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.
Discussion: Innovation to Overcome the Dangers Facing Our Oceans
Chairman, The Nippon Foundation
President, Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (OPRI-SPF) / Executive Director, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
CCS Demonstration Project Offshore Tomakomai
General Manager, Technology and Planning Department, Japan CCS Co., Ltd.
The Fire of Rice Sheaves and its Connection to World Tsunami Awareness Day
Director, Inamura-no-Hi no Yakata
Ama Divers are Incredible!
Director, Toba Sea-Folk Museum
Hosting of the Coast Guard Global Summit (CGGS) —Towards the Maintenance of International Maritime Order—
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”—
The United Nations University's “Noto Satoumi Movement” —Connecting Japan's Coastal Management to Global Ocean Problems—
Research Associate, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
The Roadmap to Oceans and Climate Action Initiative
President, Global Ocean Forum (GOF) / Professor, University of Delaware
Formerly Assistant to the President of GOF
Drug Resistant Bacteria in our Oceans: Where did they come from and where will they go?
Professor, Center for Marine Environmental Studies, Ehime University
Guideline for Consensus Building Regarding Use of the Oceans: Towards the Creation of “Marine Spatial Planning”
Professor, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
Project Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo
Putting “Dreams and Spirit” into Shrimp Crackers
President and Representative Director, Keishindo Corporation