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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 (Time:12:15-13:45, unless otherwise stated)

New
No.886  May 21, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: KIYOTAKI Nobuhiro (Professor of Economics, Princeton University)
Moderator: MORIKAWA Masayuki (Vice Chairman & Vice President, RIETI)
"Financial Crisis and Economic Policy"

New
No.887  June 4, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: KINOSHITA Yuko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Deputy Head of Office, IMF's Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (OAP))
Moderator: ITO Koji (Senior Fellow, RIETI)
"Global Economy and Financial Markets: Recovery strengthens, remains uneven"
NOT for quotation

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Past BBL Reports and Summaries

No.885  April 17, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: KUDO Toshihiro (Director-General, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO))
Moderator: KASUGAHARA Daiki (Director, Asia and Pacific Division, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
"Myanmar's Reforms in the Post-Military Era: A mid-term review of Thein Sein Government"

No.884  April 11, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: MOTOHASHI Kazuyuki (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Department of Technology Management for Innovation (TMI) School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo)
Moderator: DOI Ryoji (Director, Technical Regulations, Standards and Conformity Assessment Policy Division, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau, METI)
"Reforming Japan's Innovation System for Regaining Industrial Competitiveness"

No.883  April 10, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: GOTO Akira (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies)
Commentator: MORIKAWA Masayuki (Vice Chairman & Vice President, RIETI)
Moderator: NAGAOKA Sadao (Program Director and Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University)
"Globalization, Innovation and Anti-monopoly Act"

No.882  April 8, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: TOKUSHIGE Toru (Founder & CEO, Terra Motors Corporation)
Moderator: ISHII Yoshiaki (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director, New Business Policy Office, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)
"[Venture Series] Terra Motors' Challenges in the World Market"

No.881  April 4, 2014   :(with simultaneous interpretation)
Speaker: Elhanan HELPMAN (Galen L. Stone Professor of International Trade, Harvard University)
Moderator: WAKASUGI Ryuhei (Senior Research Adviser and Program Director, RIETI / Professor, Gakushuin University / Adjunct Professor, Yokohama National University / Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University)
"Globalization and Inequality"

No.880  March 26, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: HIRUKAWA Hirohisa (Director of Intelligent Systems Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology)
Moderator: SUDO Osamu (Director, Industrial Machinery Division, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, METI)
"Review of R&D for Next Generation Robots"

No.879  March 20, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: MENG Jianjun (Visiting Fellow, RIETI / Senior Fellow, Center for Industry Development and Environment Governance (CIDEG), Tsinghua University)
Commentator: KWAN Chi Hung (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Senior Fellow, Nomura Institute of Capital Markets Research)
Moderator: IWANAGA Masashi (Director, Northeast Asia Division, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
"The Chinese Economy under the New Leadership: Challenges it faces and an assessment"
NOT for quotation

No.878  March 18, 2014  12:30-14:00 (Registration desk and seminar room open at 12:15)
Speaker: Adam B. JAFFE (Director and Senior Fellow Motu Economic and Public Policy Research / Fred C. Hecht Professor in Economics, Brandeis University)
Commentator: YASUNAGA Yuuko (Deputy Director-General for Industrial Science and Technical Regulations, Standards and Conformity Assessment Policy, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau, METI)
Moderator: NAGAOKA Sadao (Program Director and Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University)
"Technology Policy and Climate Change"
Handout [PDF:573KB]
Comment [PDF:147KB]
Summary

No.877  March 17, 2014  
Speaker: Robert DEKLE (Professor of Economics, University of Southern California)
Moderator: MIYAGAWA Tsutomu (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Faculty of Economics, Gakushuin University)
"The Japanese Current Account --Post-Tohoku Earthquake"
Handout [PDF:652KB]

