? Abenomics Stage II?^

Wednesday, September 23, 2015
12:00 – 2:00 PM
Feldberg Space, Warren Hall, CBS
Featuring: Professor Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Associate Director of Research, CJEB
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

The Effect of Family-Friendly Regulation on Fertility and Work: Evidence from Japan Using Natural Experiments^

Friday, September 18, 2015
12:30 – 2:00 PM
Uris Hall 307, CBS
Featuring: Professor Nobuko Nagase Ph.D., Professor of Labor Economics and Social Policy, Ochanomizu University
Moderator: Takatoshi Ito, Associate Director of Research, CJEB

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May 2015

Japan’s Changing Corporate Governance^

Thursday, May 21
1:15 – 6:30 PM
Otemachi Financial City Conference Center
Featuring: Mr.Yasuchika Hasegawa, Chairman, Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Ltd. & Professor Bruce Greenwald, Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management, Columbia Business School
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

Materials

Videos

Challenges of Womenomics: Enhancing Women's Leadership in Japan^

Friday, May 1
4:00 – 5:30 PM
Room 1501, International Affairs Building, Columbia University
Featuring: Ms.Masako Mori, Member of the House of Councillors; Former Minister in charge of Supporting Women’s Empowerment and Child-Rearing; Special Committee on Reconstruction after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Nuclear Power Issues
Moderator: Takatoshi Ito, Associate Director of Research, CJEB

April 2015

Gyoza, Rice and Noodles for the U.S. Mainstream Market^

Thursday, April 23
12:30 – 2:00 PM
Room 311, Warren Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Hiroshi Kaho, General Manager, Business Strategy and Development Department, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

Japan and the World Economy: Challenges Over the Coming Decade^

Monday, April 6
4:00 – 6:00 PM
Teatro (2nd Floor), The Italian Academy, Columbia University
Featuring: Glenn Hubbard, Dean, Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, CBS, Joseph E. Stiglitz, University Professor, Columbia University, David E. Weinstein, Chair, Department of Economics, Columbia University; Director of Research, CJEB, & Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Associate Director of Research, CJEB
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

A summary report of this event is now available here.

Video: Clip 1 Clip 2

March 2015

Abenomics in the New Stage^

Tuesday, March 24
8:00 – 10:00 AM
Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017
Featuring: Professor Heizo Takenaka, Former Minister for Economic and Fiscal Policy; Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University
Mr. Dan Chamby, Managing Director, BlackRock
Professor Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB
Moderator: Henny Sender, Chief International Finance Correspondent, Financial Times

How Supply Chains Respond to Crises: The Japanese Experience^

Tuesday, March 3
6:00 – 7:30 PM
Room 412, Schapiro Center, Columbia University
Featuring: Mr. Robert Young, Vice President Purchasing, Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. & Mr. Albert Matias, Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer for the Americas, Hitachi America, Ltd.
Moderator: Fangruo Chen, MUTB Professor of International Business, Columbia Business School

A summary report of this event is now available here.

February 2015

Aflac Global Investments: Insights into a Unique US-Japanese Insurance Investment Department^

Tuesday, February 24
12:30 – 2:00 PM
Room 208, Warren Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Mr. Eric Kirsch, Executive Vice President; Global Chief Investment Officer, Aflac Global Investments
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

Japan Economic Seminar^

Friday, February 20
3:00 – 6:00 PM
Room 141, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Professor Hiroaki Miyamoto, Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo & Professor Etsuro Shioji, Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University
Moderator: Tokuo Iwaisako, Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University & David E. Weinstein, Director of Research, CJEB

The Three-Year Itch: Can PM Abe Maintain the Honeymoon with Abenomics?^

Thursday, February 12
12:30 – 2:00 PM
Room 208, Warren Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Professor Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University and Associate Director of Research, CJEB
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

New Directions in Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy^

Thursday, February 5
5:00 – 6:30PM
Room 412, Davis Auditorium, Schapiro Center, Columbia University
Featuring: Professor Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB
Video: To view this lecture, please click here.

December 2014

M&A in Japan: Reenergized^

Thursday, December 4
6:00 – 7:30PM
Room 104, Jerome Green Hall, Columbia Law School
Panelists: Mr. Hidemi Moue, CEO, Japan Industrial Partners Inc., Mr. Jonathan Rouner, Head of International M&A, Nomura Securities International
Discussant: Professor Curtis J. Milhaupt, Parker Professor of Comparative Corporate Law and Director, Center for Japanese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

The Seventh Sense: East Meets West in the Executive Mind^

Tuesday, December 2
12:30 – 2:00PM
Room 208, Warren Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Professor William Duggan, Senior Lecturer, Columbia Business School
Moderator: Ko Kuwabara, Associate Professor, Columbia Business School

November 2014

Strategy, Investment Opportunities and Management Principles of Sumitomo Corporation of Americas^

Thursday, November 20
12:30 – 2:00PM
Room 307, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Mr. Toshikazu Nambu, Executive Vice President and CFO, Sumitomo Corporation of Americas
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

Japanese Corporate Governance: A Report from the Front Lines^

Tuesday, November 18
12:30 – 2:00PM
Room 310, Warren Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Professor Christina Ahmadjian, Professor, Graduate School of Commerce and Management, Hitotsubashi University
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

Lessons from Japan: How Abenomics Can Provide Solutions for Advanced Economies^

Tuesday, November 11
12:30 – 2:00PM
Room 331, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Mr. Yasushi Kinoshita, Former Administrative Vice Minister of the Ministry of Finance
Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Director of Research, CJEB
PowerPoint Presentation: View the presentation slides
Video: Watch video

October 2014

“The Revival of Japan in the Global Economy” at 2014 Pan-Asian Reunion in Singapore?^

Saturday, October 11
2:15 – 3:00PM
Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
Featuring: Mr. Ernest Higa, Chairman and CEO, Higa Industries, Mr. Yuzaboro Mogi, Honorary CEO and Chairman of the Board, Kikkoman Corporation, & Mr. Kosuke Motani, Chief Senior Economist, Japan Research Institute
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

September 2014

Challenges Facing the World Trade System^

Tuesday, September 30
8:15 – 5:30PM
Room 1501, International Affairs Building, Columbia University
Featuring: Professor Jagdish N. Bhagwati, University Professor, Columbia University, Professor Anu Bradford, Henry L. Moses Professor of Law and International Organization, Columbia Law School, Professor Steve Charnovitz, Associate Professor of Law, George Washington University, Professor Alan Deardorff, John W. Sweetland Professor of International Economics, University of Michigan, Professor Dimitar Gueorguiev, Assistant Professor, Syracuse University, Professor Koichi Hamada, Tuntex Professor of Economics, Yale University, Dean Merit E. Janow, Dean, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, Professor Amit K. Khandelwal, Gary Winnick and Martin Granoff Associate Professor of Business, Columbia Business School, Professor Pravin Krishna, Chung Ju Yung Distinguished Professor of International Economics, Johns Hopkins University, Mr. Michael Levy, David M. Rubenstein Senior Fellow for Energy and the Environment , Council on Foreign Relations, Professor Mary Lovely, Professor of Economics, Syracuse University, Professor Petros M. Mavroidis, Edwin B. Parker Professor of Foreign and Comparative Law, Columbia Law School, Professor Devashish Mitra, Gerald B. and Daphna Cramer Professor of Global Affairs, Syracuse University, Professor Arvind Panagariya, Jagdish N. Bhagwati Professor of Indian Political Economy, Columbia University, Professor Hugh T. Patrick, Robert D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus and Director, CJEB, Columbia Business School, Ambassador Manjeev S. Puri, Ambassador of India to the European Union, Belgium and Luxembourg, Professor Andre Sapir, Professor, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Professor Jan Svejnar, Professor of Global Political Economy, Columbia University, & Professor Heiwai Tang, Assistant Professor of International Economics, Johns Hopkins University
Challenges Facing the World Trade System Video (Center on Global Economic Governance)

Abenomics, TPP, and the Future of Japan’s Agriculture^

Tuesday, September 16
4:15 – 6:00PM
Room 918, International Affairs Building, Columbia University
Featuring: Mr. Richard Katz, Editor-in-Chief, The Oriental Economist, Professor Patricia Maclachlan, Associate Professor, Department of Government & Department of Asian Studies, College of Liberal Arts, University of Texas at Austin, Professor Kay Shimizu, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Columbia University, & Ms. Sheila Smith, Senior Fellow for Japanese Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Moderator: Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Summary Article (Weatherhead)

NA

2013-2014

Japan's 4th Strategic Energy Plan ^

Monday, June 9
12:30 – 2:00PM
Columbia Club
Featuring: Mr. Toshikazu Okuya, Director, Energy Supply and Demand Policy Office, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Main Organizers: Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP), School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) New York
Outreach Partner: Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business SchoolVideo (Center on Global Energy Policy)

May 2014

Restoring the Japanese Economy^

CJEB Annual Tokyo Conference 
Thursday, May 15, 2014 
1:15 – 6:40 PM 
Otemachi Financial City Conference Center (Tokyo, Japan)
Keynote Speakers: Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor, Bank of Japan; Adam Posen, President, Peterson Institute of International Economics
Other participants: Richard Clarida, C. Lowell Harriss Professor of Economics and International Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Takatoshi Ito, Dean, Graduate School of Public Policy; Professor, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo; Paul Sheard, Executive Managing Director, Chief Global Economist and Head of Global Economics & Research, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services LLC; Takumi Shibata, Representative Director, Chairman, President & CEO, Nikko Asset Management Co., Ltd.; Yasuhisa Shiozaki, Member of the House of Representatives, Japan; Nobusuke Tamaki, former Councilor, Government Pension Investment Fund; Professor, Otsuma Women’s University; Osamu Yamamoto, Partner, Unison Capital, Inc.

Summary Report
 

Revolutionizing Japan’s Information & Communications Security Environment^
Japan Society Evening Lecture
Friday, May 2, 2014
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Citigroup’s Auditorium 
Featuring: His Excellency Ichita Yamamoto, Minister in Charge of Information Technology Policy
Presider: William Saito, Special Advisor, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan; Founder and Chief Executive Officer, InTecur, K.K.
Introductory remarks by: Thomas Harrington, Managing Director and Chief Information Security Officer, Citi
Main Organizer: Japan Society
Co-organizer: Citi
Outreach Partners: Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB) at Columbia Business School; JETRO New York;

April 2014

Hitting the Mark? The Third Arrow in Sharper Focus ^

Wednesday, April 30, 8:00am – 10:00am
8:00 – 10:00 AM 
Japan Society
Keynote Speakers: Yasutoshi Nishimura, Senior Vice-Minister for Economic and Fiscal Policy at the Cabinet Office Paul Sheard, Executive Managing Director, Chief Global Economist and Head of Global Economics and Research, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services; Heizo Takenaka, Professor of Faculty of Policy Management and Director of the Global Security Research Institute, Keio University; Koichi Hamada, Adviser to the Prime Minister Shinzo Abe; Tuntex Professor Emeritus of Economics, Yale University
Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Director of Research, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, and Chair of the Department of Economics, Columbia University
Presider: Fred Katayama, Anchor, Producer, Thomson Reuters; Member, Board of Directors of Japan Society

How to Buy Japan: Private Equity in a Global Economy ^
The 15th Annual Mitsui Symposium
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
6:00 – 7:30 PM 
Room 1501, International Affairs Building, Columbia University
Featuring: Richard Folsom, Representative Partner and Co-Founder, Advantage Partners, LLP.
Commentator: Neal Doying, Senior Vice President, Lazard Asset Management LLC; Bruce C. Greenwald, Robert Heilbrunn Professor of Finance and Asset Management; Director, Heilbrunn Center for Graham and Dodd Investing, Columbia Business School
Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Director of Research, CJEB
Co-sponsored by the Mitsui USA Foundation
Summary Report

 

Do You Washlet?: TOTO's Challenge in Breaking Into Mainstream America ^

Lunchtime "Zadankai" Seminar

Thursday, April 17, 2014

12:30 – 2:00 PM 

Room 307, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School

Featuring:  Daijiro Nogata, President and CEO, TOTO Americas Holdings, Inc. 

Discussant: K. C. Park, Former CEO, eMagin Corporation; Former Executive VP, LG Electronics; Former Managing Director, Technical Operations Group, IBM 

Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB 

 

How Sino-Japanese Turbulence Affects Trade Between the Two Countries^

Lunchtime "Zadankai" Seminar

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

12:30 – 2:00 PM 

Room 416, Warren Hall, Columbia Business School

Featuring: Raymond Fisman, Lambert Family Professor of Social Enterprise, Columbia Business School

Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Director of Research, CJEB 

 

Challenges and Perspectives for Japan: Is Reconciliation Possible Among Neighbors?^

Friday, April 11, 2014

6:00 - 8: 00 PM

Room 331, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School

Featuring: Yukio Okamoto, Visiting Professor of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University; Former Special Advisor to two Japanese Prime Ministers
Main organizer: Japan Study Student Association

 

How a Start-up With 4 Employees Grew to Become a Global Corporation ^

Lunchtime "Zadankai" Seminar

Thursday, April 10, 2014

12:30 – 2:00 PM

Room 307, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School

Featuring: Takashi Oyagi, Chief Strategic Officer, Monex Group, Inc.

Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

 

The “History Problem” (rekishi mondai), Nationalism, and Foreign Policy Preferences in Japan: Evidence from a Survey Experiment^

Brown Bag Seminar

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

12:00 – 1:30 PM 

Room 918, International Affairs Building

Featuring: Yongwook Ryu, Research Fellow, Department of International Relations, School of Political and International Studies, The Australia National University
Co-sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute

 

Post-Fukushima Energy Policy of Japan: Role of Nuclear Power^

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

12:30 – 2:00 PM 

Room 1501, International Affairs Building, Columbia University 

Featuring: Nobuo Tanaka, Distinguished Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, (CGEP), Columbia University; former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency.

Moderator: Jason Bordoff, Director of CGEP
Main Organizer: Center on Global Energy Policy, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Video (Center on Global Energy Policy)

 

March 2014

Fukushima Three Years Later: Staying Behind and Moving Forward^

Sunday, March 9, 2014

2:00 – 5:00 PM 

Milbank Chapel, Columbia University Teachers College

Speakers: Helen Verdeli, Associate Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University; Emily Taguchi, Filmmaker and Producer; Jake Price, Photographer and Producer; Serena Winchell, JET alumna; Yuhei Suzuki, Community Organizer

Fukushima Three Years Later Video (The Consulate General of Japan in New York)

 

Using Information to Build Transnational Bridges^

Thursday, March 6, 2014

4:30 – 5:30 PM 

Room 303, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School

Featuring: Richard Saul Wurman, Founder, TED 

Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

 

Abenomics: One Year Later^

Lunchtime "Zadankai" Seminar

Thursday, March 6, 2014

12:30 – 2:00 PM 

Room 309, Warren Hall, Columbia Business School

Featuring: Yutaka Harada, Professor, School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University

Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Director of Research, CJEB

 

February 2014

Japan Economic Seminar ^

Friday, February 28, 2014

3:00 – 6:00 PM 

Room 333, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School

Featured Papers:
Good Jobs, Bad Jobs, and the Great Recession: Lessons from Japan’s Lost Decade, by Ryo Kambayashi, Associate Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University & Takao Kato, W.S. Schupf Professor of Economics and Far Eastern Studies, Department of Economics, Colgate University;
Estimating Daily Inflation Using Scanner Data, by Tsutomu Watanabe, Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo 

Discussants: Hiroaki Miyamoto, Professor, Graduate School of International Relations, International University of Japan and The University of Tokyo; Aysegul Sahin, Assistant Vice President, Macroeconomic and Monetary Studies Function, Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Jessie Handbury, Assistant Professor of Real Estate, Wharton School of Business; Naohito Abe, Professor, Japanese and Asian Economies, Hitotsubashi University

 

Monetary Easing and Communication Policy: A Review Based on Several Surveys 

Lunchtime "Zadankai" Seminar 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

12:30 – 2:00 PM 

Room 141, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School 

Featuring: Sayuri Shirai, Policy Board Member, Bank of Japan 

Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

 

 

Japan and the World ^

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

11:00 – 12:30 PM

Room 1512, International Affairs Building, Columbia University

Featuring: Kenichiro Sasae, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the United States of America

Moderator: Merit E. Janow, Dean and Professor of Practice, International Economic Law and International Affairs, SIPA

 

January 2014

Nuclear After Fukushima: Policies, Practices, and Problems ^

Thursday, January 30, 2014

5:30 – 6:45 PM

4th Floor Skyline Room, Faculty House, Columbia University

Featuring: Lady Barbara Judge CBE, Former Chairman of the UK Atomic Energy Authority; Deputy Chairman of TEPCO's Nuclear Reform Monitoring Committee

Introduction by: Merit E. Janow, Dean and Professor of Practice, International Economic Law and International Affairs, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)

Moderator: Jason Bordoff, Director, Center on Global Energy Policy, SIPA

Main Organizer: Center on Global Energy Policy, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

 

Where Does All the Money Go? How Japanese Retailers Invest and the Effects of Abenomics ^

Lunchtime "Zadankai" Seminar

Thursday, January 30, 2014

12:30 – 2:00 PM

Room 333, Uris Hall, Columbia Business School 

Featuring: Keiko Tashiro, Chairperson, Daiwa Capital Markets America Holdings Inc.

Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

 

The “Cool Japan” Strategy: Sharing the Unique Culture of Japan with the World^

Japan Society Evening Lecture

Monday, January 13, 2014

7:00 – 9:00 PM 

Japan Society (333 East 47th St. New York, NY)

Featuring: Her Excellency Tomomi Inada, Minister in charge of “Cool Japan” Strategy 

Presider: Fred Katayama, Anchor, Producer, Thomson Reuters; Member, Board of Directors of Japan Society

Main Organizer: Japan Society

Outreach Partners: Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB) at Columbia Business School; Consulate General of Japan in New York; Japan National Tourist Organization; JETRO New York; U.S.-Japan Council

 

November 2013

Future of Nuclear Power^

Friday, November 8, 2013, 9:00 – 11:00 AM 

Room 501, Northwest Corner Building, Columbia University

Featuring: Rob Adams, Founder, Atomic Insights; Tom Blees, President, the Science Council for Global Initiatives; Jason Bordoff, Director, Center on Global Energy Policy (CGEP), Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; Dr. Yoon Chang, Senior Technical Advisor, Distinguished Fellow, Argonne National Laboratory; Robert Stone, Director of Pandora's Promise; Oscar-nominated and Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker; Nobuo Tanaka, Distinguished Fellow, CGEP; former Executive Director of the International Energy Agency

Main Organizer: Center on Global Energy Policy, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

The Future of Nuclear Power Video (Center on Global Energy Policy)

October 2013

Abenomics and the Japanese Market’s Potential^

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

6:30 – 7:30 PM 

Room 309, Warren Hall, Columbia Business School

Featuring: Nobuyuki Saji, Chief Economist, Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities
Main Organizer: Japan Study Student Association

 

Decrypting Cybersecurity: Are We Ready to Meet Tomorrow’s Emerging Threats?^

Japan Society Corporate Program

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

12:00 – 2:30 PM 

Japan Society (333 East 47th St. New York, NY)

Featuring: Austin P. Berglas, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Cyber Branch, New York Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI); Jeffrey Greene, Senior Policy Counsel for Cybersecurity and Identity, Symantec Corporation; Thomas Harrington, Managing Director and Chief Information Security Officer, Citi; William Saito, Founder & CEO, InTecur, K.K. 

Moderator: Ken Zimmerman, Principal, Chateaux Software 
Main Organizer: Japan Society

 

The Third Arrow of Abenomics: How Far Will It Reach?^

Lunchtime "Zadankai" Seminar

Thursday, October 24, 2013

12:30 – 2:00 PM

Room 310, Warren Hall, Columbia Business School

Featuring: Takatoshi Ito, Dean, Graduate School of Public Policy; Professor, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo

Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

 

The Un-sweetening of America: ITO EN's Contribution to the Beverage Market ^

Lunchtime "Zadankai" Seminar

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

12:30 – 2:00 PM

Room 208, Warren Hall, Columbia Business School

Featuring: Yosuke Honjo, President & CEO, ITO EN (North America) Inc.  

Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

 

State Intervention and Private Enterprise: Japan, the U.S., & China^

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

2:00 – 5:30 PM

Room 1501, International Affairs Building, Columbia University

Speakers: Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Reginald Jones Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; Yasheng Huang, International Program Professor in Chinese Economy and Business & Professor of Global Economics and Management, MIT Sloan School of Management; Kazuhiko Toyama, Representative Director & CEO, Industrial Growth Platform, Inc.; Christopher J. Mayer, Paul Milstein Professor of Real Estate, Columbia Business School

Co-sponsored by the Japan Economic Foundation and The Center for Japanese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School

Summary Report

Stormy Seas: Japan’s Disputes over History and Territory and the US-Japan Alliance ^

Brown Bag Luncheon Event

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

12:00 – 1:30 PM

Room 918, International Affairs Building, Columbia University

Featuring: Thomas Berger, Associate Professor of International Relations, Boston University

Moderator: Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Co-sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute
 

September 2013

Abe and the LDP Are Back. Now What?^

CJEB Distinguished Lecture Series

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

4:15 – 5:45 PM 

Davis Auditorium, Schapiro Center, Columbia University

Featuring: Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University

Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB
Co-sponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute

Summary Report

The Key Challenge for Abenomics: Demographic Tsunamis Hitting Japan and Other East Asian Countries^

Lunchtime "Zadankai" Seminar

Thursday, September 19, 2013

12:30 – 2:00 PM

Room 208, Warren Hall, Columbia Business School

Featuring: Kosuke Motani ’94, Chief Senior Economist, Japan Research Institute, Ltd.

Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

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2012-2013

 

May 2013

Japan's Sustainable Growth Strategy^
Japan Society Corporate Program
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
6:00 - 8:00p.m.
Japan Society (333 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017)
Speaker: His Excellency Kenichiro Sasae, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the United States of America
Presider: Hugh Patrick, R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

April 2013

Abenomics: A New Economic Policy is Turning Japan Around^
Luncheon Zadankai Seminar
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
12:30 - 2:00p.m.
Warren Hall 3rd Floor (310)
Featuring: Takatoshi Ito, Dean of the Graduate School of Public Policy, Professor of the Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo
Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Chair and Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Department of Economics; Associate Director for Research, CJEB

Samsung and LG: From Also-Rans to Dominance in the Consumer Electronics Industry^
Luncheon Zadankai Seminar
Thursday, April 25, 2013
12:30 - 2:00p.m.
Warren Hall 2nd Floor (208)
Featuring: Robert A. Myers, Senior Vice President, Fairfield Resources International, Inc.; Adjunct Professor, Entrepreneurship Program, Columbia Business School; Director, Thomas Publishing Company; Former Director of Technology, IBM Japan
Discussant: K. C. Park , Former CEO, eMagin Corp.; Former Executive VP, LG Electronics; Former Managing Director, Technical Operations Group, IBM
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

Shale Gas Revolution and Energy Security^
The 14th Annual Mitsui USA Symposium
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
6:00 - 7:30p.m.
Uris 142
Featuring: Nobuo Tanaka, former Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA); Global Associate for Energy Security and Sustainability, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ)
Discussants: Geoffrey M. Heal, Donald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise, Columbia Business School ; Travis Bradford, President, Prometheus Institute for Sustainable Development,; Associate Professor of Professional Practice in International and Public Affairs, Columbia University ; Paul J. Scalise, JSPS Research Fellow, Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Summary Report

Tokyo's Place in the World: Through the Eyes of Tokyo Governor Naoki Inose^
Japanese Society Corporate Program
Monday, April 15, 2013
6:00 - 8:00p.m.
Japan Society
Speaker: Naoki Inose, Governor of Tokyo
Presider: Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University

March 2013

Inequality, Fragmentation, and Integration in the World Economy^
CJEB Conference
Thursday, March 21, 2013
1:30 - 6:00p.m.
Roppongi Academyhills (49th floor, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6149 JAPAN)
Welcoming Remarks: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business; R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus, Columbia Business School
Keynote Speaker: Joseph E. Stiglitz, University Professor, Columbia University
Moderators: Hugh PatrickAlicia Ogawa, Senior Advisor, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School; David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University
Featuring: Takehiko Nakao, Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Japan; John Lipsky, Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Johns Hopkins University; David E. WeinsteinHeizo Takenaka, Professor and Director, Global Security Research Institute, Keio University; Peter A. Petri, Carl J. Shapiro Professor of International Finance, Bradeis University; Motoshige Itoh, Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo; Yang Yao, Professor; Director, China Center for Economic Research, Peking University
Closing Remarks: David E. Weinstein
Summary Report

3.11: Disaster and Change in Japan^
Japan Society Corporate Program
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
6:00 - 8:00p.m.
Japan Society
Speaker: Richard J. Samuels, Ford International Professor of Political Science; Director of the Center for International Studies, MIT
Presider: Dr. George Packard, President, United States-Japan Foundation
Summary Article (Japan Society)

The Economic-Security Nexus in Northeast Asia^
Lunchtime "Brown Bag" seminar series
Thursday, March 7, 2013
12:00 - 1:30p.m.
Room 918, International Affairs Building
Speaker: T.J. Pempel, Jack M. Forcey Professor of Political Science, Department of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
Moderator: Charles Armstrong, Director, Center for Korean Research

February 2013

Japan Economic Seminar^
CJEB Symposium
Friday, February 15, 2013
3:00 - 6:00p.m.
Room 918, International Affairs Building
Moderators: Takatoshi Ito, Dean, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo; David E. Weinstein, Chair and Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Department of Economics, Columbia University; Associate Director for Research, CJEB
Presenters: Masaya Sakuragawa, Professor, Department of Economics, Keio University; David E. Weinstein
Discussants: Satoshi Koibuchi, Professor, Chuo University; Kosuke Aoki, Professor, University of Tokyo; Tokuo Iwaisako, Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University; Takatoshi Ito

Japan's Fiscal Sustainability and Interest Rate Risk in the JGB Market^
Luncheon Zadankai Seminar
Thursday, February 14, 2013
12:30 - 2:00p.m.
Warren Hall
Speaker: Tokuo Iwaisako, Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business; Robert D. Calkins Professor Emeritus of International Business, Columbia Business School

January 2013

Japan's New Political Landscape^
Luncheon Zadankai Seminar
Thursday, January 31, 2013
12:30 - 2:00p.m.
Warren Hall
Speaker: Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business; Robert D. Calkins Professor Emeritus of International Business, Columbia Business School

What's Wrong with Japan?...It's the Politics!^
Lunchtime "Brown Bag" seminar series
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
12:00 - 1:30p.m.
International Affairs Building
Speaker: Ellis Krauss, Professor of Japanese Politics and Policy-making, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California San Diego
Moderator: Kay Shimizu, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Columbia University

Banker to the World - Lessons from the Front Lines of Global Finance^
Japan Society Evening Lecture
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
6:00 - 7:30p.m.
Japan Society
Speaker: Bill Rhodes, President and Chief Executive Officer, William R. Rhodes Global Advisors, LLC; Senior Advisor, Citi; Professor-at-Large, Brown University
Presider: Harold (Terry) McGraw III, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, The McGraw-Hill Companies

December 2012

Global Leadership Challenges for Japanese Companies^
Luncheon Zadankai Seminar
Monday, December 10, 2012
12:30 - 2:00p.m.
332 Uris
Speaker: Sheena Iyengar, S.T. Lee Professor of Business, Columbia Business School
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business; Robert D. Calkins Professor Emeritus of International Business, Columbia Business School

November 2012

The Role of Credit Rating Agencies in Japan and the United States^
CJEB Symposium
Thursday, November 29, 2012
6:00 - 7:30p.m.
Room 104, Jerome Greene Hall, Columbia Law School
Featuring: Douglas L. Peterson, President, Stadard & Poor's Ratings Services; Hidetaka Tanaka, Senior Executive Managing Director, Rating and Investment Information, Inc.
Commentator: Patrick Bolton, David Zalaznick Professor of Business, Columbia Business School
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business; Robert D. Calkins Professor Emeritus of International Business, Columbia Business School
Co-Sponsor: The Center for Japanese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School
Outreach Partner: Japan Society
Summary Report

Should We Be Worried About Japan^
Luncheon Zadankai Seminar
Thursday, November 29, 2012
12:30 - 2:00p.m.
330 Uris
Speaker: Edward Lincoln, Professional Lecturer, George Washington University; Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, Columbia University
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business; Robert D. Calkins Professor Emeritus of International Business, Columbia Business School

'Haven' Can Be Hell: Impact of the European Sovereign Debt Crisis on the Japanese Economy ^
Luncheon Zadankai Seminar
Thursday, November 15, 2012
12:30 - 2:00p.m.
307 Uris
Speaker: Takatoshi Ito, Dean, Graduate School of Public Policy, Professor, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business; Robert D. Calkins Professor Emeritus of International Business, Columbia Business School

The Rise of Foreign Policy as an Electorally Salient Issue in Japan ^
Brown Bag Luncheon Seminar
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
12:00 - 1:30p.m.
918 International Affairs Building
Speaker: Amy Catalinac, Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations, College of the Asia-Pacific, Australian National University
Moderator: Kay Shimizu, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Columbia University

Lessons from Financial Crises: Japan's Perspective Based on Its Experiences of the Bubble, Bust and 'Lost Two Decades' ^
Luncheon Zadankai Seminar
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
12:30 - 2:00p.m.
Uris 330
Speaker: Takehiko Nakao,Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs Ministry of Finance, Japan
Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Senior Advisor, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School; Adjunct Associate Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

October 2012

NAIIC Report on Fukushima: Lessons Learned & Next Steps Forward ^
Japan Society Corporate Program Lecture
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
6:00 - 8:00p.m.
Japan Society
Speaker: Dr. Kiyoshi Kurokawa,Chairman, National Diet of Japan Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission (NAIIC); Academic Fellow, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS); Chairman, Health and Global Policy Institute
Presider: Daniel Bases, Correspondent, Thomson Reuters

Understanding Japan's ODA Policy ^
Lunchtime "Brown Bag" seminar series
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
12:00 - 1:30p.m.
918 International Affairs Building
Speaker: Makoto Sunagawa,Senior Advisor, KRI International Corporation; Visiting Lecturer, Akita International University
Moderator: Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University

Japan's Powers That Be: Ideals, Reality, and Rhetoric in Comparative Energy Policy ^
Lunchtime "Brown Bag" seminar series
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
12:00 - 1:30p.m.
918 International Affairs Building
Speaker: Paul Scalise, JSPS Research Fellow, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo
Moderator: Kay Shimizu, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, Columbia University

September 2012

Another Year, Another Government: Making Sense of Japan's Political Confusion ^
CJEB Distinguished Lecture Series
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
5:00 - 6:30p.m.
Faculty House, Skyline 4th Floor
Speaker: Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business; Robert D. Calkins Professor Emeritus of International Business, Columbia Business School
Co-sponsor: Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University
Summary Report

Building an International Fashion Brand: From Japan by Way of China ^
Luncheon Zadankai Seminar
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
12:30 - 2:00p.m.
Uris 331
Speaker: Jun Kokui, President, Laugoa Co., Ltd.
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business; Robert D. Calkins Professor Emeritus of International Business, Columbia Business School

