NYK Conducts Maritime Short-term Exchange Program for Students in Japan and the Philippines

November 9, 2018

During the class at NTMA
As a part of the NYK Mirai Project,* NYK successfully conducted an international short-term student-exchange program with the NYK-TDG Maritime Academy (NTMA), which NYK operates in the Philippines, and national maritime schools in Japan during the months of August through October 2018.

- Short-term study abroad from Japan

From August 29 to September 8, 2018, 23 students from four schools — i.e., Toyama, Oshima, Hiroshima, and Yuge colleges of the National Institute of Technology — travelled to the Philippines. During the visits, the students stayed at the NTMA dormitory and participated in study and activities at the school, and spent their weekend sightseeing and interacting with the NTMA students.

Presentation at Toyama College
- Short-term study abroad from NTMA

From October 14 to 19, 2018, 10 students from NTMA travelled to Japan and visited the National Institute of Technology’s Toyama College in Toyama prefecture for classes and onboard training on the college’s training ship. The students also visited NYK’s head office, the NYK Maritime Museum, and NYK Hikawamaru.

Students from both countries attended classes and training together, interacting with one another in English, and left with greater stimulation and motivation.

NYK will continue to stimulate an interest in the seafaring life by encourage young adults to gain a global perspective.

Onboard training
* NYK Mirai Project

This project consists of a series of activities that nurture greater awareness of maritime affairs and the seafaring life among Japan’s youth so that they can develop interest in the maritime industry and consider careers at shipping companies. The project was launched at the end of 2014.

- Recent Activities of NYK Mirai Project

Announcement on August 28, 2018, “NYK Introduces Attributes of the Maritime Industry at Local Festival in Kumamoto,” https://www.nyk.com/english/news/2018/1191355_1687.html

Announcement on August 23, 2018, “NYK Sponsors Booth at Summer 2018 ‘Manabi no Fes,’”

On July 21, NYK conducted a ship tour and invited about 13,000 participants onboard a large pure car and truck carrier (PCTC) in Yokohama.

- Reference

Announcement on February 15, 2018, “NYK Enters Partnership Agreement with KOSEN,”


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