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

  • October 28, 2016

    Reformation of the Non-Life Insurance System as Part of the Implementation of Japan's Economic Growth Strategy

    • Speaker: MIYAKE Shotaro (Former Professor of Law, Teikyo University and Teikyo University Graduate Schools)
    • Speaker: SANO Keisaku (Chairman & CEO, JEIB Japan Co., Ltd.)
    • Speaker: HAYASHI Yasuo (Former Commissioner, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency)
    • Moderator: FUKUMOTO Takuya (Director, Industrial Finance Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)


  • November 1, 2016

    Industry-Academia Collaborations for Open Innovation in Japan: OECD's latest survey as seen in cases from the United States and Europe

    • Speaker: Mario CERVANTES (Senior Economist and Head of TIP Secretariat, Science and Technology Policy Division, OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation)
    • Commentator: Anders KARLSSON (Vice President, Strategic Alliances, Global Academic Relations ELSEVIER)
    • Moderator: WATANABE Masashi (Deputy Director, Industry-University Collaboration Office, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau, METI)

    NOT for quotation

  • November 10, 2016

    The Economy of Intangibles: Intangible Investment and Productivity Improvements in Japan

    • Speaker: MIYAGAWA Tsutomu (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Faculty of Economics, Gakushuin University)


Past BBL Seminars Reports and Summaries

  • October 25, 2016

    How Do We Measure Policy Effectiveness? The latest overseas trends in evidence-based policy making

    • Speaker: ITO Koichiro (Assistant Professor, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago / Faculty Research Fellow, National Bureau of Economic Research / Fellow, RIETI)
    • Speaker: KOBAYASHI Yohei (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Senior Analyst, Mitsubishi UFJ Research & Consulting Co., Ltd.)
    • Moderator: EBIHARA Fumiaki (Consulting Fellow, RIETI /Deputy Director, Aerospace and Defense Industry Division, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, METI)


  • October 20, 2016

    Transportation and the United States Economy: Implications for governance

    • Speaker: Clifford WINSTON (Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, The Brookings Institution)
    • Moderator: OHASHI Hiroshi (Program Director & Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo)
  • October 19, 2016

    Washington Perspective on TPP and Trade Policy in the Clinton (Trump?) Administration

    • Speaker: Sherman E. KATZ (Senior Advisor, Center for the Study of the Presidency & Congress (CSPC))
    • Moderator: FUKUYAMA Mitsuhiro (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director for APEC Office, METI)
    • Handout [PDF:37KB]
  • October 12, 2016

    2016 JSNA Comprehensive Revision: Changes introduced in the 2008 SNA

    • Speaker: HASEGAWA Shuji (Director, Department of National Accounts, Economic and Social Research Institute, Cabinet Office)
    • Moderator: INOUE Seiichiro (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director, Macro Economic Affairs Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)


  • October 4, 2016

    Global Energy Outlook

    • Speaker: Adam SIEMINSKI (Administrator, U.S. Energy Information Administration)
    • Moderator: ISHII Hidehiko (Deputy Director, International Affairs Division, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, METI)
    • Handout [PDF:530KB]
  • September 29, 2016

    Demography and the Japanese Economy

    • Speaker: YOSHIKAWA Hiroshi (Senior Advisor and Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Faculty of Economics, Rissho University)
    • Moderator: NOHARA Satoshi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director, Economic and Industrial Policy Division, METI)


  • September 27, 2016

    Japan's Abenomics: Reload, Reset or Relaunch?

    • Speaker: Luc EVERAERT (Assistant Director in the IMF's Asia and Pacific Department, Mission Chief for Japan)
    • Moderator: SHIMOKAWA Tetsuya (Deputy Director, Policy Planning and Research Office, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Handout [PDF:1.3MB]
  • September 15, 2016

    New Estimation of Japan's Gross Domestic Product (income approach) Utilizing Taxation Data

    • Speaker: FUJIWARA Hiroyuki (Director, Research and Statistics Department, Bank of Japan)
    • Moderator: ARATA Yoshiyuki (Fellow, RIETI)


    NOT for quotation

  • September 9, 2016

    She Is the Answer - IMF's work on gender issues and promoting womenomics in Japan

    • Speaker: Kalpana KOCHHAR (Director of Human Resource Department of the IMF)
    • Moderator: SAKAI Moe (Deputy Director, Economic and Social Policy Office, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Handout [PDF:1.6MB]
  • August 5, 2016

    The Changing Landscape of Trade Negotiations

    • Speaker: Alan V. DEARDORFF (John W. Sweetland Professor of International Economics & Professor of Economics and Public Policy, University of Michigan)
    • Moderator: ISHIKAWA Jota (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Hitotsubashi University)
    • Handout [PDF:2.0MB]