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

  • 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

Past BBL Seminars Reports and Summaries

  • 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 (Mr. Subacchi) [PDF:470KB]
  • 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)
    • Moderator: FUKUMOTO Takuya (Director, Industrial Finance Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

  • 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

    NOT for quotation

  • 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)

    Japanese

  • 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)

    Japanese

  • 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)
    • Handout [PDF:342KB]