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The NYK-TDG Maritime Academy (NTMA), which NYK operates in the Philippines, successfully conducted an international short-term student-exchange program with maritime schools in Japan during the months of August and October 2016.

The program was organized as part of the NYK Mirai Project.* From August 31 to September 10, nine students from the Hiroshima, Yuge, and Oshima colleges of the National Institute of Technology travelled to the Philippines to participate in study and activities at NTMA. And four days from October 9, ten students from NTMA visited the National Institute of Technology???s Yuge College. During the visits, students attended classes and drill training together, interacting with one another in English, and left with greater stimulation and motivation.

NYK will continue this project to encourage young adults to gain a global perspective and to spark interest in the seafaring life.

* 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.