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Center on Japanese Economy and Business


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

Established at Columbia Business School in 1986 under the direction of Professor Hugh Patrick, the Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB) promotes knowledge and understanding of Japanese business and economics in an international context. The Center is a research organization widely recognized for its international programs, which provide prominent speakers from the public and private sectors a forum for collaboration and reflection on Japan, the United States, and the global economy.

In support of its mission, CJEB organizes and supports research projects, workshops, symposia, conferences, scholarly and professional exchanges, and library and computer-based resource initiatives. Core faculty members are Japan specialists drawn from Columbia’s Business School, Law School, School of International and Public Affairs, Economics Department, and the Department of Political Science. Funding is provided by corporate sponsors, foundations, individuals, and University sources.


Hugh Patrick
Founder and Director

David E. Weinstein
Director of Research


  • Dean, Columbia Business School, Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics
  • Dean of the School of International and Public Affairs, Professor of Professional Practice in the Faculty of International and Public Affairs
  • Fuyo Professor of Japanese Law and Legal Institutions, Edwin B. Parker Professor of Comparative Corporate Law, Director, Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law
  • Professor Emeritus of International Business, Director in School of Business
  • University Professor
  • Carl Sumner Shoup Professor of Japanese Economics