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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)

No.951  May 28, 2015   Japanese
Speaker: MIZUNO Masato (Director, Research Office, Business Environment Department, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, METI)
Speaker: SAKURAMACHI Michio (Director, Small Enterprise Division, Business Support Department, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, METI)
Moderator: UENO Toru (Director of International Coordination and Public Relations & Senior Fellow, RIETI)
"2015 White Paper on Small and Medium Enterprises in Japan and 2015 White Paper on Small Enterprises in Japan"

No.952  June 3, 2015   Japanese
Speaker: MATSUO Yutaka (Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo)
Moderator: MATSUDA Naoko (Felllow (Adjunct), RIETI / Project Assistant Professor, Todai Policy Alternative Research Institute, The University of Tokyo)
"Future of Artificial Intelligence --Beyond deep learning"

No.953  June 29, 2015  
Speaker: Richard E. BALDWIN (Professor of International Economics, The Graduate Institute, Geneva / Director, CEPR)
Moderator: WAKASUGI Ryuhei (Senior Research Adviser, Program Director and Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University / Professor, Graduate School of International Studies and Regional Development, University of Niigata Prefecture)
"Servicification of Manufacturing: Facts and reflections on policy implications"

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Past BBL Reports and Summaries

No.950  May 21, 2015   Japanese
Speaker: KINOSHITA Yuko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Deputy Head of Office, IMF's Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (OAP))
Moderator: INOUE Seiichiro (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director, Macro Economic Affairs Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)
"Global Economy and Financial Markets: Outlook and Policy Challenges"
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No.949  April 23, 2015   Japanese
Speaker: KIGAWA Makoto (Representative Director and Chairman, YAMATO HOLDINGS CO., LTD.)
Moderator: NOMURA Eigo (Director, Distribution and Logistics Policy Division, Commerce, Distribution and Industrial Safety Policy Group, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI)
"Yamato Group's Management of Creating Satisfaction"

No.948  April 22, 2015   Japanese
Speaker: DOI Takero (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University)
Moderator: NII Yasuhito (Director, Corporate Affairs Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)
"Persuasive Logic for a Corporate Tax Cut"

No.947  April 16, 2015  
Speaker: Randall S. JONES (Head of Japan/Korea Desk, Economics Department, OECD)
Moderator: OGAWA Kaname (Special Assistant to Director-General, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)
"OECD Economic Survey of Japan 2015: Structural reforms to boost growth"
Handout [PDF:1.1MB]
OECD Economic Surveys JAPAN 2015 Overview

No.946  April 10, 2015   Japanese
Speaker: MITARAI Tamako (Chief Executive Officer, Kesennuma Knitting Co., Ltd.)
Moderator: MATSUMOTO Rie (Deputy Director, Budget and Accounts Division, Minister's Secretariat, METI)
"[Venture Series] Can Social Entrepreneurs Create New Local Industries? --My experience at McKinsey & Company, Bhutan, and Kesennuma Knitting--"
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No.945  April 8, 2015   Japanese
Speaker: MATSUMOTO Takashi (Senior Advisor, Dai-Ichi-Life Research Institute Inc.)
Moderator: GOTO Yasuo (Senior Fellow, RIETI)
"Abenomics and the Risk-sensitive Economy"

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