Annual Report 2017
Country Reports


Yasuyuki Ikegami Institute of Ocean Energy, Saga University

Ocean energy projects in Japan are supported by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development (NEDO), by the Ministry of Environment (MOE) and by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT). NEDO has been encouraging R&D for wave energy, tidal energy, ocean current and ocean thermal energy conversion. Under a contract with NEDO, the IHI Corporation has been developing a floating ocean current technology, to use in ocean currents, such as the Kuroshio Current, along the coast of Japan.