As one of the IIASA founding organizations, the Japan Committee for IIASA has helped develop a highly-productive relationship between IIASA and Japan. The Japanese Ministry of the Environment funds IIASA’s annual membership fee and NMO activities.

Main areas of collaborations: 

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Simultaneously reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in Japan and Asia

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Projecting demographic change in Japan


 Advancing energy and integrated assessment modeling in Japan

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Improving our understanding of the carbon cycle and the roles played by forests and agricultural lands

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Reducing disaster risk in Japan

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Growth, innovation, and technology research


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31 May 2022

Kazu Takemoto awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure

We are proud to announce that Dr. Kazu Takemoto, Vice-Chair of the IIASA Council and Council member for Japan, has been awarded the Order of the Sacred Treasure, Gold and Silver Star, by His Majesty the Emperor of Japan for distinguished service to the nation and for long years of public service.
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18 November 2020

Tackling the growing challenge of urban air pollution

How can fast growing cities keep air pollution in check? A recent World Bank report highlighting IIASA research explores this tricky question, looking at the kinds of policies and actions cities have taken to tackle poor local air quality, thus providing lessons for other cities.


02 October 2023

Feasible futures

Policy Brief #41, October 2023. Embracing the notion of feasibility, this research shows that the world will probably overshoot 1.5°C, largely owing to low institutional capacity. Energy demand reduction and electrification are two options to turn down the heat, and addressing weak institutions is crucial.

23 June 2023

Japan and IIASA

Options Magazine, Summer 2023: Japan and IIASA have a long history of collaboration, dating back to the institute’s foundation in 1972. Over the years, the partnership has resulted in a multitude of research projects, workshops, and conferences, tackling complex issues on a global scale.
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07 November 2022

Promising climate progress

Policy Brief #34, October 2023. Recent net-zero pledges could take the world a long way towards meeting the Paris climate goals, but an ambition gap remains.
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