Global Intelligence Series

We invite leading experts from Japan, the United States, Europe, and other Asian countries to give lectures about various global issues including economic security and regional affairs such as the U.S.-China conflict, the situation in the Middle East, the prospects of the Chinese economy, climate change, environmental and energy issues, the post-corona global trade system, supply chain risks, SDGs, etc. Many policy proposals are derived from information collected and discussed in these lectures.

AIG Global Trade Series

BBL Seminars

  • September 15, 2021

    People Who are Unwilling to Take Responsibility for Future Generations

    • Speaker: OHSAWA Masachi (Sociologist, Philosopher)
    • Moderator: WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • September 9, 2021

    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 1, 2021

    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

  • June 2, 2021

    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

  • May 24, 2021

    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 12, 2021

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

    • Introduction: YAMADA Takashi (Director for Business Continuity, Office of Director General for Disaster Management, CAO)
    • Speaker: YANAGISAWA Shigeru (Director, Mieruka Bousai Co,.Ltd.)
    • 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 15, 2021

    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

    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

    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

  • March 24, 2021

    China's Medium- and Long-Term Economic Outlook: Aiming for both Fairness and Efficiency

    • Speaker: MENG Jianjun (Visiting Fellow, RIETI / Senior Fellow, CIDEG, Tsinghua University)
    • Commentator: C. H. KWAN (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Senior Fellow, Nomura Institute of Capital Markets Research)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI / Special Advisor to the Minister, METI)

    Japanese

    *This BBL Seminar is NOT for Quotation.

  • February 24, 2021

    Understanding the Turbulent Situation in the Middle East: Turkey's strategy and approach as a clue

    • Speaker: IMAI Kohei (Researcher, Institute of Developing Economies)
    • Commentator: TAMURA Ryohei (Director, Middle East and Africa Division, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • February 19, 2021

    Evaluation of China's Innovation Power: Seen in patent macro data

    • Speaker: SASAKI Nobuo (President, Patent Strategy Design Institute Co., Ltd.)
    • Commentator: NISHIGAKI Atsuko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director-General, Trademark and Customer Relations Department, Japan Patent Office, METI)
    • Moderator: WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • February 18, 2021

    Policy Trends Related to the Application of Mobile Payments in China - From restaurant DX to SME credit ratings

    • Speaker: OKAWA Tatsuo (Consulting Fellow, RIETI)
    • Commentator: NISHIMURA Yusaku (Professor, University of International Business and Economics)
    • Moderator: WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • February 12, 2021

    SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) and VSS (Voluntary Sustainability Standards)

    • Speaker: NAKAGAWA Junji (Consulting Fellow, RIETI/ Professor, Faculty of Liberal Arts, Chuo Gakuin University / Director, Research Institute of Social System, Chuo Gakuin University)
    • Commentator: TAMURA Akihiko (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director-General for Trade Policy, METI)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI / Special Advisor to the Minister, METI)

    Japanese

  • February 10, 2021

    European Green Recovery Strategy and Industry Perspectives

    • Speaker: Heidi HILTUNEN (First Counsellor (Climate change, energy and transport), Delegation of the European Union to Japan)
    • Speaker: Nikolaus BOLTZE (thyssenkrupp Group Representative (Japan), Representative Director & President, thyssenkrupp Japan K.K.)
    • Commentator: KAWAGUCHI Yukihiro (Director Global Environment Affairs Office, METI)
    • Moderator: WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)
    • Handout (Ms. Hiltunen) [PDF:1.6MB]
    • Handout (Mr. Boltze) [PDF:2.1MB]
  • February 5, 2021

    Multi-Risk Governance--International and Domestic Response to Emerging and Reemerging Infectious Diseases

    • Speaker: SHIROYAMA Hideaki (Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy / Graduate Schools for Law and Politics / Institute for Future Initiatives)
    • Commentator: FUKUNAGA Yoshifumi (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Director, Economic Partnership Division, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • February 4, 2021

    Improving Productivity in Japan

    • Speaker: David ATKINSON (CEO, Konishi Decorative Arts and Crafts Co., Ltd.)
    • Commentator: MORIKAWA Masayuki (President and CRO, RIETI / Professor, Institute of Economic Research, Hitotsubashi University)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI / Special Advisor to the Minister, METI)

    Japanese

    *This BBL Seminar is NOT for Quotation.

  • January 27, 2021

    Considerations on How Japan Can Unlock Its Full Potential in a Rapidly Evolving World

    • Speaker: André ANDONIAN (Senior Partner, Chairman and Former Managing Partner of Japan, McKinsey & Company, Inc.)
    • Commentator: NAKAGAMI Yasunori (Consulting Fellow, RIETI / Representative Director and Chief Executive Officer, Misaki Capital Inc.)
    • Moderator: WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)

    *This BBL Seminar is NOT for Quotation.

  • January 14, 2021

    The International Economic Policy Challenges for the Biden Administration

  • December 17, 2020

    Getting America Back in the Game: A multilateral perspective

  • December 16, 2020

    Challenges and Opportunities for India-Japan Economic Partnership

  • December 11, 2020

    Biden's Climate Change Options in a Divided Congress

  • December 10, 2020

    Enhancing Intelligence: How AI changes the view of the world

    • Speaker: MATSUO Yutaka (Professor, Department of Technology Management for Innovation, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo)
    • Speaker: NISHIYAMA Keita (Visiting Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives, The University of Tokyo / Former Director-General, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • December 8, 2020

    Build Back Better? The Future of the US-China Economic Relationship

  • November 30, 2020

    Israel Moves the World: How should Japan proceed?

    • Speaker: SAWAHATA Go (Senior News Editor, Editor in Chief, NHK Nagasaki Bureau)
    • Commentator: TAMURA Ryohei (Director, Middle East and Africa Division, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • November 25, 2020

    The Geo-Political Tensions between the US-China: ASEAN caught in the middle, the future of the Japan and ASEAN cooperation and the prospects of semiconductor supply chains

    Japanese

  • November 12, 2020

    The Role of Study Abroad Returnees in China's Economic Development - China's success and challenges in global human resource competition

    • Speaker: DAI Erbiao (Research Professor and Vice President, Asian Growth Research Institute)
    • Commentator: KOBAYASHI Koji (Director, Northeast Asia Division, Trade Policy Bureau, METI)
    • Moderator: SABURI Masataka (Director, PR Strategy, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • November 9, 2020

    Online Education in the Coronavirus Era

    • Speaker: MIZUNO Yusuke (CEO, Life is Tech, Inc.)
    • Commentator: ASANO Daisuke (Director, Service Affairs Policy Division and Education Industry Office, METI)
    • Moderator: KIDO Fuyuko (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

  • October 26, 2020

    US Sanctions Policy

    • Speaker: SUGITA Hiroki (Columnist)
    • Commentator: KAYAMA Hirobumi (Director, Security Trade Control Policy Division, Trade Control Department, Trade and Economic Cooperation Bureau & Office of Economic Security, METI)
    • Moderator: WATANABE Tetsuya (Vice President, RIETI)

    Japanese

  • October 23, 2020

    Support for Restricting Liberty for Safety: Evidence during the Covid-19 pandemic from China, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and the United States

  • 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