At the end of last year, NYK provided free transport for over 850 reusable judo tatami mats from Japan to Indonesia, Cambodia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Philippines, and Malaysia. The mats were donated by the All Japan Judo Federation, and transportation was arranged by Yusen Logistics Co. Ltd., an NYK Group company.
A delivery ceremony was held in Bangladesh on December 26. The judo mats are expected to improve practice facilities prior to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games as part of the Japanese government’s Sport for Tomorrow campaign. *
Using the NYK Group’s logistics and transport services, the company has previously offered free transportation for reconditioned bicycles, school backpacks, and picture books for children in Asia. However, this was the first time for NYK to cooperate with the All Japan Judo Federation.
NYK sincerely hopes that these training mats will help the athletes develop sound minds and bodies by engaging in a sport that has its origins in Japan.
* Sport for Tomorrow
An international contribution through sport initiative jointly implemented by public and private sectors to promote sport to more than 10 million people in over 100 nations prior to 2020, the year when Tokyo will host the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.