The Public Policy Seminar Series

The GraSPP holds the "Public Policy Seminar" series. This series offers a great opportunity for the audience to learn about the latest opinions of politicians, administrative officers, senior staff at international organizations, and heads of local governments. These people have played, or are still playing, a pivotal role in the decision-making and execution of policies. It will definitely be an experience to treasure for all the students who heard the speakers' candid thoughts live and exchanged opinions with them.

Upcoming Events

The 83rd Public Policy Seminar
“EBRD and What We Do, with a Focus on Its Newer Region”
Monday, March 14, 2016, 14:00-15:30

Past Events

The 82nd Public Policy Seminar
“Asian Economic Outlook and the Role of ADB”
Thursday, October 8, 2015
The 81st Public Policy Seminar
“The Future of the Euro—Needed analysis, not politics—”
Friday, May 15, 2015
The 80th Public Policy Seminar
“Global Energy Trends”
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
The 79th Public Policy Seminar
“Peaceful and Safer Use of Nuclear Power: Role of Integral Fast Reactor”
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
The 78th Public Policy Seminar
“Earth Shakers: Being an Agent of Change in a Crazy World”
Friday, February 14, 2014
The 77th Public Policy Seminar
Friday, January 10, 2014
The 76th Public Policy Seminar
“Public Policy Study and Monetary Policy Management”
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013
The 75th Public Policy Seminar
“The Way of Observing the International Affairs”
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013
The 72nd Public Policy Seminar
Lecture by Her Excellency Madame Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia
Monday, Oct 15, 2012
The 71st Public Policy Seminar
“The Future of the Euro Zone Seen from Italy—the Political and Economic Dimensions”
Vincenzo PETRONE, Italian Ambassador to Japan
Monday, Jul 2, 2012
The 70th Public Policy Seminar
Roundtable: “The WTO's Role in International Society”
Friday, June 8, 2012
The 69th Public Policy Seminar
“Toward New Corporation between University, Industry and Government —Taking Example of Solar Battery, Fuel Cell and Semiconductor—”
Mr. Kazuo Furukawa, Chairman, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO)
Friday, May 11, 2012
The 68th Public Policy Seminar
“TPP and Japan”
Panel Discussion
Thursday, Mar 29, 2012
The 67th Public Policy Seminar
“Crises and Changes in Corporate management”
Mr. Akio Mimura, Chairman, Nippon Steel Corporation
Tuesday, Nov 29, 2011
The 66th Public Policy Seminar
“The Enduring Value of the U.S.-Japan Alliance”
Mr. William Burns, United States Deputy Secretary of State
Thursday, Oct 27, 2011
Remarks at the University of Tokyo | U.S. Department of State
The 65th Public Policy Seminar
“Government Administration and Reform of Government Employee Systems”
Mr. Takeshi Erikawa, President, National Personnel Authority
Thursday, Oct 13, 2011
The 64th Public Policy Seminar
“Regarding Comprehensive Reform of Social Security and Taxes”
Mr. Kaoru Yosano, Minister for Comprehensive Reform of Social Security and Tax
Thursday, July 7, 2011
The 63rd Public Policy Seminar
"Japan Brazil Relations in the Context of Japan's Policies towards Emerging States"
Mr. Ken Shimanouchi, Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Brazil
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
The 62nd Public Policy Seminar
"Fiscal Management and International Coordination"
Dr. Barry Bosworth, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Monday, November 15, 2010
The 61st Public Policy Seminar
"Challenges to Local Municipal Governments in the Age of Enhanced Local Autonomy"
Ms. Yukiko Kada, Governor of Shiga Prefecture
Friday, November 5, 2010
The 60th Public Policy Seminar
"Green Economy in China"
Professor Cheng Siwei, Director of the Research Center on Fictitious Economy & Data Science Chinese Academy of Sciences, Former Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), China (1998-2008)
Thursday, Octover 21st, 2010
The 59th Public Policy Seminar
"India and Japan: Connecting Asia"
His Excellency Mr. Hemant Krishan Singh, Ambassador of India
Thursday, July 1st, 2010
The 58th Public Policy Seminar
"Russia's Policy towards East Asia"
His Excellency Mr. Mikhail Bely, Ambassador of Russia
Thursday, June 3rd, 2010
The 57th Public Policy Seminar
Public Policy Forum on "Tsinghua Week at Todai"
Thursday, May 13th, 2010
The 56th Public Policy Seminar
"The New Asian Hemisphere: The Irresistible Shift of Global Power to the East"
Monday, April 12, 2010
The 55th Public Policy Seminar
"International Air Transport and Climate Change
—Results of Copenhagen and Prospects Beyond"
Friday, February 19, 2010
(The 5th ITPU International Seminar)
The 54th Public Policy Seminar
"The Post-Crisis Global Economy - Japan and Asia"
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director, IMF
Monday, January 18, 2010
The 53rd Public Policy Seminar
"Risk Financing and Law : Captive and Other Finance Techniques"
Tomonobu Yamashita, Professor, Graduate School for Law and Politics, the University of Tokyo
Thursday, December 12, 2009
The 52nd Public Policy Seminar
"International Trade: Free, Fair And Open?"
Ken Ash, Director of the OECD Trade and Agriculture Directorate
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
The 51st Public Policy Seminar
"The Global Financial Crisis and the Ukrainian Economy: Policy Responses"
Dr. Mykola A. Kulinich, Ambassador of Ukraine
Friday, October 23, 2009
The 50th Public Policy Seminar
Obama's Foreign Policy in an Economic Crisis
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
The 49th Public Policy Seminar
To Think about the Future Administration: To Regain the People's Confidence
Tuesday, July. 21, 2009
The 48th Public Policy Seminar
The Role of Politics, Government and Private Sector in Public Policy: Case Study from the Practical Experience
Mr. Jin Murai, Governor of Nagano Prefecture
Monday, July 13, 2009
The 47th Public Policy Seminar
Towards a Northeast Asian Security Architecture
Saturday, July 4, 2009