Past Event

2023 CJEB Annual Tokyo Conference "The Need for Innovation"

May 29, 2023
1:15 PM - 6:30 PM
Columbia Business School, 665 W. 130th St., New York, NY 10027

2023 CJEB Annual Tokyo Conference
The Need for Innovation: Digitalization, Sustainable Cities, and Reforming Higher Education

Monday, May 29, 2023 | 1:15 – 6:30 PM Japan Time (Reception to follow)
Presented by Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB), Columbia Business School
Co-sponsored by the Development Bank of Japan Inc.
Venue: Otemachi Financial City Conference Center, Tokyo, Japan
Fee: 15,000 JPY | Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.


Click here for the agenda with the full list of speakers.

Please find a list of confirmed speakers and panels below:

Digital Transformation in Japan: Navigating Key Challenges
- His Excellency KONO Taro, Minister for Digital Transformation; Minister for Digital Reform; Minister for Consumer Affairs and Food Safety; Minister in charge of Civil Service Reform, Government of Japan

The 21st Century University: An Enduring Foundation for Talent, Education, Discovery, and Innovation Launches a New Tradition of Impact
- Mary C. Boyce, Provost; Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University

● Higher Education for Innovation
● Smart and Sustainable Cities
Other Participants:
Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Columbia University
Teruo Fujii, President, The University of Tokyo
Takatoshi Ito, Professor, School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), Columbia University
Merit E. Janow, Dean Emerita, SIPA; Professor of Practice in International Economic Law and International Affairs, Columbia University
Andrés Jaque, Dean, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University
Hiroo Mori, Director; Executive Vice President, Mori Building Co., Ltd.
Yumiko Noda, Chairman & Representative Director, Veolia Japan K.K.
Miguel Urquiola, Dean of Social Science; Professor of Economics, Columbia University
David Weinstein, Director, CJEB
The program is subject to change without notice.   

Contact Information

Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB), Columbia Business School