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Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK; head office: Tokyo; president: Tadaaki Naito) and Yusen Logistics Co. Ltd. (YLK; head office: Tokyo; president: Kenji Mizushima) jointly conducted their 2016 Global NYK/YLK Week from September 5 to 9 in Japan. Thirty-two overseas staff members including staff from Japan were nominated from the Group's global business bases to attend the program.

This training program has been jointly held by NYK and Yusen Logistics since 2012 to deepen interchange among the participants across national, division, and company boundaries and further strengthen links and networks within the Group.

This year's theme was 'Be Innovative!' The participants were first given lectures about each business segment's strategy based on the NYK Group's medium-term management plan and then exchanged opinions about the enhancement of competitiveness through a heightened understanding of the NYK Group Values.* These lectures and discussions allowed the participants to deepen their understanding of the NYK Group's business and initiatives from many aspects. Those participants were then divided into four groups, and after active discussions on NYK Group issues, each group made a presentation on the theme of 'Be Innovative!' to board members including the presidents of NYK and YLK, allowing the groups to have an impact on the Group's business management.

At the end of the week, the participants traveled to Kyoto for a day of Japanese culture, including Zen meditation, helping the group to reflect deeply on the benefits of their week together. It is expected that all participants will take their experiences from the five-day program back to their offices to share with their colleagues. 

The NYK Group respects the diversity of its employees and the spirit of challenge, and is dedicated to the development of its human resources so that the Group can be a place where all employees can work with pride and realize their dreams.


*NYK Group Values

Integrity, innovation, and intensity 'the 3 I's' are considered to represent the essential character of NYK, formed over the course of the company's 130 year history. Since 1997, the assimilation of these values has facilitated the achievement of the NYK Group mission statement.