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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.919  October 24, 2014  
Speaker: Adrian EMCH (Partner, Hogan Lovells, Beijing)
Commentator: KAWASHIMA Fujio (Professor, Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University)
Moderator: TAMURA Akihiko (Senior Fellow, RIETI / Deputy Director-General for Rules and Regulations, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
"The Potential Impact of the Chinese Anti-monopoly Law and Practice on the Japanese Business and Government Communities"

No.920  October 31, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: NAKATA Daigo (Senior Fellow, RIETI)
Moderator: OGURO Kazumasa (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Associate Professor, Faculty of Economics, Hosei University)
"Reconsideration of Public Pension Reform: Problems to be solved"

New
No.921  November 7, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: UTAGAWA Takashi (Managing Director and Vice President, Fukui Prefectural University)
Moderator: YAMADA Hitoshi (Director, Innovation and Industry-University Collaboration Division, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau, METI)
"The Mission of Local Universities in Innovating Local Areas"

New
No.922  November 12, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: MAKINO Tomohiro (President and CEO, ORAGA HSC Inc.)
Moderator: UENO Toru (Director of International Coordination and Public Relations & Senior Fellow, RIETI)
"Urban Planning in Japan's Future: Rapidly growing issue of empty homes"

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Past BBL Reports and Summaries

No.918  October 15, 2014  
Speaker: John P. WALSH (Professor, School of Public Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology)
Commentator & Moderator: GOTO Akira (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies)
"The Acquisition and Commercialization of Invention in American Manufacturing: Incidence and impact"
Handout [PDF:569KB]
Comment [PDF:229KB]

No.917  October 9, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: YAMADA Takumo (Advocacy Manager, Oxfam Japan)
Commentator: USHIJIMA Keiichi (Principal Fellow, Ernst & Young Institute Co., Ltd.)
Moderator: TAMURA Akihiko (Senior Fellow, RIETI / Deputy Director-General for Rules and Regulations, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
"Breaking the Barriers: How multi-stakeholder dialogues can promote Japan's global leadership beyond 2015"

No.916  October 7, 2014  
Speaker: Didier HOUSSIN (Director, Sustainable Energy Policy and Technology, International Energy Agency (IEA))
Speaker: HATTORI Takashi (Head of Unit, Environment and Climate Change Energy Efficiency and Environment Division, Directorate of Sustainable Energy Policy and Technology, International Energy Agency (IEA))
Moderator: KIHARA Shinichi (Director, International Affairs Division, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy)
"Key Elements of an Energy Sector Transformation: Launch of IEA's new annual publication Energy, Climate Change and Environment: 2014 Insights"

No.915  October 2, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: GOJI Tomotaka (Managing Partner, Representative Director and President, The University of Tokyo Edge Capital Co., Ltd.(UTEC))
Moderator: YAMASHIRO Munehisa (Consulting Fellow, RIETI /Director-General, Japan Information Technology Engineers Examination Center, Information-Technology Promotion Agency)
"[Venture Series] Foundation of the University of Tokyo Edge Capital (UTEC) and Its Efforts over the Past Decade"

No.914  September 24, 2014  
Speaker: Bruce STOKES (Director, Global Economic Attitudes, Pew Research Center)
Moderator: SHIMIZU Mikiharu (Director, Policy Planning and Research Office, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
"Faith and Skepticism: Conflicting global views of trade and foreign investment"
Handout [PDF:1.6MB]
Summary

No.913  September 18, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: UCHIYAMA Takashi (Director for IP Exploitation Policy Planning Coordination, Policy Planning and Research Division, Policy Planning and Coordination Department, Japan Patent Office)
Commentator: GOTO Akira (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies)
Moderator: YAMAUCHI Isamu (Fellow, RIETI / Vice President, Institute of Innovation and Policy Research / Affiliated Fellow, National Institute of Science and Technology Policy)
"Recent Trends in Intellectual Property: From the Japan Patent Office Annual Report 2014 and the Report on Technological Trends in Patent Application"

