BBL Seminars FY2020

Past BBL Reports and Summaries

  • October 20, 2020

    The Mood of the American Voter on the Eve of the 2020 Presidential Election

  • October 12, 2020

    Looking back at ICEF and TCFD Summit 2020 -Future Climate Change Action

    • Speaker: MIZUNO Hiromichi (Executive Advisor to the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)
    • Speaker: TANAKA Nobuo (Special Advisor, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) / Former Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA) 2007-2011 / CEO, Tanaka Global,Inc.)
    • Moderator: KAJIKAWA Fumihiro (Director, Environmental Economy Office, Industrial Science and Technology Policy and Environment Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

  • October 7, 2020

    A Political Scientist's Look at the 2020 US Elections

    • Speaker: Barry BURDEN (Professor, Department of Political Science, Director, Elections Research Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison)
    • Commentator: ONO Yoshikuni (Professor of Political Science, Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI)
    • Handout [PDF:2.2MB]
    • Video (Presentation) (YouTube)
    • Video (Q&A) (YouTube)
  • October 1, 2020

    Back to Normalcy? -- US Presidential election and the future of the foreign policy

    • Speaker: KUBO Fumiaki (A. Barton Hepburn Professor of American Government and History, Graduate Schools for Law and Politics, the University of Tokyo)
    • Commentator: HATADA Hiroyuki (Director, Americas Division, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)

    Japanese

    *This BBL Seminar is NOT for Quotation.

  • September 30, 2020

    The Turbulence of Indo-Pacific Regional Order and Japan-ASEAN Relationship

    • Speaker: OBA Mie (Professor, Faculty of Law Department of Law, Kanagawa University)
    • Commentator: ONODERA Osamu (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Deputy Director General for Trade Policy, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • September 14, 2020

    Deep Tech AI Startup Business Environment

    • Speaker: ETOH Minoru (Professor, Institute for Open and Transdisciplinary Research Initiatives, Osaka University / Program Director of CREST Artificial Intelligence at Japan Science and Technology Agency / CEO, COTOBA DESIGN, Inc.)
    • Commentator: MATSUMOTO Rie (Deputy Director, IT Innovation Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: KIDO Fuyuko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Project Researcher, Division of Management, Management of Innovation and Intrapreneurship (MII), Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo / Project Assistant Professor, Research Strategy Office, National Institute of Informatics (NII) / Specially Appointed Fellow, The Japan Center for Economics Research (JCER) / Guest Associate Professor, Waseda Research Institute for Science and Engineering)

    Japanese

  • September 10, 2020

    Will the 21st Century be "Asia's Century"? -Perspectives on the International Order in the Coronavirus Era

    • Speaker: NAKAO Takehiko (Chairman of the Institute, Mizuho Research Institute Ltd. (MHRI))
    • Commentator: NAKAJIMA Atsushi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Professor, University of Niigata Prefecture)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI)
    • Handout [PDF:2.3MB]

    Japanese

  • September 4, 2020

    Mercari Natives and a Sustainable Society

    • Speaker: YAMAMOTO Masato (Merpay, Inc. Chief Business Officer)
    • Commentator: IZUMI Noriaki (Director, IT Innovation Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: KIDO Fuyuko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Project Researcher,Division of Management, Management of Innovation and Intrapreneurship (MII), Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo / Project Assistant Professor, Research Strategy Office, National Institute of Informatics (NII) / Specially Appointed Fellow, The Japan Center for Economics Research (JCER) / Guest Associate Professor, Waseda Research Institute for Science and Engineering)

    Japanese

  • August 27, 2020

    Efforts for Increasing the Number of Female Engineers in the IT Industry and the Necessity of such Efforts

    • Speaker: CHIYODA Madoka (Cloud Developer Advocate, Microsoft)
    • Commentator: MATSUMOTO Rie (Deputy Director, IT Innovation Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: KIDO Fuyuko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Project Researcher,Division of Management, Management of Innovation and Intrapreneurship (MII), Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo / Project Assistant Professor, Research Strategy Office, National Institute of Informatics (NII) / Specially Appointed Fellow, The Japan Center for Economics Research (JCER) / Guest Associate Professor, Waseda Research Institute for Science and Engineering)

    Japanese

  • August 26, 2020

    The Institutional Sources of Energy Transitions: From the oil crises to climate policy

