The Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry organizes policy symposiums and seminars as a means of activating policy debate by releasing the findings of each research project and eliciting public opinions to foster the most interesting discussion. RIETI researchers make presentations on their respective research projects while inviting experts in the relevant fields - policymakers, practitioners, scholars, and journalists - to participate in active debate and further refine research results. Summaries and handouts of the past symposiums and seminars are available.


RIETI organizes various workshops and seminars inviting the participation of experts and policymakers from Japan and overseas as a means of improving the quality of our research. These workshops and seminars are closed to the public.

BBL Seminars

RIETI's periodic Brown Bag Lunch (BBL) seminars welcome an array of guest experts to share their research and views. The sessions encourage lively discussion that contributes to dynamic policy-related debate.
Presently, BBL Seminars are not open to the public as spaces are limited. Select transcripts are available below.

RIETI 10th Anniversary Seminar

In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of its establishment, the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI) will host a 10th Anniversary Seminar presenting four scholars who have been taking the lead in our research activities over the years.

International Economics Seminar

The International Economics Seminar series is intended for researchers to report and discuss latest research results and trends in various fields in a casual setting. Unlike RIETI's policy symposiums and seminars intended for the public, the international economic seminar series is more like regular seminars and workshops held at graduate schools in Japan and abroad. It is also unique in that the audience includes RIETI consulting fellows who are officers at government ministries and agencies.