BBL Seminars FY2022

Past BBL Reports and Summaries

  • February 1, 2023

    The Japanese Economy: Strategies to cope with a shrinking and aging population

    • Speaker: Randall S. JONES (Professional Fellow, Center on Japanese Economy and Business (CJEB) at Columbia University / Former Head of the Japan / Korea Desk at the OECD)
    • Commentator: KITAO Sagiri (Senior Fellow (Specially Appointed), RIETI)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI / Special Advisor to the Minister, METI)
  • January 27, 2023

    “Chip War” and Its Implications for Japanese Industrial and Security Policies

  • January 20, 2023

    Public Policy in the 22nd Century

    • Speaker: NARITA Yusuke (Visiting Fellow, RIETI / Assistant Professor, Department of Economics & Cowles Foundation & Y-RISE, Yale University)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI / Special Advisor to the Minister, METI)

    Japanese

  • January 13, 2023

    The Economics of SME Finance: The roles of financial institutions and the government

    • Speaker: UESUGI Iichiro (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University)
    • Commentator: KOZAKI Tadahiko (Director, Finance Division, Business Environment Department, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, METI)
    • Moderator: MIZUNO Masato (MIZUNO Masato (Director of Research, RIETI))

    Japanese

  • December 16, 2022

    DX Series

    The Present State and Future of the Metaverse As Seen Through the Development of “Cluster”

    • Speaker: KATO Naoto (CEO, Cluster)
    • Commentator: WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)
    • Moderator: KIDO Fuyuko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Project Researcher, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo / Project Assistant Professor, Research Strategy Office, National Institute of Informatics (NII) / Specially Appointed Fellow, Japan Center for Economic Research (JCER) / Visiting Researcher, The Research Institute for Innovation Management, Hosei University)

    Japanese

  • December 13, 2022

    Penetration of Quantitative Performance Indicators of the Impact of “design” on organization management

    • Speaker: WASHIDA Yuichi (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Graduate School of Business Administration, Hitotsubashi University)
    • Commentator: NISHIGAKI Atsuko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)
    • Moderator: SEKIGUCHI Yoichi (Senior Fellow and Research Coordinator, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • December 7, 2022

    World Economic Outlook and the Asia Pacific Region: Countering the cost-of-living crisis

    • Speaker: SUMI Chikahisa (Former Director and Special Advisor, 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

  • December 1, 2022

    Backcasting Thinking, IP Strategy for Higher Corporate Value and Related Challenges

    • Speaker: UETA Takamori (Director for IP Strategy Policy Planning Coordination, Policy Planning and Research Division, Policy Planning and Coordination Department, Japan Patent Office)
    • Moderator: TAMURA Suguru (Senior Fellow, RIETI/ Visiting Researcher, IFI, The University of Tokyo)

    Japanese

  • November 29, 2022

    RIETI-OECD Seminar

    Confronting the Crisis - OECD Economic Outlook November 2022

    • Speaker: Muge Adalet McGOWAN (Deputy Head of Division/Senior Economist, Country Studies - Desk Japan/Ireland, Economics Department, OECD)
    • Speaker: OGURO Kei (Economist, Economics Department, OECD)
    • Commentator: UEDA Naoko (Head of OECD Tokyo Centre)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI / Special Advisor to the Minister, METI)
    • Presentation [PDF:532KB]
    • Video (YouTube)
  • November 28, 2022

    Economics of Invention: Knowledge creation for innovation

    • Speaker: NAGAOKA Sadao (Program Director and Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Tokyo Keizai University)
    • Commentator: OKADA Yoshimi (Director of the 1st Division, Department of Trials and Appeals, Japan Patent Office, METI)
    • Moderator: SEKIGUCHI Yoichi (Senior Fellow and Research Coordinator, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • November 22, 2022

    Voice Through Divestment

  • November 17, 2022

    DX Series

    Mixed Reality that Starts from Hearing: Hearables forge the path to the ultimate MR world

