THE FUTURE OF OUR OCEAN
The ocean is essential to human life.
Today, however, the world’s seas and oceans face a variety of problems, including pollution, kidnapping and piracy, and the depletion of marine food resources.
Resolving these problems requires human resources to tackle these issues.
Even if there are people and organizations who share this sense of crisis for the future of our ocean, they are not able to work together and effectively realize their full potential.
We are cultivating people to clear the future for the world’s oceans, while at the same time building a foundation that connects these people and organizations, to pass on the ocean’s riches to future generations.
Project to map ocean floor by 2030 now operational
Director of Seabed 2030 Project announced
NF-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project Press Conference
Mapping 100% of the world’s seabed by 2030
Date & time: February 20, 2018 (Tuesday); 14:30 – 15:30
Venue: The Nippon Foundation Building (1-2-2 Akasaka Minato-ku, Tokyo) – Bow Room (Ground Floor)
Growing Expectations for Nereus Program
Strong sense of the “ocean’s limits” at The Nippon Foundation-Nereus Program Tokyo Symposium 2017
Teaching Japanese-Style Fish Preparation
One-day event for non-Japanese students at Hattori Nutrition College
Part of The Nippon Foundation’s Umi-to-Nippon Project (The Ocean and Japan Project)
Countries Working Together for Free and Open Seas
1st Coast Guard Global Summit Held on September 14
This Year’s ‘Dosukoi Beach Clean’ Underway
Children enjoy cleaning up beach with sumo wrestlers
The Nippon Foundation’s Umi-to-Nippon Project
1st Coast Guard Global Summit to be Held on September 14
Heads of 40 countries, territories, and institutions expected to attend
2017 'Umi-to-Nippon' Events Across Japan
Launch ceremony for various events during summer and fall held on July17
7 J.League Teams Assist with LTO 2017
Environmental project to create clean oceans begins activities, “Kugi-no-Nai” beach house without nails completed
Proposal for Intergovernmental Panel on Ocean Governance
Call for sustainability made by Yohei Sasakawa at first UN Ocean Conference
New capacity-building projects aiming to achieve SDGs
The Nippon Foundation to enlist cooperation from UN DOALOS
Announcing the Launch of Seabed 2030
Global Project Aiming for 100% Completion of a Map of the World’s Ocean Floor
Training 10,000 Technicians to Strengthen Offshore Development
Maritime countries represent 50 trillion yen market
Establishing multisector consortium
Exploring the Nightlife of Fish!
4 consecutive evenings of talks by experts at Tokyo Sea Life Park
International Symposium on Capacity Building for Sustainable Oceans
Presentations from 50 people on activities to protect the ocean
This Year’s Various “Marine” Events
Combined launch ceremony to be held on July 18 for 125 events in 43 prefectures
Mapping 100% of the Ocean Floor by 2030
With less known than about the topography of Mars, international institutions teaming up to complete a “topographical map of the ocean floor”
Dates: July 15 – 17, 2016 (Wednesday – Friday)
Location: Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
Chairman Yohei Sasakawa Receives International Maritime Prize
Award Ceremony Held at IMO Headquarters
Nippon Foundation Chairman Yohei Sasakawa to be Awarded IMO’s International Maritime Prize
Nippon Foundation Nereus Program Reveals Critical State of World's Oceans in 2050
Leading world ocean experts in Japan for report announcement
June 30th, 2015 (Tues.) 14:00-15:00
The Nippon Foundation
Fiscal 2014 Loans to Shipbuilders Totaling ¥8.1 Billion Finalized
Supporting the Shipbuilding Industry
Training Vessel for Joint Use by Iwate Fisheries High Schools Completed
Completion Ceremony to be Held Ahead of Launch
Time: February 14, 2015 (Saturday), Press briefing 10:00, Completion ceremony 10:45–14:00
Location: Miyako Public Hall and Fujiwara Wharf, Miyako Port (Miyako, Iwate Prefecture)
Ceremony to Deliver Passenger Ferry to Palau
Vessel to Replace Sunken Nippon Maru
Time: December 15, 2014 (Monday) 10:00 –10:30
Location: Palau Terminal Port
UN Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea: Conference to Mark Conclusion of Human Resource Development Program
First Meeting between Under-Secretary-General Soares and 90 Maritime Officials from 50 Countries to Discuss and Seek Resolution to Various Maritime Issues
Opening Event: November 28 (Friday); Nippon Zaidan Building (Minato-ku, Tokyo)
Concluding Conference: December 1–3 (Monday–Wednesday); Izumi Garden Conference Center (Minato-ku, Tokyo)
2nd Fiscal 2014 Loans of Working Capital Total ¥10.9 Billion
Supporting the Shipbuilding Industry
Yachts Donated to Promote Sailing Instruction
Time: October 21, 2014 (Tuesday); 15:00-15:40
Location: Wakayama Sailing Center (Kemi, Wakayama City)
Nagisa-no-Koban Opening Ceremony
Japan’s First Marine Social Welfare Facility Opens
Time: Friday, July 25, 2014 10:00
Location: Koigawa, Obama City, Fukui Prefecture
What We Do
- The Nippon Foundation builds “Seaside Patrol Stations” as focal points for people and provides information regarding various seaside activities.
- We promote the establishment of a comprehensive and effective legal and policy framework for Japan's management of its oceans.
- Maritime safety officers from Southeast Asian nations came to Yokohama for training in how to deal with sea accidents involving noxious chemicals and other hazardous substances.
- We provide a wide range of support to prevent accidents in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore.