Monthly Archives: May 2016

Initial reflections on Tomakomai fieldwork

At 5.30am last Sunday I dragged my luggage – all 32 kilos of it – across Tomakomai and onto the train bound for New Chitose Airport. Two things in that tell you a lot about the kind of place Tomakomai … Continue reading

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Tomakomai fisheries and the CCS project

Today’s fieldwork involved a visit to the Tomakomai Federation of Fisheries Cooperative Associations. This was one of the most important pieces of work I’ve done on this project so far, as it hammered home just exactly what is at stake … Continue reading

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Consensus and environmental governance – day 3 report

Three days of constant dialogue and discussion can be tiring. Very tiring. It was an early night all round for the UK contingent tonight, and my collaborator Jun Kita forgot some of his Japanese when being served in the convenience … Continue reading

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Day 2 – field trip to Tomatoh Commons

Today was a field-based day. The idea when we put the workshop proposal together was to do something that would give us a sense of the kind of case studies our Japanese counterparts work on – so at 9.00am sharp … Continue reading

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Consensus and environmental governance – day 1 report

Day 1 of the GB Sasakawa Foundation-funded UK-Japan Workshop on Consensus-Based Environmental Governance is in the can – and what a day we had. Those of the UK contingent who had arrived they day before were now feeling more awake … Continue reading

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Social Aspects of CCS in Japan – Fieldwork Weeks 1 and 2

The first two weeks in Japan have shot by and tomorrow I head to Tomakomai, which makes this a good time for reflection/update on how the first two weeks of ‘CCS in Japan’ fieldwork, funded via the UKCCSRC International Collaboration … Continue reading

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UK-Japan Workshop on Consensus-Based Approaches for Environmental Governance – Live-Streaming of Talks

Next weekend – Saturday 7 May to Monday 9 May – Taisuke Miyauchi and I will be co-convening a UK-Japan Workshop on Consensus-Based Approaches for Environmental Governance, which is possible thanks to the generous support of the GB Sasakawa Foundation. … Continue reading

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