    • Speaker: TAKESHITA Shunich (CEO, GATARI Inc.)
    • Commentator: ANDO Naoki (Deputy Director, IT Innovation Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: KIDO Fuyuko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Project Researcher, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo / Project Assistant Professor, Research Strategy Office, National Institute of Informatics (NII) / Specially Appointed Fellow, Japan Center for Economic Research (JCER) / Visiting Researcher, The Research Institute for Innovation Management, Hosei University)

    Japanese

  • November 16, 2022

    The American Mid-Term Election Outcome and Its Implications

  • October 31, 2022

    Japan - Hawaii Socio-Economic Innovation: Collaborations to advance economic development and climate resilience

  • October 27, 2022

    The Future of Capitalism in a Saturated Economy

    • Speaker: KONO Ryutaro (Chief Economist, BNP Paribas Securities (Japan), ltd.)
    • Moderator: AMBASHI Masahito (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Associate Professor, Research Center for Advanced Policy Studies, Institute of Economic Research, Kyoto University)

    Japanese

  • October 20, 2022

    DX Series

    Transforming Equipment Maintenance with Fast Digital Twin: The latest examples of initiatives that are accelerating plant DX

    • Speaker: KANAMARU Takehisa (CEO, Brownreverse Inc.)
    • Commentator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI / Special Advisor to the Minister, METI)
    • Moderator: KIDO Fuyuko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Project Researcher, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo / Project Assistant Professor, Research Strategy Office, National Institute of Informatics (NII) / Specially Appointed Fellow, Japan Center for Economic Research (JCER) / Visiting Researcher, The Research Institute for Innovation Management, Hosei University)

    Japanese

  • October 14, 2022

    Is Maternal Age Associated with Children’s Outcomes?

    • Speaker: James M. RAYMO (Professor of Sociology, Henry Wendt III '55 Professor of East Asian Studies, Office of Population Research, Princeton University)
    • Commentator: YAMAGUCHI Kazuo (Visiting Fellow, RIETI / Ralph Lewis Professor of Sociology, the University of Chicago)
    • Commentator: ONO Yoshikuni (Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI / Special Advisor to the Minister, METI)

    Japanese

  • October 6, 2022

    Understanding and Countering Beijing’s Strategy of Economic Decoupling on Chinese Terms

  • September 30, 2022

    APEC Energy Demand and Supply Outlook 8th Edition - Energy trends in the APEC region and Japan to 2050

    • Speaker: IRIE Kazutomo (President, Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre)
    • Speaker: CHIYOYA Reiko (Researcher, Asia Pacific Energy Research Centre)
    • Moderator: EDA Reiko (Senior Expert Officer, International Affairs Division, Agency for Natural Resources and Energy, METI)

    Japanese

  • September 29, 2022

    The COVID-19 Crisis - A Tale of Two Economists: Balancing economic activity with infection control measures

    • Speaker: FUJII Daisuke (Research Associate, RIETI / Project Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Economics, University of Tokyo)
    • Speaker: NAKATA Taisuke (Associate Professor in the Faculty of Economics and the Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo)
    • Commentator: KOBAYASHI Keiichiro (Faculty Fellow, Program Director, RIETI / Professor, Faculty of Economics, Keio University / Research Director, Canon Institute for Global Studies / Research Director, the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research)
    • Moderator: SEKIZAWA Yoichi (Senior Fellow, Research Coordinator (EBPM), RIETI)

    Japanese

  • September 14, 2022

    The Future of Japan and Singapore

  • September 8, 2022

    DX Series

    The Potential of the Metaverse and Web3

    • Speaker: AKANUMA Jun (Senior Manager, XR Innovation Office, NTT DOCOMO, Inc)
    • Commentator: OKUMURA Kotaro (Deputy Director, IT Innovation Division, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: KIDO Fuyuko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Project Researcher, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo / Project Assistant Professor, Research Strategy Office, National Institute of Informatics (NII) / Specially Appointed Fellow, Japan Center for Economic Research (JCER) / Visiting Researcher, The Research Institute for Innovation Management, Hosei University)

