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.
- Continually Expanding Pacific Island, Nishinoshima
—volcano observations in sea areas by Japan Coast Guard—
Director General, Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department, Japan Coast Guard
Director for Earthquake Research, Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department, Japan Coast Guard
- Time to Honour Yokohama-Based Alan Owston Who Amassed Famous Natural History Collections and Died Exactly 100 Years Ago
Journalist, Kokusaika Training Consultant
- Increasing Tension in the South China Sea
—on the US Military's 'Freedom of Navigation Operation'—
Professor, Doshisha University
- The Rebirth after 50 Years of a Swimming Beach on Inner Tokyo Bay
President, Action Committee for Thinking about Our Hometown of Tokyo (authorized NPO)
- "Hey, We Can't See the Ocean at All!"
—The documentary "Akahama Rock'n Roll" depicts man's pride as they live together with the sea and nature—
Documentary Film Director
- The Katsuobushi Loved by the Japanese
Secretariat, Japan Katsuobushi Association
- Major Developments in Global Initiatives on the Ocean
Executive Director, The Ocean Policy Research Institute, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
- A New Effort Towards Research in the Arctic
—Japan's policies in the Arctic and the start of a new research project—
Director, Arctic Environment Research Center, National Institute of Polar Research
- Japan and France Comprehensive Maritime Cooperation
—A catalyst initiative for development and security of seas and oceans—
Navy Captain, Defence Attache, Embassy of France in Tokyo
- Significance of the Arbitral Award in the Arbitration Proceedings between the Philippines and China regarding the South China Sea
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Law, Tohoku University
- The Ocean and Our Future
Conrad C. LAUTENBACHER, Jr.
Chief Executive Officer and Director, GeoOptics Inc. / Former Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator
- Voyage Data and Ship Data Center (ShipDC)
President, Ship Data Center Co., Ltd.