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.351 March 20, 2015
  • The Northern Sea Route in 2014
    Hiromitsu KITAGAWA
    Special Research Fellow, Ocean Policy Research Foundation / Former Professor, Graduate School, Hokkaido University
  • Ongoing Developments in Physical Oceanography Research on the Sanriku Coast Three Years after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
    Kiyoshi TANAKA
    Associate Professor, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
  • The Road to a Sea Pilgrimage
    Kosaku YAMAOKA
    Director, Sea Pilgrimage (NGO) / Professor Emeritus, Kochi University
  • No.350 March 5, 2015
  • Experimental Study of Floating Offshore Wind Farm in Fukushima: the research project initiative and future challenges
    Tomofumi FUKUDA
    Domestic Power Project Department, Marubeni Corporation
  • Monitoring of Sunken Marine Tsunami Debris off the Pacific Coast Following the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake: debris mapping for use by the fishing industry
    Yoshihiro FUJIWARA
    Project Team for Analyses of Changes in East Japan Marine Ecosystems, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
    Selected Papers No.19
  • Understanding Earthquake Occurrence Mechanisms from Changes in the Deep Sea Environment
    Naoto TAKAHATA
    Research Associate, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
    Yuji SANO
    Professor, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo / Recipient, 7th National Maritime Award
  • No.349 February 20, 2015
  • Integrated Coastal Management in the East Asian Seas Region: A Reflection
    Chua Thia Eng
    Chair-Emeritus, PEMSEA
  • Flounder Fish Farming in the Iwami Sea Area of Shimane Prefecture
    Jiro ADACHI
    Counselor, Hamada City Fishing Industry Promotion Association
  • Today's Sakura-ebi (a Sergestid Shrimp) Fishing Industry in Suruga Bay
    Makoto OMORI
    Professor Emeritus, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
    Selected Papers No.19
  • No.348 February 5, 2015
  • On Promoting Ocean Tourism
    Toshiyuki ONUMA
    Director, Ocean Policy Division, Policy Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism (MLIT)
  • Cooperation with Aquariums and Classes at a Special Needs School for the Visually Impaired
    Yoko TAKEI
    Teacher, Special Needs Education School for the Visually Impaired, University of Tsukuba
    Selected Papers No.19
  • Colonies: an Intriguing Life Form
    Fumio NAKAYA
    Project Associate Professor, Center for Science Education, Osaka Kyoiku University
  • No.347 January 20, 2015
  • Dynamic reef islands give hope that Pacific Islands can defy sea rise
    Paul Kench
    Professor , School of Environment, The University of Auckland
  • The Continuous Evolution of Aquariums
    Kiyonori NISHIDA
    Director, Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan
  • Toyama Bay: Links between the Rich World of its Coastal Zone and Inland Areas
    Seiichi NAKAI
    Professor, Faculty of Humanities, University of Toyama
  • No.346 January 5, 2015
  • Initiatives by the Councilors Meeting of the Headquarters for Ocean Policy
    Chairman, Councilors Meeting, Headquarters for Ocean Policy
  • About the Zipangu in the Ocean Program
    Tetsuro URABE
    Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo / Program Director, Cross-Ministerial Strategic Innovation Promotion Program (SIP)
    Selected Papers No.19
  • Changing Your World View through the Ocean
    Tatsuo MOTOKAWA
    Professor Emeritus, Tokyo Institute of Technology
  • No.345 December 20, 2014
  • Revitalization of Tokyo Bay through the Public-Private Cooperation Realized at the Tokyo Bay Great Thanks Festival
    Takashi KIMURA
    Project Team Director, Tokyo Bay Great Thanks Festival, Tokyo Bay PP Forum
  • Fisheries Education at an Inland Prefectural High School
    Kenji NAKAJIMA
    Vice-Principal, Manba High School, Gunma Prefecture
  • On Creating a Marine Products Distribution Network through a Hackathon
    Chief Executive Officer, Foodison Co.
  • No.344 December 5, 2014
  • Japan's Inherent Territory and Publicity Capability
    Susumu TAKAI
    Director, OPRF Center for Island Studies
    Selected Papers No.19
  • Marine Cultural Resource and the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage
    Akifumi IWABUCHI
    Professor, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
  • Developing a "Water Civilization Efrom the Ocean: Cultivating the food of the future
    Mitsuru SASAKI
    Minato Newspaper, Minato-Yamaguchi Co., Ltd.