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2011-2012

June 2012

A Roadmap for Japan's Steady, Sustainable Pathway Forward ^
Japan Society Evening Lecture
Monday, June 18, 2012
6:00 - 8:00p.m.
Japan Society (333 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017)
Speaker: Daniel Okimoto, Director-Emeritus, Shorenstein APARC; FSI Senior Fellow and Professor of Political Science (former), Stanford University
Presider: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business; Robert D. Calkins Professor Emeritus of International Business, Columbia Business School
Organizer: Japan Society

Monetary Policy & Japan's Economic Recovery ^
Japan Society Evening Lecture
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
6:00 - 8:00p.m.
Japan Society (333 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017)
Speaker: Koichi Hamada, Tuntex Professor of Economics, Yale University
Presider: Paul Sheard, Chief Global Economist and Head of Global Economics and Research, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services
Organizer: Japan Society

May 2012

Tensions in the Global Financial Regulatory Environment ^
CJEB Conference
Monday, May 21, 2012
1:30 - 6:35p.m.
Summary report
Video Clips:
-Keynote Speech: Global Finance in the 21st Century
-Session 1: Mortgage Financing Institutions and Housing: United States and Japan
-Session 2: The Global Financial System
-Session 3: Japan Post Insurance and Bank Privatization Challenges
Roppongi Academyhills (49th floor, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6149 JAPAN)
Welcoming Remarks: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business; R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus, Columbia Business School
Keynote Speech: Toyoo Gyohten, President, Institute for International Monetary Affairs
Moderators: Hugh Patrick; Kay Shimizu, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Columbia University; David E. Weinstein , Carl S. Shoup Professor of Japanese Economy, Columbia University; Associate Director for Research, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School; Alicia Ogawa, Senior Advisor, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Christopher Mayer, Paul Milstein Professor of Real Estate, Columbia Business School; Alicia Ogawa; Hiroo Ichikawa, Professor of Urban Policy; Dean, Professional Graduate School of Governance Studies, Meiji University; Charles Calomiris, Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions, Columbia Business School; Kazumasa Iwata, President, Japan Center for Economic Research; Frank Packer, Head of Financial Stability & Markets, Asia Representative Office, Bank for International Settlements; Adam S. Posen, External Member, The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England; Edward Lincoln, Professorial Lecturer, George Washington University; Kay Shimizu; Heizo Takenaka, Professor and Director, Global Security Research Institute, Keio University
Closing Remarks: David E. Weinstein
Welcome Toast by: Motohisa Furukawa, Minister of State for National Policy, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Pros & Cons ^
Japan Society Evening Lecture
Thursday, May 17, 2012
6:00 - 8:00p.m.
Japan Society (333 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017)
Speaker: Jagdish Bhagwati, Senior Fellow for International Economics, the Council on Foreign Relations; University Professor, Columbia University
Presider: Motoatsu Sakurai, President, Japan Society
Organizer: Japan Society

Kurt M. Campbell on the Future of the U.S.-Japan Relationship ^
Japan Society Corporate Luncheon
Friday, May 11, 2012
12:00 - 2:00p.m.
Japan Society (333 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017)
Panelists:
Kurt M. Campbell, Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, United States Department of State
Presider:
Nicholas Kristof, Columnist, The New York Times
Organizer: Japan Society

April 2012

Japan: How Is It Confronting the Challenges of Being an Aged Population? ^
Lunchtime "zadankai" seminar series
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
12:30 - 2:00p.m.
Warren 311, Columbia Business School
Speaker: Peter Heller, Visiting Scholar, Institute of Economic Research
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

From Sendai to Rio: Cultivating a Disaster-Resilient Society for Sustainable Development ^
CJEB Symposium
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
6:00 – 8:00p.m.
Low Library Rotunda, Columbia University
Speakers: Prof. Jeffrey Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University; Special Advisor to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon; H.E. Mr. Jun Yamazaki, Ambassador, Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations; Ms. Margareta Wahlstrom, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction; Dr. Fumihiko Imamura, Professor of Tsunami Engineering, Tohoku University; Mr. Adam Freed, Deputy Director, New York City Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability; Hon. Saber H. Chowdhury, Member of Parliament, Government of Bangladesh; Ms. Henrietta Elisabeth Thompson, Executive Coordinator, United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development - Rio+20; Ms. Helena Molin Valdes, Acting Director, UNISDR; Prof. John Mutter, Director, PhD Program in Sustainable Development
Moderator: Dr. Cynthia Rosenzweig, Head of Climate Impacts Group, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies; Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN)
Co-organizers: The Earth Institute, the Center for International Earth Science Information Network, the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

The Global Debt Crisis: Will Japan Be Next? ^
13th Annual Mitsui USA Symposium
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
6:00 – 7:30p.m.
Summary report
Video Clips:
-Opening remarks by moderator Professor David E. Weinstein
-Speaker: Professor Takeo Hoshi
Click here to view Professor Hoshi's presentation file.
-Discussant: Robert J. Hodrick
Click here to view Professor Hodrick's presentation file.
-Discussion among speakers, Q&A, and Closing Remarks
Uris 142, Columbia Business School
Speaker: Takeo Hoshi, Pacific Economic Cooperation Professor of International Economic Relations, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego
Discussant: Robert J. Hodrick, Nomura Professor of International Finance, Columbia Business School
Moderated by: David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of Japanese Economy, Columbia University; Associate Director for Research, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Co-sponsor: The Mitsui USA Foundation

March 2012

The Political Economy of the Consumption Tax: How Long Will JGBs Defy Gravity? ^
Lunchtime "zadankai" seminar series
Thursday, March 29, 2012
12:30 – 2:00p.m.
Warren 416, Columbia Business School
Speaker: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Graduate School of Public Policy
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

Japan's Energy Policy for 2012 and Beyond ^
CJEB Symposium
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
6:00 – 7:30p.m.
Summary report
Video Clips:
-Opening remarks by Professor Patrick
-Mr. Sato's remarks
-Mr. Heslin's remarks
-Mr. Takada's remarks
-Mr. Lincoln's remarks
-Discussion among speakers, Q&A, and closing remarks
Uris 142, Columbia Business School
Welcoming Remarks: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB
Panelists: Kiichiro Sato, President, JETRO New York; Lex Heslin, President and CEO, Beautiful Earth Group; Minoru Takada, Senior Policy Advisor on Energy, Strategic Planning Unit,
Executive Office of the Secretary-General, United Nations; Edward Lincoln, Professorial Lecturer, George Washington University
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB
Closing Remarks: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

Great Japan Earthquake: One Year Later ^
Lecture
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
6:30 – 8:00p.m.
Asia Society (725 Park Avenue, New York, NY)
Speaker: James P. Zumwalt, EAP Deputy Assistant Secretary for Japan and Korea
Co-presenters: The U.S. Embassy in Japan, the U.S.-Japan Council in Washington, Asia Society

One Year Later: Recovery and Resilience in Japan ^
Japan Society Corporate Luncheon
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
12:00 – 2:30p.m.
Japan Society (333 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017)
Panelists:
Takashi Hatchoji, Chairman & Group Chairman for the Americas, Hitachi America, Ltd.; Yoshimi Inaba, President & COO, Toyota Motor North America, Inc.; Kiichiro Sato, President, JETRO New York; Paul Sheard, Global Chief Economist and Head of Economic Research, Nomura

February 2012

The Rivalry Between China and Japan for Economic and Strategic Leadership in Asia ^
Lunchtime "zadankai" seminar series
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
12:00 – 1:30p.m.
918 International Affairs Building, Columbia University
Speaker: Claude Meyer, Associate Professor of International Economics, Sciences Po
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

Japan Economic Seminar ^
CJEB Symposium
Friday, February 24, 2012
3:00 – 6:00p.m.
Papers to be discussed:
-External Shocks and Japanese Business Cycles: Impact of the “Great Trade Collapse” on the Japanese Automobile Industry
-The Effect of Job Training Programs at a Correctional Facility in Japan (Paper not available online but Professor Wada’s presentation is here)
918 International Affairs Building, Columbia University
Moderator: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, University of Tokyo
Paper Presenters: Etsuro Shioji, Professor, Department of Economics, Hitotsubashi University; Kenji Wada, Professor, Faculty of Business and Commerce, Keio University
Co-authors (not present): Taisuke Uchino, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry; Akihito Toda, Recruit Works Institute, Japan; Tomura Kazuki, Kawagoe Correctional Facility
Discussant response: David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University; Associate Director for Research, CJEB; Tokuo Iwaisako, Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University; Ryo Kambayashi, Associate Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University; Rajeev Dehejia, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, New York University

Video Games and the Shaping of Industrial Transformation: Square Enix ^
Lecture
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
6:00 – 7:30p.m.
Summary report
Video Clips:
-Opening Remarks and Dean's Remarks
-Remarks by Mr. Yoichi Wada
-Remarks by Professor Rita McGrath
-Discussion among speakers, Q&A with audience, and closing remarks (This video clip includes Mr. Wada's original remarks in Japanese as well as English interpretation):
301 Uris, Columbia Business School
Speaker: Yoichi Wada, President and CEO, SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD.
Discussant: Rita G. McGrath, Associate Professor, Columbia Business School
Dean's Remarks: Glenn Hubbard, Dean; Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School
Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University
Closing Remarks: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

Daiwa Capital Markets America: Opportunities and Challenges Operating in the United States ^
Lunchtime "zadankai" seminar series
Thursday, February 9, 2012
12:30 – 2:00p.m.
209 Warren, Columbia Business School
Speaker: Masaaki Goto, Chairman and CEO, Daiwa Capital Markets America Holdings, Inc.
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB

 

November 2011

The Challenges of Corporate Takeovers in Japan ^
Lunchtime "zadankai" seminar series
Monday, November 21, 2011
6:00 – 7:30p.m.
141 Uris, Columbia Business School
Speaker: Richard Folsom, Representative Partner, Advantage Partners, LLP
Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University

Columbia University Energy Symposium 2011 ^
CJEB Symposium
Friday, November 18, 2011
9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Summary report
Video Clips:
-"Rhetoric and Reality"
Low Memorial Library, Columbia University
Main organizers: SIPA Energy Association, Columbia University; Energy Club, Columbia Business School
Co-sponsors: Poten & Partners, Deloitte Development LLC

Innovation in an Open Network ^
Japan Society Corporate Luncheon
Thursday, November 10, 2011
12:00 – 2:00p.m.
Japan Society
Featuring: Joichi Ito, Director, MIT Media Lab
Moderator: Michael Zielenziger, Senior Editor, McKinsey Global Institute
Innovation in an Open Network Video (Japan Society)

