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

  • October 12, 2018

    Repercussions of Business & Human Rights on Trade and Investment Decisions

    • Speaker: Markus LOENING (Chairperson of LI Human Rights Committee, Free Democratic Party, Germany)
    • Commentator & Moderator: MATSUMOTO Kayo (Director, Corporate Accounting, Disclosure and CSR Policy Office, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Handout [PDF:5.4MB]
  • October 10, 2018

    What's Next for Healthcare IT?

    • Speaker: John D HALAMKA (International Healthcare Innovation Professor at Harvard Medical School, Chief Information Officer of the Beth Israel Deaconess Health System and a Practicing Emergency Physician)
    • Moderator: NISHIKAWA Kazumi (Director, Healthcare Industries Division, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group,Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Handout [PDF:1.2MB]
  • October 5, 2018

    Report from the Front Line of Reconstruction Support in Fukushima

    • Speaker: KADONO Nario (Director-General, Kanto Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry, METI)
    • Moderator: NII Yasuhito (Deputy Director-General for Economic and Social Policy, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

  • September 27, 2018

    Impact of “Digital Disruption” on the Manufacturing Industry

    • Speaker: KAWASE Makoto (MK&Associates, CEO)
    • Moderator: YOSHIDA Yasuhiko (Deputy Director-General for Trade Policy, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

  • September 25, 2018

    Autonomous Vehicles, Infrastructure Policy, and Economic Growth

    • Speaker: Clifford WINSTON (Searle Freedom Trust Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution)
    • Moderator: MIYOSHI Yoshiyuki (Consulting Fellow, RIETI /Deputy Counsellor, Office of Integrated Resort Regime Promotion, Government of Japan Director for MICE Promotion, Japan Tourism Agency)
    • Handout [PDF:321KB]

    Japanese/English (with simultaneous interpretation)

  • September 19, 2018

    Corporate Governance for Risk Management: How to avoid the pitfalls of governance and manage public relations in the emergent situation

    • Speaker: TAKEI Kazuhiro (Nishimura & Asahi Partner Attorney-at-Law)
    • Speaker: NISHIYAMA Suguru (OZMA Inc. / Corporate Communications Director)
    • Moderator: SAKAMOTO Riwa (Director, Corporate System Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

    *This BBL Seminar is NOT for Quotation.

  • September 14, 2018

    No Turning Back: President Trump's Trade Policies Will Change World Trade

    • Speaker: Peter PETRI (Carl Shapiro Professor of International Finance, the Brandeis International Business School)
    • Moderator: URATA Shujiro (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor of Economics, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University)
    • Resume [PDF:246KB]
    • Comment [PDF:83KB]
  • September 13, 2018

    What is "Corporate Culture?" -- Relationship with innovation and corporate misconduct

    • Speaker: UEMURA Shuichi (Former Professor, Department of Global Studies, Oita Prefectural College of Arts and Culture)
    • Moderator: SAKAMOTO Riwa (Director, Corporate System Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

  • September 5, 2018

    Annual Report on the Japanese Economy and Public Finance 2018

    • Speaker: IBARAGI Hideyuki (Director for Macroeconomic Analysis, Cabinet Office)
    • Moderator: INOUE Seiichiro (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director, Macroeconomic Affairs Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

    This BBL Seminar is NOT for Quotation.

  • August 1, 2018

    The Rise and (Potential) Fall of U.S. Cartel Enforcement

    • Speaker: Vivek GHOSAL (Department Head of Economics, Virginia and Lloyd W. Rittenhouse Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
    • Moderator: IKEUCHI Kenta (Fellow, RIETI)