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. 24

  • 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
  • Protecting Palau's Oceans through Disposal of Explosive Remnants of War (ERW)
    Yasuo TERADA
    Japan Mine Action Service (JMAS) Palau
  • What Environmental DNA Brings to the Future of the Oceans
    Reiji MASUDA
    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
    Shigeki NAGAYA
    Manager, IHI Corporation
  • 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
  • On the Utilization of Water Transportation in Tokyo Bay
    Hajime TABATA
    President and Representative Director, Tokyo Water Taxi, Inc.
  • Launch of the Japan Coast Guard Mobile Cooperation Team (MCT)
    Akira KURAMOTO
    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
    Ronan LONG
    Director, WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute, World Maritime University
  • Efforts towards the Creation of an Oyster Farming Pipe Utilizing Biodegradable Plastics
    Kengo FUKUDA
    Division Head, Second Operations Division, UMI & NAGISA Foundation
  • The Kuroshio Large Meander and its Impacts
    Toru MIYAMA
    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
    Yoshioki OOZEKI
    Senior Advisor, Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency