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,
102-0093, JAPAN
Number of Members
(As of 1st June 2019)
93 companies including crewing agencies, ship management companies and shipowners
Number of vessels
(As of 1st June 2019)
2,237 vessels with 45,618 seafarers


CHAIRMAN Capt. Koichi Akamine Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha
VICE CHAIRMAN Mr. Shunsuke Imada Taiyo Sangyo Trading & Marine Service Ltd.
VICE CHAIRMAN Capt. Kiyotaka Aya 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. 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.
DIRECTOR Mr. Yutaka Kikuchi Mannex Marine Enterprise Co., Ltd.
AUDITOR Mr. Kyoichiro Okada Universal Marine Corporation
AUDITOR Mr. Shigezo Katafuchi First Marine Service Co., Ltd.

(As of 4th July 2019)


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


  1. Provide healthy, competent and honest Japanese, as well as foreign, crewmembers for Japanese shipowners.
  2. Improve the working environment and living conditions for all crewmembers.
  3. Improve on-board safety for the benefit of Japanese shipowners.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

Main Activities

  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. 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