Annual Report 2017
Country Reports


Yasuyuki Ikegami Institute of Ocean Energy, Saga University

In 2013, the Government of Japan reformulated and published The Second Basic Plan on Ocean Policy which states the importance to “realize a new oceanic state in harmony with the peaceful and positive development and use of the oceans with the conservation of the marine environment, under international cooperation based on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and other international agreements.”

This plan addresses the promotion and creation of marine industries and encourages the public and private sector to improve frameworks for the development of marine renewable energy in the country. It also remarks the need for the establishment of comprehensive strategies including policy support measures, under a coordinated approach between the industrial, academic and governmental sectors.