BBL Seminars

RIETI's periodic Brown Bag Lunch (BBL) seminars welcome an array of guest experts to share their research and views. The sessions encourage lively discussion that contributes to dynamic policy-related debate.
Presently, BBL Seminars are not open to the public as spaces are limited. Select transcripts are available below.

Scheduled BBL Seminars

Time:12:15-13:30, unless otherwise stated

  • February 23, 2017

    Gender Inequality in the Workplace

    • Speaker: YAMAGUCHI Kazuo (Visiting Fellow, RIETI / Ralph Lewis Professor of Sociology, the University of Chicago)
    • Commentator: KOMURO Yoshie (President and CEO, Work Life Balance Co., Ltd.)
    • Moderator: SEKI Mari (Deputy Director, Economic and Social Policy Office, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

  • March 8, 2017

    Project-solving Innovation Using AI and Data: "Kids Design" as an example

    • Speaker: NISHIDA Yoshifumi (Prime Senior Researcher, The Artificial Intelligence Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST))

    Japanese

Past BBL Seminars Reports and Summaries

  • February 2, 2017

    Putin's Russia and Japan-Russia Relations

    • Speaker: SHIMOTOMAI Nobuo (Professor, School of Politics, Hosei University)
    • Moderator: FUJI Kazuhiko (Senior Fellow, RIETI / Senior Research Fellow, Institute for International Policy Studies (IIPS))

    Japanese

  • January 18, 2017

    Making a Paradigm Shift in Life Science: All-purpose humanoid robot Mahoro brings innovation to bio research

    • Speaker: TAKAGI Eiji (CEO, Robotic Biology Institute Inc.)
    • Moderator: NISHIMURA Hidetaka (Director, Bio-Industry Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

    NOT for quotation

  • January 17, 2017

    The Trump Administration and U.S.-Japan Relations

    • Speaker: Glen S. FUKUSHIMA (Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress)
    • Moderator: KOMIYAMA Yasuji (Director, Americas Division, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

    NOT for quotation

  • January 11, 2017

    Japan's Long-term Care Insurance after 15 Years: Shall we return to the welfare program system or keep pursuing market mechanisms?

    • Speaker: SUZUKI Wataru (Professor, Faculty of Economics, Gakushuin University)
    • Moderator: YIN Ting (Fellow, RIETI / Part-time Lecturer, Faculty of Economics, Meiji Gakuin University / Visiting Researcher, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University)

    Japanese

  • December 15, 2016

    Smart Living Space Using IoT/Robotics Technology, and Standardization

    • Speaker: TANIKAWA Tamio (Director, Research Planning Office, Department of Information Technology and Human Factors, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST))
    • Moderator: YASUDA Atsushi (Director, Robotics Policy Office, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

  • November 30, 2016

    World Economic Outlook - Subdued Demand: Symptoms and Remedies

    • Speaker: KASHIWASE Kenichiro (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Economist, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, International Monetary Fund (IMF))
    • Moderator: ISHIKAWA Yasushi (Director, Policy Planning and Research Office, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

    NOT for quotation

  • November 28, 2016

    Advancing Inspiraton Opens Innovation—From Hayabusa Project

    • Speaker: KAWAGUCHI Junichiro (Senior Fellow, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) / Professor, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS))
    • Moderator: YAMAZAKI Hideto (Deputy Director, Space Industry Office, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

    NOT for quotation

  • November 24, 2016

    An Analysis of the 2016 US Presidential Election and the New Administration

    • Speaker: KUBO Fumiaki (A. Barton Hepburn Professor of American Government and History, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, The University of Tokyo)
    • Moderator: KOMIYAMA Yasuji (Director, Americas Division, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

  • November 21, 2016

    Tomodachi Part 2 for Post Fukushima Nuclear Cooperation between Japan and the US

    • Speaker: TANAKA Nobuo (President, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) / Former Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA))
    • Moderator: IKEUCHI Kenta (Fellow, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • November 15, 2016

    The People's Money: How China is Building a Global Currency

    • Speaker: Paola SUBACCHI (Director, International Economics, Chatham House)
    • Commentator: KAWAI Masahiro (Project Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo)
    • Moderator: TASHIRO Takeshi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Deputy Director, Macro Economic Affairs Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Handout (Dr. Subacchi) [PDF:470KB]