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LATEST NEWS & ARCHIVE

NEWS 321 : UNDER THE MISTY SKY OF HANA-GUMORI

1,096TEU Container Carrier "A SUWA" Named and Delivered
The Japanese custom of hanami, or cherry blossom viewing, where parties are held under the cherry blossoms in full bloom, is well known. The spring cherry blossoms, which bloom and fall at the same time, have long held great significance in our culture as a symbol of beauty and transience.

NEWS 320 : LET'S SAIL THE BOAT TOGETHER

Kyokuyo Welcomed 9 New Employees for 2024

On April 1, as the wave of cherry blossoms was moving across the northern part of Japan, new employees arrived at Kyokuyo.

NEWS 319 : ON A STILL CHILLY EARLY SPRING DAY

Naming & Delivery of 1,096TEU Container Ship "A ROKKO"
According to the traditional Japanese calendar, which originated in China, Risshun, or the beginning of spring, was celebrated on February 4 this year.

On February 20, when it was still chilly although it was supposed to be spring, the naming and delivery ceremony for S574, the fifth ship in the series of 1,096 TEU container carriers, was held. For Kyokuyo, this was the first ship to be delivered in 2024.

NEWS 318 : SMALL GIFTS TO MAKE THEM SMILE

Kyokuyo's Child Care Support Expands

While Japan's economy has finally emerged from a long period of deflation, prices are now rising and the economic environment is becoming more difficult for households.

In order to provide direct support to families raising children who will lead Japan's next generation, Kyokuyo has decided to generously expand its Childcare Gift Program effective April 1.

NEWS 317 : IN SUPPORT OF DISASTER RELIEF AND RECOVERY EFFORTS

2024 Noto Earthquake
We would like to express our deepest sympathy to the victims of the 2024 Noto Earthquake. We offer our deepest sympathies and pray for the repose of the souls of those who lost their lives.

NEWS 316 : NEW YEAR, NEW TECHNOLOGIES, NEW PRODUCTS

New Year Greetings 2024
Happy New Year to all of you!
At the beginning of the year, I would like to extend my best wishes for the New Year and express my hopes for 2024.

NEWS 315 : THE TOURNAMENT RETURNS AFTER 4 YEARS!

The 60th 'KYOKUYO OPEN' Golf Tournament
The Kyokuyo Open Golf Tournament, which was suspended after 2019 due to the COVID disaster, was finally held for the first time in four years on Friday, October 27, 2023 at the Shimonoseki Golden Golf Club. This year's tournament was the 60th edition.

NEWS 314 : BORN WITH THE ARRIVAL OF AUTUMN

Naming & Delivery of 1,096TEU Container Ship "A ONTAKE"
On September 25th, with the autumnal equinox having passed and the arrival of autumn being felt day by day, the naming and delivery ceremony was held for S570, the fourth ship in the series of 1,096 TEU container carriers.

NEWS 313 : THOROUGH RESEARCH IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS

"Autumn Marine Litter Zero Week 2023" at Takehisa Beach

Three months have passed since the June litter picking, and now it's time for "Autumn Marine Litter Zero Week". We, being a member of the Cooperative Association of Japan Shipbuilders, are taking part in the nationwide effort to clean up marine litter.

NEWS 312 : ON A SUNNY DAY AT THE END OF THE RAINY SEASON

Naming Ceremony for KAIFU, 1,096TEU Container Carrier
On July 18, the third in a series of 1,096 TEU Japanmax container ships, code-named "S569", was named and delivered in a ceremony blessed with fine weather in the last days of the rainy season. The ceremony was again attended by guests from NEW GENERAL AVIATION INTERNATIONAL PTE.LTD., the owner of the vessel, and ITOCHU Corporation.

NEWS 311 : THANKS TO THE RULE CHANGE!

BLUE STARS Makes First Breakthrough in Shimonoseki Cutter Race
Remember KYOKUYO BLUE STARS? It is the official cutter club of Kyokuyo, formed in 2017. They have been participating in the Shimonoseki Cutter Race, which is held in our hometown of Shimonoseki every year (except during the interruption period), without fail since the 6th race.

NEWS 310 : THANKFUL TO WORK WITH YOU

A Message from Hiromichi Aiba, New Senior Managing Director
Hello everyone, my name is Hiromichi Aiba, General Manager of the Design Division. I am pleased to announce my appointment as the new Senior Managing Director, replacing Tetsuo Mitsui, who stepped down as Director and assumed the position of Chief Technical Fellow.

NEWS 309 : STAINED CLOTHS PROVE THEIR HARD WORK

The Five New Employees Return from Training at Oita

This year's annual training for new recruits at the Oita Regional Shipbuilding Craftsmanship Center (ORSC, Saiki City, Oita Prefecture), has been completed and a graduation ceremony was held on June 30.

NEWS 307 : SEND-OFF WITH AN INTERNATIONAL CHORUS

Naming & Delivery of 1,096TEU Container Carrier "A WASHIBA"
On May 10, the naming and delivery ceremony for the second ship in the series of 1,096 TEU container carriers, "A WASHIBA" took place in even better weather conditions than the previous ceremony. The event was attended by guests from New General Aviation International Pte. Ltd., the shipowner, and ITOCHU Corporation.

NEWS 306 : SISTERS DID EVERYTHING RIGHT

The 4th Kyokuyo Family Factory Tour
On Sunday, April 23, a perfect day for an big event with clear skies and light winds, the fourth "Kyokuyo Shipbuilding Family Factory Tour" was held for the first time in six and a half years after the long suspension due to the COVID disaster.

NEWS 304 : SERIES CONSTRUCTION HAS STARTED

Delivery of 1,096TEU Container Ship A GORYU
On February 27, the naming and delivery ceremony for m.v. A GORYU (S-567) was held under cloudless skies that reminded us of the coming of spring. This vessel is the first in a series of our signature 1,096 TEU JAPANMAX container carriers ordered by NEW GENERAL AVIATION INTERNATIONAL PTE. LTD.

NEWS 303 : IT MAY GO VIRAL!?

Our Employee's Interview Posted on SNS by CAJS

The Cooperative Association of Japan Shipbuilders (CAJS), an industry organization of small and medium-sized shipbuilders of which we are a member, has recently opened official SNS accounts (Instagram / Twitter / note) and started sharing the coolness of ships and the fun of shipbuilding.

NEWS 302 : AT THE BEGINNING OF OUR 81ST YEAR

2023 New Year's Greetings from the President
At the beginning of 2023 - our 81st year, I would like to extend my best wishes for a Happy New Year and express my aspirations for the year ahead.
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