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.

BBL Seminars

  • February 12, 2021

    [Global Intelligence Series] 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)


  • February 5, 2021

    [Global Intelligence Series] 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)


  • January 14, 2021

    [Global Intelligence Series] The International Economic Policy Challenges for the Biden Administration

  • December 17, 2020

    [Global Intelligence Series] Getting America Back in the Game: A multilateral perspective

  • December 16, 2020

    [Global Intelligence Series] Challenges and Opportunities for India-Japan Economic Partnership

  • December 11, 2020

    [Global Intelligence Series] Biden's Climate Change Options in a Divided Congress

  • December 10, 2020

    [Global Intelligence Series] 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)


  • December 8, 2020

    [Global Intelligence Series] Build Back Better? The Future of the US-China Economic Relationship

  • November 30, 2020

    [Global Intelligence Series] 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)


  • November 25, 2020

    [Global Intelligence Series] 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


  • November 12, 2020

    [Global Intelligence Series] 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)


  • October 26, 2020

    [Global Intelligence Series] 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)


  • October 23, 2020

    [Global Intelligence Series] 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

    [Global Intelligence Series] The Mood of the American Voter on the Eve of the 2020 Presidential Election

  • October 12, 2020

    [Global Intelligence Series] 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)


  • October 7, 2020

    [Global Intelligence Series] 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

    [Global Intelligence Series] 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)


    *This BBL Seminar is NOT for Quotation.

  • September 30, 2020

    [Global Intelligence Series] 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)