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. 27

Contents
  • Acquiring the World’s First MSC Certification for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
    USUI Sotaro
    CEO of Usufuku Honten Co., Ltd.
  • 10 Years After the Great East Japan Earthquake: Our Experiences and Lessons to be Passed Down
    IMAMURA Fumihiko
    Director, International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University
  • Thinking of the Arctic through the Board Game, The Arctic
    WATANABE Eiji
    Researcher, Institute of Arctic Climate and Environment Research, Research Institute for Global Change, JAMSTEC
  • The Marine Products Industry’s Reliance on Foreign Workers and the Issue of Continuity
    SASAKI Takafumi
    Associate Professor, Faculty of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University
  • Kaisou Oshiba’s 30-Year Journey: Welcome to the Forest of the Ocean
    NODA Michiyo
    President, Kaisou Oshiba Society
  • The Large Survey Vessels “Heiyo” and “Koyo” Come into Service: Current Status on the Enhancements of the JCG’s Survey Resources
    TAKASAKA Hisao
    Director, Administration and Planning Division, Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department, Japan Coast Guard
  • Let’s Strengthen the Ties Between Ocean Science and Policy
    YAMAGATA Toshio
    Project Principal Researcher, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC); Professor Emeritus, The University of Tokyo
  • Aiming for a “Sea of Fertility”: The Engineering Academy of Japan’s Proposal for Ocean Terroirs
    FUJII Teruo
    President of the University of Tokyo, Leader of the Project for Strategic Promotion of Ocean Research, The Engineering Academy of Japan
  • Liquefied Hydrogen Carrier Paving the Way to a Decarbonized Society
    NISHIMURA Motohiko
    Executive Officer and Deputy General Manager, Hydrogen Strategy Division, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
  • A New Approach for a Fertile Seto Inland Sea
    OKADA Mitsumasa
    Professor Emeritus, Hiroshima University and The Open University of Japan
  • The Growth of Coast Guard Agencies Worldwide and the Current Situation on Their Cooperation
    IWANAMI Shuichi
    Former Commandant, Japan Coast Guard
  • Aiming for a New Form of Medical Care for Remote Islands
    KOIZUMI Keigo
    Director of Kamishima Clinic, Toba City
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