No.912  September 12, 2014  10:00-11:30 (Registration desk and seminar room open at 9:45)
Speaker: Sheila A. SMITH (Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations (CFR))
Moderator: KURODA Junichiro (Director, Americas Division, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
"Developing an Alliance Agenda for an Era of Geostrategic Change"
NOT for quotation
Handout 1 [PDF:184KB]
Handout 2 [PDF:4.8MB]
Summary

No.911  September 4, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: FUJII Taiyo (Writer)
Moderator: YAMANE Kei (Former Vice Secretary-General, Intellectual Property Strategy Promotion Headquarters, Cabinet Secretariat)
"A World with eBooks"

No.910  August 29, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: KURODA Toru (Head of Science & Technology Research Laboratories / Deputy Director-General of Engineering, JAPAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Moderator: MIURA Takatoshi (Director, Information and Communication Electronics Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI)
"8K Televisions Opening the Door to the New Era"

No.909  August 28, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: KIRIYAMA Takeshi (General Manager, Economic & Industrial Research Department, Development Bank of Japan Inc.)
Moderator: MURAKAMI Keisuke (Director, Macro Economic Affairs Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)
"June 2014 Survey of Capital Investment Plans"

No.908  August 27, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: OHYAMA Kentaro (Chairman, IRIS GROUP)
Moderator: JIKE Katsumasa (Director, Housing Industry, Ceramics and Construction Materials Division, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, METI)
"Product Development from the Perspectives of Consumers"

No.907  August 6, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: AKIYOSHI Yosuke (President & CEO, LANCERS, INC.)
Speaker: YUDA Kenichiro (Manager, Pasona Tech, inc.)
Moderator: MATANO Toshimichi (Deputy Director, Public Relations Office, Minister's Secretariat, METI)
"[Venture Series] Examples of Crowdsourcing in Japan and Future Challenges"

No.906  July 31, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: MASUJIMA Minoru (Deputy Director-General for Economic Research, Cabinet Office)
Commentator & Moderator: KATAOKA Ryuichi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Counselor for the Budget Bureau, Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of Finance)
"Annual Report of the Japanese Economy and Public Finance 2014: Enhancing Growth Potential of the Japanese Economy"
NOT for quotation

No.905  July 25, 2014  
Speaker: Richard J. GILBERT (Emeritus Professor of Economics and Professor of the Graduate School, University of California, Berkeley)
Moderator: AOKI Reiko (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University)
"The Search For Reasonable in Patent Licensing"
NOT for quotation
Handout [PDF:1.0MB]

No.904  July 24, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: HIRATA Takeo (Special Advisor to the Cabinet / Director-General, Office for the Promotion of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games / Professor, Faculty of Sports Sciences, Waseda University)
Moderator: MORIKAWA Masayuki (Vice Chairman & Vice President, RIETI)
"The Promotion of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games"

No.903  July 18, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: HIRATSUKA Nobuyuki (Director, Tariff and Market Access Negotiations, Multilateral Trade System Department, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
Commentator & Moderator: MIYAJIMA Hideaki (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Faculty of Commerce, Waseda University / Director, Waseda Institute for Advanced Study)
"White Paper on Manufacturing Industries (Monodzukuri) 2014: Current status and future direction"

No.902  July 11, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: HAJI Koichi (Executive Research Fellow, NLI Research Institute / Visiting Professor, Graduate School of Decision Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
Moderator: KATAOKA Ryuichi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Counselor for the Budget Bureau, Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of Finance)
"The Japanese Economy after the Consumption Tax Hike: Issues concerning assets"

No.901  July 10, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: SHIMIZU Mikiharu (Director, Policy Planning and Research Office, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
Commentator: ITO Koji (Senior Fellow, RIETI)
Moderator: ITO Arata (Fellow, RIETI)
"White Paper on International Economy and Trade 2014"