  • No.343 November 20, 2014
  • Japan and the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States(SIDS)
    Hiroshi TERASHIMA
    Executive Director, Ocean Policy Research Foundation
    Selected Papers No.19
  • Handing on the Bountiful Seas of the Ogasawara Islands to Future Generations: joint Japan-China counter-measures to effectively address illegal operations by Precious Coral fishers
    Shigeo ICHIKI
    Representative, Ogasawara Village Council
    Hideaki HIRAGA
    Precious Coral fisher, Ogasawara Village
    Gakushi ISHIMURA
    Researcher, Center for Sustainability Science, Hokkaido University
  • Kamagari (Black Croaker) Year One in Usuki City, Oita Prefecture: the region works as one to promote its marine products
    Masaya YUKIHIRA
    Engineer, Farming and Fishing Village Promotion Section, Central Promotion Bureau, Oita Prefecture
  • No.342 November 5, 2014
  • Experience a Real Fishing Village! ―A Home-stay Initiative
    Naoko ARAKI
    Director, Women’s Division, Shin Matsuura Fishing Cooperative / Recipient, 7th National Maritime Award
  • International Pacific Marine Educators Network (IPMEN 2014 Japan)
    Tsuyoshi SASAKI
    Associate Professor, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
  • Enlivening the Waterfront through the Cutter Race
    Kiyoshi MORITA
    Advisor, Kobe Port Organization
  • No.341 October 20, 2014
  • Obama City's Comprehensive Coastal Zone Management Goals
    Mayor, Obama City, Fukui Prefecture
  • Learning from People and the Ocean: Developing a Richer Sensibility through Ocean Studies―the eel grass bed restoration project
    Takashi FUJITA
    Teacher, Hinase Public Junior High School, Bizen City, Okayama Prefecture
  • Taking on the Maritime RobotX Challenge
    Naoya FUJIMOTO
    OUXT Team Leader, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University
  • No.340 October 5, 2014
  • The Potential of Education and Regional Coordination Based on Suruga Bay Research
    Yasuhiro SENGA
    Dean, School of Marine Science and Technology, Tokai University
  • Yokkaichi City's Ocean and Sky―the significance of the pollution trial
    Yoshitsugu HAYASHI
    Professor, Sustainable Transport and Cities, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University
  • Aquariums are the People's Media
    Hajime NAKAMURA
    Aquarium Producer, President, Nakamura Hajime, Inc.
  • No.339 September 20, 2014
  • A Fisheries Department for the Region, Not Just to Promote Cooperation〜Japan's only inland waters fisheries department
    Kuniyuki TANAKA
    Teacher, Bato High School, Tochigi Prefecture
    Selected Papers No.19
  • Giant Fish of the Southern Seas
    Senzo UCHIDA
    Director Emeritus, Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium
  • Thoughts and Feelings about the Ocean
    Keiko HIRANO
    Traditional Storyteller
  • No.338 September 5, 2014
  • Ocean Education at the World Maritime University
    Yoshinobu TAKEI
    Associate Professor, World Maritime University
  • What Gave Birth to Kerama Shoto National Park
    Akihiro UEDA
    Director, Naha Nature Conservation Office, Ministry of the Environment
  • Ancient Sun Worship and the Original Habitat of the Palm Tree(Livistona chinensis(japanese name is Bilou)) Across the Seas
    Tetsuya YAMAGUCHI
    Former Teacher, Oro Elementary and Junior Public High School, Fukuoka City
  • No.337 August 20, 2014
  • Problems and Future Developments in the Epidemic Prevention System for Imports of Seafood Animals
    Tomoyoshi YOSHINAGA
    Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
  • A Training Ship for Domestic Shipping Routes: the new Taisei-Maru begins service 〜the sea as a campus for training young people〜
    Akio KIMURA
    Head, Planning and Research Division, Practical Training Bureau, National Institute for Sea Training Independent Administrative Institution
  • Remote Islands and the Field of Information Communication
    Atsuko ISAMOTO
    Representative Director / Chief Editor, The Archipelago News “Japan”
  • No.336 August 5, 2014
  • Search and Rescue of Over-ocean Plane Accidents
    Akira HONE
    Research Chief, Japan Institute of Human Factors / Former Airline Pilot
  • California Drought Impacts
    Ane D. Deister
    Vice President Environment and Infrastructure, Parsons Corporation, Sacramento, California
  • Naval Strategist Alfred Mahan and the Last Shogun, Yoshinobu Tokugawa
    Hiroyuki NAKAHARA
    Visiting Professor, Center for Oceanic Studies and Integrated Education, Yokohama National University / Lecturer, School of Marine Science and Technology, Tokai University