No.876  March 13, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: MORIKAWA Masayuki (Vice Chairman & Vice President, RIETI)
Commentator: YASHIRO Naohiro (Visiting Professor of Economics, International Christian University)
Moderator: SHIRAISHI Shigeaki (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director, Service Affairs Policy Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI)
"Productivity Improvement of Service Sector: Insights from empirical studies"

No.875  March 7, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: MORIKAWA Akira (Chief Executive Officer, LINE Corporation)
Moderator: ISHII Yoshiaki (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director, New Business Policy Office, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)
"[Venture Series] Growth and Challenges of LINE, a Global Communication Application"

No.874  March 6, 2014  
Speaker: Frederic JENNY (Professor of Law and Economics, ESSEC Business School / Chairman, OECD Competition Committee / Former Supreme Court Judge (Cour de cassation, Paris France) )
Moderator: GOTO Akira (RIETI Faculty Fellow / Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies)
"Competition Law in a Gobal Economy"
Handout [PDF:792KB]

No.873  February 27, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: HIRANO Katsumi (Chief Senior Researcher, Institute of Developing Economies(IDE-JETRO))
Moderator: OKADA Kohei (Director, Middle East and Africa Division, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
"The Realities of Africa's Economy and Japan's Policy"

No.872  February 26, 2014  10:15-11:15 (Registration desk and seminar room open at 10:00)
Speaker: Adam S. POSEN (President, Peterson Institute for International Economics)
Moderator: NAKAJIMA Atsushi (Chairman, RIETI)
"Abenomics--An American view"
Handout [PDF:295KB]
Summary

No.871  February 19, 2014  12:15-13:50 (Registration desk and seminar room open at 12:00) Japanese
Speaker: NAKAO Takehiko (President, Asian Development Bank (ADB))
Moderator: MORIKAWA Masayuki (Vice Chairman & Vice President, RIETI)
"The Asian Economy and the Role of ADB"

No.870  February 14, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: NARUO Masataka (Director, Kumamoto-Brand Promotion Division, Kumamoto Prefectural Government)
Moderator: KAWAZU Tsukasa (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director General, Consumer Affairs Agency)
"Kumamon as the Branding Strategy of Kumamoto Prefecture"

No.869  February 6, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: KURODA Sachiko (Associate Professor, Faculty of Education and Integrated Arts and Sciences, Waseda University)
Moderator: OGAWA Makoto (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Deputy Director-General for Labour and Human Resources, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)
"Working Hours and the Way People Work in Japan: Present situation and challenges"

No.868  January 31, 2014  
Speaker: Jeffrey J. SCHOTT (Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE))
Commentator: URATA Shujiro (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University)
Moderator: SATO Hitoshi (Fellow, RIETI / Director, Microeconomic Analysis Studies Group, Development Studies Center, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO))
"Current Status and Future Prospects of the TPP Negotiations"
Handout [PDF:201KB]
Summary

No.867  January 29, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: KUMANO Hideo (Executive Chief Economist, Dai-ichi Life Research Institute)
Moderator: KATAOKA Ryuichi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director, Macro Economic Affairs Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)
"The Current Situation and Issues of Abenomics: Implications for financial markets"

No.866  January 22, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: KITANO Yasuo (Chief Executive Officer and Director, QB Net Co., Ltd.)
Moderator: KONISHI Yoko (Fellow, RIETI)
"Challenges of QB House, a Specialized Salon Offering Only Haircutting Service: Changing perspectives to increase the number of faithful customers and highly-motivated stylists"
NOT for quotation

No.865  December 20, 2013  
Speaker: Dirk PILAT (Deputy Director, Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, OECD)
Commentator: TANABE Yasuo (Vice President and Executive Officer, Hitachi, Ltd.)
Commentator: KAJISA Shunichi (President, Microsoft Development Co., Ltd. / Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd.)
Moderator: NEZU Risaburo (Senior Research Adviser, RIETI)
(*Co-hosted with OECD)
"Japan's Growth Strategy --What can be learned from international good practices?"
Handout 1 (Mr. Pilat) [PDF:2.5MB]
OECD STI Scoreboard 2013
Handout 2 (Mr. Tanabe) [PDF:49KB]
Handout 3 (Mr. Kajisa) [PDF:819KB]
Summary

