June 8, 2018: World Oceans Day 2018
In celebration of World Oceans Day 2018, the United Nations University (UNU) in Tokyo is hosting a symposium titled 'Preserving the Bounty of the Sea: SDG 14 and Japan'. The symposium will feature an expert on the Japanese fishing industry and ocean ecosystems; a recipient of an honorary doctorate from Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology; Taikan Oki, the vice-rector of the university; Evonne Yiu, a researcher on 'satoumi' – coastal areas which have developed by interaction with humans; and the character 'Sakana-kun' (Mr. Fish).
Location: Tokyo, Japan