As a part of the NYK Mirai Project, NYK successfully conducted an international short-term student-exchange program with the NYK-TDG Maritime Academy (NTMA), which NYK operates in the Philippines and national maritime schools in Japan during the months of August through October 2018.
Short-term study abroad from Japan
From August 29 to September 8, 2018, 23 students from four schools — i.e., Toyama, Oshima, Hiroshima, and Yuge colleges of the National Institute of Technology — travelled to the Philippines. During the visits, the students stayed at the NTMA dormitory and participated in study and activities at the school, and spent their weekend sightseeing and interacting with the NTMA students.
Short-term study abroad from NTMA
From October 14 to 19, 2018, 10 students from NTMA travelled to Japan and visited the National Institute of Technology’s Toyama College in Toyama prefecture for classes and onboard training on the college’s training ship. The students also visited NYK’s head office, the NYK Maritime Museum, and NYK Hikawamaru.
Students from both countries attended classes and training together, interacting with one another in English, and left with greater stimulation and motivation.
NYK will continue to stimulate an interest in the seafaring life by encouraging young adults to gain a global perspective.