RIETI Policy Symposium

The Japanese Economy and Policy Issues after COVID-19

Information

  • Time and Date: 13:00-17:00 (JST), Thursday, February 29, 2024
  • Language: Japanese
  • Admission: Free
  • Memo: Online (Live Stream)
  • Host: Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI)
  • Contact: Ms. TAKEKAWA, Conference Section, RIETI
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Program

13:00-13:05 Opening Remarks (Video Message)

URATA Shujiro (Chairman, RIETI / Professor Emeritus, Waseda University)

13:05-13:10 Special Remarks (Video Message)

SAITO Ken (State Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry)

13:10-13:25 Guest Presentation

YAMASHITA Ryuichi (Director-General, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI / Director-General for Energy, Environmental and Innovation Policy, METI)

13:25-14:55 Session 1: Innovation, Productivity and Industrial Policy

Moderator

MIZUNO Masato (Director of Research, RIETI)

Panelists (Order of Appearance)

"What is Needed to Raise Japan's Potential Growth Rate: Analysis using the JIP Database 2023"

FUKAO Kyoji (Program Director and Faculty Fellow, RIETI / University Professor, IER and Professor Emeritus, Hitotsubashi University / President, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization)

"Innovation"

NAGAOKA Sadao (Program Director and Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor Emeritus, Hitotsubashi University)

"The Role of the Large-scale Genome Cohort in Human Biology Study"

MATSUDA Fumihiko, Ph.D. (Professor and Director, Center for Genomic Medicine, Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine)

"Industrial Policy for the Future"

OHASHI Hiroshi (Program Director and Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Vice President, Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy and Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo)

Q&A

14:55-15:15 Coffee Break

15:15-17:00 Session 2: The Changing Japanese Economy and Policy Making

Moderator

MORIKAWA Masayuki (President, Chief Research Officer (CRO), RIETI)

Panelists (Order of Appearance)

"Policymaking Process Lessons from the COVID-19 Crisis"

KOBAYASHI Keiichiro (Program Director and Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University / Research Director, Canon Institute for Global Studies / Research Director, the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research)

"How Japanese Working Styles Changed under COVID-19: Evaluation and prospects"

TSURU Kotaro (Program Director and Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Graduate School of Business & Commerce, Keio University)

"International Trade and Investment"

TOMIURA Eiichi (Program Director and Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Faculty of Economics, Hitotsubashi University)

"Regional Industrial Policy after Covid-19"

HAMAGUCHI Nobuaki (Program Director and Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Research Institute for Economics and Business Administration (RIEB), Kobe University)

"Toward deeping EBPM"

KAWAGUCHI Daiji (Program Director and Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Graduate School of Economics and Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo)

Q&A

Concluding Remarks

MORIKAWA Masayuki (President, Chief Research Officer (CRO), RIETI)

*Agenda is subject to change