BBL Seminars FY2021

Past BBL Reports and Summaries

  • October 15, 2021

    DX Series

    Business Reinvention of Japan and DX: Challenges and opportunities

  • September 29, 2021

    DX Series

    Management Structure Reform in the Yamato Group: Integrated Promotion of DX and CX

    • Speaker: MAKIURA Shinji (Senior Managing Executive Officer, Transformation & Innovation, Yamato Holdings Co., LTD.)
    • Commentator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI / Special Advisor to the Minister, 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))

    Japanese

  • September 16, 2021

    Evolution Thinking and Innovation Strategy

    • Speaker: TACHIKAWA Eisuke (NOSIGNER Representative / Evolution Thinker / Design strategist / JIDA Board chair / Keio University SDM Associate Professor / The committee member to create a basic policy for the Japan pavilion at the 2025 World Expo in Osaka)
    • Commentator: NISHIGAKI Atsuko (Senior Fellow, RIETI)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI / Special Advisor to the Minister, METI)

    Japanese

  • September 10, 2021

    DX Thinking

    • Speaker: NISHIYAMA Keita (Visiting Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo / Former Director-General, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Speaker: IKEDA Yoko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Deputy Director, Secretariat of the Headquarters for Digital Market Competition, Cabinet Secretariat, Japanese Government)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI / Special Advisor to the Minister, METI)

    Japanese

  • September 9, 2021

    Global Intelligence Series

    China-US Relations and Implications for Japan and Taiwan

    • Speaker: KANEHARA Nobukatsu (Professor, Doshisha University / Former Deputy Secretary General of National Security Secretariat and Assistant Chief Cabinet Secretary of Japan)
    • Moderator: WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • September 8, 2021

    Food-Tech: Putting Japan's advantages in food culture to work

    • Speaker: NAKADATE Naoto (Deputy Director, Nuclear Energy Policy Planning Division, Electricity and Gas Industry Department, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy)
    • Speaker: IDO Moeha (Deputy Director, New Business and Food Industry Policy Division, New Business and Food Industry Department, Minister's Secretariat, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI / Special Advisor to the Minister, METI)
  • September 6, 2021

    Global Intelligence Series

    Economic Security Policy as Growth Strategy and Recent Developments in Trade Rules

  • September 1, 2021

    Global Intelligence Series

    Emerging Economies Going Digital: Japan's Potential as a Co-Creation Partner

    • Speaker: ITO Asei (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Associate Professor, Institute of Social Science, The University of Tokyo)
    • Commentator: FUJISAWA Hideaki (Director, Policy Planning and Coordination Division, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Commentator: KAWAI Mai (Deputy Director, Southwest Asia Office, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: WATANBAE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • July 15, 2021

    Energy White Paper 2021

    • 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 / Special Advisor to the Minister, METI)
  • July 8, 2021

    DX Series

    Blockchain Now: Applications of blockchain in digital ownership and data management

    • Speaker: Chris DAI (CEO, RECIKA)
    • Introduction: YANO Makoto (Chairman, RIETI)
    • Commentator: MURAMATSU Yoshiyuki (Deputy Director, Digital Economy Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI / Special Advisor to the Minister, METI)
  • July 1, 2021

    How will East Asia's Digital Transformation Change the Global Value Chain?

  • June 22, 2021

    The 2021 White Paper on Manufacturing Industries (Monodzukuri): The new normal of manufacturing industries - resilience, green and digital

    • Speaker: YANO Tsuyoshi (Director, Manufacturing Industries Policy Office, Manufacturing Industries Bureau, METI)
    • Commentator: HASHIMOTO Yuki (Fellow (Policy Economist), RIETI)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI / Special Advisor to the Minister, METI)
  • June 15, 2021

    The Economics of Competition Policy: Population decline, digitalization and industrial policy

    • Speaker: OHASHI Hiroshi (Faculty Fellow, Program Director, RIETI / Dean, Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo / Professor, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo)
    • Moderator: WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • June 2, 2021

    Global Intelligence Series

    The Xi Jinping Administration and Science & Technology: The international order transformed by his "Chinese Dream"

    • Speaker: MASUO Chisako T (Associate Professor, Faculty of Social and Cultural Studies, Kyushu University)
    • Moderator: WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • June 1, 2021

    2021 White Paper on Small, Medium, and Micro-sized Enterprises in Japan

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

    Japanese

  • May 27, 2021

    ASEAN-JAPAN Business Week Special BBL Webinar

    International Politics and Economics Surrounding Southeast Asia: Perspectives on its relationship with the US and China

    • Speaker: AIZAWA Nobuhiro (Associate Professor, Department of Cultural Studies, Kyushu University)
    • Speaker: HEMMI Nobuhiro (Partner / Chief Strategist, Deloitte Tohmatsu)
    • Commentator: KOBAYASHI Hirokazu (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)
    • Moderator: WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)

    Japanese / English (with simultaneous interpretation)

  • May 26, 2021

    World Economic Outlook and Asia Pacific Region-Managing Divergent Recoveries

    • Speaker: SUMI Chikahisa (Director, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, International Monetary Fund (IMF))
    • Commentator: NAKAJIMA Atsushi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Professor, University of Niigata Prefecture)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI / Special Advisor to the Minister, METI)

    Japanese

  • May 24, 2021

    Global Intelligence Series

    The Geopolitics of Biden's Green Deal

    • Speaker: TAKEMORI Shumpei (Senior Fellow, RIETI / Chairman, Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting Co., Ltd.)
    • Moderator: WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • May 13, 2021

    COVID-19 and the Japanese Economy: How well we have survived and how the economy will recover

    • Speaker: MIYAGAWA Tsutomu (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Faculty of Economics, Gakushuin University)
    • Commentator: NAKATA Daigo (Senior Fellow and Data Scientist, RIETI)
    • Moderator: SEKIGUCHI Yoichi (Senior Fellow and Research Coordinator, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • May 12, 2021

    Global Intelligence Series

    Preparing for Earthquakes Directly Beneath Metropolitan Tokyo: Amazing economic effects of seismic motion prediction technology

    • Speaker: YANAGISAWA Shigeru (Director, Mieruka Bousai Co,.Ltd.)
    • Introduction: YAMADA Takashi (Director for Business Continuity, Office of Director General for Disaster Management, CAO)
    • Commentator: YOSHIOKA Takashi (Director, Trade Promotion Division, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI / Special Advisor to the Minister, METI)

    Japanese

  • April 20, 2021

    Revitalising Multilateralism: Pragmatic Ideas for the New WTO Director-General

  • April 15, 2021

    Global Intelligence Series

    The Bureaucrats I Excommunicated

    • Speaker: OSHIMA Haruyuki (Economics Journalist / Former Executive Commentator for NHK-TV)
    • Moderator: WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • April 14, 2021

    Global Intelligence Series

    Recycling-Based Society: Advanced Integration through Open Innovation

    • Speaker: MIYAZAKI Hiroshi (CEO, JFR Co., Ltd.)
    • Moderator: WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • April 7, 2021

    Global Intelligence Series

    Mongolia Long-term Vision 2050 and Expectations for Japan, spoken by Former Chairman of National Development Agency of Mongolia

    • Speaker: BAYARSAIKHAN Banzragch, Ph.D (Former Chairman of National Development Agency of Mongolia / Counsellor, Head of Economy and Trade division, Embassy of Mongolia to Japan)
    • Commentator: ONODERA Osamu (Deputy Director General for Trade Policy, Trade Policy Bureau, METI / Consulting Fellow, RIETI)
    • Moderator: ANDO Haruhiko (Vice Chairman, RIETI)

    Japanese