Ocean Newsletter

【Ocean Newsletter】Back issues
【Since issue No.311 (2013.07.20), the Newsletter was renamed from the "Ship & Ocean Newsletter" to the "Ocean Newsletter".】


  • No.445 February 20, 2019
  • Robots will Lead the Way towards Our Future Oceans —The utilization of multiple undersea robots as a key point—
    Hiroshi YOSHIDA
    Director, Department of Engineering for Geo-Marine Sciences, Marine Technology and Engineering Center, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
  • The Current Situation of the Korean Maritime Transport Industry and the Scaling-up of Marine Finance Education
    Yong Sik OH
    Professor, Division of International Trade & Economics, Korea Maritime and Ocean University
  • The Unknown Achievements of the “Politician who cultivated the ocean”
    Tadahiro FUKUDA
    Professor, Kagoshima Prefectural College
  • No.444 February 5, 2019
  • Monitoring Shallow-Water Bathymetry that Cooperates with Coastal Fisheries
    Takumi OKABE
    Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology
  • Creation of a World-Renowned Matsushima Bay “Wonderland”
    Satoshi AZUCHI
    Director, Industry and Tourism Department, Matsushima Town, Miyagi Prefecture
  • Making Hotelships a Legacy of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games
    Hiroshi ISHIHARA
    Vice President, Cruise Research Institute, Waterfront Vitalization and Environment Research Foundation (WAVE)
  • No.443 January 20, 2019
  • Considerations on the Blue Carbon Project in Yokohama City
    Masato NOBUTOKI
    Senior General Manager, EX Research Institute Ltd. / Member, Experts Committee for the Next Yokohama Environmental “FutureCity” Plan
  • International Cooperation Efforts with Pacific Island States Regarding Coastal Resource Management—Learning from the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami—
    Hiroki EDA
    Project for Promotion of Grace of the Sea in the Coastal Villages of Vanuatu / Expert, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • The Appeal of Freediving as a Competitive Sport
    Tomoka FUKUDA
  • No.442 January 5, 2019
  • The World Maritime University—Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute: A New Institute in a Unique University
    Ronan LONG
    Director, WMU–Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute, World Maritime University
  • The Importance of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development
    Toshio YAMAGATA
    Project Principal Scientist, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) / President, Japan Marine Science Foundation
  • The Manyoshu and the Ocean
    Nobuyuki SAKAMOTO
    Director, Takaoka Manyo Historical Museum
  • No.441 December 20, 2018
  • Launch of the Japan Coast Guard Mobile Cooperation Team (MCT)
    Akira KURAMOTO
    Director for Coast Guard International Cooperation, Administration Department, Japan Coast Guard
  • Safe Utilization of the Seashores and Understanding Rip Currents—Hopes to decrease drowning accidents in Japan and the world, hopes to save precious lives—
    Ryuichiro NISHI
    Professor, Faculty of Fisheries, Kagoshima University / Recipient, 11th National Maritime Award
  • Thinking about Tokyo 2020 from the Oceans—Myself, the Ocean, and Tokyo—
    Taro SHIRATO
    Sports Navigator / President and Representative Director, Athlonia / Member, Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly / Member, Special Committee on Measures to Promote Olympic and Paralympic Games
  • No.440 December 5, 2018
  • Marine Plastic Debris Worldwide—Trends on Countermeasures for Comprehensive Reduction
    Masamichi HASEBE
    Senior Legal Counsel, The Japan Association of Marine Safety / Visiting Professor, Maritime Science Department, Kobe University
  • On the Utilization of Water Transportation in Tokyo Bay
    Hajime TABATA
    President and Representative Director, Tokyo Water Taxi, Inc.
  • Efforts by MEL—Keeping in mind the Tokyo Olympic Games
    Naoya KAKIZOE
    President, Marine Eco-Label (MEL) Japan Council
  • No.439 November 20, 2018
  • Efforts by the Japanese Government on Conservation and Management of Remote Islands
    Yuji OYAMA
    Assistant Director to the Counselor, Office of Policy Planning and Coordination on Territory and Sovereignty, National Ocean Policy Secretariat, Cabinet Office
  • Rebuilding of the International Coastal Research Center and its Efforts in Future
    Tomohiko KAWAMURA
    Director and Professor, International Coastal Research Center, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
  • Training Youth for the Next Generation in Island Communities
    Hiroyuki TOYAMA
    Principal, Tokyo Metropolitan Ogasawara High School
  • No.438 November 5, 2018
  • Creation of the 2nd Taketomi Basic Plan on Ocean Policy ?A town living in harmony with churaumi (beautiful ocean)?