An Update on Japan ^
Lunchtime "zadankai" seminar series
Friday, November 4, 2011
12:30 – 2:00p.m.
Uris 330, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Nobuchika Mori, Deputy Commissioner, Financial Services Agency, Japan; Takayuki Kamikura, Chairman, CEO and Representative Director, Imagineer Co., Ltd.
Moderated: Hugh Patrick, R. D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director, CJEB, Columbia Business School

Global Marketing of National Products: Kikkoman and Coca-Cola ^
25th Anniversary Symposium
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
6:00 – 7:30p.m.
Summary report
Video Clips:
-Opening remarks and Mr. Mogi's presentation
-Mr. Uotani's presentation
-Mr. Rogers' presentation
-Discussion among speakers, Q&A with audience, and closing remarks
Room 1501, International Affairs Building, Columbia University
Featuring: Yuzaburo Mogi, Chairman, Kikkoman Corporation; Masahiko Uotani, Chairman, Coca-Cola (Japan) Company, Limited; David Rogers, Executive Director, BRITE, Columbia Business School
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB
Co-sponsor: The Center on Global Brand Leadership, CBS
Outreach partner: Japan Society

 

October 2011

US-Japan Cooperation after 3-11: Report on the CSIS-Keidanren Partnership for Recovery Task Force ^
Japan Society Corporate Luncheon
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
12:30 – 2:00p.m.
Japan Society
Featuring: Michael Green, Senior Advisor and Japan Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Organizer: Japan Society

Moving Forward: Japan in the World Economy ^
25th Anniversary Symposium
Friday, October 21, 2011
Summary report
Video Clips:
-Keynote Speech: John V. Roos, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, The Embassy of the United States in Japan
-Session 1: Responses to the Earthquake
-Session 2: The U.S., Japan, and China in the World Economy
-Session 3: Discussion with Hiroshi Mikitani
Hotel Okura Tokyo, Japan
Keynote Speaker: John V. Roos, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, The Embassy of the United States in Japan
Featuring: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School; Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University; Heizo Takenaka, Professor and Director, Global Security Research Institute, Keio University; David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University; Kazuhiko Toyama, CEO and Representative Director, Industrial Growth Platform, Inc.; Kazuo Ueda, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo; Yiping Huang, Professor of Economics, Peking University; Paul Sheard, Global Chief Economist and Head of Economic Research, Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.; Hiroshi Mikitani, Chairman and CEO, Rakuten, Inc.; Bernd Schmitt, Robert D. Calkins Professor of International Business, Columbia Business School
Moderators: Alicia Ogawa, Senior Adviser, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School; David E. Weinstein

Japan's Role in Managing the Global Economy ^
Lecture
Friday, October 7, 2011
2:00 – 3:30p.m.
Summary report
Video Clips:
-Keynote Speech: Motohisa Furukawa, Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy, Government of Japan; Moderated by: Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University Italian Academy, Columbia University
Featuring: Motohisa Furukawa, Minister of State for Economic and Fiscal Policy, Government of Japan
Moderator: Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Co-host: Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Co-sponsors: Japan Business Association, Columbia Business School; Japan Study Student Association, Columbia University

Dealing with Disaster: Caring for Japan Post 3-11
 ^
Consortium for Japan Relief Fall '11 Symposium
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
6:00 – 8:15p.m.
Summary report
Video Clips:
-Keynote Speech: Consortium for Japan Relief Fall '11 Symposium
Faculty House, Columbia University
Featuring: Jeanette Takamura, M.S.W., Ph.D. Dean & Professor, School of Social Work, Columbia University; Shunichi Homma, M.D., FACC, Margaret Milliken Hatch Professor of Medicine, Associate Chief, Cardiology Division, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons; David Brenner, PhD: Higgins Professor of Radiation Biophysics, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University; Director of the Center for Radiological Research (CRR); Director of the Columbia University Radiological Research Accelerator Facility (RARAF); Member of the National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements (NCRP); Irwin Redlener, MD: Director of the National Center for Disaster Preparedness, and Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, P&S; Gerald L. Curtis, PhD: Burgess Professor of Political Science; Director, Toyota Research Program, Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University Hugh Patrick, PhD: Robert D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School; M. Katherine Shear, MD: Marion E. Kenworthy Professor of Psychiatry, Columbia University School of Social Work
Opening Remarks: Lee C. Bollinger, President, Columbia University; Professor of Law, Columbia Law School; Shigeyuki Hiroki, Ambassador, Consul General of Japan in New York

The Labor of Cute: Net Idols, Cute Culture, and the Social Factory in Contemporary Japan ^
Lunchtime "Brown Bag" seminar series
Monday, October 3, 2011
12:00 – 1:30p.m.
918 International Affairs Building, Columbia University
Featuring: Gabriella Lukacs, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh
Co-sponsors: Weatherhead East Asian Institute; Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture; Department of Anthropology, Columbia University

September 2011

Prospects for the Japanese Economy in the New Global Environment ^
Lunchtime "zadankai" seminar series
Monday, September 26, 2011
12:30 - 2:00pm
Uris 331, Columbia Business School
Featuring: Takehiko Nakao, Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Japan
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, R. D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director, CJEB, Columbia Business School

Crisis and Response: The Tohoku Disaster and What It Means for Japan's Future ^
7th Annual Lecture on Japanese Politics
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
5:00 - 6:30pm
Summary report
Video Clips:
-Keynote Speech: Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University; Moderated by: Hugh Patrick, R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Room 1501, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Featuring: Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director, CJEB, CBS
Co-sponsor: Weatherhead East Asian Institute

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2010-2011

May 2011

Asia-Pacific Economic Outlook: Short- and Medium-Term Policy Challenges ^
Featuring: Vivek Arora, Assistant Director, Asia and Pacific Department, International Monetary Fund
Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University; Associate Director for Research, CJEB
Thursday, May 26, 2011
12:30 - 2:00p.m.
331 Uris Hall
Co-sponsors: APEC Study Center, Columbia University and the Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business, Columbia Business School

ANPO: Art X War ^
Film screening and discussion
Featuring: Linda Hoaglund, Director and Producer, ANPO
In conversation with Carol Gluck, George Sansom Professor of History, Columbia University
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
7:00 - 10:00p.m.
301 Uris Hall
Co-sponsors: Weatherhead East Asian Institute, The Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture, and the Columbia Japan Society
More about the movie here
Japan's Energy and Infrastructure Policy: Lessons from Tokyo After the Crisis ^
Lunchtime "Brown Bag" seminar series
Featuring: Yoshitsugu Kanemoto, Professor and Executive Advisor to the President, National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies; former Dean, Tokyo School of Public Policy
Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University; Associate Director for Research, CJEB
Monday, May 2, 2011
12:00 – 1:30p.m.
918 International Affairs Building
Co-sponsors: Weatherhead East Asian Institute and the Urban and Social Policy Speakers Series

April 2011

Leading Through a Crisis in Japan ^
Lunchtime "zadankai" seminar series
Featuring: Douglas Peterson, Chief Operating Officer, Citibank, N.A.
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director, CJEB, CBS
Thursday, April 28, 2011
12:30 – 2:00p.m.
141 Uris Hall

The Economics and Politics of the Japan-China Relationship^
Lunchtime "zadankai" seminar series
Featuring: Shiro Armstrong, Research Fellow, Australian National University; Visiting Fellow, CJEB
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director, CJEB, CBS
Thursday, April 21, 2011
12:30 – 2:00p.m.
303 Uris Hall

The USD's Declining Role: A Market View^
Lunchtime "zadankai" seminar series
Featuring: Jeffrey Young, Managing Director and Head of North America Foreign Exchange Research, Barclays Capital
Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Adjunct Associate Professor, SIPA; Senior Advisor, CJEB; former Managing Director, Lehman Brothers
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
12:30 – 2:00p.m.
416 Warren Hall

 

Fabricating Consumers: The Sewing Machine in Modern Japan^
Lunchtime "Brown Bag" seminar series: Material Objects and Bodies in Industrializing East Asia
Featuring: Andrew Gordon, Lee and Juliet Folger Fund Professor of History, Harvard University
Monday, April 18, 2011
12:00 – 1:30p.m.
918 International Affairs Building
Co-sponsors: Weatherhead East Asian Institute and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University

Black Markets and the Ruins of Empire in Postwar Tokyo^
Featuring: Seiji Lippit, Associate Professor, Asian Languages and Cultures; Associate Director, Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies, UCLA
Thursday, April 14, 2011
6:00 - 7:30p.m.
333 Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Co-sponsor: The Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture

The Realities and Relevance of Japan’s Great Recession^
12th Annual Mitsui USA Symposium
Featuring: Adam S. Posen, Senior Fellow, Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics; External Member, The Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England
Discussant: David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director, CJEB, CBS
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
6:00 – 7:30p.m. (reception to follow)
301 Uris Hall, Columbia Business School
Summary Report

Legal and Policy Perspectives on the Japanese Crisis ^
Panelists: Masayoshi Arai, Special Advisor to the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry of Japan; Michael Gerrard, Professor of Professional Practice in Law, Columbia Law School; Curtis J. Milhaupt, Fuyo Professor of Japanese Law and Parker Professor of Comparative Corporate Law, Columbia Law School
Commentator: Hajime Matsuura, Senior Columnist, Sankei Shimbun
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
6:00 – 7:30p.m.
Room 103, Jerome Greene Hall, Columbia Law School
Summary Report

March 2011

Design's Objects: Furniture, Technical Drawing and Education in Japan c. 1890-1910 ^
Lunchtime "Brown Bag" seminar series
Featuring: Sarah Teasley, Professor, Royal College of London
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
12:00 - 1:30 PM
918 International Affairs Building
Co-sponsors: Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, and the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture, Columbia University

The Economic, Health, and Political Consequences of Japan's Earthquake ^
Featuring: David J. Brenner, Higgins Professor of Radiation Biophysics, College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University; Gerald L. Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University; David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University
Moderator: Curtis J. Milhaupt, Fuyo Professor of Japanese Law, Columbia Law School
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Uris Hall, Room 301, Columbia Business School
Video Clips:
-Event introduction by Professors David E. Weinstein and Curtis J. Milhaupt
-Presentation by David J. Brenner
-Presentation by David E. Weinstein
-Presentation by Gerald L. Curtis
-Q&A with the audience
Summary Report

