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.


29 November 2021

Using energy demand reduction for decarbonization in Japan

Options Winter 2021: In an attempt to reduce its carbon footprint, Japan has put ambitious strategies in place to reduce energy demand. IIASA researcher Shinichiro Fujimori and his colleagues used modeling to explore potential energy system changes and their cost implications.
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21 October 2021

United scenarios

Policy Brief #31, October 2021. A harmonized scenario framework can help to align national climate policies with global goals.
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10 March 2020

Explaining the COVID-19 outbreak and mitigation measures

Raya Muttarak writes about what we have learnt about the COVID-19 outbreak so far, and how collective mitigation measures could influence the spread of the disease.