From October 7 to 11, Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK; head office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; president: Yasumi Kudo) and Yusen Logistics Co., Ltd. (YLK; head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; president: Hiromitsu Kuramoto) jointly conducted their 2013 Global NYK/YLK Week, a training seminar targeting NYK and YLK national staff from around the world. Twenty-eight staff members - 14 from NYK and 14 from YLK - were selected from the Group’s global business bases to attend the seminar.
The seminar was held in Tokyo and Kyoto and aimed to foster a sense of solidarity among the Group members by promoting mutual understanding across national, company, and divisional boundaries. Since last year, the seminar has been jointly organized by NYK and YLK, aiming to further strengthen linkages and networks within the Group.
This year’s seminar was held under the theme, “What will be the key challenges for the NYK Group over the next five years?” Participants actively exchanged opinions during various programs designed to deepen understanding of the business and initiatives of the NYK Group. The programs included discussions on the NYK Group values of integrity, innovation, and intensity; lectures on each divisional strategy based on the medium-term management plan; and workshops focusing on quality and workplace skills that are the basis of the Group’s competitiveness. The participants were divided into five groups, and each group made a presentation about the seminar’s theme. This raised members’ consciousness of the importance of active participation in the Group’s business management.
Moreover, to promote better understanding of Japanese culture, the members visited various cultural sites and took part in Zen meditation in Kyoto.
It is expected that all participants will take their experiences from the five-day seminar back home to share with their colleagues. The NYK Group will continue to foster national staff members working at the Group’s global business bases to promote NYK’s continuing growth as a global company.
Front row, fifth from left, YLK director Kenichi Kotoku;
front row, sixth from left, NYK representative director and senior managing corporate officer Naoya Tazawa
Participants receiving a presentation on NYK's liner business
Participants making a presentation