Information Dissemination about the Ocean

Ocean Newsletter Selected Papers

The Ocean Policy Research Institute aims to conduct cross-sectoral research in ocean related issues in order to initiate debate on marine topics and formulate both domestic and international policy proposals.
We publish a Japanese-language newsletter called the "Ocean Newsletter" twice a month (previously known as the "Ship & Ocean Newsletter"). The "Ocean Newsletter" seeks to provide people of diverse viewpoints and backgrounds with a forum for discussion and to contribute to the formulation of maritime policies conducive to coexistence between mankind and the ocean.
Our Foundation believes that the Newsletter can expand effective communication on these issues by introducing timely research abroad to an informed readership. It also welcomes to responses from readers, some of which appear in the Newsletter.
"Ocean Newsletter Selected Papers" contains English-language versions of papers from the Japanese Newsletter edition.
It is our sincere hope that these Selected Papers will provide useful insights on policy debate in Japan and help to foster global policy dialogue on various ocean issues.

No. 22

  • The Integration of Container-shipping Operations by Three Japanese Shipping Firms and the Start of a New Alliance
    Takayuki MORI
    Professor, University of Marketing and Distribution Sciences
  • The Nippon Foundation's Ocean Innovation Consortium
    Mitsuyuki UNNO
    Executive Director, The Nippon Foundation
  • On the Frontline of Research on Microplastics in the Ocean
    Atsuhiko ISOBE
    Professor, Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University
  • Towards the Sustainable Revitalization of Communities Affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake
    City Council Member, Miyako City, Iwate Prefecture
  • Birth of the North Pacific Fisheries Commission (NPFC)
    Dae-Yeon MOON
    Executive Secretary, North Pacific Fisheries Commission
  • What the World's Oldest Fishing Hook Tells Us about the Lives of Paleolithic People in Okinawa
    Masaki FUJITA
    Researcher, National Museum of Nature and Science (formerly Curator, Okinawa Prefectural Museum & Art Museum)
  • 50 Years Since the Start of Japan Meteorology Agency's Repeat Hydrographic Observations Along 137°E
    Toshiya NAKANO
    Japan Meteorological Agency / Head, Marine Environment Monitoring and Analysis Center, Global Environment and Marine Department
  • The Antarctic Ross Sea to become the World's Largest Marine Protected Area — Its True Meaning
    Professor, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
  • Exploring Oceans and Life in the Solar System
    Yasuhito SEKINE
    Associate Professor, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, The University of Tokyo
  • Review: 10 Years Since the Establishment of the Basic Act on Ocean Policy
    Keizo TAKEMI
    Member, House of Councillors (Liberal Democratic Party); Lead Facilitator, Strategic Study Group on the Basic Act on Ocean Policy
  • Hopes for Science and Technology Innovation Aimed at Achieving SDGs
    Atsushi SUNAMI
    Vice President, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) / President, Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (OPRI-SPF)
  • Ocean Floor Topography Survey in Micronesia, and the Future View of International Cooperation in the Oceans
    Yoshihisa KAWAMURA
    Senior Coordinator for International Cooperation, Planning Department, JAMSTEC