|Founded on||17th May 1984|
|Synopsis record of its title and organization||The title of the organization (Japanese) and its membership rules were amended on 5th February 2004.|
|Address||Kaiun Bldg 5th Fl, 6-4, Hirakawa-Cho 2-Chome, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo,
Number of Members
(As of 1st June 2018)
|94 companies including crewing agencies, ship management companies and shipowners|
|Number of vessels
(As of 1st June 2018)
|2,235 vessels with 45,497 seafarers|
IMMAJ BOARD MEMBERS
|CHAIRMAN||Capt. Koichi Akamine||Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha|
|VICE CHAIRMAN||Mr. Shunsuke Imada||Taiyo Sangyo Trading & Marine Service Ltd.|
|VICE CHAIRMAN||Capt. Eiji Kadono||Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.|
|SECRETARY GENERAL||Mr. Toshihito Inoue||IMMAJ Secretariat Office|
|DIRECTOR||Capt. Tomoyuki Koyama||Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha|
|DIRECTOR||Capt. Masanori Kato||Mitsui O.S.K. Line, Ltd.|
|DIRECTOR||Capt. Takahiro Inui||Unitra Maritime Co., Ltd.|
|DIRECTOR||Mr. Kyoichiro Okada||Universal Marine Corporation|
|DIRECTOR||Mr. Hiroyuki Kiuchi||World Marine Co., Ltd.|
|DIRECTOR||Mr.Toshio Araki||Iino Marine Service Co., Ltd.|
|DIRECTOR||Mr. Kanji Ishikawa||NS United Kaiun Kaisha, Ltd.|
|DIRECTOR||Mr. Koji Terao||Misuga Kaiun Co., Ltd.|
|AUDITOR||Mr. Hirofumi Sugahara||Sugahara Kisen Co., Ltd.|
|AUDITOR||Mr. Shigezo Katafuchi||First Marine Service Co., Ltd.|
(As of 15th June 2018)
To establish fair and effective crewing systems as well as to assist in strengthening the international competitiveness of its members, thereby contributing to the development of the Japanese maritime industry
- Provide healthy, competent and honest Japanese, as well as foreign, crewmembers for Japanese shipowners.
- Improve the working environment and living conditions for all crewmembers.
- Improve on-board safety for the benefit of Japanese shipowners.
- Take into account the local culture and welfare system and closely cooperate with agencies in every supply country at the time of setting terms and conditions.
- Closely liaise with relevant authorities, trade unions and other relevant organizations in order to preserve/disseminate traditional and invaluable maritime techniques maintained by Japanese seafarers.
- Participate in the International Bargaining Forum (IBF) as a member of the Joint Negotiating Group (JNG) and negotiate with the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) for terms and conditions to be applied for foreign seafarers
- Hold discussions with the All Japan Seamen’s Union every six months about issues of an international dimension related to the employment of seafarers, including activities by the union, the situation on the owners’ side, the employment of Japanese seafarers, etc.
- Hold a negotiation committee (IBF Local Negotiation Committee) with the All Japan Seamen’s Union and negotiate for a collective bargaining agreement for foreign seafarers, including IBF-JSU IMMAJ CA and IBF-JSU/AMOSUP IMMAJ CBA