Category Archives: Japan Fieldwork 2014

Dams and clams in Japan

The Richard Florida-esque ideal of a creative class able to work anywhere kind of falls flat on its face unless you (a) have equipment less than six months old, and (b) a bulletproof internet connection you can afford to pay … Continue reading

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Mid-September news – a paper and a report

Two short pieces of news for mid-September: -I have produced an initial report on this summer’s Japan field work campaign. As I am doing further analysis of the data prior to writing up and submission for peer review, I would … Continue reading

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The next generation of coastal citizens

It has been a long time since I last posted. One of the main reasons for this is that as soon as I returned to Scotland, I immediately had to start preparing for a week-long intensive course on social responsibility … Continue reading

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Rinkai Park

Kasai Rinkai Park is one of my very favourite places in Tokyo. Out in the east of the city, on the way to Disneyland and Chiba commuter city, planes whine and wobble overhead as they make their final approaches to … Continue reading

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Reflections on a visit to the Tomakomai CCS project

I am a great believer in interdisciplinarity. Energy and environmental change are complex issues, and lots of ideas and specialisations need to pull together to resolve many of the challenges our society is facing. This, I remind myself, is why … Continue reading

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Tomakomai Part 2 – carbon dioxide storage and much much more

The end of a second full day in the weird and wonderful world of Tomakomai – home to Japan’s first integrated carbon dioxide capture and storage project and, as I learned today, much much more than that. As I’ve alluded … Continue reading

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