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. 23

  • Discussion: Innovation to Overcome the Dangers Facing Our Oceans
    Yohei Sasakawa
    Chairman, The Nippon Foundation
    Atsushi Sunami
    President, Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (OPRI-SPF) / Executive Director, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
  • CCS Demonstration Project Offshore Tomakomai
    Yutaka Tanaka
    General Manager, Technology and Planning Department, Japan CCS Co., Ltd.
  • The Fire of Rice Sheaves and its Connection to World Tsunami Awareness Day
    Koichi Sakiyama
    Director, Inamura-no-Hi no Yakata
  • Ama Divers are Incredible!
    Yoshikata Ishihara
    Director, Toba Sea-Folk Museum
  • Hosting of the Coast Guard Global Summit (CGGS) —Towards the Maintenance of International Maritime Order—
    Kentaro Furuya
    Associate Professor (joint appointment), National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) / Japan Coast Guard Academy
  • What Recovery Means for Us —Thoughts Following Production of the Film “Fukushima Fishermen”—
    Toru Yamada
    Film Director
  • The United Nations University's “Noto Satoumi Movement” —Connecting Japan's Coastal Management to Global Ocean Problems—
    Evonne Yiu
    Research Associate, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
  • The Roadmap to Oceans and Climate Action Initiative
    Biliana Cicin-Sain
    President, Global Ocean Forum (GOF) / Professor, University of Delaware
    Meredith Kurz
    Formerly Assistant to the President of GOF
  • Drug Resistant Bacteria in our Oceans: Where did they come from and where will they go?
    Satoru Suzuki
    Professor, Center for Marine Environmental Studies, Ehime University
  • Guideline for Consensus Building Regarding Use of the Oceans: Towards the Creation of “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
  • Putting “Dreams and Spirit” into Shrimp Crackers
    Toshio Mitsuda
    President and Representative Director, Keishindo Corporation