A view of the Arctic's future -- from Singapore

While other Asian nation's seek to import Arctic oil and gas, Singapore is not as interested in importing the region’s natural resources as it is in exporting its own technologies to help develop them. Meanwhile the strategically situated port city eyes the future prospect of Arctic shipping as a potential threat.

Japan appoints Arctic ambassador

By having an Arctic ambassador, Japan is demonstrating its commitment to remain involved in polar affairs, as well as make the island nation's policies in the Arctic more coherent.

Japan appoints Arctic ambassador

By having an Arctic ambassador, Japan is demonstrating its commitment to remain involved in polar affairs, as well as make the island nation's policies in the Arctic more coherent.

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