June 6, 2016
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
Twenty-one students from 14 countries (*), who are provided the scholarship by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and study at The World Maritime University took the special lecture at "K" Line Training Center in Tokyo, on May 19, 2016 in conjunction with the Sasakawa Peace Foundation for the purpose of deep understanding about maritime industry in Japan.
The world Maritime University (WMU) is a postgraduate maritime university founded by the International Maritime Organization (IMO), a specialized agency of the United Nations and established in Malmö, Sweden in 1983. Mainly its objective is to provide the advanced and professional maritime knowledge for the maritime personnel. The associated maritime organizations in Japan, such as The Nippon Foundation, The Sasakawa Peace Foundation (The Ocean Policy Research Institute), etc. have invited the said scholarship students mainly from Asia Pacific region to Japan every year as a part of scholarship program. This time, invited students paid their courtesy visit to relevant authority and organizations, visited the maritime associated facilities and enjoyed cultural heritages during their stay in Japan, besides taking the lecture at "K" Line Training Center.
The students arriving at "K" Line Training Center were firstly given the welcome speech by Captain Eiji Kadono, Senior Managing Executive Officer responsible for Marine Sector, Technical and Environmental Affairs (including Fuel Cost Control) Unit, and subsequently received the lectures about the various topics such as brief history of "K" Line, the outline of our business, the role of maritime industry in Japan, Japan’s position in the global maritime industry, and "K" Line’s education system for seafarers. After the lecture, they experienced the ship handling simulator and LNG tanker simulator with the demonstration by the deck and engine instructors of "K" Line Training Center.
During the students question and answer session, some asked incisive questions about our business or shipping business in Japan, the other asked the origin of ship’s name, the various fields of Q and A were actively exchanged the whole time. We believe that they develop a better understanding not only about us but also shipping business widely.
"K" Line will continue to contribute to improve maritime education and enlightenment through such workshop or facility tour based on our knowledge in maritime technology and safe navigation inherited in its long history.
Gift presented by Mr. Marriott (WMU)(Left). Ceremonial photo in front of "K" Line Training Center(Right)
* Students are from: Bangladesh, Benin, Cambodia, Egypt, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Morocco, Peru, Philippines, Sudan, Thailand, Vietnam (alphabetical order)