about the Japan Blue Economy association

Association Profile

Japan Blue Economy association (JBE)
- Collaborative Innovation Partnarship (CIP) in Japan

Location of office
The Port and Airport Research Institute, 3-1-1 Nagase,Yokosuka City, Kanagawa Prefecture Japan

National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF)
and other individuals

Executive Board members

Director & PresidentKUWAE, TomohiroGroup Head, Coastal and Estuarine Environment Research Group, Port and Airport Research Institute, National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology
DirectorNOBUTOKI, MasatoVisiting Professor, Kobe University
DirectorWATANABE, AtsushiSenior Research Fellow, Ocean Policy Research Institute, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation
Audit & Supervisory Board MemberYASHIRO, TeruoCertified Public Accountant

AdvisorOSAKABE, MasahiroProfessor, Faculty of Marine Technology, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology

Contact (Receive ONLY)

Message from the President

KUWAE Tomohiro, President, Japan Blue Economy associasion

The Japan Blue Economy association (JBE) aims to develop new methods and technologies to deepen our relationship with the ocean so that we can continue to benefit from it for generations to come. We also aim to promote research in collaboration on an equal footing with a variety of partners, including private companies, municipalities, NGOs, and NPOs, under the supervision of the government.

We will develop methodologies to provide solutions for various needs associated with the blue economy, using scientific and technological evidence, quantitative evaluations of ecosystem services and economic values, and detailed schemes. The potential needs we anticipate include:

  1. Raising national awareness of the environmental work you are doing at your local sites and obtain funding for your activities
  2. Quantifying the company's SDGs efforts; in particular, contributing to society through SDG 14 (Life below water), SDG 13 (Climate action) and SDG 6 (Clean water and sanitation) activities
  3. Finding out how much carbon dioxide the seaweed growing on the rocky shores and seawalls right in front of you is absorbing

We would like to respond to such needs with scientific and technological evidence, numerical values, economic values, and concrete methods.

JBE is not an organization doing actual business, as it is a nationally approved (by a Japanese Ministry) corporation, called a Collaborative Innovation Partnership. However, JBE is aiming to establish and launch a new legal entity to do actual business and social activities in the next few years.