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.

Scheduled BBL Seminars

Time:12:15-13:15, unless otherwise stated

  • No events are scheduled at the present time.

Past BBL Seminars Reports and Summaries

  • June 28, 2019

    Disappointing Japanese Economic Growth and Word Economic Structural Changes

    • Speaker: MATSUMOTO Takashi (Chairman, Federation of National Public Service Personnel Mutual Aid Associations)
    • Moderator: INOUE Seiichiro (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director, Macroeconomic Affairs Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)


  • June 20, 2019

    Outline of the 2019 White Paper on Manufacturing Industries (Monodzukuri): Strategies for strengthening our manufacturing industries' competitiveness in the changing environment

    • Speaker: MIZUNO Masato (Director, Manufacturing Industries Policy Office, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: HASHIMOTO Yuki (Fellow, RIETI)


  • June 19, 2019

    APEC Energy Demand and Supply Outlook 7th Edition: Key trends for APEC and Japan through 2050

    • Speaker: IRIE Kazutomo (Managing Director, the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan/President, Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre (APERC))
    • Speaker: WATANABE Rin (Researcher, Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre)
    • Moderator: ISHII Hidehiko (Deputy Director, International Affairs Division, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, METI)


  • June 7, 2019

    OECD SME and Entrepreneurship Outlook: Strengthening SME productivity in the digital economy

  • May 31, 2019

    Administrative Reforms and Management Accounting in Public Sectors : Practices by regional bureau A

    • Speaker: OHNISHI Junya (Visiting Scholar in Policy Research Institute, MOF)
    • Speaker: TAKEMOTO Ryusuke (Management Consultant)
    • Moderator: NABESHIMA Manabu (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)


    *This BBL Seminar is NOT for Quotation.

  • May 30, 2019

    World and Regional Economic Outlook – Growth Slowdown, Precarious Recovery

    • Speaker: SUMI Chikahisa (Director, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, International Monetary Fund (IMF))
    • Moderator: OHTA Mineko (Director, Policy Planning and Research Office, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)


  • May 28, 2019

    The Future of Funding Programs for Startups: A comparative study of Western and Japanese programs

    • Speaker: KITA Yosuke (Senior Analyst, Economic Policy Dept. , Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting Co.,Ltd.)
    • Moderator: TAKATANI Shinya (Assistant Director, Technology and Innovation Division, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, METI)


  • May 23, 2019

    2019 White Paper on Small, Medium, and Micro-sized Enterprises in Japan: Towards the success of SMEs and micro businesses in the Reiwa era

    • Speaker: UNO Yuya (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Former Deputy Director, Research Office, Business Environment Department, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, METI)
    • Moderator: SEKIGUCHI Yoichi (RIETI Senior Fellow and Research Coordinator (Research))


  • May 20, 2019

    Potential of Kansai Economy and Issues for World Expo 2025 in Osaka-Kansai: A case study of corrective action for the current economic concentration in Tokyo

    • Speaker: MORI Kiyoshi (Director-General, Kansai Bureau of Economy Trade and Industry, METI)
    • Moderator: UENO Toru (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)


  • April 15, 2019

    Outlook for the Asian Economy and Roles of the Asian Development Bank

    • Speaker: NAKAO Takehiko (President, Asian Development Bank (ADB))
    • Moderator: MORIKAWA Masayuki (Vice President, RIETI)