RIETI Policy Symposium

Japan's Innovation System: Its Strengths and Weaknesses


  • Date: February 14, 2005, 9:30-18:00
  • Venue: Keidanren Kaikan, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku
  • Charge: ¥2,000 (an official receipt will be issued)
    (Student discount ¥1,000. Please present your student ID at the reception desk.)
  • Language: Japanese (Simultaneous interpretation in English is available during Session 3)
  • Host: Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)
  • Contact: RIETI Ms. Katagiri
    Tel: 03-3501-8398
  • Program

    KODAMA Toshihiro (Senior Fellow, RIETI)
    9:30-9:40 Opening Remarks:
    YOSHITOMI Masaru (President and CRO, RIETI)
    9:40-11:10 Session 1: "Linkages Among Science, Technology and Industrial Innovation"
    Session Chair
    GENBA Kiminori (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Management, Shibaura Institute of Technology / Associate Professor, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo)
    9:40-10:10 Presentation:
    TAMADA Schumpeter (Fellow, RIETI)
    10:10-10:40 Presentation:
    KODAMA Fumio (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Shibaura Institute of Technology/Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo)
    GOTO Akira (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo)
    11:10-11:30 Coffee Break
    11:30-13:00 Session 2: "Industrial Clusters and Research Development Networks: The Rise of New-type Small and Medium-sized Enterprises as Innovators"
    Session Chair
    HOSOYA Yuji (Director of Research, RIETI)
    11:30-11:50 Presentation:
    KODAMA Toshihiro (Senior Fellow, RIETI)
    11:50-12:10 Presentation:
    MOTOHASHI Kazuyuki (Faculty Fellow, RIETI /Associate Professor, Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology, The University of Tokyo)
    YAMASAKI Akira (Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Kyushu University)
    KATO Takeo (Advisor, Fuji Electric Holdings Co., Ltd.)
    13:00-14:10 Lunch Break
    14:10-15:40 Session 3: "Corporate Strategy in the Digital Home Appliance Industry: The Role of Software Platforms"
    Session Chair
    Session Chair: SANBONMATSU Susumu (Senior Fellow, RIETI)
    14:10-14:35 Presentation:
    Andrei HAGIU (Fellow, RIETI)
    MURAKAMI Keisuke (Deputy Director, Information Policy Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI)
    MATSUDA Hisakazu (Representative Director, Japan Consumer Marketing Research Institute)
    15:40-16:00 Coffee Break
    16:00-17:50 Session 4: "The Architecture of Product Systems and Coordination"
    Session Chair
    Session Chair: TAKIZAWA Hirokazu (Fellow, RIETI)
    16:00-16:25 Presentation:
    FUJIMOTO Takahiro (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo)
    16:25-16:50 Presentation:
    CHUMA Hiroyuki (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Institute of Innovation Research, Hitotsubashi University)
    OKUNO (FUJIWARA) Masahiro (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo)
    MAEDA Yasuhiro (Director, MONODZUKURI Policy Planning, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, METI)
    17:50-18:00 Closing Remarks:
    OKAMATSU Sozaburo (Chairman, RIETI)
    18:00-19:30 Reception
    * The agenda is subject to change.