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:
Simultaneously reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in Japan and Asia
Projecting demographic change in Japan
Advancing energy and integrated assessment modeling in Japan
Improving our understanding of the carbon cycle and the roles played by forests and agricultural lands
Reducing disaster risk in Japan
Growth, innovation, and technology research
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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.
Yokomatsu, M., Park, H., Kotani, H., & Ito, H. (2021). Designing the building space of a shopping street to use as a disaster evacuation shelter during the COVID-19 pandemic: A case study in Kobe, Japan. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 67 e102680. 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2021.102680.
Hayashi, K., Shibata, H., Oita, A., Nishina, K., Ito, A., Katagiri, K., Shindo, J., & Winiwarter, W. (2021). Nitrogen budgets in Japan from 2000 to 2015: Decreasing trend of nitrogen loss to the environment and the challenge to further reduce nitrogen waste. Environmental Pollution 286 e117559. 10.1016/j.envpol.2021.117559.
Oshiro, K., Fujimori, S. , Ochi, Y., & Ehara, Tomoki (2021). Enabling energy system transition toward decarbonization in Japan through energy service demand reduction. Energy 227 e120464. 10.1016/j.energy.2021.120464.
Oshiro, K. & Fujimori, S. (2021). Stranded investment associated with rapid energy system changes under the mid-century strategy in Japan. Sustainability Science 16 477-487. 10.1007/s11625-020-00862-2.
Sugiyama, M., Fujimori, S. , Wada, K., Oshiro, K., Kato, E., Komiyama, R., Silva Herran, D., Matsuo, Y., Shiraki, H., & Ju, Y. (2021). EMF 35 JMIP study for Japan’s long-term climate and energy policy: scenario designs and key findings. Sustainability Science 10.1007/s11625-021-00913-2.
Kamei, M, Mastrucci, A. , & van Ruijven, B. (2021). A Future Outlook of Narratives for the Built Environment in Japan. Sustainability 13 (4) e1653. 10.3390/su13041653.