Japan

As one of the IIASA founding organizations, the Japan Committee for IIASA has helped develop a highly-productive relationship between IIASA and Japan.

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Research collaborations between IIASA and Japan have been highly productive since the institute was founded in 1972. Key aspects of this beneficial relationship since 2010, has involved cooperation with more than 40 Japanese organizations and resulted in over 460 scientific publications and a range of research advances.

Recent studies have included in-depth analyses of how to maximize the co-benefits from measures to reduce both air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in Japan and Asia; the development of a new set of scenarios to underpin future climate modeling, impact, vulnerability, adaptation, and mitigation assessments; and research into the evolution of diseases and commercially-exploited fish. 

Research highlights:

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.  More

27 January 2020
Aging Demographic Data Sheet 2020

The updated Aging Demographic Data Sheet comprehensively presents new measures of aging, developed at IIASA, for all countries in the world and world regions.  More

16 November 2019
Achieving climate mitigation amidst an uncertain nuclear policy

Options Winter 2019/20: Researchers from the IIASA Energy Program explored the implications of Japan’s long term climate mitigation target and the relevance of the country’s uncertain nuclear policy.  More

From the 2019 Annual Report:

25 March 2020
Feeding and fueling the world without harming the planet

IIASA researchers used the Global Biosphere Management Model to better understand the large-scale transformations needed in agriculture and food systems to reconcile food security and environmental protection.  More

24 March 2020
Supporting demand-side transformations to achieve the SDGs

In 2019, IIASA continued its efforts to create a research community network to deepen the theoretical, empirical, and policy applications of demand-side approaches for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  More

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The Japan Committee for IIASA

Kazu Takemoto

Director, Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, United Nations University (UNU-IAS) and Visiting Professor, Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S), The University of Tokyo, Institutes for Advanced Study (UTIAS)

The Japan Committee for IIASA

Satoshi Kojima

Principal Researcher, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)

The Japan Committee for IIASA

Kazuhiko Takeuchi

INFOSHEET ON IIASA ACTIVITIES WITH JAPAN

PUBLICATIONS

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, e102680. 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2021.102680. (In Press)

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.

Sugiyama, M., Fujimori, S. , Wada, K., Oshiro, K., Kato, E., Komiyama, R., Silva Herran, D., Matsuo, Y., et al. (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.

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