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 14, 2022

    The Future of Japan and Singapore

  • September 8, 2022

    DX Series

    The Potential of the Metaverse and Web3

    • Speaker: AKANUMA Jun (Senior Manager, XR Innovation Office, NTT DOCOMO, Inc)
    • Commentator: OKUMURA Kotaro (Deputy Director, IT Innovation Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: KIDO Fuyuko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Project Researcher, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo / Project Assistant Professor, Research Strategy Office, National Institute of Informatics (NII) / Specially Appointed Fellow, Japan Center for Economic Research (JCER) / Visiting Researcher, The Research Institute for Innovation Management, Hosei University)

    Japanese

  • July 29, 2022

    Nagasaki Saves the World

    • Speaker: MIKAMI Kenji (Policy Director-General for Digital Strategy, Industry & Labor Department / Policy Director-General for New Industry Promotion, Policy Planning Department, Nagasaki Prefectural Government)
    • Speaker: MORITA Kouichi (Director, Dejima Infectious Diseases Research Alliance, Nagasaki University)
    • Speaker: SOYANO Kiyoshi (Professor / Director of Organization for Marine Science and Technology (OMST) (Doctor of Philosophy in Fisheries Science), Organization for Marine Science and Technology (OMST) / Institute for East China Sea Research, Nagasaki University)
    • Speaker: NOGUCHI Ichitaro (Mayor, Goto City, Nagasaki Prefecture)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI / Special Advisor to the Minister, METI)

    Japanese

  • July 27, 2022

    Growth and Capitalism in the Era of Climate Change

  • July 21, 2022

    The Sword and the Shield: The economics of targeted sanctions

  • July 20, 2022

    [RIETI-SME Support, JAPAN Webinar]Listening to SMEs During the COVID Crisis: Utilizing the SME business survey

    • Speaker: KONISHI Yoko (Senior Fellow, RIETI / Researcher, SME Support, JAPAN)
    • Commentator: YOSHIDA Naoki (Director, Research Office, Business Environment Department, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, METI)
    • Moderator: IHARA Makoto (Director, Information Strategy Division, Public Relations and Information Strategy Department, SME Support, JAPAN)

    Japanese

  • July 14, 2022

    Global Intelligence Series

    Japan’s Geoeconomic Strategy in the Indo-Pacific

    • Speaker: KATADA Saori N. (Professor of International Relations, University of Southern California)
    • Commentator: SUGINOHARA Masako (Professor, Faculty of Global and Intercultural Studies, Ferris University)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI / Special Advisor to the Minister, METI)

    Japanese

  • July 7, 2022

    DX Series

    What Should the Government Do to Help Japan Regain Superiority in Software Engineering?

    • Speaker: FUJIMOTO Masaki (Senior Vice President & CTO, GREE, Inc. / CTO, Digital Agency)
    • Commentator: WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)
    • Moderator: KIDO Fuyuko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Project Researcher, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo / Project Assistant Professor, Research Strategy Office, National Institute of Informatics (NII) / Specially Appointed Fellow, Japan Center for Economic Research (JCER) / Visiting Researcher, The Research Institute for Innovation Management, Hosei University)

    Japanese

  • June 30, 2022

    The Impact of the Weak Yen on Japan’s Economy: How do we deal with the recent depreciation of the Yen?

    • Speaker: SHIMIZU Junko (Professor, Faculty of Economics, Gakushuin University)
    • Moderator: NAKAJIMA Atsushi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Professor, University of Niigata Prefecture / Chairman of the Board of Directors, Maison franco-japonaise, PIIF)

    Japanese

  • June 24, 2022

    The Latest Situation in Russia and Ukraine and Essential Thoughts on the Japan-India Relationship

    • Speaker: YAMAZOE Hiroshi (Senior Research Fellow, Regional Studies Department, National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS))
    • Speaker: FUKUOKA Noriyoshi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director, Southwest Asia Office, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: YOSHIDA Yasuhiko (Vice Chair, RIETI)

    Japanese