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Minimum wage in New York State
Manhattan Institute Discusses Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Push for a $15 Minimum Wage in New York State
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“Is Japan Really Back”: A symposium in honor of Professor Gerald Curtis
Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science at Columbia University, has retired after teaching there since 1968. To celebrate his long and distinguished career as one of the top experts on not only the dynamics of Japanese domestic politics but also Japan’s society and political economy, and in recent years, increasingly, its place in the international community, Columbia held a symposium on December 17th featuring a number of prominent speakers on various topics relating to the question “Is Japan Really Back?”. In a nod to the “Koizumi Children” of several years ago, many participants referred to themselves as “Curtis Children”.

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Minimum wage in New York State

Manhattan Institute Discusses Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Push for a $15 Minimum Wage in New York State

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“Is Japan Really Back”: A symposium in honor of Professor Gerald Curtis

Gerald Curtis, Burgess Professor of Political Science at Columbia University, has retired after teaching there since 1968. To celebrate his long and distinguished career as one of the top experts on not only the dynamics of Japanese domestic politics but also Japan’s society and political economy, and in recent years, increasingly, its place in the international community, Columbia held a symposium on December 17th featuring a number of prominent speakers on various topics relating to the question “Is Japan Really Back?”. In a nod to the “Koizumi Children” of several years ago, many participants referred to themselves as “Curtis Children”.

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JLGC NEWS LETTER (December 2015) - UPDATED!!

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  • Introduction of New JLGC Staff, JLGC's Washington DC Seminar, Tohoku Report........

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Abenomics: Skepticism and Hope -Columbia Business School “Zadankai” in November 2015-

Akinari Horii, a former assistant governor of the Bank of Japan, gave a spirited and interesting “zadankai” lecture on the current state of ‘Abenomics’. Mr. Horii is a special advisor and a member of the board of directors at the Canon Institute for Global Studies in Tokyo. He has had a long career as a central banker, with the Bank of Japan and the Ministry of Finance. He has been extensively involved in international matters at the Bank, spending some time at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland. A graduate of the University of Tokyo, he received an MBA, with distinction, from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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For Yaskawa, the Future is Now -Columbia Business School “Zadankai” in October 2015-

Staff of the Japan Local Government Center recently attended a Columbia University Business School “zadankai” lecture by Masahiro Ogawa and Mike Knapek, both corporate vice-presidents of Yaskawa Electric Company. The presentation by the two company officials was to talk about how the Japanese company has built its reputation in the United States and what it hopes its future will be in North America. Along the way, the company wanted to give some advice for other Japanese companies that wish to break into the North American market.

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Japan Society - Corporate Programme - Business & Policy

Staff of the Japan Local Government Center in New York had another excellent opportunity to hear leading Japanese businessmen and educators. We were honoured to hear Dr. Shuji Nakamura, the 2014 Nobel Prize winner for physics. Dr. Nakamura is somewhat of a gadfly to the Japanese corporate world and his talk was an illuminating inside look at the nature of innovation in Japan.

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An Interview with Ray Kelly, former NYPD Commissioner at the Manhattan Institute

Recently, Ray Kelly, former police commissioner for New York City under Mayors Dinkins and Bloomberg, was interviewed by the Manhattan Institute about his new book that chronicles his time in New York. 

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JET Program Video Contest

CLAIR will be holding a video contest based on the theme “Japan’s local communities as experienced by JET Program participants”.

The contest is primarily for current JETs, but former Program participants are also welcome to submit entries. Current and former JETs are all encouraged to participate in voting for the eventual winners.

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Japan Local Government Center started an official Facebook page

JLGC started the official Facebook page in July 2014 and will continue to post updated information.
To find out more about our JLGC Facebook page, please refer to 
JLGC Facebook page

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