No.900  July 2, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: TAMAKI Rintaro (Deputy Secretary-General and Chief Economist, OECD)
Moderator: FUJII Toshihiko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director, Trade Policy Division, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
"Shifting Gear: Policy challenges for the next 50 years"
Policy challenges for the next 50 years

No.899  July 1, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: KINOSHITA Nobuyuki (Executive Director, Bank of Japan)
Moderator: ODA Keiichiro (Senior Fellow & Research Coordinator (Research), RIETI)
"Future for the Payment and Settlement System in Japan"

No.898  June 27, 2014  
Speaker: Christopher K. JOHNSON (Senior Adviser and Freeman Chair in China Studies, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS))
Moderator: KURODA Junichiro (Director, Americas Division, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
"Decoding 'A New Style of Great Power Relations' in U.S.-China Ties: Implications for economics and security in East Asia"
Summary

No.897  June 25, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: HONDA Yuki (Professor, Graduate School of Education, the University of Tokyo)
Moderator: SAKAMOTO Riwa (Director, Economic and Social Policy Office, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)
"Factors and Outcomes of Gender Equality in Family and Workplace"

No.896  June 20, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: GOTO Osamu (Director-General for Energy and Environment Policy, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy)
Moderator: UENO Toru (Director of International Coordination and Public Relations & Senior Fellow, RIETI)
"Recent Energy Situation in Japan and Outline of the New Strategic Energy Plan"

No.895  June 19, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: SEKIYAMA Kazuhide (Director and Representative Executive Officer, Spiber Inc.)
Moderator: SHIOSE Takayuki (Deputy Director, Industrial Science and Technology Policy Division, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau, METI)
"[Venture Series] Creation of Innovation through University Ventures"
NOT for quotation

No.894  June 17, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: KUSHIDA Kenji E. (Takahashi Research Associate in Japanese Studies, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University)
Moderator: YOSHIDA Yasuhiko (Director of Research, RIETI)
"'Leading without Followers': The puzzle of Japan's 'Galapagos' ICT industry, a political economy explanation"

No.893  June 12, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: HATTA Shinji (Auditor, RIETI / Professor, Graduate School of Professional Accountancy, Aoyama Gakuin University)
Moderator: KAWAZU Tsukasa (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director General, Consumer Affairs Agency)
"New Trends of Internal Control at the Core of Governance Reform"

No.892  June 11, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: KADOYA Tetsuo (Former Toshiba General Manager of Washington Office)
Moderator: ISHII Hiroaki (Director General for Economic and Fiscal Management, Cabinet Office)
"Risk Management in the U.S. - My personal experiences coping with the sanctions by U.S. Congress"
NOT for quotation

No.891  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

No.890  June 2, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: TAKEUCHI Kei (Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo/ Professor Emeritus, Meiji Gakuin University/ Member of the Japan Academy)
Moderator: KONISHI Yoko (Senior Fellow, RIETI)
"Statistics for Evidence Based Policy"

No.889  May 30, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: MATSUMOTO Yasukane (CEO, Raksul, Inc)
Speaker: SAMATA Anri (General Partner, The Anri fund)
Moderator: ISHII Yoshiaki (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director, New Business Policy Office, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)
"[Venture Series] Ventures that Change the World"
NOT for quotation

No.888  May 29, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: HOSOYA Yuji (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Senior Analyst for Regional Policy, Regional Economic and Industrial Policy Group, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)
Commentator: INOUE Tatsuhiko (Professor, School of Commerce, Waseda University)
Moderator: KANEKO Minoru (Director of Administration, RIETI)
"Invitation to a Study on Global Niche-top Enterprises in Japan"
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No.887  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"
Summary (in English)

No.886  May 14, 2014   Japanese
Speaker: SODA Takeshi (Director, Research Office, Business Environment Department, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, METI)
Commentator: UESUGI Iichiro (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Associate Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University)
Moderator: SAITO Yukiko (Senior Fellow, RIETI)
"2014 White Paper on Small and Medium Enterprises in Japan"

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"
Summary

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