BBL Seminars FY2002

Past BBL Reports and Summaries

  • March 27, 2003

    The Future of Education as Revealed Through 'Yononaka' Study

    • FUJIHARA Kazuhiro (Former Fellow, Recruit Co., Ltd. / Senior Counselor, Suginami)


  • March 20, 2003

    Current Iraq Situation

    • Speaker: SAKAI Keiko (Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO)
    • Moderator: SAEKI Hidetaka (RIETI Vice President / Senior Fellow)


  • March 19, 2003

    The Outline of Auto-ID and the Recent Development of Auto-ID Center

    • Speaker: YUMOTO Yukiko (Sun Microsystems)
    • Moderator: IZUMIDA Hirohiko (RIETI Consulting Fellow)
    • Commentator: MURAKAMI Keisuke (Deputy Director, Information Economy Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI), SATO Ichiro (National Institute of Informatics)


  • March 17, 2003

    WTO Trade Negotiations in the 'Doha Round' - Key Decisions Ahead

    • Andrew W. SHOYER (Partner, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP), Amelia PORGES (Counsel, Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP)
    • Paper [PDF: 1.1MB]
  • March 13, 2003

    A Post-modern View of Social Order in the Information Age

    • Speaker: AZUMA Hiroki (Part-time Lecturer, Keio University)
    • Moderator: IKEDA Nobuo (RIETI Senior Fellow)


  • March 11, 2003

    U.S. and Japanese Communications Policy: A Turning Point

    • Speaker: TANAKA Yoshihiro (Founder and President, FuuUn & Rivals, Ltd. / Visiting Research Fellow, Center for Global Communications, International University of Japan)
    • Moderator: IKEDA Nobuo (RIETI Senior Fellow)


  • February 28, 2003

    World Energy Outlook-2002: Key Strategic Challenges

  • February 26, 2003

    Common Challenge across Private Equity Investment and Corporate Tunaround; A Message to new Decade of Revitalizing Japan

    • Speaker: KOSHI Junichiro (President, Sigma Solutions / Venture Capitalist)
    • Moderator: ANDO Haruhiko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director, Economic and Fiscal Management, Cabinet Office)


  • February 25, 2003

    Cutting-edge of Zero-stage Venture Start-ups in Japan

    • Speaker: IGARASHI Shingo (General Manager, UFJ High-Tech Venture Development Foundation)
    • Moderator: ANDO Haruhiko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director, Economic and Fiscal Management, Cabinet Office)


  • February 18, 2003

    Limitation of Japanese-style Management from an Athlete's Perspective - Developing New Human Capital and Institutions

    • Speaker: HIRAO Seiji (General Manager, Rugby Football Club "Steerlers", Kobe Steel, Ltd. / Former Coach, Rugby All Japan Team)
    • Moderator: HIROSE Ichiro (Senior Fellow, RIETI)
    • Commentator: SANO Tadakatsu (Vice-Minister for International Affairs, METI)


  • February 6, 2003

    Asian Integration: What can be learnt from the European Union?

    • Speaker: Robert BOYER (Professor, Centre d'Etudes Prospectives d'Economie Mathematique Appliquees a la Planification)
    • Moderator: KATSUNO Masahiro (Manager, International Affairs, RIETI)
    • Summary (Japanese translation)
  • January 31, 2003

    Prospects and Problems for East Asian Regionalism: A comparison with Europe

    • Richard BALDWIN (Professor, Graduate Institute of International Studies, University of Geneva)
  • January 24, 2003

    The Current State of Industry-University-Government Collaboration in Asia, and the Response of Japanese Local Communities

    • Speaker: SANBONMATSU Susumu (Professor, Faculty of Policy Studies, The University of Shimane)
    • Moderator: SUNAMI Atsushi (Fellow, RIETI)


  • January 22, 2003

    Cross-Straits Issues between China and Chinese Taipei

    • Speaker: TARUMI Hideo (Secretary-General, Interchange Association in Taipei)
    • Moderator: TSUGAMI Toshiya (Senior Fellow, RIETI)


  • January 20, 2003

    Will the Chinese Yuan Appreciate?

