BBL Seminars FY2017

Scheduled FY2017

  • 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))


  • 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)


  • 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)


Past BBL Reports and Summaries

  • 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)


  • 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)


  • 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)


  • 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)


  • 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)


  • 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)


  • 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)


    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)


  • 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)


    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)