    Japanese

  • July 29, 2022

    Nagasaki Saves the World

    • Speaker: MIKAMI Kenji (Policy Director-General for Digital Strategy, Industry & Labor Department / Policy Director-General for New Industry Promotion, Policy Planning Department, Nagasaki Prefectural Government)
    • Speaker: MORITA Kouichi (Director, Dejima Infectious Diseases Research Alliance, Nagasaki University)
    • Speaker: SOYANO Kiyoshi (Professor / Director of Organization for Marine Science and Technology (OMST) (Doctor of Philosophy in Fisheries Science), Organization for Marine Science and Technology (OMST) / Institute for East China Sea Research, Nagasaki University)
    • Speaker: NOGUCHI Ichitaro (Mayor, Goto City, Nagasaki Prefecture)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI / Special Advisor to the Minister, METI)

    Japanese

  • July 27, 2022

    Growth and Capitalism in the Era of Climate Change

  • July 21, 2022

    The Sword and the Shield: The economics of targeted sanctions

  • July 20, 2022

    [RIETI-SME Support, JAPAN Webinar]Listening to SMEs During the COVID Crisis: Utilizing the SME business survey

    • Speaker: KONISHI Yoko (Senior Fellow, RIETI / Researcher, SME Support, JAPAN)
    • Commentator: YOSHIDA Naoki (Director, Research Office, Business Environment Department, Small and Medium Enterprise Agency, METI)
    • Moderator: IHARA Makoto (Director, Information Strategy Division, Public Relations and Information Strategy Department, SME Support, JAPAN)

    Japanese

  • July 14, 2022

    Global Intelligence Series

    Japan’s Geoeconomic Strategy in the Indo-Pacific

    • Speaker: KATADA Saori N. (Professor of International Relations, University of Southern California)
    • Commentator: SUGINOHARA Masako (Professor, Faculty of Global and Intercultural Studies, Ferris University)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI / Special Advisor to the Minister, METI)

    Japanese

  • July 7, 2022

    DX Series

    What Should the Government Do to Help Japan Regain Superiority in Software Engineering?

    • Speaker: FUJIMOTO Masaki (Senior Vice President & CTO, GREE, Inc. / CTO, Digital Agency)
    • Commentator: WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)
    • Moderator: KIDO Fuyuko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Project Researcher, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo / Project Assistant Professor, Research Strategy Office, National Institute of Informatics (NII) / Specially Appointed Fellow, Japan Center for Economic Research (JCER) / Visiting Researcher, The Research Institute for Innovation Management, Hosei University)

    Japanese

  • June 30, 2022

    The Impact of the Weak Yen on Japan’s Economy: How do we deal with the recent depreciation of the Yen?

    • Speaker: SHIMIZU Junko (Professor, Faculty of Economics, Gakushuin University)
    • Moderator: NAKAJIMA Atsushi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Professor, University of Niigata Prefecture / Chairman of the Board of Directors, Maison franco-japonaise, PIIF)

    Japanese

  • June 24, 2022

    The Latest Situation in Russia and Ukraine and Essential Thoughts on the Japan-India Relationship

    • Speaker: YAMAZOE Hiroshi (Senior Research Fellow, Regional Studies Department, National Institute for Defense Studies (NIDS))
    • Speaker: FUKUOKA Noriyoshi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director, Southwest Asia Office, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: YOSHIDA Yasuhiko (Vice Chair, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • June 23, 2022

    Global Intelligence Series

    Carbon Pricing, From a Burden to an Opportunity? Testimony and shared vision from EDF, Europe’s leading electric utility

  • June 16, 2022

    “New Direction” of Economic and Industrial Policies

    • Speaker: ISHIKAWA Hiroshi (Director, Industrial Structure Policy Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Commentator: ITOH Motoshige (Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo)
    • Moderator: WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • June 15, 2022