    • Speaker: Phillip LIPSCY (Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Toronto / Director, Centre for the Study of Global Japan)
    • Moderator: ONO Yoshikuni (Professor of Political Science, School of Law, Tohoku University)
    • Handout [PDF:2.5MB]
    • Video (YouTube)
  • August 6, 2020

    Effect of COVID-19 on Global Value Chains and Future Prospects

    • Speaker: Sébastien MIROUDOT (Senior Trade Policy Analyst, Trade in Services Division, OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate)
    • Commentator: KIMURA Fukunari (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University / Chief Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA))
    • Moderator: ONODERA Osamu (Deputy Director General for Trade Policy, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Handout [PDF:381KB]
    • Comment [PDF:291KB]
    • Video (YouTube)
  • August 5, 2020

    Where is Education Reform Headed? Economic Education as the Strongest Growth Strategy

    • Speaker: SUZUKI Kan Hiroshi (Former State Minister of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology(MEXT) / Professor, The University of Tokyo / Professor, Keio University / President, The Japanese Institute of Social Emergence)
    • Speaker: NAKAJIMA Atsushi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Professor, University of Niigata Prefecture)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • July 30, 2020

    Global Catastrophes: Before, During, and After Covid

    • Speaker: Robert S. PINDYCK (Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Professor of Economics and Finance, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
    • Commentator: YANO Makoto (Chairman, RIETI)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI)
    • Handout [PDF:524KB]
    • Video (YouTube)
  • July 30, 2020

    The Value of Data from Business Cards: Revealing the hidden sides of Japan

    • Speaker: JORAKU Satoru (Director, CISO, Head of DSOC, Sansan, Inc.)
    • Commentator: IZUMI Noriaki (Director, IT Innovation Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: KIDO Fuyuko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Project Researcher,Division of Management, Management of Innovation and Intrapreneurship (MII), Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo / Project Assistant Professor, Research Strategy Office, National Institute of Informatics (NII) / Specially Appointed Fellow, The Japan Center for Economics Research (JCER) / Guest Associate Professor, Waseda Research Institute for Science and Engineering)

    Japanese

  • July 28, 2020

    Small Business under the COVID-19 Crisis: Expected short- and medium-term effects of anti-contagion and economic policies

    • Speaker: KODAMA Naomi (Professor, Nihon University / Research Associate, RIETI)
    • Speaker: KAWAGUCHI Kohei (Assistant Professor in Economics at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • July 22, 2020

    Macroeconomic Prospects and Policy Coordination in Asia to Overcome the Challenge of COVID-19

    • Speaker: M. Ayhan KOSE (Director, Prospects Group, Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions, World Bank Group)
    • Commentator: KIMURA Fukunari (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University / Chief Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA))
    • Moderator: ONODERA Osamu (Deputy Director General for Trade Policy, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Handout [PDF:238KB]
    • Comment [PDF:279KB]
    • Video (YouTube)
  • July 20, 2020

    The Role that LINE Plays in the COVID-19 Era

    • Speaker: EGUCHI Kiyotaka (Executive Officer, Public Policy and CSR, LINE Corporation)
    • Commentator: IZUMI Noriaki (Director, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: KIDO Fuyuko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Project Researcher,Division of Management, Management of Innovation and Intrapreneurship (MII), Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo / Project Assistant Professor, Research Strategy Office, National Institute of Informatics (NII) / Specially Appointed Fellow, The Japan Center for Economics Research (JCER) / Guest Associate Professor, Waseda Research Institute for Science and Engineering)

    Japanese

  • July 17, 2020

    "Working" in a World that is Changing Drastically with DX: What are you working for?

    • Speaker: TANAKA Kunihiro (Founder, CEO & President, SAKURA internet Inc.)
    • Commentator: MATSUMOTO Rie (Deputy Director, IT Innovation Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: KIDO Fuyuko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Project Researcher,Division of Management, Management of Innovation and Intrapreneurship (MII), Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo / Project Assistant Professor, Research Strategy Office, National Institute of Informatics (NII) / Specially Appointed Fellow, The Japan Center for Economics Research (JCER) / Guest Associate Professor, Waseda Research Institute for Science and Engineering)

    Japanese

  • July 16, 2020

    White Paper on International Economy and Trade 2020 -- The corona crisis and globalization: supply chains, human interaction, international cooperation and interdependence

    • Speaker: TASHIRO Takeshi (Director, Policy Planning and Research Office, Trade Policy Bureau, METI / Consulting Fellow, RIETI)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • July 10, 2020