    • Speaker: C. H. KWAN (Senior Fellow, RIETI)
    • Moderator / Commentator: TSUGAMI Toshiya (Senior Fellow, RIETI)


  • January 17, 2003

    Business Environment and Managing Issues of Shimadzu Corporation

    • Speaker: FUJIKI Toru (Director / Manager, Human Resources Department, Shimadzu Corporation)
    • Moderator: FUJIMOTO Masayo (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Lecturer, Faculty of letters, Doshisha University)


  • December 25, 2002

    Considering the Second Commitment Period of Kyoto Protocol - Institutional Design for Climate Change Mitigation

    • Speaker: YASUMOTO Akinobu (Senior Counselor, Global Industrial and Social Progress Research Institute)
    • Moderator: KONNO Hidehiro (Visiting Fellow, RIETI)


  • December 20, 2002

    New President of ROK and the future of North Korea

    • Speaker: Richard A. CHRISTENSON (Charge' d'Affaires ad interim, Deputy Chief of Mission, United States Embassy Tokyo), TAKANARITA Toru (Editorial Writer, Asahi Shimbun), Scott SNYDER (Korea Representative, The Asia Foundation)
    • Moderator: Michael YOO (RIETI Research Associate)
  • December 13, 2002

    Open Spectrum

    • Speaker: Lawrence LESSIG (Professor, Stanford Law School), Robert BERGER (Visiting Research Fellow, GLOCOM, International University of Japan), MURAI Jun (Professor, Keio University)
    • Moderator: IKEDA Nobuo (Senior Fellow, RIETI)
  • December 3, 2002

    What's Going to Happen to the Japan's Digital TV Policy?

    • Speaker: YOSHIDA Nozomu (President,
    • Moderator: IKEDA Nobuo (Senior Fellow, RIETI)


  • November 27, 2002

    Is the Japanese Bureaucracy Hollowing Out?

    • Curtis J. MILHAUPT (Visiting Fellow, RIETI / Fuyo Professor of Law, Columbia Law School)
    • Handouts [PDF: 742KB]
  • November 26, 2002

    A Viewpoint of the Sports Lawyer from the Field

    • Speaker: ISHIWATARI Shinsuke (Attorney at Law)
    • Moderator: SHIBUKAWA Shuichi (RIETI Staff)


  • November 22, 2002

    Can America Feel at Home in Asia?

  • November 15, 2002

    Japan's Declining Birthrate and its Effect on the Economy

    • FUJIWARA Mikiko (Visiting Fellow, RIETI)


  • November 12, 2002

    The future of the balance of power in East Asia: Will Japan rise and China decline?

    • Speaker: Robert DUJARRIC (Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute)
    • Moderator: NAKABAYASHI Mieko (Fellow, RIETI)
    • Handouts [PDF: 48KB]
  • November 11, 2002

    Antidumping Negotiations in the 'Doha Round': Strategy and Tactics

    • Brink LINDSEY (CATO)
  • November 6, 2002

    The Reform of Japanese Companies and Private Equity Fund

    • NONOMIYA Hiroshi (Managing Director, Ripplewood Japan, Inc)


  • November 5, 2002

    The Future Possibilities and Challenges of the Franchise Paradigm Shift

    • TAJIMA Masami (President, Franchise Advantage Inc.)


  • October 31, 2002

    Can Japan Come Back?

    • Gregory F. TREVERTON (Senior Fellow, Pacific Council on International Policy)
    • Andrew OROS (Japan Task Force manager, Pacific Council on International Policy)
  • October 30, 2002

    The Transformation of Work Organization, Skill Formation and Employment Relations in Knowledge-intensive Work: a Comparative View

    • Speaker: Karen SHIRE (Professor of Sociology, Gerhard-Mercator Universitaet Duisburg, Germany / Visiting Professor, University of Tokyo)
    • Moderator: Gregory JACKSON (Fellow, RIETI)
  • October 29, 2002

    Title: TBA

    • Speaker: OGAWA Mitsuo (Director, IBM Business Consulting Service)
    • Moderator: HOSOKAWA Masahiko (Director, Trade Control Department, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau, METI / Visiting Fellow, RIETI)


  • October 25, 2002

    Intellectual Property Rights of Software and Open Source

    • Speaker: Bradford L. SMITH (Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Microsoft), Lawrence LESSIG (Professor, Stanford Law School)
    • Moderator: IKEDA Nobuo (Senior Fellow, RIETI)
    • Handouts [PDF: 470KB]
  • October 22, 2002

    A New Introduction to the Chinese Economy for Japanese

    • Speaker: C. H. KWAN (Senior Fellow, RIETI)
    • Commentator: SHEN Caibin (Director, China Center for Economy, Mitsui Global Strategic Studies Institute)
    • Moderator: SUNAMI Atsushi (Fellow, RIETI)


  • October 21, 2002

    Financial Conditions of Four Public Roads Administrations

    • KAWAMOTO Yuko (Senior Expert, McKinsey & Company, Inc.)


