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.
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
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
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INFOSHEET ON IIASA ACTIVITIES WITH JAPAN
Oshiro, K. & Fujimori, S. (2020). Stranded investment associated with rapid energy system changes under the mid-century strategy in Japan. Sustainability Science 10.1007/s11625-020-00862-2.
Kanaya, Y., Yamaji, K., Miyakawa, T., Taketani, F., Zhu, C., Choi, Y., Komazaki, Y., Ikeda, K., et al. (2020). Rapid reduction in black carbon emissions from China: evidence from 2009–2019 observations on Fukue Island, Japan. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 20 (11), 6339-6356. 10.5194/acp-20-6339-2020.
Kotani, H., Yokomatsu, M., & Ito, H. (2020). Potential of a shopping street to serve as a food distribution center and an evacuation shelter during disasters: Case study of Kobe, Japan. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction 44, e101286. 10.1016/j.ijdrr.2019.101286.
Oshiro, K., Gi, K., Fujimori, S., van Soest, H.L., Bertram, C., Després, J., Masui, T., Rochedo, P., et al. (2019). Mid-century emission pathways in Japan associated with the global 2 °C goal: national and global models’ assessments based on carbon budgets. Climatic Change 10.1007/s10584-019-02490-x. (In Press)
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