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Japan's Chase for Australian Subs Deal

Oct 01, 2015

Japan has confirmed it is ready to build Australia’s submarines entirely at local shipyards, after stumbling in its effort to win the A$50 billion ($34.76 billion) contract, reports Reuters. According to Masaaki Ishikawa, director general for Acquisition Reform at the Ministry of Defense…

GAC Japan Appoints Operations Manager

Aug 26, 2015

Kenichi Okamoto joins the GAC team to meet rising demand for ship agency services in the energy sector GAC Japan is expanding its team, five months after opening an operations office in Tokyo, to meet the rising demand for Oil and Gas and LNG-related ship agency services…

Philippines, Japan for Intense Maritime Cooperation?

Aug 07, 2015

Japan may give planes to the Philippines that Manila could use for patrols in the South China Sea, as part of its increasing involvement in the area. This would deepen Tokyo’s security ties with the Southeast Asian nation most at odds with China over the disputed waterway…

Japan Seeks Australian Submarine Contract

Jul 29, 2015

Japan will send a high-level delegation to Adelaide for talks on building Australia's next-generation fleet of submarines. A former commander of the Japanese navy will head a 40-strong delegation to Australia next month to negotiate roles for local industry in building submarines…

Japan Places Focus on Maritime Education

Jul 24, 2015

Maritime education and training in focus at Japan’s World Maritime Day Parallel Event Present and future maritime education and training needs were the focus of an international symposium held during the 2015 World Maritime Day Parallel…

US,Japan, Philippines to Hold South China Sea Naval Drill

Jun 22, 2015

The U.S. and Japan are conducting separate military drills with the Philippines near disputed islands in the South China Sea, says a report in Reuters. The naval exercises is not far from the disputed Spratly archipelago, where China's…

Marine Design Conference Wraps Up in Tokyo

May 15, 2015

The 12th International Marine Design Conference (IMDC) was held in Tokyo from May 11-14, hosted by The Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers, and sponsored by The Shipbuilders' Association of Japan and ClassNK. IMDC is a…

Australia Welcomes Japan to Join Submarine Tender

May 07, 2015

Australian Defence Minister Kevin Andrews has requested Japan to participate in procedures to become Australia's partner in a project to jointly develop next-generation submarines. Andrews made the request in a telephone conversation with…

Japan Considering Patrols with US in South China Sea

Apr 30, 2015

Japan may join the United States in air patrols in the South China Sea in response to China’s growing intent to make good on land claims, according a report in Reuters.  Japan's military is considering joining the United States in maritime…

G-7 Speaks Out On Chinese Maritime

Apr 16, 2015

Foreign ministers from the Group of Seven major nations have warned against “any attempt to assert territorial or maritime claims through the use of intimidation, coercion or force” — a message apparently aimed at China. It is for the first…

MOL Joins Project to Mark Anniversary of Japan, Brazil Treaty

Feb 18, 2015

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. today announced that MOL cooperated in the transport of the “Tachinepta” float (*1) Samba Carnival (*2) Components of the float, weighing about 5 tons in all, were placed into 15 containers and loaded aboard an MOL-operated containership…

McDonald's Japan Rations Fries as U.S. Port Labor Dispute Continues

Dec 16, 2014

McDonald's Holdings Co (Japan) Ltd has embarked on the emergency measure of only offering small-sized french fries to customers as a protracted labour dispute at U.S. West Coast ports has contributed to long delays in imports.The fast-food chain said it was importing more than 1…

Kawamura is SENER's Japan Region Manager

Dec 09, 2014

The engineering and technology group SENER has appointed Koji Kawamura as Country Manager for Japan. Koji Kawamura is a professional with wide experience in marine software and in project and business management.  Kawamura assumes this position…

Panama Canal Delegates Meet with Japanese Customers

Nov 20, 2014

A Panama Canal delegation headed by Administrator Jorge L. Quijano visited Japan to hold discussions with the Japan Shipowners’ Association (JSA) and the major Japanese shipping lines, as well as end customers such as Japanese car manufacturers and energy sector companies…

Australia, Japan Look to Deepen Navy Ties

Oct 16, 2014

Minister for Defence, Senator David Johnston has today met with his Japanese counterpart, Akinori Eto, in Tokyo to discuss deepening defence and security cooperation between the two countries.This is the first time the Ministers have met…

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