BBL Seminars FY2017

Scheduled FY2017

  • November 22, 2017

    When Can the Primary Balance Surplus be Achieved? : Dissecting the economic and fiscal projections for medium to long term analysis

    • Speaker: DOI Takero (Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University)
    • Moderator: ITO Arata (Fellow, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • December 5, 2017

    World Economic Outlook, October 2017: Seeking Sustainable Growth: Short-Term Recovery, Long-Term Challenge

    • Speaker: SUMI Chikahisa (Director, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, The International Monetary Fund (IMF))
    • Moderator: YADA Haruyuki (Director, Policy Planning and Research Office, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

    This BBL Seminar is NOT for Quotation.

  • December 6, 2017

    Individualizing an Industry: Development of an ultra-small device factory "Minimal Fab"

    • Speaker: HARA Shiro (Principal Research Scientist, Nanoelectronics Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST))
    • Moderator: HASEGAWA Hiroshi (Deputy Director, Industrial Machinery Division, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

Past BBL Reports and Summaries

  • November 16, 2017

    Realizing a Society where High-precision Satellite Positioning Data is Used via the Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) and the Prospects for New Ventures in Space

    • Speaker: SAMBOMMATSU Susumu (Chief Researcher, Strategy Planning Department, Center for Strategic Management & Innovation, Nomura Research Institute, Ltd.)
    • Commentator & Moderator: TSURUDA Masanori (Director, Space Industry Office, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

  • October 4, 2017

    Economic Developments and Monetary Policy: Will we ever get out of low interest rates?

    • Speaker: MOMMA Kazuo (Executive Economist, Mizuho Research Institute Ltd.)
    • Moderator: TASHIRO Takeshi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Deputy Director, Macro Economic Affairs Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

  • October 3, 2017

    Germany after the General Elections—Political and Economic Directions

    • Speaker: Wolfgang TIEFENSEE (Thuringian Minister of Economy, Science and the Digital Society)
    • Speaker: Hans Carl VON WERTHERN (Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Japan)
    • Moderator: MINAMI Ryo (Director, Europe Division, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese/German (with simultaneous interpretation)

  • September 15, 2017

    Asian Economic Outlook and Roles of ADB

    • Speaker: NAKAO Takehiko (President and Chairperson, Board of Directors, Asian Development Bank (ADB))
    • Moderator: MORIKAWA Masayuki (Vice President, RIETI)

    Japanese

    NOT for quotation

  • September 1, 2017

    Annual Report on the Japanese Economy and Public Finance 2017

    • Speaker: IBARAGI Hideyuki (Director for Macroeconomic Analysis, Cabinet Office)
    • Moderator: INOUE Seiichiro (Consulting Feldlow, RIETI / Director, Macro Economic Affairs Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

    NOT for quotation

  • August 30, 2017

    Brexit: Recent Developments—The EEA Option

    • Speaker: Carl BAUDENBACHER (President, Court of Justice of the European Free Trade Association States (EFTA Court))
    • Moderator: KOMETANI Kazumochi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / General Counsel for International Legal Affairs, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Handout [PDF:423KB]
  • July 27, 2017

    Servitization of Consumer Products to Generate Co-creation Value in Use Based on IoT

    • Speaker: MOCHIMARU Masaaki (Director, Human Informatics Research Institute, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST))
    • Moderator: KONO Takashi (Deputy Director, Information Economy Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

  • July 14, 2017

    Policy Uncertainty in Japan

    • Speaker: ITO Arata (Fellow, RIETI)
    • Speaker: MIAKE Naoko (Economist, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, International Monetary Fund (IMF))
    • Moderator: OIKAWA Keita (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Deputy Director, Insurance Business Division, Supervisory Bureau, Financial Services Agency)

    Japanese

  • July 13, 2017

    Mechanism of Organizational Decline in Japanese Companies and Cultural Influence

    • Speaker: OGI Takehiko (President, Japan Human Resources Co.,Ltd.)
    • Moderator: MATANO Toshimichi (Deputy Director, Industrial Revitalization Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

  • July 12, 2017

    Dialogue on the Crucial Role of Education for Individual and Societal Prosperity

    • Speaker: KUMAHIRA Mika (Founder of Future Education Consortium)
    • Moderator: KASUTANI Toshihide (Director-General, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

  • July 7, 2017

    Outline of White Paper on International Economy and Trade 2017: How can we promote free trade in a sustainable way?