Japan Economic seminar ^
Thursday, March 3, 2011
3:00 - 5:30p.m.
918 International Affairs Building, Columbia University Papers to be discussed:
-Currency Invoicing Decision: New Evidence from a Questionnaire Survey of Japanese Export Firms
Takatoshi Ito, Professor, University of Tokyo
Satoshi Koibuchi, Associate Professor, Chuo University
Junko Shimizu, Associate Professor, Senshu University
Kiyotaka Sato, Professor, Yokohama National University
Discussant: Etsuro Shioji, Professor, Hitotsubashi University
-Closely Competing Firms and Price Adjustment: Some Findings From An Online Marketplace
Tsutomu Watanabe, Professor of Contemporary Economies, Hitotsubashi University
Discussant: David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Associate Director for Research, CJEB

February 2011

 

The Interdependence and Future of the Chinese and Japanese Economies ^
Featuring: Masahiko Aoki, Henri and Tomoye Takahashi Professor Emeritus of Japanese Studies in the Economics Department, Stanford University
Thursday, February 24, 2011
6:30 - 7:30p.m. (reception to follow)
Drapkin Lounge (3rd Floor), Jerome Greene Hall (Columbia Law School)
Co-sponsor: Center for Japanese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School
Summary Report

Civic Engagement in Postwar Japan: The Revival of a Defeated Society ^
Lunchtime "Brown Bag" seminar series:New Angles on Japanese Society in the 20th Century
Featuring: Rieko Kage, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Department of Advanced Social and International Studies, University of Tokyo; Toyota Visiting Professor, University of Michigan
Thursday, February 17, 2011
12:00 - 1:30pm
918 International Affairs Building
Co-sponsor: Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University

Telling War Stories: Manufacturing Corporate History on the Yokohama Waterfront ^
Lunchtime "Brown Bag" seminar series:New Angles on Japanese Society in the 20th Century
Featuring: Christopher Gerteis, Lecturer in the History of Contemporary Japan, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
12:00 - 1:30pm
918 International Affairs Building
Co-sponsor: Weatherhead East Asian Institute

How to Improve Japanese Corporate Governance ^
Featuring: Nicholas Benes, Representative Director, The Board Director Training Institute of Japan; Chair, Growth Strategy Task Force; and Chair, FDI Committee, American Chamber of Commerce in Japan
Monday, February 7, 2011
4:00 - 5:30pm
Jerome Greene Annex (Columbia Law School)
Co-sponsor: Center for Japanese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School

What Impact Will Monetary Easing Have on U.S. & Global Economies? ^
Featuring: Brian Foran, Managing Director, Equity Research Sector Head covering Banks, Nomura Securities International, Inc.; Alicia Ogawa, Senior Advisor, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School, Adjunct Associate Professor, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University; David Resler, Managing Director, Chief Economist U.S., Nomura Securities International, Inc.; Gillian Tett, U.S. Managing Editor for The Financial Times
Moderator: Sara Eisen, Anchor and Reporter for Bloomberg
Thursday, February 3, 2011
6:00 - 9:00pm
Japan Society
Co-sponsors: Japan Society, The Women's Bond Club of New York, and Nomura Holding America Inc.
Summary Report

 

Japanese Youth in Transition: Work, Marriage and Inequality in Contemporary Japan ^
Lunchtime "Brown Bag" seminar series
Hiroshi Ishida, Professor, Institute of Social Sciences, University of Tokyo; Visiting Professor, Yale University
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director, CJEB, CBS
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
12:00 - 1:30pm
918 International Affairs Building
Co-sponsor: Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University

 

December 2010

 

U.S.-Japan Relations ^
Featuring: The Honorable John Roos, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Japan
CJEB Distinguished Lecture Series
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
6:00 - 7:30pm
Japan Society (333 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017)
Co-organizer: Japan Society
Summary Report

November 2010

 

Japan Circa 1959: The High-Growth Economy and the Social Effects of Television^
Lunchtime "Brown Bag" seminar series
Featuring: Yoshikuni Igarashi, Associate Professor of History, Vanderbilt University
Moderator: Kim Brandt, Associate Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
12:00 – 1:30p.m.
918 International Affairs Building
Co-sponsor: Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University

The New Financial Regulatory Regimes: Japan, U.S., and Europe ^
Featuring: Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor, Assistant Editor, Financial Times; Takatoshi Ito, Professor, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo; Lawrence Glosten, S. Sloan Colt Professor of Banking and International Finance, Columbia Business School
CJEB Symposium
Monday, November 22, 2010
6:00 - 7:30pm Davis Auditorium, Shapiro Center, Columbia University
Co-sponsor: The Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics, Columbia Business School
Summary Report (English)
Summary Report (Japanese)

How Long Will the JGB (Japanese Government Bond) Market Defy Gravity? ^
Lunchtime "zadankai" seminar series
Featuring: Alicia Ogawa, CJEB Senior Advisor, Adjunct Associate Professor at SIPA, former managing director, Lehman Brothers
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director, CJEB, CBS
Thursday, November 18, 2010
12:30 – 2:00p.m.
330 Uris Hall

Currency Wars - Yen, Dollar, Renminbi? ^
Lunchtime "zadankai" seminar series
Featuring: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, Graduate School of Economics, the University of Tokyo
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director, CJEB, CBS
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
12:30 – 2:00p.m.
1512 International Affairs Building

Making '1968' in Japan: The Political Alchemy of Violence ^
Lunchtime "Brown Bag" seminar series
Featuring: William Marotti, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of California at San Diego
Moderator: Kim Brandt, Associate Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
12:00 – 1:30p.m.
918 International Affairs Building
Co-sponsors: Weatherhead East Asian Institute and the Donald Keene Center, Columbia University

An Inward Looking Japan or a New Japan Inc.? ^
Lunchtime "zadankai" seminar series
Featuring: Yotaro Kobayashi, former chairman, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director, CJEB, CBS
Thursday, November 4
12:45 – 2:00pm
140 Uris

 

October 2010

The 2009 and 2010 Elections in Japan: What's Going On (?!) in Japanese Politics and Why?  ^
Lunchtime "Brown Bag" seminar series
Featuring: Ellis Krauss, professor, Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California at San Diego
Thursday, October 28, 2010
12:00 – 1:30p.m.
918 International Affairs Building
Co-sponsor: Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University

Book talk on Edwin O. Reischauer and the American Discovery of Japan ^
Featuring: George Packard, President, U.S.-Japan Foundation and Adjunct Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Moderator: Kay Shimizu, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Ave., NYC
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
6:30p.m.
Co-sponsors: Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University and The Museum of the City of New York

Japanese Corporate Structures and Strategies: A Recent Examination of Omron, Kirin, and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. ^
Featuring: Tim Baldenius, Roy Bernard Kester and T.W. Byrnes Professor of Accounting and Auditing, CBS; Wouter Dessein, Eli Ginzberg Professor of Finance and Economics, CBS
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director, CJEB, CBS
Thursday, October 7
12:30 – 2:00p.m.
329 Uris Hall

September 2010

 

Career Paths: Dreams and Reality ^
Lunchtime "zadankai" seminar series
Featuring: Shigeru Masuda, Chairman and CEO, ZERON Group
Moderator: Hugh Patrick
Thursday, September 30, 2010
12:30-2:00p.m.
208 Warren Hall

Development and Transition: Lessons from China
 ^
CJEB Distinguished Lecture Series
Featuring: Dr. Justin Lin, Chief Economist; Senior Vice President, World Bank
Moderator: Shang-Jin Wei, N.T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy, Columbia Business School
Co-sponsors: Center on Japanese Economy and Business and Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business, Columbia Business School; Weatherhead East Asian Institute and APEC Study Center, Columbia University
Thursday, September 23, 2010
6:00 - 7:30pm
Skyline Level, Columbia University Faculty House
Video is available here.
Summary Report


Political Turmoil in Tokyo ^
6th Annual Lecture on Japanese Politics
Featuring: Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus; Director, CJEB, CBS
Co-sponsor: Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Columbia University CJEB Distinguished Lecture Series
Monday, September 20, 2010
6:00 - 7:30pm
Kellogg Center, School for International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Summary Report
Video

NA

2009-2010

April 2010

Asia's Recovery and Macroeconomic Policy Challenges ^

Thursday, April 22, 2010
Columbia Business School

Speaker: Jong-Wha Lee, Chief Economist, Asian Development Bank
Commentator: Shang-Jin Wei, Director, Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business; N.T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy, Columbia Business School
Video

Coping with Change in Japan and the U.S. ^

Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Roppongi Academyhills (Tokyo, Japan)
Simultaneous translation provided in both English and Japanese
Keynote Speaker: Toshihiko Fukui, President, The Canon Institute for Global Studies; Former Governor, Bank of Japan
Other Speakers include:
Heizo Takenaka, Director, Academyhills; Director, Global Security Research Institute, Keio University
Robert A. Feldman, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Japan, Ltd.
Takehiko Nakao, Senior Deputy Director-General, Ministry of Finance, Japan
Summary Report
Video

Entrepreneurship in Japan — The 11th Annual Mitsui USA Symposium ^

Tuesday, April 6, 2010
Columbia Business School
-Summary report
Speakers include:  
Ernest Higa, MBA '76, Chairman and CEO of Higa International Co., Ltd.
Atsushi Imuta, Founder and CEO of RISA Partners
Kohei Nishiyama, Founder and CEO of elephant design co., ltd.

