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State of Oceans and Coasts of Japan

Publication Date: 
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Publication Type: 
Only Available Online

Japan’s National SOC Brief provides information on the status of seas and coasts of Japan, including the marine water quality; quantity and quality of resources in the coastal areas; and the existing and potential uses of such resources. The report also aims to contribute to the blue economy assessment and monitoring progress on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asia (SDS-SEA), the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), other international agreements subscribed to by Japan, and related national laws and policies on oceans and coasts.

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