  • October 18, 2002

    Intellectual Property Rights Protection in China: Progress and Challenges

    • Speaker: Tom ROBERTSON (Associate General Counsel, Law and Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Corporation)
    • Moderator: SAGARA Nozomi (Fellow, RIETI)
    • Handouts [PDF: 52KB]
  • October 17, 2002

    The Possible War on Iraq and U.S.-Japan Relations

    • Speaker: Ed LINCOLN (Senior Research Fellow, Brookings Institute)
    • Moderator: NAKABAYASHI Mieko (Fellow, RIETI)
  • October 15, 2002

    Privacy-Protection Bill and the Internet

    • Speaker: IKEDA Nobuo (Senior Fellow, RIETI), FUJIWARA Hirotaka (Attorney at Law), EZAKI Yoshihide (Deputy Director, Information Policy Division, METI)
    • Moderator: YASUNOBE Shin (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)


  • October 11, 2002

    Globalism, Regionalism, and the New Economic Geography

  • October 10, 2002

    US Foreign Policy After 11 September

    • Ian BREMMER (President, Eurasia Group)
  • October 8, 2002

    DO Sports Promotion: Solutions through IT to social needs and problem solving

    • Speaker: HIROSE Ichiro (Sports Producer)
    • Moderator: SHIBUKAWA Shuichi (Research Staff, RIETI)


  • October 7, 2002

    Technical Development and Technology Transfer in Biotechnology: Points at Issue

    • HARAYAMA Shigeaki (Chief Scientific Adviser, Biotechnology Center, National Institute of Technology and Evaluation)


  • October 2, 2002

    The United States and the Rest of the World, One Year on from the Simultaneous Terrorist Attacks

    • TAKANARITA Toru (Editorial Writer, Asahi Shimbun)


  • September 30, 2002

    How to Perceive the First Summit Meeting between Japan and North Korea and the Future Plan

    • Speaker: HIRAIWA Shunji (Associate Professor, University of Shizuoka)
    • Moderator: TSUGAMI Toshiya (Senior Fellow, RIETI)


  • September 18, 2002

    What We All Can Learn from Enron

    • Speaker: Robert F. GRONDINE (ACCJ Chairman, WHITE & CASE LLP Partner)
    • Moderator: AKAISHI Koichi (Fellow, RIETI)


  • September 13, 2002

    Ways of Prosperity: Measuring Business

    • ASANUMA Susumu (President, Asanuma Giken Co., Ltd.)


  • September 11, 2002

    The Cutting Edge in Value Creation of Bio-tech Ventures in Japan

    • Speaker: OTAKI Yoshihiro (President, Biofrontier Partners, Inc.)
    • Moderator: ANDO Haruhiko (Visiting Fellow, RIETI / Director, Economic and Fiscal Management, Cabinet Office)


  • September 10, 2002

    UK: From e.government to e.transformation

  • September 6, 2002

    Is Kim Jong Il Becoming a Dove?

    • Speaker: Kenneth QUINONES (Korean Peninsula Program Director, American Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific)
    • Moderator: TSUGAMI Toshiya (Senior Fellow, RIETI)
  • September 6, 2002

    Comedy Business of the 21st Century

    • Speaker: HAYASHI Hiroaki (President, Yoshimoto Kogyo Co., Ltd.)
    • Moderator: KISHIMOTO Shuhei (Visiting Fellow, RIETI / Director, Treasury Division, Financial Bureau, Ministry of Finance)


  • September 5, 2002

    Shock Therapy: How Closer US-Japan Ties can Help the Japanese Economy

  • September 3, 2002

    Challenge for e-Democracy

    • Speaker: YOKOE Kumi (President, VOTE Japan)
    • Moderator: SAGARA Nosomi (Fellow, RIETI)