February 2010


The New Post-Recession Paradigm ^

Thursday, February 11, 2010
Japan Society, NY
-Summary report
Panelists:
Susan Jansen, Managing Director and Head of U.S. Credit Research, Nomura Securities International, Inc.
Alicia Ogawa,Adjunct Associate Professor, School of International and Public Affairs; Senior Advisor, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
David Resler, Managing Director and Chief Economist, Nomura Securities International, Inc.
Moderator: Leslie Norton, Foreign Editor, Asia, Barron's

December 2009


Still More Lessons from the Financial Crisis ^

Columbia University’s World Leaders Forum
Monday, December 7, 2009
Columbia University
-Summary report
-Audio of the Event
-Video is available at the World Leaders Forum website here
Keynote Speaker: William C. Dudley, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Opening remarks: Lee C. Bollinger, President, Columbia University and David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy and Director, Program for Economic Research, Columbia University; Associate Director for Research, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Moderator: Michael Woodford, John Bates Clark Professor of Political Economy, Economics Department, Columbia University

The Quantitative Revolution and the Crisis: How Have Quantitative Financial Models Been Used and Misused ^

Conference
Friday, December 4, 2009
Columbia University
Keynote Speaker: Donald MacKenzie, Sociology, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh
-Video -"Why Was the Financial Crisis Less Enduring in Japan and Other Countries...This Time Around?"
-Summary report

November 2009


Economic Recovery and Growth in Asia and the Pacific ^

Monday, November 23, 2009
Columbia Business School
Speaker: Haruhiko Kuroda, President, Asian Development Bank
Commentator: Shang-Jin Wei, Director, Jerome A. Chazen Institute of International Business; N.T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy, Columbia Business School
Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of Japanese Economy, Columbia University; Associate Director for Research, Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB), Columbia Business School -Summary report

Coping with Crisis: Financial Policy in the U.S. and Japan ^

Conference
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Columbia Business School
Speakers include:  
Heizo Takenaka, Director, Global Security Research Institute, Keio University
Patrick Bolton, Barbara and David Zalaznick Professor of Business, Columbia Business School
Takatoshi Ito, Visiting Professor, Finance and Economics Division, Columbia University; Professor, The University of Tokyo
Summary Report

October 2009


The Great Crash of 2008 and China ^

Monday, October 26, 2009
Columbia University
Speaker: Ross Garnaut, Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne; former Australian Ambassador to China

September 2009


Japan’s Historic Election — Cause & Consequence ^

5th Annual Lecture on Japanese Politics
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Columbia University
Speaker: Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Summary report

NA

 

2008-2009

May 2009

The Financial and Economic Futures of Japan and the US ^

Conference
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Hotel Okura Tokyo, Japan
Panelists: Richard Folsom, Representative Partner, Advantage Partners;
Susumu Kato, President and CEO, Sumitomo Corporation;
Charles D. Lake II, Chairman, Aflac Japan;
Yuzaburo Mogi, Chairman and CEO, Kikkoman Corporation;
Katsuhiro Nakagawa, Vice Chairman and Representative Director, Toyota Motor Corporation;
Charles Calomiris, Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions, Columbia Business School;
Louis Forster, President, Cerberus Japan K.K.;
Atsushi Saito, President & CEO, Tokyo Stock Exchange Group, Inc.;
Takafumi Sato, Commissioner, Financial Services Agency;
Kazuo Ueda, Professor, University of Tokyo;
Kats Ashizawa, CEO, GCM Investments;
FT Chong, Managing Director, AIG Investments;
Akio Kawamura, Counsel, Nishimura & Asahi;
Takashi Oyama, Adviser for Global Strategy of the Norinchukin Group, The Norinchukin Research Institute;
Christopher Wells, Partner, White & Case LLP
Summary Report

April 2009


Perspectives on the Japanese Economy with Kazumasa Iwata ^

Zadankai
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Columbia Business School
Speaker: Kazaumasa Iwata, President of the Economic and Social Research Institute in Japan's Cabinet Office; Former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Japan

Two Behemoths in a Troubled Industry: Toyota and GM ^

Symposium
Monday, April 06, 2009
Columbia Business School
Speakers: Steven Sturm, Group Vice President of Americas Strategic Research and Planning and Corporate Communications, Toyota Motor North America;
William Holstein, Author, Why GM Matters: Inside the Race to Transform an American Icon
Commentator: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business; R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus, Columbia Business School
Moderator:David Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Economics Department, Columbia University; Associate Director of Research, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Cosponsored by Columbia Business School's Asian Business Association, General Management Association, and Japan Business Association
Two Behemoths in a Troubled Industry: Toyota and GM Video
Summary Report

March 2009


Current Economic Conditions in Japan and Asia ^

Zadankai
Monday, March 2, 2009
Columbia Business School
Speaker: Naoyuki Yoshino, Professor of Economics at Keio University in Tokyo

February 2009

Japan's Solar and Wind Ambitions: How Promising is the U.S. Market? ^

Symposium
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Columbia Business School
Panelists: Gen Hajime Ito, President, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) New York;
David Kaltsas, Executive Vice President, Distributed Power Group, SunWize Technologies, Inc.;
Christopher Stolarski, Senior Vice President, Mizuho Corporate Bank., Ltd.
Commentator: Geoffrey Heal, Paul Garrett Professor of Public Policy and Business Responsibility, Columbia Business School
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business; R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus, Columbia Business School
Cosponsored by Columbia Business School's Energy Club, Green Business Club, and Japan Business Association.
Summary Report

January 2009

November 2008

Lessons from the Japanese Bubble for the U.S ^

SymposiumWednesday, November 19, 2008
Columbia Business School
Speakers: Takeo Hoshi, Pacific Economic Cooperation Professor in International Economic Relations, School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, San Diego;
Paul Sheard, former Global Chief Economist, Lehman Brothers;
Michael Woodford, John Bates Clark Professor of Political Economy, Economics Department, Columbia University
Moderator: David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Economics Department, Columbia University; Associate Director of Research, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Co-sponsored by Columbia University’s Program for Economic Research and the Weatherhead East Asian Institute
Lessons from the Japanese Bubble for the U.S Video
Summary Report

Approaches to Change: Conquering the Crisis of a Century ^

Zadankai
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Columbia Business School
Speaker: Michihisa Shinagawa, President and CEO, Sumitomo Corporation of America
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB; R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus, Columbia Business School

October 2008

The Japanese Government as a Portfolio Manager: Managing the Nation’s Wealth^

Conference
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Tokyo, Japan
Keynote Speakers: Takahiro Kawase, President, Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF);  Robert Kaproth, U.S. Financial Attaché; Representative, U.S. Department of the Treasury in Japan
Summary Report (English and Japanese)

September 2008

Japan's Politics: Current Realities, Future Possibilities ^

5th Annual Lecture on Japanese Politics
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Columbia University
Speaker: Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science
Summary Report

Hynix: The Largest, Most Successful Corporate Restructuring in Asia ^

SymposiumTuesday, September 23, 2008
Columbia Business School
Speaker: Robert Fallon, former Chairman and CEO of Korea Exchange Bank;
E.J. Woo, former CEO of Hynix;
Uichol Kim, IFP Distinguished Professor at Inha University
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, CJEB; R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus, Columbia Business School

NA

2007-2008

May 2008

Perspectives on Japan's Political Economy – A Symposium with Professors Curtis, Ogawa, Patrick, and Weinstein ^

Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Palace Hotel Tokyo, Japan
Opening Remarks: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business; R.D. Calkins Professor of International Business Emeritus, Columbia Business School
Speakers: Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Alicia Ogawa, Director, Program on Alternative Investments; Associate Director for Program Development, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
David E. Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Economics Department, Columbia University; Associate Director of Research, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Tokyo Conference Video
Summary Report

April 2008

An Update on U.S.-Japan Relations ^

Brown Bag Lecture
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Columbia University
Speaker: James Zumwalt, Director, Office of Japanese Affairs at the U.S. Department of State
Cosponsored by the Weatherhead East Asian Institute

February 2008

Sovereign Wealth Funds: Policy Challenges and Market Implications^

The Ninth Annual Mitsui USA Symposium
Monday, February 4, 2008
Columbia Business School
Speakers: Don Hanna, Managing Director, Head of Emerging Market Economic and Market Analysis, Citigroup Global Markets
Curtis J. Milhaupt, Fuyo Professor of Japanese Law; Albert E. Cinelli Enterprise Professor of Law; and Director, Center for Japanese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School
Moderator: Alicia Ogawa, Director, Program on Alternative Investments; Associate Director for Program Development, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Cosponsored by the Mitsui USA Foundation
Sovereign Wealth Funds: Policy Challenges and Market Implications Video
Summary Report

January 2008

Hurdles and Rewards: Navigating Japan's Financial Services Market ^

Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Japan Society
Speakers: Masatomo Harigaya, Director of International Equity Sales, Nomura Securities International, Inc.
Brian Kelly, Chief Investment Officer, Asian Quest Capital, LLC
Alicia Ogawa, Director of the Program on Alternative Investments; Associate Director for Program Development, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Moderator: Leslie Norton, Foreign Editor, Asia, Barron's
Summary Report

 

November 2007

>What Will Become of the Japanese Corporation? – A Comparative Perspective ^

Lecture
Friday, November 9, 2007
Columbia Business School
Speaker: Katsuhito Iwai, Professor, University of Tokyo
Cosponsored by the Japan Business Association

October 2007

Japan's Emerging M&A Market: Defensive Measures, Judicial Review, and Insider Trading^

Conference
Friday, October 12, 2007
Columbia Law School
Speakers: Satoshi Kawai, Partner, Mori, Hama and Matsumoto
Yuto Matsumura, Partner, Mori, Hama and Matsumoto
Curtis J. Milhaupt, Fuyo Professor of Japanese Law; Albert E. Cinelli Enterprise Professor of Law; and Director, Center for Japanese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School
John C. Coffee Jr., Adolf A. Berle Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
Ronald Gilson, Marc and Eva Stern Professor of Law and Business, Columbia Law School
Katsumasa Suzuki, Partner, Mori, Hama and Matsumoto
Jeffrey Gordon, Alfred W. Bressler Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
Organized by The Tokyo Law Firm Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Cosponsored by the Center for Japanese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School

Issues in Japanese Pension Fund Management^

Zadankai
Thursday, October 11, 2007
Columbia Business School
Speaker: Noboru Yamaguchi, Senior Executive Adviser, Fiduciary Services Research Center, Nomura Securities
Cosponsored by the Japan Business Association

September 2007

Japan's Problems and Emerging China: A Japanese Banker's Perspective ^

Lecture
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Columbia Business School
Speaker: Masamoto Yashiro, Senior Advisor, Shinsei Bank, Ltd.
Japan's Problems and Emerging China: A Japanese Banker's Perspective Video
Summary Report

Abe's Gone...Is The LDP Next?^

3rd Annual Lecture on Japanese Politics
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Columbia University
Speaker: Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Abe's Gone...Is The LDP Next? Video
Summary Report

NA

2006-2007

May 2007

Operational Restructuring: New Strategies of Japanese Corporate Leaders ^

Program on Alternate Investments conference
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Tokyo
Panelists: Takayuki Katayama, Executive Vice President, & CSO, and& CSRO, Teijin Ltd.
Susumu Kohyama, President & and CEO, Toshiba Ceramics Co., Ltd.
Kunihiko Yogo, Representative Director & and CEO, Aruze Corporation; Former CEO, Kanebo Cosmetics, Inc.
Shuhei Abe, President & and CEO, SPARX Group Co., Ltd.
Norimichi Kanari, Deputy President, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
Naoteru Miyato, President, T&D Holdings, Inc.
John Ehara, Partner, Unison Capital, Inc.
Robert Grondine, Partner, White & Case LLP
Akira Takada, Managing Director, Head of IB Consulting, Nomura Securities Co., Ltd.
Kazuhiko Toyama, CEO, Industrial Growth Platform, Inc.
Moderators: Alicia Ogawa, Director, Program on Alternate Investments, Center on Japanese Economy and Business
Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business
Tomoo Tasaku, Partner, PwC Advisory Co., Ltd.
Opening Remarks Video (Japanese)
Re-strengthening the Core Business (Japanese)
Managing Global and Mega-Mergers (Japanese)
Views from the Outside: Key Strategic Advisors (Japanese)
Closing Remarks (Japanese)

April 2007

Lost in Translation: Dolls, Trainmen, and the Electric City in Millennial Japan ^

Brown Bag Lecture
Columbia University
Thursday, April 5, 2007
Speaker: Susan Napier, Professor, Tufts University
Cosponsored by the Donald Keene Center of Japanese Culture, Columbia University

Weatherhead Policy Forum: Japan's UN Diplomacy and Security Council Reform ^

Brown Bag Lecture
Columbia University
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Speaker: Kenzo Oshima, Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations
Cosponsored by the Columbia Center on International Organization

March 2007

Resurgence of the Japanese Economy: A Conversation with Takehiko Nakao ^

Zadankai
Columbia Business School
Thursday, March 15, 2007
Speaker: Takehiko Nakao, Minister (Finance Section), Embassy of Japan, Washington, D.C.

