Yoshimichi Ishikawa


Yoshimichi Ishikawa is a full-time lecturer at the School of International Relations, University of Shizuoka in Shizuoka, Japan, and teaches the area of international economic law. Before joining University of Shizuoka, he worked for the WTO Dispute Settlement Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan for more than four years, and involved in a number of WTO disputes.

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Fukushima Revisited: ALPS Water Release, China’s Import Ban and the SPS Agreement at the WTO

Since the March 2011 accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (FDNPS) in Japan, the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) has been continuously injecting water to cool the fuel debris. This water becomes contaminated with radionuclides. To address this issue, TEPCO has utilized the Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) to remove…

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Post-Buenos Aires: Tackling Fisheries Subsidies Contributing to IUU Fishing through Unilateral Trade Measures?

At the Eleventh Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) held in Buenos Aires in December 2017, Members failed to reach an agreement on discipline aimed at eliminating fisheries subsidies that contribute to illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Instead, they decided to continue the negotiations on this issue with a view to adopting an agreement…

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