BBL Seminars FY2018

Scheduled FY2018

  • 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

Past BBL Reports and Summaries

  • 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 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)