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Center on Japanese Economy and Business, Columbia Business School

The Center for Japanese Legal Studies is the first and only center of its kind in the United States.

The Center actively promotes research on Japanese law, aided by the country's premier collection of Japanese legal materials.

Under the direction of Professor Curtis J. Milhaupt, the Center strives to be the principal source of intellectual exchange between the legal professions of the United States and Japan.


Center on Japanese Economy and Business


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. For more information, go to


"NHK" (Nihonho Kenkyukai) Student Organization, Columbia Law School

As a proud contributor to Columbia University's unrivaled commitment to Japanese studies, Nihon Houritsu Kenkyuukai (NHK, or Japanese Legal Studies Association) serves the legal community by organizing social, cultural, and educational events related to Japan, as well as providing information on the many opportunities available at Columbia and in New York for people with Japanese interests.  We work in close coordination with the Center for Japanese Legal Studies in order to provide a link between the law school and the Japanese legal community.

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