Sep 20, 2012

Yusen Logistics and NYK Welcome Overseas Staff to Tokyo for Week of Training

Yusen Logistics Co. Ltd. (President: Hiromitsu Kuramoto; “YLK”, hereafter) and Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (President: Yasumi Kudo; “NYK”, hereafter) welcomed 36 NYK Group staff members (19 from NYK, 17 from YLK) from offices around the world to the NYK headquarters in Tokyo for a joint training program from September 10 through 14 called “Global NYK/YLK Week.” This is the first joint training program to have been held between YLK and NYK.

During the week, participants were given a better understanding of the NYK Group Values and the various businesses that make up the group. This joint program also allowed those within YLK and NYK to expand their business networks, and those participating were then asked to infuse their home offices with what they had learned and subsequently encourage greater cooperation and unity among the companies within the NYK Group.

In the program, participants discussed the NYK Group Values of ”integrity,” “innovation,” and “intensity” to learn more about the group’s corporate culture. Participants exchanged views with Japanese staff members about activities to encourage greater cooperation with other divisions, how to best grow our businesses, and the importance of participation in business operations. Among YLK’s original programs were an opinion exchange for promoting fusion and spreading the four key elements of YLK-namely, Customer-Centric, Quality/On-Site(Genba)-Oriented Management, HR-Oriented Management and Environmental Management-and a lecture by Chairman Yano on the YLK mind-set.

Participants were also given the opportunity to tour cultural sights and engage in zen meditation to deepen their understanding of Japan. A number of participants even gave a day of their time to assist the rebuilding effort in Rikuzentakata city, which was devastated by the Great East Japan Earthquake and ensuing tsunami 18 months ago. NYK began the volunteer activities last year, and participants could feel the importance of the social action programs that the NYK Group provides.

The YLK Group will continue to emphasize its human resources for staff members based outside Japan in the group’s effort to further develop as a global corporation.

During the group discussion.

A Group photo

During the lecture