BBL Seminars FY2016

Past BBL Reports and Summaries

  • March 31, 2017

    Evidence Based Medicine Visited

    • Speaker: SEKIZAWA Yoichi (Senior Fellow & Research Coordinator (Policy History), RIETI)
    • Commentator: KIMURA Moriyo (Director, SO-YOU Research Institute of Medicine)
    • Moderator: KONISHI Yoko (Senior Fellow, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • March 23, 2017

    Rethinking Global Financial Regulatory Reform

    • Speaker: MIYAUCHI Atsushi (Advisor, Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. / Mizuho-DL Financial Technology Co., Ltd.)
    • Moderator: GOTO Yasuo (Senior Fellow, RIETI)

    Japanese

    NOT for quotation

  • March 15, 2017

    Prospects of the Chinese Economy under the New International Situation

    • Speaker: MENG Jianjun (Visiting Fellow, RIETI / Senior Fellow, Center for Industry Development and Environment Governance (CIDEG), Tsinghua University)
    • Commentator: C. H. KWAN (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Senior Fellow, Nomura Institute of Capital Markets Research)

    Japanese

    NOT for quotation

  • March 8, 2017

    Problem-solving Innovation Using AI and Data: "Kids Design" as an example

    • Speaker: NISHIDA Yoshifumi (Prime Senior Researcher, The Artificial Intelligence Research Center, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST))
    • Moderator: IKEUCHI Kenta (Fellow, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • February 23, 2017

    Gender Inequality in the Workplace

    • Speaker: YAMAGUCHI Kazuo (Visiting Fellow, RIETI / Ralph Lewis Professor of Sociology, the University of Chicago)
    • Commentator: KOMURO Yoshie (President and CEO, Work Life Balance Co., Ltd.)
    • Moderator: SEKI Mari (Deputy Director, Economic and Social Policy Office, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

  • February 2, 2017

    Putin's Russia and Japan-Russia Relations

    • Speaker: SHIMOTOMAI Nobuo (Professor, School of Politics, Hosei University)
    • Moderator: FUJI Kazuhiko (Senior Fellow, RIETI / Senior Research Fellow, Institute for International Policy Studies (IIPS))

    Japanese

  • January 18, 2017

    Making a Paradigm Shift in Life Science: All-purpose humanoid robot Mahoro brings innovation to bio research

    • Speaker: TAKAGI Eiji (CEO, Robotic Biology Institute Inc.)
    • Moderator: NISHIMURA Hidetaka (Director, Bio-Industry Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

    NOT for quotation

  • January 17, 2017

    The Trump Administration and U.S.-Japan Relations

    • Speaker: Glen S. FUKUSHIMA (Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress)
    • Moderator: KOMIYAMA Yasuji (Director, Americas Division, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

    NOT for quotation

  • January 11, 2017

    Japan's Long-term Care Insurance after 15 Years: Shall we return to the welfare program system or keep pursuing market mechanisms?

    • Speaker: SUZUKI Wataru (Professor, Faculty of Economics, Gakushuin University)
    • Moderator: YIN Ting (Fellow, RIETI / Part-time Lecturer, Faculty of Economics, Meiji Gakuin University / Visiting Researcher, Institute of Social and Economic Research, Osaka University)

    Japanese

  • 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

  • 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 (Dr. 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

    • 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)
    • Handout 1 (Mr. Watanabe) [PDF:2.0MB]
    • Handout 2 (Mr. Cervantes) [PDF:1.1MB]
    • Handout 3 (Dr. Karlsson) [PDF:1.0MB]

    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]
  • 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)

    Japanese

  • 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)

    Japanese

  • 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)

    Japanese

    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]
  • July 15, 2016

    How to Assess the Recession Probability of the Global Economy: What should be Japan's contingency plan?