No.864  December 19, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: ISHIAI Tsutomu (Foreign News Editor, The Asahi Shimbun)
Moderator: OKADA Kohei (Director, Middle East and Africa Division, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
"Beyond the Arab Spring --Future of the Middle East and its relations with Japan"

No.863  December 16, 2013  
Speaker: Donald R. DAVIS (Kathryn & Shelby Cullom Davis Professor of Economics & International Affairs, Columbia University)
Moderator: SAITO Yukiko (Fellow, RIETI)
"The Comparative Advantage of Cities"
Summary

No.862  November 29, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: IRIYAMA Akie (Associate Professor, Waseda Business School)
Moderator: MATANO Toshimichi (Deputy Director, Public Relations Office, Minister's Secretariat, METI)
"Does Knowledge of Business Academics Contribute to the Industry Policy Development of Japan?"

No.861  November 22, 2013  
Speaker: Giovanni GANELLI (Senior Economist, IMF Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (OAP))
Moderator: TSURU Kotaro (Faculty Fellow and Program Director, RIETI / Professor, the Graduate School of Business & Commerce, Keio University)
"The Path to Higher Growth: Does Revamping Japan's Dual Labor Market Matter?"
Handout [PDF:1.3MB]
Summary

No.860  November 14, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: WATANABE Toshiya (Professor, Todai Policy Alternatives Research Institute (PARI))
Moderator: KAWAKAMI Toshihiro (Director, Intellectual Property Policy Office, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)
"'Innovator's IP Management'; A key strategic measure against unused technology and weakened IP effect"

No.859  November 8, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: KINOSHITA Yuko (Assistant to the Director, IMF's Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (OAP))
Moderator: NAKANO Takeshi (Director, Policy Planning and Research Office, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
"Global Economy and Financial Markets: Outlook and policy challenges"
NOT for quotation

No.858  November 7, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: NONAKA Naoto (Professor, Faculty of Law, Gakushuin University)
Moderator: NISHIGAKI Atsuko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director, Office of International Affairs for Security Export Control, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, METI)
"Is Japan a Parliamentary Democracy?"
NOT for quotation

No.857  October 31, 2013  
Speaker: Valerie HUGHES (Director, Legal Affairs Division, World Trade Organization)
Moderator: ONODERA Osamu (Director, Multilateral Trade System Department, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
"The WTO Dispute Settlement System: Past, present & future"
Handout [PDF:1.7MB]
Summary

No.856  October 25, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: IWAMARU Yoshiaki (Professor, Imaging Science and Engineering Laboratory, Tokyo Institute of Technology / Executive Adviser for Chief Information Officer, Cabinet Secretariat, Government of JAPAN)
Moderator: YAMASHIRO Munehisa (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director-General, Japan Information Technology Engineers Examination Center, Information-Technology Promotion Agency)
"A New Strategy in Information and Communications Technology (IT) and Human Resources Development in the IT Sector: Utilizing the Information Technology Engineers Examination (ITEE)"

No.855  October 16, 2013  12:15-13:15 (Registration desk and seminar room open at 12:00)
Speaker: LOH Khum Yean (Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Manpower, Government of Singapore)
Moderator: NASUNO Futoshi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director for Human Resources Policy, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)
"Tripartism in Singapore"
NOT for quotation
Handout [PDF:1.1MB]
Summary

No.854  October 15, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: MORINOBU Shigeki (Professor, Chuo Law School / Senior Research Fellow, the Tokyo Foundation)
Moderator: NII Yasuhito (Director, Corporate Affairs Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI )
"Corporate Tax Reform"

