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NYK Group Activities (Japan —2009—)
Nippon Cargo Airlines Co. Ltd. (NCA)
Narita Airport Eco Kids Club - Trip to See the Airport's Most Advanced Eco-hanger
In March 2010, 40 elementary school students in the Narita Airport Eco Kids Club* came to see NCA's eco-hanger at Narita airport. The participants had a chance to walk through the sophisticated eco-hanger, built with eco-friendly materials, and a pilot then informed the children about eco-friendly flights and NCA's eco-friendly practices, such as utilizing lightweight pallets and light cargo nets.
* Narita Airport Eco Kids Club
The Eco-Kids Club was established by the Narita International Airport Corporation (NAA) with the mission of explaining various environmental measures being implemented at Narita Airport and to give children a chance to interact with the natural environment surrounding the airport, so that they are able to understand the importance of environmental protection. The Eco-Kids Club began its activities in June 2005.
NCA Smile Logistics 2009 – Transporting Wheelchairs
Since 2007, NCA has transported wheelchairs by air to Thailand. These used wheelchairs are collected and reconditioned by students at industrial high schools all over Japan. In fact, in November 2009, 100 wheelchairs were sent to the Foundation for Children with Disabilities in Bangkok, Thailand.
NYK Cruises Co. Ltd.
In July 2009, NYK Cruises Co. Ltd., a wholly owned NYK subsidiary that operates the ultraluxury cruise ship Asuka II, invited 27 third- to sixth-grade students from a local elementary school to the vessel for an onboard study program titled, “Let's Learn about Asuka II - Mini Mini School.” The event was jointly hosted by the Tohoku District Transport Bureau and the city of Ofunato in Iwate prefecture, with NYK's full cooperation.
The study program gave the students an introduction to the vessel crew's routine duties and how a cruise ship is managed. First, the vice captain gave a lecture about the structure of the vessel along with an introduction of the unique duties of pursers and other crew members on board a cruise ship. Then, the students were given a tour of the dining room, theater, and other facilities. Finally, the students went to the bridge, where they heard about the duties of officers and were given the opportunity to take the helm and monitor the charts being used.