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

  • September 16, 2021

    Evolution Thinking and Innovation Strategy

    • Speaker: TACHIKAWA Eisuke (NOSIGNER Representative / Evolution Thinker / Design strategist / JIDA Board chair / Keio University SDM Associate Professor / The committee member to create a basic policy for the Japan pavilion at the 2025 World Expo in Osaka)
    • Commentator: NISHIGAKI Atsuko (Senior Fellow, RIETI)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI / Special Advisor to the Minister, METI)

    Japanese

  • September 10, 2021

    DX Thinking

    • Speaker: NISHIYAMA Keita (Visiting Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo / Former Director-General, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Speaker: IKEDA Yoko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Deputy Director, Secretariat of the Headquarters for Digital Market Competition, Cabinet Secretariat, Japanese Government)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI / Special Advisor to the Minister, METI)

    Japanese

  • September 9, 2021

    Global Intelligence Series

    China-US Relations and Implications for Japan and Taiwan

    • Speaker: KANEHARA Nobukatsu (Professor, Doshisha University / Former Deputy Secretary General of National Security Secretariat and Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan)
    • Moderator: WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • September 8, 2021

    Food-Tech: Putting Japan's advantages in food culture to work

    • Speaker: NAKADATE Naoto (Deputy Director, Nuclear Energy Policy Planning Division, Electricity and Gas Industry Department, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy)
    • Speaker: IDO Moeha (Deputy Director, New Business and Food Industry Policy Division, New Business and Food Industry Department, Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI / Special Advisor to the Minister, METI)
  • September 6, 2021

    Global Intelligence Series

    Economic Security Policy as Growth Strategy and Recent Developments in Trade Rules

  • September 1, 2021

    Global Intelligence Series

    Emerging Economies Going Digital: Japan's Potential as a Co-Creation Partner

    • Speaker: ITO Asei (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Associate Professor, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo)
    • Commentator: FUJISAWA Hideaki (Director, Policy Planning and Coordination Division, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Commentator: KAWAI Mai (Deputy Director, Southwest Asia Office, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: WATANBAE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • July 15, 2021

    Energy White Paper 2021

    • Speaker: HASEGAWA Hiroshi (Director, Research and Public Relations Office, Policy Planning and Coordination Division, Commissioner's Secretariat, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, METI)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI / Special Advisor to the Minister, METI)
  • July 8, 2021

    DX Series

    Blockchain Now: Applications of blockchain in digital ownership and data management

    • Introduction: YANO Makoto (Chairman, RIETI)
    • Speaker: Chris DAI (CEO, RECIKA)
    • Commentator: MURAMATSU Yoshiyuki (Deputy Director, Digital Economy Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI / Special Advisor to the Minister, METI)
  • July 1, 2021

    How will East Asia's Digital Transformation Change the Global Value Chain?

  • June 22, 2021

    The 2021 White Paper on Manufacturing Industries (Monodzukuri): The new normal of manufacturing industries - resilience, green and digital

    • Speaker: YANO Tsuyoshi (Director, Manufacturing Industries Policy Office, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, METI)
    • Commentator: HASHIMOTO Yuki (Fellow (Policy Economist), RIETI)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI / Special Advisor to the Minister, METI)