No.853  October 10, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: KAWASHIMA Shin (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo)
Moderator: IWANAGA Masashi (Director, Northeast Asia Division, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
"Chinese Diplomacy: History and the present"

No.852  October 8, 2013  12:15-13:30 (Registration desk and seminar room open at 12:00)
Speaker: Richard PORTES (President, Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR))
Moderator: Willem THORBECKE (Senior Fellow, RIETI)
"The Safe Asset Meme"
Handout [PDF:2.5MB]
Summary

No.851  October 7, 2013  
Speaker: James Andrew LEWIS (Director and Senior Fellow, Technology and Public Policy Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS))
Speaker: Christopher K. JOHNSON (Senior Adviser and Freeman Chair in China Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS))
Moderator: UEMURA Masahiro (Director, Office for IT Security Policy, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI)
"China's Cybersecurity Challenge"
NOT for quotation

No.850  October 2, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: UNAYAMA Takashi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Principal Economist, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance)
Moderator: SAKAMOTO Riwa (Director, Economic and Social Policy Office, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)
"Nursery School and 'Compatibility' between Work and Marriage/Childbirth"
NOT for quotation

No.849  September 27, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: KATO Hisakazu (Professor, School of Political Science and Economics, Meiji University)
Moderator: NAKATA Daigo (Fellow, RIETI)
"The Economic and Social Policy in the Depopulation Society"

No.848  September 26, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: IWAMOTO Koichi (Senior Analyst, Regional Economic and Industrial Policy Group, METI)
Commentator: NAKAMURA Ryohei (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Okayama University)
Moderator: UENO Toru (Director of International Coordination and Public Relations & Senior Fellow, RIETI)
"Successful Development of the Regional Economies in Germany: Implications for Japan"

No.847  September 20, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: UCHIKAWA Shuji (Director-General, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO))
Moderator: AOKI Mikio (Director, Southwest Asia Office, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
"Why Does Labour Shortage Occur in India?"

No.846  September 12, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: NAKAJIMA Takanobu (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Faculty of Business and Commerce, Keio University)
Moderator: NASUNO Futoshi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director for Human Resources Policy, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)
"World of Sumo as a Microcosm of the Japanese Culture"

No.845  August 30, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: YAMAGUCHI Kazuo (Visiting Fellow, RIETI / Ralph Lewis Professor of Sociology, the University of Chicago)
Moderator: SAKAMOTO Riwa (Director, Economic and Social Policy Office, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)
"The Determinants of Gender Gap in the Proportion of Managers Among White Collar Regular Workers - Unjust social disadvantages of being a woman, and policy measures to eliminate them"

No.844  August 27, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: MASUJIMA Minoru (Director for Macroeconomic Analysis, Cabinet Office)
Moderator: KATAOKA Ryuichi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director, Macro Economic Affairs Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)
"Annual Report of the Japanese Economy and Public Finance 2013"

No.843  August 8, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: SATO Yuri (Director-General, Area Studies Center, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO))
Moderator: KANEKO Minoru (Director of Administration, RIETI)
"The Bright and Dark Sides of Indonesia as an Economic Power"

No.842  July 31, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: FUKUDA Tamio (Professor Emeritus, Kyoto Institute of Technology)
Moderator: YAMADA Masato (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director, Legislative Affairs Office, Policy Planning and Coordination Department, Japan Patent Office, METI)
"Reality of Design Management: The success story of Samsung Electronics"

No.841  July 24, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: NAKATA Tetsuo (Author and Vice Editor in Chief, Vol. 12 - Small and Medium-sized Enterprise Policy / Former Professor, Graduate School of Business, Doshisha University)
Moderator: SEKIZAWA Yoichi (Senior Fellow and Research Coordinator (in charge of Policy History), RIETI)
"Changes in Japan's SME Policies and Their Factors"