  • July 31, 2002

    Special BBL "Current Status and Prospects of Venture Financing in Japan-US"

    • Speakers: NAKAMACHI Akihito (Associate, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati)
    • Speakers: TANAHASHI Hajime (Partner, Mori Sogo Law Offices)
    • Speakers: HATA Nobuyuki (Professor, Kokugakuin University / Former Visiting Professor, Stanford University)
    • Speakers: FUKUGAWA Tetsuya (Warburg Pincus Japan)
    • Moderator: ANDO Haruhiko (Visiting Fellow, RIETI / Cabinet Office)


  • July 30, 2002

    Current Situation and Issues Surrounding the Japanese Tax System

    • MORINOBU Shigeki (Exective Vice President, Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance)


  • July 29, 2002

    Affluent Decline of Japan

    • YOKOYAMA Yoshinori (Senior Fellow, RIETI)


  • July 24, 2002

    Entrepreneurship and Venture Start up for Science and Engineering Students

    • Speaker: TSUKAGOSHI Masanobu (Representative Director, incTANK Japan, Inc.)
    • Moderator: HARAYAMA Yuko (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Tohoku University)


  • July 23, 2002

    Developments in International Economic Policy Co-operation and Japan's Tasks

    • Speaker: SHIGEHARA Kumiharu (Head, International Economic Policy Studies Group / Former Deputy Secretary-General and Chief Economist, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development)
    • Moderator: NEZU Risaburo (Director, RIETI)
    • Summary (Japanese)
    • Handouts [PDF: 56.5KB]
  • July 19, 2002

    Industry-University Cooperation at TAMA (Technology Advanced Metropolitan Area) -- A Practical Case of Regional Industry-University Cooperation

    • KODAMA Toshihiro (Senior Fellow, RIETI)


  • July 17, 2002

    Current Situation of Anti-globalization: From Seattle to Porto Alegre

    • Speaker: KITAZAWA Yoko ( President, Japan Network on Debt and Poverty)
    • Moderator: WATANABE Hiroyoshi (Deputy Director of Administration, RIETI)
  • July 12, 2002

    Japanese Corporate Governance: Moving in the Right Direction or Dead in the Water?

    • Speaker: E. Anthony ZALOOM (Senior Counsel, Mori Sogo Law Offices)
    • Moderator: NAKABAYASHI Mieko (Fellow, RIETI)
  • July 9, 2002

    The Reality of an IT Venture Establishment

    • TORIYA Hiroshi (President, Lattice Technology, Inc.)
  • July 5, 2002

    A Japanese Businessman 'Reverse Imports' a Venture Company

    • Speaker: KOBATA Hiroshi (President, Atabok)
    • Moderator: AKAISHI Koichi (Fellow, RIETI)
  • July 2, 2002

    Community and Entrepreneurialship -Another Point of View: Learn from Silicon Valley-

    • Speaker: TANABE Eiji (President, AET Japan)
    • Moderator: ANDO Haruhiko (Visiting Fellow, RIETI / Director, Economic and Fiscal Management, Cabinet Office)
  • June 27, 2002

    Are the Tools the Rules?: The Future of the Digital Commons

    • Speaker: Dewayne HENDRICKS (FCC Technical Advisory Committee)
    • Moderator: IKEDA Nobuo (Senior Fellow, RIETI)
    • Handouts [PDF: 506KB]
  • June 26, 2002

    Kyoto Protocol Ratification and the Future

    • SAWA Akihiro (Visiting Fellow, RIETI / Director, Environmental Policy Division, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau, METI)
  • June 25, 2002

    Applying Overseas Competition Models to the Public Sector in Japan--Private Risk for Public Service

    • Chris BOWMAN (Executive Director, Serco Group)
  • June 19, 2002

    Industry-University-Government Cooperation and the role of TLO

    • IBUKA Makoto (President, TAMA TLO)
  • June 18, 2002

    A Back-Street Factory: Strategies of World Domination

    • OKAMOTO Tsuyoshi (President & CEO, Okamoto Glass Co., Ltd.)
  • June 14, 2002

    Introduction of US Budget Formation Process by Congress --Including Latest Trend--

