NYK Group Activities
- NYK's Activities
- NYK Group Activities (Japan)
- NYK Group Activities (Overseas)
- NYK Maritime Museum / NYK Hikawamaru
NYK Group Activities (Japan —2010—)
Japan Marine Science Inc.
Since 2003, Japan Marine Science Inc. (JMS) has been supporting Indonesian seafarers by participating in a METI-sponsored project* to improve educational facilities and install equipment at six national maritime educational institutes in Indonesia. Also, from November 2010 to May 2011, with the help of universities and shipbuilding companies, JMS has supported skills development for professors at these six maritime institutes.
Training consists of five courses during a two-week program that includes various types of ship-handling training through the use of a large full-mission ship-handling simulator. To date, 200 trainees have visited Japan, and as of April 2011, about 150 trainees have completed the project.
To introduce participants to Japanese maritime history, visits to the NYK Maritime Museum and NYK Hikawamaru, a moored museum ship, are included in the curriculum. This training program is sure to strengthen the friendship between Indonesia and Japan, and encourage mutual understanding and cooperation to address future seafarer issues.
* METI-sponsored project (Maritime Education And Training Improvement Project)
The objective of this ODA project is to produce internationally qualified seafarers and secure employment for Indonesian seafarers by offering maritime education and training in Indonesia that meet the standards of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, amended in 1995 (STCW 95). The project consists of improving educational facilities and installing equipment at six national maritime educational institutes (BP3IP, PLAP, BPLP Semarang, BPLP Makassar, BPLPD Barombong, and BPLPD Surabaya). In the 10 years since this project began, Japan has provided about 7.9 billion yen of support.
Yusen Logistics Co. Ltd.
In November 2011, Yusen Logistics Co. Ltd. (YLK) have entered into a three year contract with the town of Tateshina in Nagano, to take part in the prefecture's foster parent program for forest conservation.
November 13, about 90 people consisting of YLK employees, their family members, and the residents of the Tateshina voluntarily participated in forest thinning. At a commemoration ceremony, YLK president Yano was presented a memorial plate from Tateshina mayor Mr.Komiya. There was also an unveiling event of a sign that read “Shinsei no mori,” which can be translated as “newly born forest” and is a name used for this area. This project will continue until September 2013.
Nippon Cargo Airlines Co. Ltd. (NCA)
Since 2007, Nippon Cargo Airlines Co. Ltd. (NCA) has transported wheelchairs by air to Thailand. These used wheelchairs are first collected and reconditioned by students at industrial high schools all over Japan. In January 2011, 100 of these reconditioned wheelchairs were sent to the Population and Community Development Association, an NGO in Thailand, on an NCA cargo plane (Boeing 747-400) from Narita Airport.
NYK Cruises Co. Ltd.
In July 2010, NYK Cruises Co. Ltd. invited local elementary students to visit Asuka II on its call at the port of Otaru as part of a summer program called “Exploring the Secrets of Asuka II.” This program was held in collaboration with the Hokkaido Transport Bureau for the purpose of encouraging an interest among youth in the sea, ships, and the marine industry.