    • Speaker: KANNO Masaaki (Chief Japan Economist, JPMorgan Securities Japan Co., Ltd.)
    • Moderator: INOUE Seiichiro (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director, Macro Economic Affairs Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

  • July 14, 2016

    What is Denmark's Future Design Thinking for Solving Social Challenges?

    • Speaker: OMOTO Aya (Laere Inc. Co-founder / Creative Process Designer)
    • Commentator: UCHIDA Yuki (Director/Managing Director, Re:public, Inc.)
    • Moderator: NISHIGAKI Atsuko (Director, Creative Industries Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

  • July 13, 2016

    E15 Initiative Report Launch

    • Speaker: Ricardo MELENDEZ-ORTIZ (The International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD))
    • Speaker: Sean DOHERTY (Head of International Trade & Investment, World Economic Forum (WEF))
    • Speaker: Jonathan FRIED (Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Canada to the World Trade Organization (WTO))
    • Commentator: TAMURA Akihiko (Former Senior Fellow, RIETI)
    • Moderator: NAKATOMI Michitaka (Special Advisor to JETRO / Consulting Fellow, RIETI)
    • Executive Summary, Synthesis Report and Full Report

    (*Co-hosted with WEF, ICTSD and JETRO)

  • July 8, 2016

    FinTech in Japan — What's going on in the field?

    • Speaker: YAMAGUCHI Toru (Executive Professional Director, Consulting Management Center, Financial System Solutions Bureau, NS Solutions Corporation)
    • Commentator: IWAMOTO Koichi (Senior Fellow, RIETI)
    • Moderator: FUKUMOTO Takuya (Director, Industrial Finance Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

  • July 7, 2016

    Evidence and Issue of Extension of Healthy Life Expectancy

    • Speaker: SHIMADA Hiroyuki (Department Head, Department of Preventive Gerontology, Center for Gerontology and Social Science, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology (NCGG))
    • Moderator: ESAKI Yoshihide (Director, Healthcare Industries Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

  • June 29, 2016

    Key Points of White Paper on International Economy and Trade 2016

    • Speaker: TANIZAWA Atsushi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI /Deputy Director, Americas Division and Former Deputy Director, Policy Planning and Research Office, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: SAITO Yukiko (Senior Fellow, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • June 24, 2016

    Outcome of COP21 and Japan's energy and climate policy challenges

    • Speaker: ARIMA Jun (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo)
    • Moderator: NASUNO Futoshi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI /Director, Environmental Policy Division, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

  • June 23, 2016

    Perfecting China, Inc.: China's Unambitious 13th Five-Year Plan

    • Speaker: Scott KENNEDY (Deputy Director, Freeman Chair in China Studies, and Director, Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS))
    • Moderator: TAKAGI Seiji (Director-General for International Affairs, Global ICT Strategy Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications)
  • June 22, 2016

    Future Direction of Japan's Manufacturing Industry in the IoT Era

    • Speaker: SHODA Satoshi (Former Director, Manufacturing Industries Policy Office, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: IWAMOTO Koichi (Senior Fellow, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • June 21, 2016

    Current Status and Issues of "Double Cares" — Child-rearing with elderly care

    • Speaker: ITO Seiichi (Former Director, Research Division, Gender Equality Bureau, Cabinet Office)
    • Speaker: NOZAKI Yuko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Counsellor for Gender Equality Analysis, Research Division, Gender Equality Bureau, Cabinet Office)
    • Commentator: UNAYAMA Takashi (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Associate Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University)
    • Moderator: FUJISAWA Hideaki (Director, Economic and Social Policy Office, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

  • June 17, 2016

    Artificial Empathy: A key for future symbiotic society with AI and robots

    • Speaker: ASADA Minoru (Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University)
    • Moderator: CHUMA Hiroyuki (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Faculty of Social Innovation, Seijo University)

    Japanese

  • June 8, 2016

    Three Years of the Xi Jinping Administration and Japan-China Relations

    • Speaker: NAKAZAWA Katsuji (Senior Staff Writer, Nikkei Inc.)
    • Moderator: TAMURA Akihiko (Senior Fellow & Director of Administration, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • May 30, 2016

