BBL Seminars FY2024

Past BBL Reports and Summaries

  • May 16, 2024

    World Economic Outlook “Steady but Slow: Resilience amid divergence”

    • Speaker: YOSHIDA Akihiko (Director, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, International Monetary Fund (IMF))
    • Commentator: NAKAJIMA Atsushi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director, Economic and Social Research Institute of Northeast Asia (ERINA-UNP), University of Niigata Prefecture)
    • Moderator: AIDA Masashi (Director, Policy Planning and Research Office, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)


  • May 10, 2024

    The Power of the Yen and Currency Strategies of Japanese Firms

    • Speaker: SATO Kiyotaka (Professor of Economics, Dean, Faculty of International Social Sciences, Yokohama National University)
    • Commentator: AIDA Masashi (Director, Policy Planning and Research Office, METI)
    • Moderator: SEKIGUCHI Yoichi (Director of Research and Senior Fellow, RIETI)


  • April 25, 2024

    Japan Re-Emerges? – The NEW Japan Management

    • Speaker: Ulrike SCHAEDE (Professor of Japanese Business, University of California San Diego)
    • Commentator: SEKINE Yusuke (Deputy Director, Industrial Structure Policy Division, Economic and Industrial Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: HIRONO Ayako (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Deputy Editor, Nikkei Business / Distinguished Guest Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University)


  • April 18, 2024

    Southeast Asia & Japan – The good, the bad & the ugly

    • Speaker: CHOI Shing Kwok (Director & Chief Executive Officer, ISEAS - Yusof Ishak Institute / Head, ASEAN Studies Centre / Head, Singapore APEC Study Centre)
    • Commentator: AIZAWA Nobuhiro (Professor, Graduate School of Social and Cultural Studies, Kyushu University / Managing Director & Dean of ERIA School of Government)
    • Moderator: TOMIURA Eiichi (President and Chief Research Officer (CRO), RIETI / Chief EBPM Officer / Professor, Otsuma Women's University)
    • Presentation (Mr. Choi) [PDF:2.3MB]
    • Video (Presentation) (YouTube)
    • The State of Southeast Asia 2024 Survey Report
  • April 5, 2024

    How Much of Merit is Due to Luck?

    • Speaker: KOIZUMI Hideto (Fellow (Policy Economist), RIETI)
    • Moderator: SEKIGUCHI Yoichi (Senior Fellow and Director of Research, RIETI)