  • No.335 July 20, 2014
  • The Only Country in the World with a "Marine Day" National Holiday: Specifying "Ocean Education in the National Curriculum Guidelines"
    Yohei SASAKAWA
    Chairman, The Nippon Foundation
    Selected Papers No.19
  • On the 20th Anniversary of the Coming into Effect of UNCLOS: The Future of Order Building on the Ocean
    Naoya OKUWAKI
    Professor, Meiji University, School of Law
  • Tropical Ocean and Atmosphere: Gifts from Heaven
    Yuji KASHINO
    Center for Earth Information Science and Technology, JAMSTEC
  • No.334 July 5, 2014
  • The Dynamics of Radioactive Cesium in Fish
    Toyoji KANEKO
    Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
  • Integrated Studies Initiatives that Make Use of Regional Character
    Hayato KAMATA
    Principal, Otsuki Elementary School, Otsuki Town, Hata County, Kochi Prefecture
  • Applying Japanese Technology in Restoring Asia's Fishing Resources
    Miyoshi SHIOZAWA
    Chairman, Tenryu Corporation
  • No.333 June 20, 2014
  • Longline Fisheries in Kesennuma Working toward Certified "Sustainable EShark Fishing
    Gakushi ISHIMURA
    Project Associate Professor, Center for Sustainability Science, Hokkaido University
  • Okinawa's Underwater Cultural Heritage and the "Seafloor Historical Museum EConcept
    Rintaro ONO
    Associate Professor, School of Marine Science and Technology, Tokai University
  • The Activities of the International EMECS Center
    Tetsuo YANAGI
    Special Researcher, International EMECS Center / Professor Emeritus, Kyushu University
  • No.332 June 5, 2014
  • Japan's Marine Surveys and Observations: Present Conditions and Future Prospects
    Hitoshi HOTTA
    Executive Director (Development Sector), Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
  • Saisei-Maru: Circuit Medical Boat in Seto-Inland Sea, Japan
    Kazutoshi IWAMOTO
    Manager, Okayama Prefectural Branch, Social Welfare Organization Saiseikai Imperial Gift Foundation, Inc
  • A Base for the Study of Oceanic Culture: The Re-opening of the Okinawa Oceanic Cultural Museum and Planetarium
    Akira GOTO
    Professor, Faculty of Humanities�E�Director, Nanzan Anthropological Institute, Nanzan University
  • No.331 May 20, 2014
  • The Future of Ocean Education as Seen from the 1st National Summit on Ocean Education
    Mitsuhisa HIOKI
    Project Professor, Ocean Literacy Program, The University of Tokyo Ocean Alliance
  • Strengthening the Japan-U.S. Partnership: a new initiative by the JMSDF at the U.S. Naval War College
    Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Liaison Officer and International Fellow at U.S. Naval War College
  • The Spread of the Multibeam Echo-sounder in Japan
    Kazuhiro HANTANI
    Executive Officer, Ocean Measurement Technology Department, TOYO Corporation
  • No.330 May 5, 2014
  • Renewable Marine Energy Initiatives in Nagasaki Prefectural Government
    Eiji TAKAOKA
    Marine Industry Development Office, Industry and Labor Department, Nagasaki Prefectural Government
  • The Discovery of Mongolian Invasion Ships Buried beneath the Sea Floor
    Kenji NEMOTO
    Professor, Department of Marine and Earth Science, School of Marine Science and Technology, Tokai University
  • Development of Artificial Tail Fin for a Bottlenose Dolphin
    Shingo KATO
    Senior Adviser, Bridgestone Flowtech Corporation
  • No.329 April 20, 2014
  • On the Japan Self-Defense Forces' International Emergency Relief Activities in the Philippines
    Hisanori SATO
    Commander, 4th Escort Flotilla, Japan Marine Self-Defense Force
  • Aomori Prefecture Logistics Strategy - Growth Strategy With an Eye on Logistics Dynamism -
    Shingo MIMURA
    Governor of Aomori Prefecture
    Chairman of Friends of Otokichi , former Mayor of Mihama, Aichi Prefecture
    Selected Papers No.18
  • The Initiatives of the Oki Islands Global Geopark and the Creation of a Sustainable Region
    Secretariat, Oki Islands Geopark Promotion Committee
  • No.328 April 5, 2014
  • Tohoku Ecosystem-Associated Marine Sciences (TEAMS) and Post-Disaster Marine Ecosytems
    Motoyuki HARA
    Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Faculty of Agriculture Tohoku University / Director, Tohoku University Marine Science Reconstruction Center
  • On the Use and Spread of AIS in Fishing Vessels
    Hirofumi MATSUMOTO
    Lecturer, National Fisheries University
  • The Man Who Knocked on the Door to End National Isolation from the Outside  EThe late Edo castaway, Otokichi
    Koichi SAITO
    Chairman of Friends of Otokichi , former Mayor of Mihama, Aichi Prefecture
    Selected Papers No.18