The NBER together with the Center on the Japanese Economy and Business, The Center for Advanced Research in Finance, and the Australia-Japan Research Centre held a project meeting on the Japanese economy in Tokyo on June 25 and 26, 2010. The organizers were: Jennifer Corbett, Australia-Japan Research Centre; Charles Horioka, NBER and Osaka University; Anil K Kashyap, NBER and the Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago; and David Weinstein, NBER and Columbia University. The following papers were discussed:
Mary Amiti, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and David Weinstein, "Exports and Financial Schocks"
Kazuo Ogawa, Osaka University; Elmer Sterken, University of Groningen; and Ichiro Tokutsu, Kobe University, "Financial Distress and Industry Structure: An Inter-Industry Approach to the 'Lost Decade' in Japan"
Jennifer Corbett and Kazuki Onji, Australian National University, and David Vera, Kent State University, "Capital Injection, Restructuring Targets, and Personnel Management: The Case of Japanese Regional Banks"
Yasushi Hamao and Pedro Matos, University of Southern California, and Kenji Kutsuna, Kobe University, "Foreign Investor Activism in Japan: The First Ten Years"
Chad Steinberg, International Monetary Fund, "Shakedown: Economic Geography Meets the Kobe Earthquake"
Takayuki Mizuno, Makoto Nirei, and Tsutomu Watanabe, Hitotsubashi University, "Closely Competing Firms and Price Adjustment: Evidence from an Online Marketplace"
Yuki Hashimoto, University of Tokyo, and Ayako Kondo, Osaka University, "Long-Term Effects of Labor Market Conditions on Family Formation for Japanese Youths"
Ayako Suzuki, Waseda University, "An Empirical Analysis of Entrant and Incumbent Bidding in Electric Power Procurement Auctions"