 

February 2007

KKR in Asia: A Strategic View^

Lecture
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Columbia University
Speaker: Sir Deryck Maughan, Chairman, KKR Asia, former Chairman of Citigroup International
Moderator: Alicia Ogawa
Summary Report

January 2007

Investors Unleashed: Rise of Shareholder Activism in Japan ^

Eighth Annual Mitsui USA Symposium
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Speakers: Koji Fusa
Anthony Miller
Commentator: Curtis Milhaupt
Moderator: Alicia Ogawa
Cosponsored by the Mitsui USA Foundation
Investors Unleashed: Rise of Shareholder Activism in Japan Video
Summary Report

November 2006

The New Big Challenges in East Asia ^

Brown Bag Lecture
Columbia University
Wednesday, November 1, 2006
Speaker: Michael Green, Japan Chair, CSIS; Former Senior Director for Asian Affairs, National Security Council

October 2006

Economic Policies and Issues for the Abe Administration ^

Zadankai
Friday, October 27, 2006
Speakers: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, Faculty of Economics and Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo; Member of the Council on Economic and Fiscal Policy under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
David Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University
 

Japan's Economic Future: Policy, Politics, and Producers ^

Twentieth Anniversary Celebration Conference
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Columbia University
Opening Remarks: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Lee C. Bollinger, President, Columbia University
Keynote Speaker: Timothy F. Geithner, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Panelists: Takatoshi Ito, Professor, Faculty of Economics and Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo
Robert Hodrick, Professor of International Finance, Columbia Business School
Paul Sheard, Global Chief Economist, Lehman Brothers
Joseph E. Stiglitz, University Professor, Columbia University
Akihiko Tanaka, Professor of International Politics, The University of Tokyo
Shulong Chu, Visiting Fellow, The Brookings Institution    
Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University    
Glenn Hubbard, Dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School
Ernest Higa, President and CEO, Higa Industries; MBA ‘76
Susumu Kato, President and CEO, Sumitomo Corporation of America    
Hiroshi Ukawa, Vice President and General Manager, Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Chairs: Hugh Patrick, David Weinstein, Alicia Ogawa, Director of the Program on Alternative Investments, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Closing Remarks: David Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University
Summary Report

Japan, China, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Singapore - A Survey of Mutual Perceptions ^

Brown Bag Lecture
Columbia University
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Speaker: Akihiko Tanaka, Professor of International Politics, The University of Tokyo

September 2006

Assessing the New Abe Administration in Japan ^

2nd Annual Lecture on Japanese Politics
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Columbia University
Speaker: Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Moderator: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School
Assessing the New Abe Administration in Japan Video
Summary Report

Update on the Japanese Economy ^

Brown Bag Lecture
Columbia University
Wednesday, September 13, 2006
Speaker: Shijuro Ogata, Former Deputy Governor of International Relations, Bank of Japan

NA

2005-2006

May 2006

Japan's Future Economic Directions ^

20th Anniversary Conference
Monday, May 15, 2006
Tokyo
Welcome: Hugh Patrick, Director, Center on Japanese Economy and Business       
Yotaro Kobayashi, Chief Corporate Advisor, Fuji Xerox Co.
Keynote: Toshihiko Fukui, Governor, Bank of Japan
Panelists: Kazuo Ueda, Dean, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo
Junichi Ujiie, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Nomura Holdings, Inc.
Yoshihiko Miyauchi, Chairman & CEO, ORIX Corporation
David Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy, Columbia University
Shuhei Abe, President & CEO, SPARX Asset Management Co., Ltd.   
Fumiko Hayashi, Chairman and CEO, The Daiei, Inc.
Hiroshi Mikitani, President, Rakuten, Inc. 
Thierry Porté, President and CEO, Shinsei Bank, Limited
Kunihiko Yogo, Managing Director, IRCJ; Former CEO, Kanebo Cosmetics Inc.
Moderators: Hugh Patrick;
Mark Mason, Director, Program on Alternative Investments, Center on Japanese Economy and Business
Intro (English)
Intro (Japanese)
Panel I Intro (English)
Panel I Intro (Japanese)
Panel II Intro (English)
Panel II Intro (Japanese)
Prof. Patrick Intro to Toshihiko Fukui (Japanese)
Toshihiko Fukui (English)
Shuhei Abe (English)
Shuhei Abe (Japanese)
Fumiko Hayashi (English)
Fumiko Hayashi (Japanese)
Yotaro Kobayashi (English)
Yotaro Kobayashi (Japanese)
Hiroshi Mikitani (English)
Hiroshi Mikitani (Japanese)
Yoshihiko Miyauchi (English)
Yoshihiko Miyauchi (Japanese)
Thierry Porté (English)
Thierry Porté (Japanese)
David E. Weinstein (English)
David E. Weinstein (Japanese)
Kazuo Ueda (English)
Kazuo Ueda (Japanese)
Junichi Ujiie (Japanese)
Kunihiko Yogo (English)
Kunihiko Yogo (Japanese)
Summary Report (English and Japanese)

April 2006

WTO at 10: Governance, Dispute Settlement, and Developing Countries^
World Trade Organization 10th Anniversary Conference
April 5-7, 2006
Welcome: Lee C. Bollinger, President, Columbia University
Chair: Merit E. Janow, Professor in the Practice of International Economic Law & International Affairs, Columbia University; Member, WTO Appellate Body
Keynote Speakers: Jagdish Bhagwati, University Professor, Columbia University
Carla A. Hills, Chairman & CEO, Hills & Company International Consultants; Former U.S. Trade Representative
Peter Sutherland, Chairman, Goldman Sachs International; Chairman, BP p.l.c.; former Director General, GATT & WTO
Clayton Yeutter, Of Counsel, Hogan & Hartson LLP; Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture; Former U.S. Trade Representative
Summary Report

March 2006

Japan Remodeled: How Government and Industry are Transforming Japanese Capitalism ^

Brown Bag Lecture
Wednesday, March 29, 2006
Speaker: Steven Vogel, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of California-Berkeley
Cosponsored by CIBER and the Alliance Program

Co-opting Globalization: Local Politics and the Transformation of Corporate Governance in South Korea and Japan ^

Brown Bag Lecture
Wednesday, March 1, 2006
Speaker: Christina Ahmadjian, Professor of Management, Hitotsubashi Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy
Cosponsored by the APEC Study Center

February 2006

Should China Revalue the Yuan? Lessons from the Japanese Experience ^

Brown Bag Lecture
Thursday, February 23, 2006
Speaker: Claude Meyer, Associate Professor, Sorbonne University & Sciences-Po, Paris
Cosponsored by the APEC Study Center, the Alliance Program and the Institute for the Study of Europe

January 2006

Agents of Change: Women CEOs of U.S.-Based Japanese Subsidiaries ^

Symposium
Monday, January 30, 2006
Speakers: Melanie Hart, President of Tsuchiya North America
Yuki Hattori, President, Dentsu Communications Inc.
Chair: Schon Beechler, Associate Professor of Management and Director of the Columbia Senior Executive Program, Columbia Business School
Chair: Hugh Patrick, Director of the Center on Japanese Economy and Business
Women CEOs of U.S.-Based Japanese Subsidiaries Video
Summary Report

November 2005

The Role of Private Equity in Japanese Industrial Restructuring: The Case of Daiei ^

Symposium
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Speaker: Atsushi Saito, President and CEO, Industrial Revitalization Corporation of Japan
Discussant: Hugh Patrick, Director of the Center on Japanese Economy and Business
Moderator: Mark Mason, Direct of the Program on Alternative Investments
Summary Report


Down to the Wire: Has Japan Become the World's Leading IT Nation? ^

Brown Bag Lecture
Thursday, November 10, 2005
Speaker: Thomas Bleha, Former U.S. Foreign Service Officer and ABE Fellow
Cosponsored by APEC Study Center

September 2005

The Secret of Lexus' Success: How Toyota Motor Went from 0-60 in the Luxury Car Market ^

Lecture
Thursday, September 22, 2005
Speaker: Chester Dawson, Editor, BusinessWeek
The Secret of Lexus' Success: How Toyota Motor Went from 0-60 in the Luxury Car Market Video 1
The Secret of Lexus' Success: How Toyota Motor Went from 0-60 in the Luxury Car Market Video 2
The Secret of Lexus' Success: How Toyota Motor Went from 0-60 in the Luxury Car Market Video 3
The Secret of Lexus' Success: How Toyota Motor Went from 0-60 in the Luxury Car Market Video 4
The Secret of Lexus' Success: How Toyota Motor Went from 0-60 in the Luxury Car Market Video 5
The Secret of Lexus' Success: How Toyota Motor Went from 0-60 in the Luxury Car Market Video 6
Summary Report

Koizumi's Gamble and Its Consequences ^

1st Annual Lecture on Japanese Politics
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Speaker: Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science, Columbia University
Chair: David Weinstein, Carl S. Shoup Professor of the Japanese Economy
Discussant: Hugh Patrick, Director of the Center on Japanese Economy and Business
Summary Report

Update on the Japanese Economy ^

Brown Bag Lecture
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Speaker: Shijuro Ogata, Former Deputy Governor for International Relations, Bank of Japan

Dynamic East Asia: Progress and Prospects for Economic Growth and Regional Integration ^

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Monday, September 12, 2005
Speaker: Haruhiko Kuroda, President, Asian Development Bank
Dynamic East Asia: Progress and Prospects for Economic Growth and Regional Integration Video
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