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

  • November 26, 2019

    Climate Change and The Role of Finance

    • Speaker: TAMAKI Rintaro (President, Japan Center for International Finance)
    • Moderator: KAJIKAWA Fumihiro (Director, Environmental Economy Office, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau, METI)


  • November 19, 2019

    The Environment Japanese Venture Capitalists Need

    • Speaker: KARIYAZONO Soichi (Managing Partner, Globis Capital Partners)
    • Moderator: SAKAMOTO Eisuke (Director, Fund Management Planning Division, Fund Management Department, SMRJ (Organization for SME and Regional Innovation, Japan))


  • November 14, 2019

    Indigenous People Meet the Leading Edge of Technology - Alaska Trading Company's efforts for sustainable development

    • Speaker: AOKI Masafumi (Alaska Trading Company.,Ltd CEO / Organic49Club.,Ltd CEO / Alaska Association Representative Director)
    • Moderator: HAYASHI Yotetsu (Director, Startup and New Business Promotion Division, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, METI)


  • November 13, 2019

    ADB Asian Economic Integration Report 2019 / 2020 – Demographic Change, Productivity, and the Role of Technology

    • Speaker: SAWADA Yasuyuki (Chief Economist and Director General for Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, Asian Development Bank)
    • Speaker: KIKKAWA Aiko (Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department, Asian Development Bank)
    • Commentator: OHNO Izumi (Director, JICA Research Institute) / KAWAGUCHI Daiji (Professor, Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo)
    • Moderator: FUJISAWA Hideaki (Director, Asia and Pacific Division, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)


  • November 8, 2019

    DEFENSE OF JAPAN (Annual White Paper)

    • Speaker: GOMI Takashi (Director, Policy Planning and Evaluation Division, Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of Defense)
    • Moderator: FUJI Kazuhiko (Senior Fellow, RIETI)


    *This BBL seminar is closed to the members of the press.

  • November 7, 2019

    Creative Work in The Times of Death-ridden Society

    • Speaker: FUJI Kazuhiko (Senior Fellow, RIETI)
    • Commentator: SHIBATA Kumiko (Chairman of Japan Transition Doula Association)
    • Moderator: YAMADA Keigo (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Deputy Director, Personnel Division, Minister's Secretariat, METI)


  • October 25, 2019

    Made in ShenZhen, Sold on Amazon. Examining New Manufacturing with Anker Japan Co., Ltd.

    • Speaker: IDO Yoshitsune (CEO, Anker Japan Co., Ltd.)
    • Commentator: NAKADATE Naoto (Assistant Director, Global Industrial Policy Office, METI)
    • Moderator: ANDOH Haruhiko (Vice Chairman, RIETI)


    *This BBL Seminar is NOT for Quotation from presentation material.

  • October 17, 2019

    The G20 and the World Economy: Performance and prospects

    • Speaker: Dale W. JORGENSON (Samuel W. Morris University Professor, Harvard University)
    • Moderator: MORIKAWA Masayuki (Vice President, RIETI)
    • Handout [PDF:1.4MB]

    Japanese / English (with simultaneous interpretation)

  • October 4, 2019

    China's Social Credit System

    • Speaker: OKAWA Tatsuo (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)
    • Moderator: ANDOH Haruhiko (Vice Chairman, RIETI)


    *This BBL Seminar is NOT for Quotation.

  • September 30, 2019

    The New Platform for Japan-Taiwan Relations and Advanced Technology Exchange

    • Speaker: LI Shih-Hui (Professor of Program in Japan Studies College of International Affairs, National Chengchi University)
    • Moderator: ANDOH Haruhiko (Vice Chairman, RIETI)