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●No.201 December 20, 2008
  • Eliminating Water Shortages: Ocean Water Desalination
    • Hideo Iwahashi
      Main Projects Manager, Technology Section, Nagasaki Shipyard,Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
  • Reviving the “Forests of the Sea”: Restoration of barren ground using steel slag and humic substances
    • Mitsuo Yamamoto
      Lecturer, College of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo
  • Ocean Trash and the Fortune and Misfortune of the “Sea People”
    • Yuki Suzuki
      PhD Candidate, Sophia University / Visiting Researcher, Social Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University
●No.200 December 5, 2008
  • Towards a Vigorous Debate on Coordinated Promotion of Ocean Policy
    • Hiroshi Terashima
      Executive Director, Ocean Policy Research Foundation
  • Thoughts on Climate Problems
    • Toshio Yamagata
      Vice Dean, Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
  • A Look at the Dramas of Oceans and Islands - Towards an Integration of Ocean Data -
    • Tomoya Akimichi
      Vice Director - General, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
●No.199 November 20, 2008
  • Physical Distribution Development Lifecycles and Revolution of Maritime Transport Industry Functions
    • Kunio Miyashita
      Dean, Faculty of Business Management, Osaka Sangyo University/ Professor Emeritus, Kobe University
  • National Border Management through Guarantee of Routes to Outlying Islands and Promotion of their Permanent Settlement
    • Seiki Ohyauchi
      Chief of general affairs, National Institute For Japanese Islands
  • Initiatives by the Maritime City of Imabari
    • Shinobu Ochi
      Mayor, Imabari City, Japan
●No.198 November 5, 2008
  • The Pirates And Indo-Japan Relations
    • Prabhakaran Paleri
      Former Director General, Indian Coast Guard / Visiting Fellow, OPRF (Full Page)
  • The Effects of Climate Change and Sea Level Rise on Coastal Zone Disasters
    • Hiromune Yokoi
      Associate Professor, Center for Water Environment Studies, Institute for Global Change Adaptation Science, Ibaraki University
  • What We Can Learn from the Graves of the Bunka-era Aizu Retainers Sent to Guard the Ezo Area
    • Eiji Nishiya
      Section Chief, Arts & Sciences, Rishiri Town Museum
●No.197 October 20, 2008
  • The UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage and International Cooperation
    • Akatsuki Takahashi
      Program Specialist, Culture Sector, UNESCO
  • On Becoming a Research and Education Base for “Comprehensive Maritime Law”: an Initiative by the Institute of Maritime Law (a Waseda University Comprehensive Research Organization)
    • Takashi Hakoi
      Attorney at Law /
      Professor, Faculty of Law / Vice-Director, Institute of Maritime Law,
      Waseda University
  • The Maritime City of Onomichi—Revitalizing an Ocean Town
    • Yuko Hiratani
      Mayor, Onomichi, Japan
●No.196 October 5, 2008
  • The Risks and Benefits of Seafloor Massive Sulfide Development
    • Tetsuro Urabe
      Professor, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo
  • On Creating a New Tool for Maritime Education: “Umi no Shigoto.com”
    • Takashi Ichioka
      Former General Affairs Division Planning Office Director, Maritime Bureau,
      Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism
  • Making the Port of Kobe the Most Popular Asian Cruise Port
    • Masami Ito
      Transport and Tourism Administration Director, Total Management Division,
      Kobe District Transport and Tourism Bureau,
      Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism
●No.195 September 20, 2008
  • The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO looks from the past to the future (Full Page)
    • Geoffrey L. Holland
      Former Chairman, IOC of UNESCO
  • Deployment to Yokosuka of a Nuclear-Powered Aircraft Carrier—Security Versus Safety
    • Tetsuo Kotani
      Researcher, Ocean Policy Research Foundation
  • The Future of the Albatross, the Largest Seabird in the North Pacific: a Road to Coexistence through Revival Operations
    • Fumio Sato
      Researcher, Yamashina Institute for Ornithology
●No.194 September 5, 2008
  • The Continuing Chemical Pollution of the Ocean due to Flame Retardant
    • Hiroyuki Ishi
      Department of Business Science, Faculty of Bio-Industry, Tokyo University of Agriculture
  • A Comprehensive Ocean Infrastructure Program for a Maritime State
    • Tomohiko Fukushima
      Project Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo Ocean Alliance
  • The Deep-sea Coelacanth―the Riddle of its Evolution
    • Teruya Ueno
      Honorary Fellow, National Museum of Nature and Science
