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.
Acquiring the World’s First MSC Certification for Atlantic Bluefin Tuna
CEO of Usufuku Honten Co., Ltd.
10 Years After the Great East Japan Earthquake: Our Experiences and Lessons to be Passed Down
Director, International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University
Thinking of the Arctic through the Board Game, The Arctic
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
Associate Professor, Faculty of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University
Kaisou Oshiba’s 30-Year Journey: Welcome to the Forest of the Ocean
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
Director, Administration and Planning Division, Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department, Japan Coast Guard
Let’s Strengthen the Ties Between Ocean Science and Policy
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
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
Executive Officer and Deputy General Manager, Hydrogen Strategy Division, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
A New Approach for a Fertile Seto Inland Sea
Professor Emeritus, Hiroshima University and The Open University of Japan
The Growth of Coast Guard Agencies Worldwide and the Current Situation on Their Cooperation
Former Commandant, Japan Coast Guard
Aiming for a New Form of Medical Care for Remote Islands
Director of Kamishima Clinic, Toba City