No.840  July 19, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: SATO Kiyotaka (Professor, Department of Economics, Yokohama National University)
Moderator: GOTO Yasuo (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Chief Economist, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc.)
"Industry-Specific Effective Exchange Rates and Japanese Firms' Competitiveness"

No.839  July 17, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: TANAKA Tetsuya (Director, Machine Parts and Tooling Industries Office, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, METI)
Moderator: YAMAUCHI Isamu (Fellow, RIETI / Vice President, Institute of Innovation and Policy Research / Affiliated Fellow, National Institute of Science and Technology Policy)
"White Paper on Manufacturing Industries (Monodzukuri), 2013"

No.838  July 11, 2013  
Speaker: Edward P. LAZEAR (Jack Steele Parker Professor of Human Resources Management and Economics, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University)
Moderator: MORIKAWA Masayuki (Vice Chairman & Vice President, RIETI)
"The Economic Situation: The United States and the Major Economies"

No.837  July 10, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: TANABE Toshinori (Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Economic Science, Saitama University)
Moderator: MOMOI Kensuke (Senior Researcher for Regional Policy, Regional Economic and Industrial Policy Division, Regional Economic and Industrial Policy Group, METI)
"Eight-point Regional Growth Strategy Centering on Renewable Energy --Eight proposals and an eight-point regional vision for its realization--"

No.836  July 9, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: AOKI Mikio (Director, Southwest Asia Office, Trade Policy Bureau, METI (former Director of Policy Planning and Research Office))
Moderator: SATO Hitoshi (Fellow, RIETI / Director, Microeconomic Analysis Studies Group, Development Studies Center, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO) / Visiting Professor, Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation, University of Hiroshima)
"White Paper on International Economy and Trade 2013"

No.835  July 4, 2013  
Speaker: Richard E. BALDWIN (Professor of International Economics, The Graduate Institute, Geneva)
Moderator: Willem THORBECKE (Senior Fellow, RIETI)
"Multilateralising 21st Century Regionalism"
Summary

No.834  July 3, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: NISHIYAMA Keita (Deputy Director-General, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)
Moderator: TAKADA Shuzo (Deputy Director-General, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, METI)
"Consumer Intelligence --How Big Data will change marketing strategy--"

No.833  June 27, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: KUMAGAI Mitsumaru (Chief Economist, Daiwa Institute of Research)
Moderator: TANAKA Shogo (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Deputy Director, Macro Economic Affairs Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)
"Can Abenomics Revive Japan's Economy?"

No.832  June 20, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: KAGAMI Shigeo (Professor and General Manager, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Division of University Corporate Relations, The University of Tokyo)
Moderator: YAMASHIRO Munehisa (Director of Administration, RIETI)
"Entrepreneurship and Innovation Ecosystem: Creation of a new open innovation platform"

No.831  June 14, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: FUKAO Kyoji (Faculty Fellow and Program Director, RIETI / Director and Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University)
Speaker: TOKUI Joji (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Dean and Professor, Faculty of Economics, Shinshu University)
Moderator: MIYAGAWA Tsutomu (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Faculty of Economics, Gakushuin University)
"Did Regional Productivity Differences Shrink in Japan? : An analysis based on the Regional-Level Japan Industrial Productivity Database"

No.830  June 12, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: KINOSHITA Nobuyuki (Executive Director, Bank of Japan)
Commentator & Moderator: FUKAO Mitsuhiro (Faculty Fellow & Program Director, RIETI / Professor, Faculty of Business and Commerce, Keio University)
"Legal Background to the Low Profitability"

No.829  June 6, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: NAKAJIMA Atsushi (Chairman, RIETI)
Moderator: KOBAYASHI Yohei (Fellow, RIETI)
"Economic Education: The most powerful growth strategy"

No.828  June 5, 2013  
Speaker: Bruce STOKES (Director, Global Economic Attitudes, Pew Research Center)
Moderator: KATASE Hirofumi (Director-General for Trade Policy, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
"A Tale of Three Economies: How advanced, emerging and developing markets view the global economy"
Handout [PDF:246KB]
Summary