    Taichiro TOUJI
    Director, Policy Promotion Division, Taketomi Town Government, Okinawa Prefecture
  • Gender Equality to Bring Innovation to the Ocean Field
    Momoko KITADA
    Associate Professor, World Maritime University (WMU)
  • Thoughts on Red Tide Countermeasures Based on Long-term Monitoring of the Tidelands of Tokyo Bay
    Kazuyuki YAMADA
    Freelancer (Monitoring ecosystems on seafloor) / Project Assistant, The University Museum, The University of Tokyo
  • No.437 October 20, 2018
  • Development of a Floating Offshore Marine Current Power System and the Conducting of Operational Tests Offshore
    Shigeki NAGAYA
    Manager, Maritime Engineering Group, Products Development Center, IHI Corporation
  • Resource Trends in Fish Popular with the Public
    Yoshiro WATANABE
    Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo
  • Hopes for Utilizing Lighthouses as a Tourism Resource
    Mayuu FUDO
    Editor in Chief, Toudai Doudai
  • No.436 October 5, 2018
  • The World Heritage Site Miho-no-Matsubara Conservation and Utilization Plan and Various Problems in the Coastal Regions
    Hiromichi TANAKA
    Professor Emeritus, Tokai University
  • The Future of the Ocean's Blessings
    Ken FURUYA
    Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Soka University / Recipient, 11th National Maritime Award
  • The Smartfin Project
    Head of Research and Development for Smartfin / Research Engineer at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego
  • No.435 September 20, 2018
  • Centralization of Maritime Traffic Management in Tokyo Bay
    Kazuo YAGI
    (Formerly) Director General, Maritime Traffic Department, Japan Coast Guard
  • What Environmental DNA Brings to the Future of the Oceans
    Reiji MASUDA
    Associate Professor, Field Science Education and Research Center, Kyoto University
  • The Spread of Marine Organism Poison
    Professor, Niigata Agro-Food University
  • No.434 September 5, 2018
  • Conservation of Marine Biological Diversity under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
    Makiko YANAGIYA
    Associate Expert, Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD)
  • Science-policy collaboration is the key to sustainable management of marine ecosystems
    Lecturer in Marine Conservation, Marine Biology and Ecology Research Centre, University of Plymouth
  • From Marine Scientists to Policymakers -Communication through a Global "Index"-
    Sanae CHIBA
    Senior Scientist, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) / Senior Programme Officer, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) World Conservation Monitoring Centre
  • No.433 August 20, 2018
  • Social Learning?Learning with and from others toward sustainable use of natural resources and environments
    Midori KAWABE
    Professor, Department of Marine Policy and Culture, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT)
  • The Creation of the Public-Private Cooperation Forum for Kumamoto Coastal Zone Restoration and its Goals
    Kiyoshi TAKIKAWA
    Professor Emeritus, Kumamoto University / Chair, Planning and Operations Committee, Public-Private Cooperation Forum for Kumamoto Coastal Zone Restoration
  • Soul Food of the Tropical Pacific?Thoughts on sustainable use of Tridacnidae
    Shigeaki SONE
    Fisheries Technical Expert, Overseas Fishery Cooperation Foundation of Japan
  • No.432 August 5, 2018
  • Observing Human Effects on Deep Seas through Videos and Images of Litter on the Ocean Floor
    Hideaki SAITO
    Leader, Data Research and Development Group, Global Oceanographic DAta Center (GODAC), JAMSTEC
  • Japan's International Cooperation Efforts toward Developing Human Resources for Global Navigational Safety
    Shin-ichi TOYAMA
    Director, International Affairs Office, Technology Planning and International Affairs Division, Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department, Japan Coast Guard
  • Protecting Palau's Oceans through Disposal of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW)
    Yasuo TERADA
    Japan Mine Action Service (JMAS) Palau
  • No.431 July 20, 2018
  • New Ocean Policy under the Third Basic Plan on Ocean Policy
    Ichiro Hao
    Director-General, National Ocean Policy Secretariat, Cabinet Office
  • Towards "Zero" Greenhouse Gas Emissions from International Shipping
    Hideaki SAITO
    Director, Shipbuilding and Ship Machinery Division, Maritime Bureau, MLIT / Chair, Marine Environment Protection Committee, International Maritime Organization
  • Global Fishing Watch?Aiming at Sustainable Fisheries?
