Tomoko Hamachi is a professional staff at GRIPS Innovation, Science and Technology Policy Program, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies. 


Japan recognizes its link to the environmental changes occurring in the Arctic. Development of a national Arctic policy with a strong science and technology foundation is helping Japan successfully engage in Arctic issues.


Japan must incorporate science diplomacy into its foreign policy strategy if it is to rebuild important relations with key countries and remain a global player in science and technology.