No.827  May 30, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: SHIMIZU Eiji (Professor, Department of Cognitive Behavioral Physiology and Director, Research Center for Child Mental Development, Chiba University Graduate School of Medicine)
Moderator: SEKIZAWA Yoichi (Senior Fellow and Research Coordinator (in charge of Policy History), RIETI)
"Promoting the Mental Health Industry with a Focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy"

No.826  May 22, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: TATSUMI Takuro (Actor / Advisor to the Commissioner of Japan Tourism Agency / Visiting Professor at Kinki University, Literature and Cultural Studies / Advisor to Japan Association for the United Nations World Food Programme)
Moderator: UENO Toru (Director of International Coordination and Public Relations & Senior Fellow, RIETI)
"Does Japan Really Have a Fundamental Strength?"
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No.825  May 21, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: ISAYAMA Gen (Partner, DCM)
Moderator: MATSUDA Naoko (Fellow, RIETI)
"New Form of Innovation and Venture Ecosystem"

No.824  May 16, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: OYAMA Kazuhisa (Director, Research Office, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, METI)
Moderator: KOBAYASHI Yohei (Fellow, RIETI)
"2013 White Paper on Small and Medium Enterprises in Japan: Dynamic and self-transformative SMEs and micro enterprises"

No.823  May 10, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: TAKAMIZAWA, Nobushige (President, The National Institute for Defense Studies)
Moderator: GOTO Hisanori (Director, Security Export Control Policy Division, Trade Control Department, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau, METI)
"Heightened Tension in the East Asian Security Situation and Regional Challenges: Analyses from the East Asian Strategic Review 2013"
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No.822  May 9, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: ISHII Shogo (Director, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (OAP), International Monetary Fund)
Moderator: KATAOKA Ryuichi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Counsellor, Cabinet Secretariat)
"Global Economy and Financial Markets: Outlook and the challenges ahead"
NOT for quotation

No.821  May 8, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: NISHIDA Hiroshi (Director of Correction Bureau, Ministry of Justice)
Moderator: YAMASHIRO Munehisa (Director of Administration, RIETI)
"Possibility of Reforming Public Services via Public-Private Partnerships: Outsourcing management of prisons to the private sector as case studies"

No.820  April 25, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: KAMA Kazuaki (Chairman of the Board, IHI Corporation)
Moderator: TAKADA Shuzo (Director, Manufacturing Industries Policy, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, METI)
"Recent Business Reform of IHI Corporation and Request for the Government"

No.819  April 18, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: KAWAGUCHI Daiji (Faculty Fellow, RIETI/Professor, Faculty of Economics, Hitotsubashi University)
Moderator: NASUNO Futoshi (Director for Human Resources Policy, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)
"Changing Japanese Labor Market and Desired Policy Responses"

No.818  April 12, 2013  
Speaker: MU Rongping (Director, Institute of Policy and Management, The Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS))
Moderator: WAKASUGI Ryuhei (Senior Research Adviser and Program Director, RIETI / Professor, Gakushuin University / Adjunct Professor, Yokohama National University / Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University)
"Innovation-driven Development in China: Strategy, Policy and Practices"
Summary

No.817  April 11, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: MORINOBU Shigeki (Professor, Chuo Law School / Senior Research Fellow, the Tokyo Foundation)
Moderator: FUJIKI Toshimitsu (Director, Corporate Affairs Division, METI)
"Japanese Debate on Reduced Consumption Tax Rate"

No.816  April 10, 2013   Japanese
Speaker: TANAKA Nobuo (Global Associate for Energy Security and Sustainability, The Institute of Energy Economics, Japan)
Moderator: HOSAKA Shin (Director, General Policy Division, Director-General's Secretariat, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, METI)
"The Shale Gas Revolution and Energy Security: Message to METI"

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