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

  • July 30, 2020

    The Value of Data from Business Cards: Revealing the hidden sides of Japan

    • Speaker: JORAKU Satoru (Director, CISO, Head of DSOC, Sansan, Inc.)
    • Commentator: IZUMI Noriaki (Director, IT Innovation Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: KIDO Fuyuko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Project Researcher,Division of Management, Management of Innovation and Intrapreneurship (MII), Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo / Project Assistant Professor, Research Strategy Office, National Institute of Informatics (NII) / Specially Appointed Fellow, The Japan Center for Economics Research (JCER) / Guest Associate Professor, Waseda Research Institute for Science and Engineering)

    Japanese

  • July 28, 2020

    Small Business under the COVID-19 Crisis: Expected short- and medium-term effects of anti-contagion and economic policies

    • Speaker: KODAMA Naomi (Professor, Nihon University / Research Associate, RIETI)
    • Speaker: KAWAGUCHI Kohei (Assistant Professor in Economics at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • July 22, 2020

    Macroeconomic Prospects and Policy Coordination in Asia to Overcome the Challenge of COVID-19

    • Speaker: M. Ayhan KOSE (Director, Prospects Group, Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions, World Bank Group)
    • Commentator: KIMURA Fukunari (Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University / Chief Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) / Consulting Fellow, RIETI)
    • Moderator: ONODERA Osamu (Deputy Director General for Trade Policy, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Handout [PDF:238KB]
    • Comment [PDF:279KB]
    • Video (YouTube)
  • July 20, 2020

    The Role that LINE Plays in the COVID-19 Era

    • Speaker: EGUCHI Kiyotaka (Executive Officer, Public Policy and CSR, LINE Corporation)
    • Commentator: IZUMI Noriaki (Director, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: KIDO Fuyuko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Project Researcher,Division of Management, Management of Innovation and Intrapreneurship (MII), Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo / Project Assistant Professor, Research Strategy Office, National Institute of Informatics (NII) / Specially Appointed Fellow, The Japan Center for Economics Research (JCER) / Guest Associate Professor, Waseda Research Institute for Science and Engineering)

    Japanese

  • July 17, 2020

    "Working" in a World that is Changing Drastically with DX: What are you working for?

    • Speaker: TANAKA Kunihiro (Founder, CEO & President, SAKURA internet Inc.)
    • Commentator: MATSUMOTO Rie (Deputy Director, IT Innovation Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: KIDO Fuyuko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Project Researcher,Division of Management, Management of Innovation and Intrapreneurship (MII), Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo / Project Assistant Professor, Research Strategy Office, National Institute of Informatics (NII) / Specially Appointed Fellow, The Japan Center for Economics Research (JCER) / Guest Associate Professor, Waseda Research Institute for Science and Engineering)

    Japanese

  • July 16, 2020

    White Paper on International Economy and Trade 2020 -- The corona crisis and globalization: supply chains, human interaction, international cooperation and interdependence

    • Speaker: TASHIRO Takeshi (Director, Policy Planning and Research Office, Trade Policy Bureau, METI / Consulting Fellow, RIETI)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • July 10, 2020

    Management in the Software Engineering Age

    • Speaker: MATSUMOTO Yuki (CTO, DMM.com / Director, CTO Association)
    • Commentator: KIDO Fuyuko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Project Researcher,Division of Management, Management of Innovation and Intrapreneurship (MII), Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo / Project Assistant Professor, Research Strategy Office, National Institute of Informatics (NII) / Specially Appointed Fellow, The Japan Center for Economics Research (JCER) / Guest Associate Professor, Waseda Research Institute for Science and Engineering)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • July 3, 2020

    Energy, Climate Change and Gender After COVID-19

    • Speaker: TANAKA Nobuo (CEO, Tanaka Global, Inc. / Former Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA))
    • Commentator: HIRAI Hirohide (Deputy Commissioner, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, METI)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • June 29, 2020

    The Deception of the Third Party Committee

    • Speaker: HATTA Shinji (Auditor, RIETI / Professor Emeritus, Ph.D., Aoyama Gakuin University / Professor of Accounting, OHARA Graduate School of Accounting)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • June 25, 2020

    Next-generation Human Resource Development -- The development of truly global HR leaders

    • Speaker: GENDA Yasuyuki (VP, HR Division, SoftBank corp., VP, Head of the secretariat, Masason foundation., HR Advisor, DEEPCORE corp.)
    • Commentator: KIDO Fuyuko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Project Researcher,Division of Management, Management of Innovation and Intrapreneurship (MII), Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo / Project Assistant Professor, Research Strategy Office, National Institute of Informatics (NII) / Specially Appointed Fellow, The Japan Center for Economics Research (JCER) / Guest Associate Professor, Waseda Research Institute for Science and Engineering)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI)

    Japanese

    *This BBL Seminar is NOT for Quotation.