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:

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

11 September 2019
How can we feed the world without overwhelming the planet?

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 calls for ending hunger, achieving food security and improved nutrition, and promoting sustainable agriculture. The environmental challenges posed by agriculture are however massive, and many fear that they will only become more pressing as we try to meet the growing need for food worldwide. IIASA researchers and colleagues from Japan propose alternative hunger eradication strategies that will not compromise environmental protection.  More

From the 2019 Annual Report:

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Last edited: 21 July 2020

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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

Chakraborty A , Inoue H, & Fujiwara Y (2020). Economic complexity of prefectures in Japan. PLoS ONE 15 (8): e0238017. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0238017.

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. DOI: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. DOI:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2019.101286.

Oshiro K, Gi K, Fujimori S, van Soest HL, 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 DOI:10.1007/s10584-019-02490-x. (In Press)

Silva Herran D, Fujimori S, & Kainuma M (2019). Implications of Japan’s long term climate mitigation target and the relevance of uncertain nuclear policy. Climate Policy 19 (9): 1117-1131. DOI:10.1080/14693062.2019.1634507.

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