●No.193 August 20, 2008
  • The Garden Islands Concept 10 Years On
    • Heita Kawakatsu
      President, Shizuoka University of Art and Culture
  • Co-existence Between Man and Nature: A Pacific Islands' Perspective
    • Kei Kawai
      Associate Professor, Research Center for the Pacific Islands,
      Kagoshima University
  • Reader's Letter: A Movement for Self-regulating Environmental Conservation is being Born in a Small Island Country: Palau and the Micronesia Challenge
    • Junichi Hirose
      Former Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteer to Palau/
      Current Palau Resident
●No.192 August 5, 2008
  • Infrastructure Tools Development Program to Promote Marine Resource Use
    • Hideki Kondo
      Ocean and Earth Division Chief, Research and Development Bureau,
      Research and Coordination Division Chief, Science and Technology Policy Bureau,Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
  • Background of the Continental Shelf Extension Problem
    • Mamoru Koga
      Dean, Department of Law, Seinan Gakuin University
  • Three Yacht Races Across the Pacific
    • Katsunori Ohashi
      Yacht Designer / Bengal Sailing Team
●No.191 July 20, 2008
  • Masataka Kousaka's “Concept of Japan as a Maritime State”
    • Seiji Maehara
      Member of House of Representative
      Democratic Party of Japan
  • Introduction of the Tonnage Tax: the beginning of a new era in overseas shipping policy
    • Reiko Fujita
      Former Director
      Preparatory Office for Strengthening Maritime Transport Infrastructure
      Maritime Bureau
      Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
  • Thoughts on the Ocean
    • Yuki Kishi
●No.190 July 5, 2008
  • Integrated Management of the 200nm-Area of Japan; Building up a network of Far-remote-islands, Floating Bases, and Amphibian Plane
    • Hiroyuki Nakahara
      Managing Director, Research Institute for Ocean Economics
      Member of Directors' Board, Ocean Policy Research Foundation
  • The Basic Ocean Plan and Securing “Submarine Transport” of Information
    • Mitsuhiro Takase
      CEO and President, NTT World Engineering Marine Corporation
  • The Shogunate's Forgotten Naval Commander: Keizo Yatabori
    • Midori Uematsu
      Historical Fiction Writer
●No.189 June 20, 2008
  • Promoting Cooperation with Neighboring Countries towards Conservation of the Marine Environment
    • Norio Baba
      Administrative Officer, Regional Coordinating Unit, Northwest Pacific Action Plan, United Nations Environment Program
  • Observation Systems for the World's Coastal Waters
    • Tetsuo Yanagi
      Director, Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University
  • Co-Existence is Possible between Whaling and Whale Watching
    • Seiji Ohsumi
      Adviser, The Institute of Cetacean Research
●No.188 June 5, 2008
  • Promoting Interdisciplinary and Comprehensive Research into International Marine Policy: The Aims of the Center for Research in International Marine Policy
    • Hiroyuki Matsumoto
      Professor, Vice-Director, Center for Research in International Marine Policy, Japan Coast Guard Academy
  • Marine Pollution Prevention Measures in the Gulf of Finland
    • Nobuhiro Sawano
      Associate Professor, Seiryo Women’s Junior College
  • The Study of Coral Reefs as the Essence of Natural History and a Starting Point for Environmental Education
    • Yoshikatsu Nakano
      Technical Specialist, Tropical Biosphere Research Center, Sesoko Station, University of the Ryukyus
●No.187 May 20, 2008
  • The Naming of Undersea Topographical Features: International Initiatives and their Significance
    • Shigeru Kasuga
      Director, Technology Planning and International Affairs Division, Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department, Japan Coast Guard
  • Avoiding the Sea Cucumber War
    • Jun Akamine
      Associate Professor, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nagoya City University
  • The Pleasure of Cruising Europe's Canals
    • Kenichi Tanaka
      Founder, Canal Travelers Club
●No.186 May 5, 2008
  • Basic Plan on Ocean Policy and Management of the Sea
    • Yasuo Ohba
      Secretary General, The Secretariat of Headquarters for Ocean Policy, Cabinet Secretariat
  • Learning Coastal Zone Management from China: On completing an on-site survey of debris washed ashore at Dalian and Yantai
    • Hitoshi Kikawada
      27th Class of the Matsushita Institute of Government and Management
      Ryoichi Fujitani
      Former Chief Researcher, Northwest Pacific Region Environmental Cooperation Center
      (Currently Chief Inspector, Division for Life, Environment, and Culture, Toyama Prefecture)
  • Indonesia's Maritime and Port Security Enhancement Project
