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LATEST NEWS & ARCHIVE

NEWS 321 : SEVEN SAMURAI RETURNED

From Vocational Training at Oita

On June 28, we celebrated the graduation ceremony of the annual training program for new recruits at the Oita Regional Shipbuilding Craftsmanship Center (ORSC) in Saiki City, Oita Prefecture. Seven of our new recruits returned safely with a slightly more mature look (one with blond hair) after completing the three-month training program that began on April 4. Reflecting their efforts and struggles, their work uniforms seem to be dirty again this year.

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 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 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 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 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 305 : EIGHT NEW CREW MEMBERS ONBOARD

2023 Entrance Ceremony

On April 3, along with the blooming of the cherry blossoms, eight new employees brought a spring breeze to our company.

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 298 : REFRESH YOURSELF... WITH LITTER-PICKING!

"Autumn Marine Litter Zero Week" at Akata Beach

On September 22, we participated in a litter-picking activity as part of the "National Autumn Marine Litter Zero Week" nationwide cleanup campaign organized by the Ministry of the Environment and the Nippon Foundation.

NEWS 295 : BECAUSE THE OCEAN KNOWS NO BORDERS

A New Professional Staff from the Philippines
Currently, Japanese society is experiencing a declining birthrate and an aging population, and the market has begun to shrink. This has led to problems such as a shrinking workforce and difficulties in passing on skills.

NEWS 294 : THE BEST IS YET TO COME

Young Colleagues Did a Great Job in 3-Month Training at Oita

On June 30, 2022, nine new employees of Kyokuyo returned to Shimonoseki City after completing three months of training in shipbuilding skills at the Oita Regional Shipbuilding Craftsmanship Center (ORSC, Saiki City, Oita Prefecture).

NEWS 293 : SEA, BEACH, SUNSHINE AND LITTER-PICKING

22 Employees Participated in a Clean-up Event

On Monday, June 9, 2022, under clear blue skies, 22 of our employees participated in a cleanup activity at a beach in Shimonoseki City.

NEWS 292 : THE YOUNG SPONSORS ARE INVITED BACK

For Delivery Ceremony for Kyokuyo's Own Tug Boat NADA MARU

The tugboat NADA MARU, whose launch was reported in news287, was completed and a delivery ceremony was held at Odo Shipbuilding & Engineering Co., Ltd. in Shimonoseki City on April 15.

NEWS 290 : WE ARE ALL LEGAL ADULT MALES!

Kyokuyo Welcomed 12 New Employees on April 1

The cherry blossom season has come again.
On April 1, the "New Hiring" day in Japan, we welcomed 12 new members to Team Kyokuyo.

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