The Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry organizes policy symposiums and seminars as a means of activating policy debate by releasing the findings of each research project and eliciting public opinions to foster the most interesting discussion. RIETI researchers make presentations on their respective research projects while inviting experts in the relevant fields - policymakers, practitioners, scholars, and journalists - to participate in active debate and further refine research results. Summaries and handouts of the past symposiums and seminars are available.


RIETI organizes various workshops and seminars inviting the participation of experts and policymakers from Japan and overseas as a means of improving the quality of our research. These workshops and seminars are closed to the public.

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.