    • Taiji Kawakami
      JICA Expert for Port Security (on assignment from MLIT) /
      Directorate General of Sea Transportation, Ministry of Transport, Indonesia
      Ryuji Nishibun
      JICA Expert for Maritime Safety (on assignment from the Japan Coast Guard) /
      Directorate General of Sea Transportation, Ministry of Transport, Indonesia
●No.185 April 20, 2008
  • In Progess! The 1st year trainees of the Scheme for Securing and Training Japanese Officers for Ocean Going Vessels are under training
    • Megumi Masuda
      Executive Adviser, Seamen's Employment Center of Japan
  • What is a 'Home Sea' ? - A Perspective on Home Seas that Provide for our Lives and Work -
    • Mitsuru Nakajima, Freelance Writer
  • Adapting the Stirling Engine for Marine Use
    • Shigeji Tsukahara, Specialist Researcher, National Maritime Research Institute
      Kouichi Hirata, Chief Researcher, Energy and Environment Assessment Department, National Maritime Research Institute
●No.184 April 5, 2008
  • Development of Ocean Policy Leaders
    • Masaji Matsuyama
      Professor, Faculty of Marine Science, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
  • On the Wild Bird Rescue Operations after the Yellow Sea Tanker Accident off the Korean Coast
    • Okio Suda
      Director, Wildlife Rescue Veterinarian Association, Japan
  • Yachting Technology and the Crisis in Japan’s Sailing Culture
    • Akihiro Kanai
      Executive Director, AC Technology Co. / Adjunct Lecturer, The University of Tokyo
●No.183 March 20, 2008
  • Trends Regarding Safety Regulations
    - Thoughts on the Power Balance within the IMO -
    • Noboru Ando
      Director, Safety Standards Division, Maritime Bureau,
      Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
  • A New Program to Learn About the World via the Ocean
    • Mitsutoshi Suzuki
      Head Teacher, Tokyo Metropolitan Oshima Kaiyo-kokusai High School
      (currently posted to the Graduate School, Joetsu University of Education)
  • Journalism and the Problem of Introduced Species
    • Isao Sakuma
      Science Writer
●No.182 March 5, 2008
  • Activities to Create a 'New Sato-Umi' at Ago Bay
    - The Progress and Prospects of the Ago Bay Restoration Project -
    • Osamu Matsuda
      Professor Emeritus, Hiroshima University
  • Capacity Building for Fisheries and Other Maritime Industries
    • Akio Kanbayashi
      Teacher, Kyoto Marine High School
  • More Ocean Education!
    - Opening of the Kanagawa Prefectural Marine Science High School -
    • Akira Mizuno
      Head Teacher, Kanagawa Prefectural Fisheries High School
●No.181 February 20, 2008
  • Our Oceans, Ourselves
    • Nassrine Azimi
      Director, Hiroshima Office, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
  • Innovations in the Maritime Field
    • Hiroyuki Yamato
      Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo
  • The Effects of Atmospheric Nitrogen on Eutrofication of the Coastal Zone
    • Masumi Yamamuro
      Professor, Graduate School of Frontier Sciences, The University of Tokyo
●No.180 February 5, 2008
  • Marine Biological Stations: Outposts on the leading edge of marine biology with direct links to medicine and biotechnology
    • Kouji Akasaka
      Professor, School of Science / Director, Misaki Marine Biological Station, The University of Tokyo
  • Pottery Debris Washed Ashore
    • Takenori Nogami
      Vice-President, Asian Research Institute of Underwater Archaeology
  • On the Plan for the 3rd Lock Gate in the Panama Canal
    • Kunihiro Ohtake
      Associate Professor, School of Business Administration, Kobe University
●No.179 January 20, 2008
  • Ocean States and Ocean Governance
    • Naoya Okuwaki
      Professor, The University of Tokyo Graduate Schools for Law and Politics
  • The Natural Riches and People of Kotohiki Hama
    - Japan's first 'singing sand' beach designated as natural monument -
    • Yasushi Nakayama
      Mayor of Kyotango City, Japan
  • Examining the Diversity in Ocean Fish Growth
    - Unusual Morphology and Ecology in the Larval Stage -
    • Atsushi Fukui
      Professor, School of Marine Science and Technology, Tokai University
●No.178 January 5, 2008
  • Paragons of Private Diplomacy — A Friendship Borne of the Ocean —
    • His Highness Imperial Prince Tomohito
  • Are Current Maritime Security Initiatives Sufficient?
    - Thoughts on piracy off the Somalia coast -
    • Masahiro Akiyama
      Chairman, Ocean Policy Research Foundation
  • On Becoming a Strategically Important Maritime State
    • Itsunori Onodera
      Senior Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, Member of Parliament, LDP
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