    Management in the Software Engineering Age

    • Speaker: MATSUMOTO Yuki (CTO, DMM.com / Director, CTO Association)
    • Commentator: KIDO Fuyuko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Project Researcher,Division of Management, Management of Innovation and Intrapreneurship (MII), Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo / Project Assistant Professor, Research Strategy Office, National Institute of Informatics (NII) / Specially Appointed Fellow, The Japan Center for Economics Research (JCER) / Guest Associate Professor, Waseda Research Institute for Science and Engineering)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • July 3, 2020

    Energy, Climate Change and Gender After COVID-19

    • Speaker: TANAKA Nobuo (CEO, Tanaka Global, Inc. / Former Executive Director, International Energy Agency (IEA))
    • Commentator: HIRAI Hirohide (Deputy Commissioner, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, METI)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • June 29, 2020

    The Deception of the Third Party Committee

    • Speaker: HATTA Shinji (Auditor, RIETI / Professor Emeritus, Ph.D., Aoyama Gakuin University / Professor of Accounting, OHARA Graduate School of Accounting)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • June 25, 2020

    Next-generation Human Resource Development -- The development of truly global HR leaders

    • Speaker: GENDA Yasuyuki (VP, HR Division, SoftBank corp., VP, Head of the secretariat, Masason foundation., HR Advisor, DEEPCORE corp.)
    • Commentator: KIDO Fuyuko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Project Researcher,Division of Management, Management of Innovation and Intrapreneurship (MII), Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo / Project Assistant Professor, Research Strategy Office, National Institute of Informatics (NII) / Specially Appointed Fellow, The Japan Center for Economics Research (JCER) / Guest Associate Professor, Waseda Research Institute for Science and Engineering)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI)

    Japanese

    *This BBL Seminar is NOT for Quotation.

  • June 24, 2020

    How the Coronavirus Crisis is Affecting Japanese Businesses: Evidence from the Stock Market

  • June 19, 2020

    Energy White Paper 2020

    • Speaker: HASEGAWA Hiroshi (Director, Research and Public Relations Office, Policy Planning and Coordination Division, Commissioner’s Secretariat, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, METI)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • June 12, 2020

    Outline of the 2020 White Paper on Manufacturing Industries (Monodzukuri): Transformative capabilities of manufacturing industries in an era of uncertainty (dynamic capabilities)

    • Speaker: NAKANO Takeshi (Director, Manufacturing Industries Policy Office, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • June 10, 2020

    How will the Real Economy and Financial Markets Realign with One Another?

    • Speaker: KOHNO Ryutaro (Chief Economist, BNP Paribas Securities (Japan), ltd.)
    • Commentator: NAKAJIMA Atsushi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Professor, University of Niigata Prefecture)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • June 5, 2020

    2020 White Paper on Small, Medium, and Micro-sized Enterprises in Japan: SMEs and micro businesses as sources of creating new value

    • Speaker: SEKIGUCHI Kunio (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director, Research Office, Business Environment Department, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, METI)
    • Commentator: MIYAKAWA Daisuke (Associate Professor, Hitotsubashi University Business School)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • June 4, 2020

    World Economic Outlook and the Asia Pacific Region -The Great Lockdown: A crisis like no other

    • Speaker: SUMI Chikahisa (Director, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, International Monetary Fund (IMF))
    • Commentator: NAKAJIMA Atsushi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • May 29, 2020

    Development of North Korean International Interests -- Status of UN sanctions implementation, challenges they face, and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic

    • Speaker: TAKEUCHI Maiko (Member, Panel of Experts, established pursuant to UNSC resolution 1874 (2009))
    • Commentator: SUEMORI Hiroki (Director, Office of Research and Planning, Trade Control Department, METI)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • May 22, 2020

    Evidence Based Policy Making: An example of the effect of new technology on employment

    • Speaker: KAWAGUCHI Daiji (Program Director, RIETI / Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy; Director, Center for Research and Education in Program Evaluation, Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo)
    • Commentator: MORITA Yoshihiro (Researcher, Robotics Policy Office, Industrial Machinery Division, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • May 15, 2020

    Global Value Chains in the Aftermath of the Corona Shock

    • Speaker: INOMATA Satoshi (Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Chief Senior Researcher)
    • Moderator: ONODERA Osamu (Deputy Director General for Trade Policy, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

  • April 23, 2020

    The Economics of Luck and Chance

    • Speaker: UEMURA Shuichi (Economic & Business Commentator)

    Japanese