BBL Seminars FY2018

Past BBL 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)
  • July 30, 2018

    Economics of Entrepreneurship: Do initial conditions matter?

    • Speaker: HONJO Yuji (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Faculty of Commerce, Chuo University)
    • Moderator: ISHII Yoshiaki (RIETI Consulting Fellow / Director for Policy Planning,Cabinet Office/ Former Director, New Business Policy Office, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)

    Japanese

  • July 25, 2018

    Economic Situations in Japan and Overseas: What is necessary for Japan’s sustainable growth?

    • Speaker: TAKEDA Yoko (General Manager, Research Center for Policy and Economy, Mitsubishi Research Institute)
    • Moderator: INOUE Seiichiro (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director, Macroeconomic Affairs Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

    This BBL Seminar is NOT for Quotation.

  • July 20, 2018

    Vision for the New Society and IP--To realize 'value designing society'--

    • Speaker: SUMITA Takayuki (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Secretary-General, Intellectual Property Strategy Headquarters, Cabinet Office)
    • Speaker: ATAKA Kazuto (Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), Yahoo Japan Corporation)
    • Moderator: IKEUCHI Kenta (Fellow, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • July 19, 2018

    Searching for Structural Causes of Japan's Secular Stagnation from Its History

    • Speaker: FUKAO Kyoji (Program Director and Faculty Fellow, RIETI / President, IDE-JETRO / Professor, IER, Hitotsubashi University)
    • Moderator: SEKIZAWA Yoichi (Senior Fellow, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • July 18, 2018

    China's Development and its Challenges Seen in the China Integrated City Index: Rankings based on economic, social, and environmental factors

    • Speaker: ZHOU Muzhi (Professor, Faculty of Economics, Tokyo Keizai University)
    • Moderator: ZHANG Hongyong (Fellow, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • July 17, 2018

    The Collapse of the US-China Grand Bargain

    • Speaker: Scott KENNEDY (Deputy Director, Freeman Chair in China Studies, and Director, Project on Chinese Business and Political Economy, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS))
    • Commentator: SHINODA Kunihiko (Deputy Director-General for Trade Policy, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: FUKUNAGA Tetsuro (Director-General for International Cyber Economy Policy and Director for Trade Policy Planning Office, METI)

    Japanese/English (with simultaneous interpretation)

    This seminar has been canceled.

  • July 12, 2018

    White Paper on International Economy and Trade 2018 ― Significant shift in the global economy

    • Speaker: YADA Haruyuki (Director, Policy Planning and Research Office,Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: ZHANG Hongyong (Fellow, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • June 27, 2018

    Demographic Aging and Fiscal Sustainability in Japan: Quantitative exploration of social security reform and macroeconomy

    • Speaker: KITAO Sagiri (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo)
    • Moderator: INOUE Seiichiro (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director, Macroeconomic Affairs Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

  • June 22, 2018

    Japan: Promoting Inclusive Growth for an Ageing Society

    • Speaker: Randall S. JONES (Head of the Japan / Korea Desk, Economics Department, OECD)
    • Moderator: TASHIRO Takeshi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Deputy Director, Macroeconomic Affairs Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Handout [PDF:2.1 MB]
    • OECD iLibrary
  • June 14, 2018

    Challenges Facing Japanese Companies in Overseas M&A and Key Points for Overcoming Them: Based on the discussion at METI's Japanese Companies' M&A Overseas Study Group

    • Speaker: KATO Masaya (Advisor, Deal Advisory, KPMG FAS Co., Ltd.)
    • Speaker and Moderator: KOIZUMI Hidechika (Director, Investment Facilitation Division, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

  • June 13, 2018

    Outline of the 2018 White Paper on Manufacturing Industries (Monodzukuri): Directions that manufacturing should aim for amid digitization and labor shortage

    • Speaker: TOKUMASU Shinji (Director, Manufacturing Industries Policy Office, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: IKEUCHI Kenta (Fellow, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • June 7, 2018

    Current Situations of Regional Financial Institutions and Ideal Ways of Regional Financing: Based on the RIETI survey of 3,000 branch managers

    • Speaker: YAMORI Nobuyoshi (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Research Institute for Economics and Business Administration, Kobe University)
    • Moderator: KOBAYASHI Koji (Director, Finance Division, Business Environment Department, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency)

    Japanese

  • June 6, 2018

    2018 White Paper on Small, Medium, and Micro-sized Enterprises in Japan: The key factors to overcoming a tight labor shortage

    • Speaker: ISHIGAYASUMI Takeshi (Director, Research Office, Business Environment Department, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, METI)
    • Commentator: UESUGI Iichiro (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University)
    • Moderator: NISHIGAKI Atsuko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director, Startup and New Business Promotion Division, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, METI)

    Japanese

  • May 31, 2018

    Mid-term Trend in the Japanese Labor Market: Regular workers and non-regular workers

    • Speaker: KAMBAYASHI Ryo (Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University)
    • Moderator: ITO Sadanori (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director for Human Resources Policy, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

  • May 28, 2018

    The World Economy Against the Backdrop of Increased Trade Tensions

    • Speaker: Richard BALDWIN (Professor, Graduate Institute, Geneva / President, CEPR)
    • Commentator: NAKAJIMA Atsushi (Chairman, RIETI)
    • Moderator: KOMETANI Kazumochi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / General Counsel for International Legal Affairs, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Handout [PDF:1.8MB]

    Japanese/English (with simultaneous interpretation)

  • May 25, 2018

    How Corporate Legal Affairs Should Be to Improve International Competitiveness

    • Speaker: KITAMURA Atsushi (Director, Competition Enhancement Office, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Speaker: NATORI Katsuya (Managing Partner, Natori Law Office)
    • Moderator: KANAZAWA Yutaka (Deputy Director, Competition Enhancement Office, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

  • May 17, 2018

    World Economic Outlook, April 2018 -- Cyclical Upswing, Structural Change

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

    Japanese

    This BBL Seminar is NOT for Quotation.

  • April 11, 2018

    For Overcoming the Global "Governance Gap" --The approaches of World Economic Forum the Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    • Speaker: Murat SONMEZ (Managing Director, Head, Center for the 4th Industrial Revolution, World Economic Forum (WEF))
    • Moderator: SASAKI Keisuke (Director, Fourth Industrial Revolution Policy Office, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)