Japan decided to pay attention to the potential of the Northern Sea Route
Chairman of the Japanese Parliamentary League for the Study of the Arctic Frontiers Shunichi Suzuki considers it "important to pay attention to the future potential of the Northern Sea Route (NSR) and" actively consider the possibilities of using it in the interaction of the state and private companies. "
"There are fears that the ice cover in the summer in this region will cease to exist. Such changes are not favorable from an environmental point of view. Along with the decrease in ice cover, the Northern Sea Route is attracting more and more attention as an alternative transport route. This route connecting East Asia and Europe across the Arctic Ocean, 40% shorter than the southern route through the Strait of Malacca and the Suez Canal. It is important to pay attention to the future potential of this route and actively consider the possibilities of its use in the interaction of the state and private companies, "the Japanese politician emphasized during a seminar organized by the state corporation on the prospects for the use of the advantages of the Northern Sea Route by Japanese business.