    DX Series

    Four Keywords to Understanding the Success of Silicon Valley

    • Speaker: ISHIDA Kazutoh, PhD (EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, VIA Programs)
    • Commentator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI / Special Advisor to the Minister, METI)
    • Moderator: KIDO Fuyuko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Project Researcher, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo / Project Assistant Professor, Research Strategy Office, National Institute of Informatics (NII) / Specially Appointed Fellow, Japan Center for Economic Research (JCER) / Visiting Researcher, The Research Institute for Innovation Management, Hosei University)

    Japanese

  • June 14, 2022

    World Economic Outlook and the Asia Pacific Region: War sets back the global recovery

    • 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

  • June 8, 2022

    Energy Transition and the Challenges for Japan's Economy

    • Speaker: NOMURA Koji (Professor, Keio University and Deputy Director, Keio Economic Observatory)
    • Commentator: OHASHI Hiroshi (Program Director and Faculty Fellow, RIETI / Vice President, Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo / Professor, Faculty of Economics, The University of Tokyo)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI / Special Advisor to the Minister, METI)

    Japanese

  • May 26, 2022

    Self-Regulatory Resources and Law Enforcement: A first experimental test

    • Speaker: KAMEI Kenju (Visiting Fellow, RIETI / Professor, Economics at the Faculty of Economics, Keio University)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI / Special Advisor to the Minister, METI)

    Japanese

  • May 18, 2022

    DX Series

    The Future Image of the Game Industry

    • Speaker: HASHIMOTO Shinji (Corporate Advisor, SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD.)
    • Commentator: WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)
    • Moderator: KIDO Fuyuko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Project Researcher, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo / Project Assistant Professor, Research Strategy Office, National Institute of Informatics (NII) / Specially Appointed Fellow, Japan Center for Economic Research (JCER) / Visiting Researcher, The Research Institute for Innovation Management, Hosei University)

    Japanese

  • May 11, 2022

    Realization of the Physical Internet – Overcoming the logistics crisis

    • Speaker & Panelist: NAKANO Takeshi (Director, Logistics Policy Planning Office, Commerce and Service Industry Policy Group, METI)
    • Panelist: ONOZUKA Masashi (Partner, Roland Berger Ltd.)
    • Panelist: HORIO Jin (Senior Corporate Fellow, General Manager, Logistics Planning Department, Food Products Division, AJINOMOTO CO.,INC.)
    • Panelist: HIRASAWA Takahiro (Director, Logistics Policy Division, Policy Bureau, MLIT)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI / Special Advisor to the Minister, METI)

    Japanese

  • April 20, 2022

    Food Security and Japan's Farm Policy: Lessons from the Russian invasion of Ukraine

    • Speaker: YAMASHITA Kazuhito (Senior Fellow (Specially Appointed), RIETI / Research Director, Canon Institute for Global Studies)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI / Special Advisor to the Minister, METI)

    Japanese

  • April 19, 2022

    High Economic Growth and Finance

    • Speaker: MATSUMOTO Takashi (Chairman, Federation of National Public Service Personnel Mutual Aid Associations)
    • Commentator & Moderator: GOTO Yasuoi (RIETI Research Associate / Professor, Faculty of Social Innovation Department of Innovation Studies, Seijo University)

    Japanese

  • April 13, 2022

    Industrial Policy for the Sustainable Development Goals – Increasing the Private Sector's Contribution –

    • Speaker: KITAZAWA Kohei (Strategic Planning Expert, Executive Office, Universal Postal Union / Former policy analyst, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, OECD)
    • Moderator: UCHIDA Ryoji (Director, International Economic Affairs Division, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)

    Japanese

  • April 6, 2022

    DX Series

    Digital Businesses in the Post-COVID-19 Era

    • Speaker: OKAMURA Shingo (President & CEO, DeNA Co., Ltd.)
    • Commentator: WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)
    • Moderator: KIDO Fuyuko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Project Researcher, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo / Project Assistant Professor, Research Strategy Office, National Institute of Informatics (NII) / Specially Appointed Fellow, Japan Center for Economic Research (JCER) / Visiting Researcher, The Research Institute for Innovation Management, Hosei University)

    Japanese