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.

Past BBL Seminars Reports and Summaries

  • April 20, 2021

    Revitalising Multilateralism: Pragmatic Ideas for the New WTO Director-General

    • Speaker: Richard BALDWIN (Professor of International Economics, Graduate Institute, Geneva)
    • Speaker: Simon J. EVENETT (Professor of International Trade and Economic Development and MBA Director, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland)
    • Commentator: URATA Shujiro (Faculty Fellow RIETI / Senior Adviser, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia / Professor Emeritus, Waseda University)
    • Moderator: WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)
  • April 15, 2021

    [Global Intelligence Series] The Bureaucrats I Excommunicated

    • Speaker: OSHIMA Haruyuki (Economics Journalist / Former Executive Commentator for NHK-TV)
    • Moderator: WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • April 14, 2021

    [Global Intelligence Series] Recycling-Based Society: Advanced Integration through Open Innovation

    • Speaker: MIYAZAKI Hiroshi (CEO, JFR Co., Ltd.)
    • Moderator: WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • April 7, 2021

    [Global Intelligence Series] Mongolia Long-term Vision 2050 and Expectations for Japan, spoken by Former Chairman of National Development Agency of Mongolia

    • Speaker: BAYARSAIKHAN Banzragch, Ph.D (Former Chairman of National Development Agency of Mongolia / Counsellor, Head of Economy and Trade division, Embassy of Mongolia to Japan)
    • Commentator: ONODERA Osamu (Deputy Director General for Trade Policy, Trade Policy Bureau, METI / Consulting Fellow, RIETI)
    • Moderator: ANDO Haruhiko (Vice Chairman, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • March 24, 2021

    [Global Intelligence Series] China's Medium- and Long-Term Economic Outlook: Aiming for both Fairness and Efficiency

    • Speaker: MENG Jianjun (Visiting Fellow, RIETI / Senior Fellow, CIDEG, Tsinghua University)
    • Commentator: C. H. KWAN (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Senior Fellow, Nomura Institute of Capital Markets Research)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI / Special Advisor to the Minister, METI)

    Japanese

    *This BBL Seminar is NOT for Quotation.

  • March 16, 2021

    The Purpose of the Corporation and Its Implication for Law and Business in Japan

  • February 24, 2021

    [Global Intelligence Series] Understanding the Turbulent Situation in the Middle East: Turkey's strategy and approach as a clue

    • Speaker: IMAI Kohei (Researcher, Institute of Developing Economies)
    • Commentator: TAMURA Ryohei (Director, Middle East and Africa Division, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • February 19, 2021

    [Global Intelligence Series] Evaluation of China's Innovation Power: Seen in patent macro data

    • Speaker: SASAKI Nobuo (President, Patent Strategy Design Institute Co., Ltd.)
    • Commentator: NISHIGAKI Atsuko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director-General, Trademark and Customer Relations Department, Japan Patent Office, METI)
    • Moderator: WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • February 18, 2021

    [Global Intelligence Series] Policy Trends Related to the Application of Mobile Payments in China - From restaurant DX to SME credit ratings

    • Speaker: OKAWA Tatsuo (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)
    • Commentator: NISHIMURA Yusaku (Professor, University of International Business and Economics)
    • Moderator: WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • February 12, 2021

    [Global Intelligence Series] SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and VSS (Voluntary Sustainability Standards)

    • Speaker: NAKAGAWA Junji (Consulting Fellow, RIETI/ Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Chuo Gakuin University / Director, Research Institute of Social System, Chuo Gakuin University)
    • Commentator: TAMURA Akihiko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director-General for Trade Policy, METI)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI / Special Advisor to the Minister, METI)

    Japanese