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NYK Donates Marine Logistics Study Book to Public Elementary School in Akita City

Helping to Generate Interest Among Youth


On April 16, a ceremony was held at Akita City Hall to mark the donation of 13,342 copies of "Unko Drill: Marine Logistics," a study reference book that provides elementary school students an enjoyable way to learn about shipping and the work of seafarers.

Unko Drill comprises a vast series of study reference books for kids of all ages, from young children to high school students. Published by Bunkyo-sha, Inc., the series has sold more than 10 million copies. In July 2022, with the aim of helping children understand the work of the sea, NYK and Bunkyo-sha jointly produced "Unko Drill: Marine Logistics" and donated approximately 150,000 copies to about 1,400 public elementary schools throughout Japan.

At the presentation ceremony, Tatsuya Shimomura, general manager of NYK’s Akita branch, presented the study books and received a letter of gratitude from Akita Mayor Motomu Hozumi, who commented, "Thank you for your constant support of Akita, which aims to realize 'Create Together, Live Together — People, Town and Life.' We would like to express our sincere gratitude for your donation of ‘Unko Drill: Marine Logistics’ for the children's educational activities."

In April 2022, NYK opened its Akita branch as a regional development base, and in April 2024 we opened the Akita School of Wind and Sea, a training center to promote the development of renewable energy businesses, including offshore wind, and related human resources. NYK will continue to provide children of the next generation with opportunities to experience the maritime industry through familiar topics and expand the base for producing human resources.

From left, Takaya Sato, Akita City Superintendent of Education; Motomu Hozumi, Akita City Mayor; Tatsuya Shimomura, General Manager of NYK’s Akita Branch; and Mariko Ishii, member of NYK’s ESG Management Group

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