    • NAKABAYSHI Mieko (Fellow, RIETI)
  • June 12, 2002

    Why Japan will Excel in the Financial Services Industry

    • Eugene A. MATTHEWS (Senior Fellow, Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations)
  • June 11, 2002

    Korea: Challenge and Opportunity for Japan

  • June 6, 2002

    Public Finance Lessons from the US

    • Rudolph PENNER (Senior Fellow, Urban Institute)
    • Eugene STEUERLE (Senior Fellow, Urban Institute)
    • Summary (Japanese)
  • June 5, 2002

    Analyses of and Prospects for Chinese Macro-Economic affairs

    • Speaker: WANG Luolin (Vice President, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)
    • Commentator: YU Yonding (Director, Institute of World Economics & Politics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)
    • Moderator: AOKI Masahiko (President, RIETI / Professor, Stanford University)
  • June 4, 2002

    A Technologist View of Washington DC and the FCC

    • Speaker: David FARBER (Professor, University of Pennsylvania)
    • Moderator: IKEDA Nobuo (Senior Fellow, RIETI)
  • June 3, 2002

    Politicians and Government Officials in the UK: How They Work Together

    • Richard CABORN (Minister of Sport, United Kingdom)
    • Tim MORRIS (Trade Policy Counsellor, British Embassy)
  • May 29, 2002

    Suihei Bunri Issue in Network/Telecom Industries

    • Speaker: HAYASHI Koichiro (Professor, Institute for Media and Communications Research, Keio University/Senior Research Fellow, Center for Global Communications, International University of Japan)
    • Moderator: IKEDA Nobuo (Senior Fellow, RIETI)
  • May 28, 2002

    Can Japan's Small and Medium Enterprises be Salvaged?

    • KOMIYA Kazuyoshi (President, Komiya Consultants)
  • May 27, 2002

    Japanese Phoenix -- The Long Road to Economic Revival

  • May 24, 2002

    What is e-democracy?: Learn from the US Case

    • Steve CLIFT (Minnesota e-democracy)
  • May 24, 2002

    What is Happening to the Japanese Mold Industry

    • HORI Nobuo (President, Sanjo Seiki Co. Ltd.)
  • May 17, 2002

    Current Status of and Prospects for Japanese Ventures - Value Creation by Spin off from Large Manufacturers

    • Speaker: MURAGUCHI Kazutaka (Top Venture Capitalist)
    • Speaker: HAYASHI Motonori (CEO, Trinity Communication Inc)
    • Moderator: ANDO Haruhiko (Visiting Fellow, RIETI / Director, Economic and Fiscal Management, Cabinet Office)
  • May 15, 2002

    Strategy on University-Industry (Government) Cooperation

    • ISOGAI Keisuke (Director, Office of Technology Transfer Promotion, MEXT)
    • HARAYAMA Yuko (Faculty Fellow, RIETI/Professor, Tohoku University)
  • May 14, 2002

    White Paper on Small and Medium Enterprises in Japan, Year 2002

    • YASUDA Takehiko (Visiting Fellow, RIETI / Director, Research Office, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, METI)
  • May 9, 2002

    Emerging IT Industry and Business Opportunities in China

    • Speaker: SONG Ruhua (CEO, Top Group)
    • Moderator: TSUGAMI Toshiya (Visiting Fellow, RIETI / Director, Northeast Asia Office, Trade Policy Bureau METI)
  • May 8, 2002

    Our Environmental Prospects: Problems and Opportunities

  • April 12, 2002

    Economic Integration in North-East Asia: Strategic Interest and Remaining Tasks for Japan

    • FUKAGAWA Yukiko (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Associate Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University)
  • April 5, 2002

    The Challenge of China--Employment and Unemployment

    • Speaker: MENG Jianjun (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Senior Fellow, Qing Hua University Center for China Studies)
    • Moderator: C. H. KWAN (Senior Fellow, RIETI)
  • April 3, 2002

    Will There Be an Explicit Consensus?-WTO and the Competition Rules

    • Frederic JENNY (Vice Chairman, Conseil de la concurrence)
  • April 2, 2002

    Japan and the U.S. after 9.11 -- Security and Economic Development

    • YANAI Shunji (The Former Japanese Ambassador to the United States)