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.
Towards “Zero” Greenhouse Gas Emissions from International Shipping
Director, Shipbuilding and Ship Machinery Division, Maritime Bureau, MLIT / Chair, Marine Environment
Protection Committee, International Maritime Organization
Protecting Palau's Oceans through Disposal of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW)
Japan Mine Action Service (JMAS) Palau
What Environmental DNA Brings to the Future of the Oceans
Associate Professor, Field Science Education and Research Center, Kyoto University
Development of an Underwater Floating-type Ocean Current Power Generation System and the Demonstration Sea-trial
Manager, IHI Corporation
Creation of the 2nd Taketomi Basic Plan on Ocean Policy: A town living in harmony with Churaumi (beautiful ocean)
Director, Policy Promotion Division, Taketomi Town Government, Okinawa Prefecture
On the Utilization of Water Transportation in Tokyo Bay
President and Representative Director, Tokyo Water Taxi, Inc.
Launch of the Japan Coast Guard Mobile Cooperation Team (MCT)
Director for Coast Guard International Cooperation, Administration Department, Japan Coast Guard
The World Maritime University—Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute: A New Institute in a Unique University
Director, WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute, World Maritime University
Efforts towards the Creation of an Oyster Farming Pipe Utilizing Biodegradable Plastics
Division Head, Second Operations Division, UMI & NAGISA Foundation
The Kuroshio Large Meander and its Impacts
Senior Scientist, Application Laboratory, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)
Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency’s Contribution to SDGs: Promotion of the SH“U”N Project
Senior Advisor, Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency