Roundtable on Economic Cooperation of the Sakhalin Region and Japan: Current State, Problems, Prospects

On November 22, 2019, International Roundtable on Economic Cooperation of the Sakhalin Region and Japan: State, Problems, Prospects was held. The following issues were discussed:

- The state and development trends of economic cooperation between the Sakhalin Region and Japan;

- The main problems and difficulties of activation and expansion of economic cooperation between the Sakhalin Region and Japan;

- Prospects and main development trends of economic cooperation between Sakhalin Region and Japan;

- Areas of economic activity of the Sakhalin Region and Japan on the Kuril Islands.

The purpose of the roundtable was: enhancing public dialogue on the development of economic cooperation between the Sakhalin Region and Japan.

The roundtable was attended by: Sakhalin State University, Sakhalin Regional Duma, Consulate General of Japan in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Department of Economic Development of the Administration of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Department of Social Development of Aniva City District. The conference was attended by 41 people, including 6 representatives from Japan.

The participants of the roundtable presented the following reports:

- Vygolov Yuriy Fyedorovich, deputy chairman of the Standing Committee on Economic Development, Sakhalin Regional Duma;

Theme of the report: Some issues of economic and interparliamentary cooperation of the Sakhalin Region and Japan”;

- To Ken Sik, director of the Institute of Law, Economics and Management, Sakhalin State University, Ph.D., Doctor of Economics

Theme of the report: Current state and trends of economic cooperation of the Sakhalin region and Japan”;

- Shimizu Yasuhiko, Consul, Consulate General of Japan in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Theme of the report: Tourism industry in the economic relations between Japan and Sakhalin”;

- Ponomaryev Sergey Alekseevich, chairman, Sakhalin Regional Branch of the Russian Geographical Society

Theme of the report: Economic activities of the Sakhalin Region and Japan on the Kuril Islands”;

- Degil Olesya Olegovna, vice mayor, director of the Department of Social Development, Aniva City District

Theme of the report: Prospects for cooperation between Aniva City District and Higashikawa.”

The coverage of the roundtable was held on the portals of SakhSU (http://sakhgu.ru/post/ekonomicheskoe_sotrudnichestvo_saxalinskoj_oblasti_i_yaponii_sostoyanie__problemy__perspektivy/), the news agency Sakh.com (https://sakhalin.info/news/180902)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Representative Office in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (https://sakhalin.mid.ru/eu/novosti).

International Conference on International Commercial Arbitration in Russia and Japan: National Experience and Development Trends

On October 31, 2019 International Conference on International Commercial Arbitration in Russia and Japan: National Experience and Development Trends was held. Experts in the field of arbitration from Russia and Japan shared their experience in the development of arbitration in national jurisdictions. The conference was attended by: The Russian Arbitration Center at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration, the Sakhalin Bar Association with the participation of the Japan Association of Arbitrators and Sakhalin State University. The conference was attended by 116 people, including 7 from Japan.

During the conference, students from Russia and Japan took part in the game arbitration process (Moot court) with the involvement of the international arbitrators.

Moot court is a simulation of an arbitration hearing, where students represent a position on disputes before the arbitrators, playing against representatives of the opposite side — also the students’ team.

The purpose of this event is to train the practical skills necessary for every modern lawyer and exchange practical and academic experience in the field of international commercial arbitration.

In the process, each side of the model game prepared and presented its opinion on procedural issues, and leading experts in the field of arbitration acted as arbiters in the game process.

The conference was attended by 103 Russian participants and 7 representatives of Japan.

The coverage of the international conference was held on the portals of SakhSU (http://sakhgu.ru/post/97954/), the news agency Sakh.com (https://sakhalin.info/news/179666), the Sakhalin Bar Association (https://www.sap-sakhalin.ru/news/2019–11-01/mezhdunarodnyy-kommercheskiy-arbitrazh/) and the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation (https://minjust.ru/ru/novosti/av-konovalov-prinyal-uchastie-v-kruglom-stole-po-podvedeniyu-itogov-konferencii).

Roundtable on Prediction of Ice Conditions in the Far Eastern Section of the Continuation of the Northern Sea Route Using GIS-technologies of the Modern Period of Global Warming

On November 29, 2019, Regional Roundtable on Prediction of Ice Conditions in the Far Eastern Section of the Continuation of the Northern Sea Route using GIS-technologies of the Modern Period of Global Warming was held. During it the following issues were discussed:

- Modern ideas about the development trends of ice processes in the Okhotsk Sea and the Tatar Strait;

- methodological approaches and tools for processing and analysis of satellite data on the state of the ice cover of the Far Eastern seas, developed at the Research Laboratory of Remote Sensing of the Earth, SakhSU and RAS;

- experience in organizing ice service for winter navigation of ships in the Sea of​Okhotsk.

The purpose of the roundtable was: to draw the attention of administrative bodies and economic entities to the problem of providing ice information to vessels in the Far Eastern seas, transporting along the Northern Sea Route and to evaluate the economic efficiency of this area of research.

The roundtable was attended by: Sakhalin State University, Research Laboratory for Remote Sensing of the Earth (USNIS) of SakhSU and RAS, SakhalinNIPImorneft LLC, Sakhalin branch of the All-Russian Scientific and Technical Society of Shipbuilders named after Aleksey Nikolaevich Krylov, Special Design Bureau, SAMI FEB RAS. The roundtable was attended by 44 people.

The participants presented the following reports:

Dorofeeva Dariya Vasilyevna (graduate student of the Far Eastern Federal University),

Features of the variability of the ice cover of the Tatar Strait over the past 137 years”

Nikulina Irina Vladimirovna (research fellow of the Research Laboratory for Remote Sensing of the Earth (USNIS) of SakhSU and the Russian Academy of Sciences),

Formation of coastal flaw lead in the Sea of Okhotsk”

Baybak Nikita Anatolyevich (student of the Technical Oil and Gas Institute, major: Oil and Gas Industry),

Organization of databases for storage and analysis of hydrometeorological information”

Shemet Nikita Aleksandrovich (student of the Technical Oil and Gas Institute, major: Oil and Gas Industry),

Possibilities of organizing storage, processing of spatial data based on Web-based geographic information platforms for servicing technological facilities of the oil and gas complex”

Yuldashev Anvar Ismailovich (student of the Technical Oil and Gas Institute, major: Oil and Gas Industry),

Toolkit for obtaining, processing and analysis of satellite data on the state of ice cover of the Far Eastern seas”

Shumilov Ilya Valeryevich (graduate student of Sakhalin State University),

Methodological approaches to forecasting the ice cover of the Sea of Okhotsk”

Romanyuk Valery Anatolyevich (head of the ice technology group LLC RN-SakhalinNIPImorneft”),

Opportunities of organization of the Far Eastern situational (logistic) center in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, taking into account the experience of ice servicing oil and gas projects on the shelf of the Sea of Okhotsk”

Khramushin Vasiliy Nikolaevich (Ph.D. (Technical sciences), scientific secretary of the Sakhalin branch of the All-Russian Scientific and Technical Society of Shipbuilders named after Aleksey Nikolaevich Krylov),

Features of the ship maneuvering during the storm in deep water and rough swell in shallow water”

Kostenko Irina Sergeevna (Ph.D. (Physics and Mathematics), research fellow of the Laboratory of Computational Hydromechanics and Oceanography, SKB SAMI FEB RAS),

The destruction of coastal ice under the influence of long-wave processes”.

The participants supported the idea of creating the Far Eastern Regional Ice Information Center as part of a unified information system for ensuring safe navigation along the Northern Sea Route. The coverage of the roundtable was held on the portal of the news agency Sakh.com (https://sakhalin.info/news/181195).

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