    Modularity in New Market Formation

    • Speaker: Ronald Allen SANCHEZ (Professor of Management, Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics, Copenhagen Business School)
    • Commentator: SHIBATA Tomoatsu (Professor, Graduate School of Economics and Management / Faculty of Economics, Tohoku University)
    • Moderator: HASEGAWA Hiroshi (Deputy Director for cross-sectoral policy coordination, Manufacturing Industries Policy Division, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, METI)
    • Handout 1 [PDF:1.6MB]
    • Handout 2 [PDF:3.1MB]
    • Handout 3 [PDF:3.9MB]
    • Comment [PDF:439KB]
  • May 25, 2016

    2016 White Paper on Small and Medium Enterprises in Japan and 2016 White Paper on Small Enterprises in Japan

    • Speaker: INA Tomoko (Director, Research Office, Business Environment Department, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, METI)
    • Speaker: NAMURA Kimihide (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)

    Japanese

  • May 24, 2016

    Law and Economics on Market Quality

    • Speaker: YANO Makoto (President and Chief Research Officer(CRO), RIETI / Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University)
    • Moderator: NAKAHARA Hirohiko (Counsellor, Cabinet Secretariat)
  • May 20, 2016

    World Economic Outlook-Too Slow for Too Long

    • 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

  • May 17, 2016

    The Movement towards Energy Autonomy in Germany and its Energy Strategy

    • Speaker: MURAKAMI Atsushi (Journalist / Representative Director, Club Vauban Association)
    • Moderator: YOSHIKAWA Tetsushi (Director, Policy Planning Division, Energy Conservation and Renewable Energy Department, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy)

    Japanese

  • May 11, 2016

    Toward a Service-oriented Country: Opening a new frontier of the mature economy

    • Speaker: MORIKAWA Masayuki (Vice Chairman & Vice President, RIETI)
    • Commentator: SAITO Toshikazu (Representative Director and Chairman, Renaissance Inc.)
    • Moderator: SASAKI Keisuke (Director, Service Affairs Policy Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

  • May 10, 2016

    How the Syrian Conflict may End?—A new Westphalian order in the Middle East?

    • Speaker: MATSUMOTO Futoshi (Charge d'Affaires, Embassy of Japan in Syria)
    • Moderator: IKEYAMA Shigetoshi (Director, Middle East and Africa Division, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

  • April 27, 2016

    Introduction to International Financial Regulatory Standards

    • Speaker: KAWAI Yoshihiro (Secretary General, International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) / Member, Financial Stability Board)
    • Moderator: KUROSAWA Toshitake (Deputy Director-General, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

  • April 26, 2016

    The Future Vision of Long Term Care Services: The report by "The Study Group on the Provision of Long Term Care Services in Response to Future Long Term Care Demand

    • Speaker: KATO Hisakazu (Professor, School of Political Science and Economics, Meiji University)
    • Moderator: HASHIMOTO Shingo (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director, Industrial Structure Policy Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

  • April 15, 2016

    "Wither the WTO?" 2.0

    • Speaker: MATANO Motosada (Director, International Trade Division, Economic Affairs Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)
    • Commentator: KAWASE Tsuyoshi (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Faculty of Law, Sophia University)
    • Moderator: TAMURA Akihiko (Senior Fellow, RIETI / Deputy Director-General for Rules and Regulations, METI)

    Japanese

  • April 14, 2016

    Laws and Regulations Designed to Promote Growth: On the occasion of publication of "Rules for Growth" (Japanese translation)

    • Speaker: NAKAHARA Hirohiko (Counsellor, Cabinet Secretariat)
    • Speaker: SUZUKI Atsuto (Executive Director, Research Department, Deposit Insurance Corporation of Japan)
    • Moderator: INOUE Hiroo (Director, Industrial Revitalization Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese