Ocean Policy

Based on the Basic Act on Ocean Policy, Headquarters for Ocean Policy was established to promote measures with regard to the oceans intensively and comprehensively.

The Cabinet Office of Japan is in charge of the tasks covering basic policies to promote measures with regard to the oceans comprehensively and systematically.

Recent topics

December 26. 2018
Arctic policy website has been updated
May 15. 2018
Published Outline of the Third Basic Plan on Ocean Policy (May 2018) (PDF:697KB)open pdf in a new window
April 3. 2018
The English website has been set up

Main policies

Arctic policy

International affairs

Action of Japan to the drifting matters washed out by the March 11 Earthquake
(so-called ‘3.11 Tsunami Debris’)

National Ocean Policy Secretariat, Cabinet Office, Government of JAPAN
Kasumigaseki Tokyu Bldg. 16th Floor, 3-7-1 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0013, Japan
Tel: +81-3-6257-1767