Tag - arctic-ocean



The nuclear-powered icebreaker Yakutia during the ship's launch ceremony in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in November 2022
WORLD / Politics
Oct 22, 2023
NATO admiral says growing China-Russia ties raise risk in Arctic
Moscow is busily realigning commercial ties after its invasion of Ukraine — all while boosting oil shipments to Beijing.
Japan Times
Oct 21, 2020
As the Arctic's attractions mount, Greenland is a security black hole
Shrinking sea ice in the remote region has fast-tracked a race among global powers for control over resources and waterways.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Sep 22, 2020
'Devastating' loss pushes Arctic sea ice to second-lowest level on record
This year's decline was especially fast between Aug. 31 and Sept. 5, thanks to warm air coming off a heat wave in Siberia almost certainly caused by climate change.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Sep 15, 2020
Sea of slush: Arctic sea ice lows mark a new polar climate regime
With climate change driving up Arctic temperatures, the once-solid sea ice cover has been shrinking to stark, new lows in recent years.
Japan Times
Mar 29, 2018
Japan's first ice-breaking LNG tanker enters service in Arctic Ocean
Shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. put an ice-breaking tanker into service in the Arctic Ocean on Thursday to transport liquefied natural gas from a Russian plant to Europe, becoming the first Japanese firm to own and operate such a vessel.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Jul 9, 2014
Mitsui O.S.K. to pioneer Arctic route for LNG
Officials from shipping giant Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. announced Wednesday their company will begin transporting liquefied natural gas through the Arctic Ocean in 2018 — making it the first company in the world to tap the sea as a regular transit route.


Later this month, author Shogo Imamura will open Honmaru, a bookstore that allows other businesses to rent its shelves. It's part of a wave of ideas Japanese booksellers are trying to compete with online spaces.
The story isn't over for Japan's bookstores