    Kimbra CUTLIP
    Science Writer / Communications, Global Fishing Watch
  • No.430 July 5, 2018
  • "Logi-Link"?A Website Matching Shippers with Logistics Operators
    Hirofumi ONOUE
    Secretariat, Kansai International Distribution Strategy Team / Head, Cruise Promotion and Port Logistics Planning Office, Ports and Airports Department, Kinki Regional Development Bureau, MLIT
  • The Future of Fish Consumption in Japan?On the "Turn Away" from Fish?
    Haruko YAMASHITA
    Professor, Faculty of Economics, Daito Bunka University
  • An Aquarium that Creates Opportunities?From the Example of Explanatory Panels
    Director, Takeshima Aquarium
  • No.429 June 20, 2018
  • Piloting the Inland Sea Pilotage District and Efforts for the Future
    Makoto MASUI
    Vice Chairman, Licensed Inlandsea Pilots' Association
  • International Trends in Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction (Eco-DRR)
    Naoya FURUTA
    Professor, Institute of Regional Development, Taisho University / Coordinator, IUCN Japan Liaison Office
  • Promotion of Community Revitalization through Coordination between Industry, Academia and Government, with High Schools at the Center
    Ikuo KUBOTA
    Former Principal, Niigata Prefectural Kaiyo High School
  • No.428 June 5, 2018
  • Guideline for Consensus Building Regarding Use of the Oceans?Towards the Creation of a "Marine Spatial Planning" ?
    Yutaka MICHIDA
    Professor, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
    Tatsuro SUWA
    Project Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo
    Selected Papers No.23
  • Communicating the History of Modern Japanese Shipping?The NYK Maritime Museum and NYK Hikawamaru?
    Kumiko SUZUKI
    Curator, NYK Maritime Museum
  • Putting "Dreams and Spirit" into Shrimp Crackers
    Toshio MITSUDA
    President and Representative Director, Keishindo Corporation
    Selected Papers No.23
  • No.427 May 20, 2018
  • Concern over Deoxygenation in Japan's Seabed—Its Relationship with Global Warming
    Takafumi ARAMAKI
    Senior Researcher, Center for Global Environmental Research, National Institute for Environmental Studies
  • Drug-resistant Bacteria in the Oceans: Where Do They Come from, and Where Do They Go?
    Satoru SUZUKI
    Professor, Center for Marine Environmental Studies, Ehime University
    Selected Papers No.23
  • Efforts on Ocean Education in “General Course” Senior High Schools—The Search for Classes That Will Increase Curiosity and Interest in The Oceans—
    Takafumi SHIKANO
    Former Teacher at Meiji Gakuen Junior and Senior High School
  • No.426 May 5, 2018
  • Returning the Favor to the Blessings Provided by Coral Reefs
    Makoto TSUCHIYA
    Visiting Researcher, Research Institute for Islands and Sustainability, University of the Ryukyus / Recipient of the 10th National Maritime Award
  • For a Better Understanding of Oceans and the Earth—Ocean Education Efforts by GODAC—
    Hiroyasu MATSUI
    Manager of General Affairs Division, Global Oceanographic DAta Center (GODAC), Center for Earth Information Science and Technology, JAMSTEC
  • The Structure and Deliberations at the International Maritime Organization (IMO)
    Susumu OTA
    Director, Center for International Cooperation, National Maritime Research Institute,National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology / Recipient of the 10th National Maritime Award
  • No.425 April 20, 2018
  • The Red List of Marine Species—Towards the Conservation of Coastal Ecosystems—
    Yasuhisa HENMI
    Professor, Center for Water Cycle, Marine Environment and Disaster Mitigation, Kumamoto University
  • Greenland and Yap Island—Environmental Changes Facing the Oceans
    Takako TAKANO
    President and Executive Director, ECOPLUS / Professor, Waseda University
  • Maritime Human Resources Development Project through Cooperation between “Kosen” Schools and Industry—For the Revival and Change of Kosen Maritime Education and Training—
    Makoto ENDO
    Professor Emeritus, National Institute of Technology, Toyama College / 10th Recipient of the National Maritime Award
  • No.424 April 5, 2018
  • The Roadmap to Oceans and Climate Action Initiative
    Biliana Cicin-Sain
    President, Global Ocean Forum / Professor, University of Delaware
    Meredith Kurz
    Formerly Assistant to the President of GOF
    Selected Papers No.23
  • POPs Pollution Penetrating Deepest Parts of the Ocean
    Toshitaka GAMO
    Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo / Recipient of the 10th Maritime Award
  • Domestic and International Efforts on the Development of Maritime Autonomous Surface Ships
    Yasuyuki NIWA
    Senior Researcher, Knowledge and Data System Department, National Maritime Research Institute, National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology