NYK Sponsors Third Five-year Scholarship Program at Chinese Maritime Universities
May 10, 2011
From left in front row: NYK corporate officer and
chief representative for China Keizo Nagai,
Shanghai Maritime University president Yu Shicheng
On April 28, 2011, Keizo Nagai, an NYK corporate officer and chief representative for China, signed a memorandum of understanding with Shanghai Maritime University (SMU) for NYK’s sponsorship of a third five-year (2011–2015) scholarship program at the university. During the signing ceremony, Mr. Nagai expressed his sincere gratitude for the support and aid provided by China after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami and his hopes that the NYK scholarships would continue to encourage excellent SMU students to become valued seafarers devoted to the shipping industry. SMU president Yu Shicheng expressed his appreciation for the support that NYK has given to maritime education for more than a decade, and acknowledged that the NYK-SMU scholarships are well recognized for their contribution to society and the community. President Yu also added his concern for those affected by the earthquake and tsunami, and his hopes for a quick recovery.