    • Speaker: ISHIKAWA Yasushi (Director, Policy Planning and Research Office, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: SAITO Yukiko (Senior Fellow, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • July 6, 2017

    The Science of Japanese Personnel Management—How We Should Use Data to Identify Causal Relationships.

    • Speaker: OWAN Hideo (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Institute of Social Science, the University of Tokyo)
    • Moderator: ODAKI Kazuhiko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Professor, College of Economics, Nihon University)

    Japanese

  • June 29, 2017

    Social Security System, Consumption or Investment

    • Speaker: MATSUMOTO Takashi (Senior Advisor, Dai-Ichi-Life Research Institute Inc.)
    • Moderator: HAYASHI Shigeru (Director of International Coordination and Public Relations, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • June 22, 2017

    Outline of the White Paper on Manufacturing Industries (Monodzukuri)

    • Speaker: TOKUMASU Shinji (Director, Manufacturing Industries Policy Office, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: IKARI Hiroshi (RIETI Senior Fellow / Research Coordinator (Research))

    Japanese

  • June 16, 2017

    Economics of Inequality among Children: Those who can and cannot afford cram school and extracurricular activities

    • Speaker: TACHIBANAKI Toshiaki (Visiting Professor, Kyoto Women's University)
    • Moderator: ISOZUMI Koji (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Deputy Director, Economic Policy Unit, Minister's Secretariat, METI)

    Japanese

  • June 8, 2017

    Technological Innovation Including IoT and AI and Globalizing E-Commerce: Challenges and their future course

    • Speaker: SHIBANO Tomoo (Partner, TMI Associates / Adjunct Teacher, Keio University Law School)
    • Moderator: NISHIKAWA Kazumi (Director, Trade Policy Planning Office, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

  • June 2, 2017

    Report of Future Strategic Project by Vice-Minister and Young Officials

    • Speaker: UEDA Keiichiro (Deputy Director, Personnel Division, Minister's Secretariat, METI)
    • Speaker: SUGA Chizuru (Deputy Director, Industrial Finance Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Speaker: MIYASHITA Seiichi (Deputy Director, Trade Policy Planning Office, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Commentator & Moderator: MORIKAWA Masayuki (Vice Chairman & Vice President, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • May 25, 2017

    Tax Issues on Sharing Economy

    • Speaker: MORINOBU Shigeki (Professor, Chuo Law School)
    • Moderator: RYUZAKI Takatsugu (Director, Corporate Affairs Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

  • May 24, 2017

    2017 White Paper on Small and Medium Enterprises in Japan and 2017 White Paper on Small Enterprises in Japan

    • Speaker: INA Tomoko (Director, Research Office, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, METI)
    • Moderator: IKEUCHI Kenta (Fellow, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • May 19, 2017

    Global Energy Markets and the Trump Administration

    • Speaker: TAKAI Hiroyuki (Executive Officer, Sumitomo Corporation / President and CEO, Sumitomo Corporation Global Research Co. Ltd.)
    • Moderator: FUJI Kazuhiko (Senior Fellow, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • May 17, 2017

    Energy Markets: What to do when forecasting is useless

    • Speaker: Robert S. PINDYCK (Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Professor of Economics and Finance, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
    • Moderator: KOBAYASHI Keiichiro (Program Director & Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University / Research Director, Canon Institute for Global Studies)
    • Handout (Prof. Pindyck) [PDF:786KB]
  • May 16, 2017

    World Economic Outlook – Gaining Momentum?

    • Speaker: KASHIWASE Kenichiro (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Senior 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

  • May 12, 2017

    World's Great Excess of Supply

    • Speaker: NAKAJIMA Atsushi (Chairman, RIETI)
    • Moderator: NOHARA Satoshi (Director, Economic and Industrial Policy Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI / Consulting Fellow, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • April 27, 2017

    A Mechanism Causing a Series of Earthquakes in Kumamoto and Elsewhere in Japan: What is thermal energy transmigration theory?

    • Speaker: TSUNODA Fumio (Emeritus Professor, Saitama University)
    • Moderator: FUJI Kazuhiko (Senior Fellow, RIETI)

    Japanese

    NOT for quotation

  • April 6, 2017

    Causal Inference in Economics

    • Speaker: NAKAMURO Makiko (Associate Professor, Faculty of Policy Management & Graduate School of Media and Governance, Keio University)
    • Moderator: SUDO Osamu (Director, Budget and Accounts Division & Director, Policy Evaluation and Public Relations Division, Minister's Secretariat, METI)

    Japanese