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Hokkaido University
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Published Papers

Global Warming and International Relations in the Arctic[In Japanese]
Geography   62 51-59   Jul 2017   [Refereed]
The Policy Statements regarding the Arctic Policy of the United States[In Japanese]
Fujio Ohnishi
Studies in International Relations   36(1) 119-127   Oct 2015   [Refereed]
Changing Arctic International Politics: Will Political Stability be Maintained?[In Japanese]
Intelligence Report   79(79) 109-125   Mar 2015   [Invited]
Directoriology’on Japan’s Arctic Policy: The Case of the Second Basic Plan on Ocean Policy[In Japanese]
Ohnishi, Fujio
Journal of Japan Society of Directories   13    Mar 2015   [Refereed]
The purpose of this study is to examine Japan’s Arctic policy from the perspective of ‘directoriology.’ As a result, it revealed the following three observations. The first one is that Japan’s Arctic policy is a part of ocean policy of the governm...
Ukraine Crisis and its impact on International Relations [In Japanese]
HIROSE Yoko, MUTSUSHIKA Shigeo, OHNISHI Fujio, Hyodo Shinji
Russian and East European Studies   43(43) 43-68   Dec 2014   [Refereed][Invited]
Ohnishi, Fujio
Eurasia Border Review   5(2) 81-97   Dec 2014   [Refereed]
The State of the Arctic Policy of Japan: Toward a More Comprehensive Policy for Pursuing not only Maritime-oriented but also Terrestrial-oriented Business Opportunity
Intelligence Report   (69) 88-101   Jun 2014
International Politics on Arctic Regional Cooperation Continuity and Discontinuity between the Cold War Period and the 1990s [In Japanese]
Ohnishi, Fujio
Ocean Policy Studies   (12) 1-39   Mar 2014   [Refereed]
Based on the perspective of International politics, this paper aims at exploaring structural factors which resulted in the flourish of regional cooperation in the Arctic region in the 1990s. In order to explore the structural factors by means of f...
The Emergence of ‘Peripheral Centricity’:An Consideration on Borderology
Ohnishi, Fujio
Journal of Japan Society of Directories   (Volume 12) 100-107   Mar 2014   [Refereed]
The main argument of this paper is about the emergence of a new mode in inter-peripheral relations in Europe. The paper examines border studies as disciplines of national borders at the starting point, and then proceeds to explanation of ‘borderol...
The Process of Formulating Japan's Arctic Policy: From Involvement to Engagement
Fujio Ohnishi
East Asia-Arctic Relations: Boundary, Security and International Politics -Paper Series-   1 1-6   Nov 2013
Arctic Environment Protection Strategy (AEPS) and the Diplomatic Initiative of Finland
Studies in International Relations   34(1) 49-58   Oct 2013   [Refereed]
Political Dynamics of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council and its Prospect: Developing from Sub-regional Cooperation to Frontier Cooperation?[ In Japanese]
Russian Eurasian Economy and Society   (972) 24-38   Aug 2013   [Refereed]
Climate Change and Arctic Issues: Broadened Economic Possibilities and Challenges for the Japanese Diplomacy [In Japanese]
Intelligence Report   59 34-48   Aug 2013   [Invited]
Review on Military Situation in the Arctic [In Japanese]
Arctic Ocean Quarterly   16(16) 61-70   Mar 2013
Regional Cooperation in the Arctic [In Japanese]
Arctic Ocean Quarterly   16(16) 45-53   Mar 2013
The Arctic Region and the Non-Arctic States [In Japanese]
OHNISHI Fujio, HWAN Sehee, NAGAO Satoru
Arctic Ocean Quarterly   16(16) 54-60   Mar 2013
Struggle for Arctic Governance: Observer status issue in the Arctic Council [In Japanese]
Arctic Ocean Quarterly   15(15) 39-51   Dec 2012   [Refereed]
Regional Regimes in the Arctic: Case of the Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy [In Japanese]
Arctic Ocean Quarterly   12(12) 42-55   Jun 2012
国際文化表現研究   7(7) 262-271   Jan 2011   [Refereed]
(8) 35-40   Mar 2010
30(1) 21-26   Oct 2009   [Refereed]
国際関係研究   29(4) 459-473   Feb 2009   [Refereed]
国際関係研究   29(3) 411-420   Dec 2008   [Refereed]
国際関係研究   29(1) 251-264   Jul 2008   [Refereed]
国際関係研究   28(4) 151-164   Feb 2008   [Refereed]
国際関係研究   28(1) 111-119   Jul 2007   [Refereed]
国際関係研究   27(4) 127-139   Feb 2007   [Refereed]
The Autonomy of Åland and the League of Nations
Studies in International Relations   27(3) 451-481   Dec 2006   [Refereed]
Hembygdsrättens tillkomst:ett exempel till kulturrätt
Daigakuin Ronshu   (15) 1-8   Nov 2005


The Arctic Concert System and its Challenges
Fujio Ohnishi
Baltic Rim Economic Review   3 10-10   Jun 2016   [Invited]
Fujio Ohnishi
Ocean Newsletter   376(376) 4-5   Apr 2016   [Invited]
International Society and its Critics: The Concept of International Order
Ohnishi, Fujio
Studies in International Relations   35(1) 51-53   Oct 2014   [Refereed]
Current Trends of the Maritime Policy of the European Union
Report on the Trends of National and International Maritime Policy   17-23   Mar 2013
Current Trends of the Russian Maritime Policy
Report on the Trends of National and International Maritime Policy   39-42   Mar 2013
Current Trends of the Russian Maritime Policy
Report on the Trends of National and International Maritime Policy   43-46   Mar 2012
Current Trends of the Maritime Policy of the European Union
Report on the Trends of National and International Maritime Policy   15-18   Mar 2012

Books etc

Challenges in Arctic Concert system
Tomoya Akimichi and Toshio Yamagata, et.al.
Toward Co-Habitance of Human and Ocean: Opinions of 150 persons Ⅷ   2017   
New Trends in International Relations in the Arctic
Tamiya Akimichi et.
White Paper on Ocean   2017   
Ocean Policy Research Institute (Part:Joint Work)
Ocean Policy Research Institute   Apr 2016   
Arctic Yearbook
Lassi Heininen et. al. (Part:Joint Work, forthcoming)
Akureyri: Northern Research Forum   Oct 2015   
Leiv Lunde, Jian Yang, Iselin Stensdal eds. (Part:Joint Work, pp.171-182)
New Jersey: World Scientific Publishing   Aug 2015   ISBN:978-981-4644-17-4
Japan's Arctic Policy Development: From Engagement to a Strategy
杨剑、列夫伦德 編 (Part:Joint Work, pp.179-188)
北京:时事出版社   Mar 2015   
Japan's Arctic Policy Development: From Engagement to a Strategy
Oran R. Young, Jong Deog Kim and Yoon Hyung Kim eds. (Part:Joint Work, pp.188-206)
Seoul & Honolulu: Korean Maritime Institute & East-West Center   Dec 2014   ISBN:978-89-7998-968-7
Kimie Hara and Ken Cotes eds.
Center for International Governance Innovation   Jun 2014   ISBN:978-1-928096-02-3
The Arctic in World Affairs: A North Pacific Dialogue on the Future of the Arctic
Oran R. Young, Jong Deog Kim and Yoon Hyung Kim (Part:Joint Work, 328-333)
KMI Press   Dec 2013   ISBN:978-89-7998-939-7
The Arctic in World Affairs:A North Pacific Dialogue on Arctic Marine Issues
Oran R. Young, Jong Deog Kim et al. (Part:Joint Work)
KMI Press   Dec 2012   ISBN:978-89-7998-602-0
The Åland Example and Its Components – Relevance for International Conflict Resolution
Sia Spiliopoulou Åkermark (Part:Joint Work)
Åland Islands Peace Institute   Nov 2011   ISBN:978-952-5265-60-6
Everyday Life on the Border
Universitetet i Tromsø   Jun 2011   

Conference Activities & Talks

rctic Dragon: Three world views [Invited]
Border Seminar 2019:Arctic in Asia, Asia in the Arctic   13 Feb 2019   
International relations in the Arctic International order at regional-level [Invited]
JSPS Norway- Japan Academic Network Seminar   6 Feb 2019   
Sustainability, politics and international law: A perspective from IR
PCRC 4th International Symposium International Law for Sustainability in Arctic Resource Development   17 Dec 2018   
International Relations in the Arctic: From Northern Flank to Zone of Peace, and its Geopolitical Turn
Åland Peace Institute Research Seminar   8 Nov 2018   
Improvement or deviation? Assessing the agreement on unregulated fishing in the Central Arctic Ocean from the perspective of international politics
25 Oct 2018   
Development of Japan’s Arctic Policy: The Third Basic Plan on Ocean Policy
World Social Science Forum 2018   26 Sep 2018   
28 Aug 2018   
Arctic Concert System and its Challenges in the Age of Climate Change
A Workshop on International Politics in the Arctic – Current Research Trends   2 Aug 2018   
Round Table Discussion: Well-being of Northern Peoples and Japan’s Arctic Research
6 Jun 2018   
Teleconnections/Telecouplings in the Arctic Communities: intranational and international connections and its’impact on rural people livelihood
12 Apr 2018   
Japan’s example-two cases
RACArctic Meeting   6 Mar 2018   
Japan’s Arctic Research and ARC in pursuit of academic frontiers and toward future collaboration
Hokkaido-Umeå Seminar   1 Mar 2018   
Northern Sea Route and International Relations in the Arctic
18 Feb 2018   
Environmental, Economic, Societal and Geopolitical Dynamics in the Arctic, their Global Drivers and Implications
Fifth International Symposium on Arctic Research: the changing Arctic and its regional to global impact: from information to knowledge and action   18 Jan 2018   
International Science, Policy, and Fisheries in the Central Arctic Ocean
Fifth International Symposium on Arctic Research: the changing Arctic and its regional to global impact: from information to knowledge and action   17 Jan 2018   
General session 8: Policies and Economy
Fifth International Symposium on Arctic Research: the changing Arctic and its regional to global impact: from information to knowledge and action   17 Jan 2018   
Arctic Concert System and Its Challenge
18 Dec 2017   Arctic Research Center
Arctic Concert System and its Challenges in the Age of Climate Change
11 Dec 2017   
Japan wants status quo in the Arctic : An overview of the Japanese Arctic policy
Arctic Security Seminar: Cooperation or Conflict in the High North?   17 Sep 2017   
Solving Arctic Puzzles: The Need for Socio-economic Development in Local Communities in the Arctic and Possible Contributions by Non-Arctic States
The Ninth International Congress of Arctic Social Science   8 Jun 2017   
Is the Arctic Concert System ebbing away?
Slavic-Eurasia’s Northern Tier: Finland, Russia, Japan, Helsinki   2 Mar 2017   
Readjustment or fragmentation? Prospect of Arctic Concert System
Conference on the Geostrategic Transformation of the Arctic in an Age of Growing Uncertainty   17 Feb 2017   Osaka Univeristy
International Relations in the Arctic Region [Invited]
1st International Workshop on Future Vision of the Marine Protected Areas in the Arctic Ocean   15 Feb 2017   
Fujio Ohnishi
IPSAS Lecture Series   17 Nov 2016   Institute of Political Science, Academia Sinica(IPSAS)
The Formation of Arctic Concert System and its Development
Fujio Ohnishi
JAIR's 2016 Annual Congress   15 Oct 2016   Japan Association for International Relations
Japan's Arctic Policy: Policy Development [Invited]
Fujio Ohnishi
International Cooperation in the Arctic: New Challenges and Vectors of Development   12 Oct 2016   Russian International Affairs Council
Resurging Geopolitics: Challenges to the Concert of Arctic
Fujio Ohnishi
UArctic Congress 2016, St.Petersburg, Russia   15 Sep 2016   University of Arctic (UArctic) and St.Petersburg University
Russian foreign policy in the Arctic [Invited]
Fujio Ohnishi
Russia and the Arctic, Helsinki, Finland   12 Sep 2016   Aleksanteri Institute
Fujio Ohnishi
Japan in the Arctic: Polices and Priorities,Helsinki, Finland   12 Sep 2016   Finnish Institute of International Affairs(FIIA)
Arctic International Relations from the perspective of International Politics: Arctic Council and the U.S. Arctic Diplomacy [Invited]
Fujio Ohnishi
3 Aug 2016   Arctic Challenge for Sustainability
Fujio Ohnishi
The Future Design of the Arctic Ocean Legal Order,Kobe, Japan   28 Jul 2016   Polar Cooperation Research Center
Casting Dark Shadows: Arctic Concert System and its Challenges [Invited]
Fujio Ohnishi
Slavic-Eurasia Research Center 2016 Summer International Symposium: Russia’s Far North: The Contested Frontier, Sapporo, Japan   8 Jul 2016   Slavic-Eurasia Research Center
International Relations in the Arctic and Northern Sea Route [Invited]
27 Jun 2016   Arctic Challenge for Sustainability (ArCS)
Northern Sea Route from the Perspective of Japan's Arctic Policy [Invited]
Fujio Ohnishi
Arctic Science & Innovation Week, Tokyo, Japan   2 Jun 2016   
Disappearing sea ice in the Arctic Ocean? What will happen on the earth?
Fujio Ohnishi
1 Jun 2016   
Arctic Ocean Governance and the Role of the Arctic Council [Invited]
Fujio Ohnishi
21 May 2016   
Japan’s Arctic Policy with focus on Conservation of Marine Ecosystem and Sustainable Use of Marine Resources
Fujio Ohnishi
Polar International Conference, Seoul, South Korea   12 May 2016   
Japan’s Policy toward the Arctic: An Evaluation from the Perspective of International Relations (IR) [Invited]
Joint Workshop on Challenge for a Sustainable Arctic, Victoria, Canada   11 Apr 2016   
Changing Arctic and Japan’s Arctic Policy [Invited]
Fujio Ohnishi
Central Arctic Ocean Roundtable, Seoul, South Korea   30 Mar 2016   Queens University, Korean Polar Research Institute, Tongi University
A speech at the Session II: The Arctic Region- possibilities for Increased Security, Environmental and Economic Cooperation [Invited]
Fujio Ohnishi
U.S.-Japan-Russia Trilateral Conference, New York, United States   10 Mar 2016   National Committee on American Foreign Policy (NCAFP)
Why Arctic Security Matters:An Introductory Comment [Invited]
Fujio Ohnishi
International Seminar on the Current Change from Cooperation into Confrontation? Security Environment in the Arctic Region, Sapporo, Japan   27 Feb 2016   People and Community in the Arctic project
Trends of International Affairs in the Arctic: Prospects of Arctic Concert System [Invited]
Fujio Ohnishi
Third Seminar on Sea Ice Technology, Tokyo, Japan   2 Feb 2016   Engineering Advancement Association of Japan (ENAA)
Power, Order and Governance: The Conditions for Political Stability in the Arctic [Invited]
Fujio Ohnishi
Hokkaido University - Finnish Universities Joint Symposium, Sapporo, Japan   11 Nov 2015   
The Japan’s Arctic Policy on the Move: The three pillars and prospects [Invited]
Fujio Ohnishi
Russia’s Arctic Energy in a new Political Context, Helsinki, Finland   3 Sep 2015   the Aleksanteri Institute,the University of Helsinki
The Driving Forces of the Barents Euro-Arctic Council: Its Formation and Transformation
Fujio Ohnishi
ICCEES IX World Congress 2015, Session IV-3-4 Borders in European North, Makuhari, Japan   7 Aug 2015   
The U.S. Arctic Policy - An evaluation from the perspective of international politics
Fujio Ohnishi
The International Society for Cultural Expression   9 May 2015   The International Society for Cultural Expression
Fujio Ohnishi
The Fourth International Symposium on the Arctic Research (ISAR-4), Toyoama, Japan   28 Apr 2015   International Arctic Science Committee
The Fourth International Symposium on the Arctic Research (ISAR-4)was held during the Arctic Science Summit Week in 2015.
A New Phase in Arctic International Politics: Politics between the Arctic States and Asian States
Ohnishi, Fujio
The ISA Annual Convention, New Orleans, United States   19 Feb 2015   The International Studies Association
Arctic International Politics: Conditions for Political Stability [Invited]
Ohnishi, Fujio
International Seminar 'Sustainable Development of the Russian Far North and the Arctic, Tokyo, Japan   31 Jan 2015   Japan-Finland bilateral project “Russia’s Final Energy Frontier: Sustainability Challenges of the Russian Far North” (funded by JSPS)
Commentator for the Session IV: Socio-Economic Impacts of the Northern Sea Route: Perspective of Norway, Russia and Japan
Ohnishi, Fujio
Slavic-Eurasian Research Center 2014 Winter International Symposium on Border Power!: Crosscutting Forces at Play in Eurasia   5 Dec 2014   Slavic-Eurasian Research Center, Hokkaido University
The Impacts of the Ukraine Crisis on Arctic Politics:A Preliminary Consideration [Invited]
Ohnishi, Fujio
Dialogue between Dialogue between Finland, Japan and Russia: Research Cooperation in the High North, Helsinki, Finland   22 Sep 2014   University of Helsinki, Hokkaido University
The Three Pillars of Japan’s Arctic Policy:New Basic Plan on Ocean Policy and an Emerging Strategy [Invited]
Ohnishi, Fujio
2014 North Pacific Arctic Conference on International Cooperation in a Changing Arctic, Honolulu, United States   21 Aug 2014   The East-West Center and the Korea Maritime Institute
'The Nitobe Settlement' Reconsidered: Did Nitobe Engage in the Åland Question?
Fujio Ohnishi
The Tenth Annual Conference of the International Society for Cultural Expression   10 May 2014   The International Society for Cultural Expression
Japan's Arctic Policy Development: From Engagement to a Strategy [Invited]
Fujio Ohnishi
Asian Countries and the Arctic Future(Shanghai,China)   23 Apr 2014   Shanghai Institutes for International Studie (SIIS),Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI)
International Politics of the Arctic Regional Cooperation: Continuity and Discontinuity between the Cold War Period and the 1990s [Invited]
Fujio Ohnishi
Seminar on Development of the Russian Arctic Areas(Helsinki, Finland)   17 Mar 2014   Hokkaido University and Aleksanteri Institute of the University of Helsinki
北極圏の国際関係をめぐる問題-ロシアに関連する事項- (ペーパー報告)
Ohnishi, Fujio
9 Feb 2014   
2013 North Pacific Arctic Conference(Honolulu)   23 Aug 2013   East-West Center and the Korean Maritime Institute
The Struggle for Arctic Regional Order: Developments and Prospects of Arctic Politics [Invited]
SRC/GCOE International Summer Symposium “Border Studies: Challenges and Perspectives in the Twenty-first Century”(Hokkaido)   3 Aug 2013   Slavic Research Center and Hokkaido International Exchange and Cooperation Center
Climate Change and International Politics in the Arctic
The Twenty Fifth Meeting of Interdisciplinary Research   Jun 2013   The Graduate School of International Relations
Prospects for Japan’s Role in Globalizing Arctic Politics
East Asia – Arctic Relations: Boundary, Security and International Politics(White Horse, Canada)   2 Mar 2013   
The Emerging Arctic Strategy of Japan:Will the Sun Rise Again in the Arctic?
Arctic Frontiers (Tromsø, Norway)   23 Jan 2013   
Japan and the Arctic
Fifth Polar Law Symposium 2012(Rovaniemi, Finland)   7 Sep 2012   
A Commentary from the Japanese Perspective on the Paper by Professor Oran R. Young for Session V
2012 North Pacific Arctic Conference (Honolulu, U.S.)   Aug 2012   
Barents Cooperation
Impact of Climate Change on Resources, Maritime Transport and Geopolitics in the Arctic and the Svalbard Area(Longyearbyen, Norway)   Aug 2011   
Joint Okinawa Prefecture - Åland Islands Seminar: Transforming the Relationship(Mariehamn, Finland)   Sep 2009   
Forskningsomrissen angående Barentssamarbeid
Barentsinstitutt forsknings møten (Kirkenes, Norway)   Apr 2009   
Åland och Japan :Finns det kopplingar?
Ålands mågkulturella förening (Mariehamn, Finland)   Nov 2008   
Cross-Border Cooperation in North East Asia and the Barents Region
The 3rd Thorvald Stoltenberg Symposium (Kirkenes, Norway)   Oct 2008   
Is the Barents Cooperation a Possible Model of Regional Cooperation in the Japan Sea Rim?
Association for Borderland Studies (Kirkenes, Norway)   Sep 2008   
Ålänsk rätt till kultur
Åland Peace Institute's Seminar (Mariehamn, Finland)   May 2006   
The Process of Introducing the Autonomy to the Åland Islands
International Conference on the Åland Process (Bastö, Finland)   Sep 2005   
Hembygdsrättens tillkomst:ett exempel till kulturrätt
Autonomier och internationell rätt, Åland och andra problembarn i Europa (Mariehamn, Finland)   Mar 2005   
Introduction to the Local Self-Governance in Japan: Compared with Finald
Meeting on the Minorities, Indigenous Peoples and Autonomies(Mariehamn, Finland)   Nov 2004   
Japan som en post-modern stat och dess historiska tillkomst
Medis Skolan (Mariehamn, Finland)   Nov 2004   

Research Grants & Projects

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS): Fostering Joint International Research, Fund for the Promotion of Joint International Research
Project Year: Apr 2017 - Mar 2018    Investigator(s): Fujio Ohnishi
Project Year: Apr 2014 - Mar 2017    Investigator(s): Fujio Ohnishi
East Asia-Arctic Relations: Boundary, Security and International Politics
The Centre for International Governance Innovation: Collaborative Research Awards
Project Year: 2013 - 2014
Asian States, Arctic International Governance, and Norwegian Interests
Project Year: 2012 - 2015