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April2018

THE MARITIME NATION OF JAPAN

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THEME FOR APRIL
THE MARITIME NATION OF JAPAN

In this month’s Feature, we take a look at some of the myriad ways in which Japan respects, protects, makes use of and enjoys its rich marine environment, beginning with the policies laid down by the national government.

FEATURES

Promoting Ocean Policy

An interview with Ichiro Hao, Director General of the National Ocean Policy Secretariat, Cabinet Office.

Energy Resources from the Bottom of the Sea

Research is underway into the commercialization of natural methane hydrate extracted from the seabed off Japan.

Set Nets for Sustainable Fishing

A sustainable fishing method practiced for centuries in Himi City, Toyama Prefecture is garnering attention around the world.

The Project to Restore a Bountiful Sea

Work is under way to restore Osaka Bay to its former beautiful and bountiful state.

Masters in Maritime Safety and Security

A training program for officers of Asian coast guard agencies is contributing to safer seas around the continent.

Fish Finders Point the Way for Future Fishing

Continual improvement of fish finder technology in Japan is enabling more sustainable fishing practices around the world.

Fish-Loving Food Culture Refreshed

A seafood retailer in Tokyo is boosting sales by offering easy-to-cook recipes and dishes at its main store.

The Sacred Island of Okinoshima

A seafarer’s guidepost since ancient times, Okinoshima in Fukuoka Prefecture is held in awe and revered as a sacred island to this day.

Takeshima and the Senkaku Islands

The National Museum of Territory and Sovereignty opened in Tokyo in January this year to promote an accurate understanding of Japan’s stance on territorial issues.

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