About Us

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.
Kaiun Bldg 5th Fl, 2-6-4 Hirakawa-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0093 JAPAN
Number of Members
(As of 1st July 2023)
82 companies including crewing agencies, ship management companies and shipowners
Number of vessels
(As of 1st July 2023)
2,199 vessels with 45,120 seafarers

At the Forefront of Shipping and Seafarers (Maritime Press, Extra Edition)
Published in 2014 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the IMMAJ.
It looks back at the history and activities of the Association for 30 years from its inception.

Maritime Press, Extra Edition


CHAIRMAN Mr. Toshihito Inoue Mitsui O.S.K. Lines
VICE CHAIRMAN Capt. Kiyotaka Aya Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
SECRETARY GENERAL Mr. Ryoichi Ikeda IMMAJ Secretariat Office
DIRECTOR Capt. Hisaya Higuchi Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha
DIRECTOR Capt. Mitsuhisa Tanimoto Mitsui O.S.K. Lines
DIRECTOR Mr. Shunsuke Imada Taiyo Sangyo Trading & Marine Service Ltd.
DIRECTOR Capt. Takahiro Inui Unitra Maritime Co., Ltd.
DIRECTOR Mr. Hiroyuki Kiuchi World Marine Co., Ltd.
DIRECTOR Mr. Koji Terao Misuga Kaiun Co., Ltd.
DIRECTOR Capt. Satoshi Kusunoki First Marine Service Co., Ltd.
DIRECTOR Capt. Toru Fujita NS United Kaiun Kaisha, Ltd.
AUDITOR Mr. Kyoichiro Okada Universal Marine Corporation
AUDITOR Mr. Norichika Inoue Iino Marine Service Co., Ltd.

(As of 4 July 2023)


IMMAJ shall contribute to the development of the Japanese maritime industry by securing the supply of excellent seafarers to the Japanese merchant fleet, by way of (a) ensuring good working conditions for foreign seafarers on board Japanese merchant FOC vessels through international labor negotiations and (b) promoting education and training to enhance seafarers’ skills and developing seafarers' welfare.

Main Activities

  • To negotiate at international collective bargaining forums and conclude labor agreements on the working conditions of foreign seafarers on board FOC vessels of the Japanese merchant fleet on behalf of our members.
  • To promote various activities to provide maritime education and training, with the understanding, cooperation, and advice of relevant parties in Japan and abroad, to improve the quality of foreign seafarers managed by our members.
  • To promote various activities with the understanding, cooperation, and advice of relevant parties in Japan and abroad to facilitate the welfare of foreign seafarers managed by our members.
  • To consult, negotiate and co-ordinate with the relevant authorities and organizations in Japan and abroad to resolve common problems of our members and promote their interests.
  • To develop activities to secure and train Japanese seafarers who play a central role in the Japanese merchant fleet.

Overseas facilities

IMMAJ-PJMCC Joint Secretariat Office

Manager Ms. Lea R. Aure
Address 4th floor, IMMAJ-PJMCC Training Center at JSU-AMOSUP Mariners' Home,
1765 Vasquez corner Nakpil Sts.,
Malate, 1004 Manila, PHILIPPINES
TEL +63-2-8526-0489
FAX +63-2-8526-0455
IMMAJ Chief Representative in Manila, Philippines Capt. Genichi Osaka
IMMAJ Representative in Manila, Philippines Mr. Masataka Fukuta, Chief Engineer

(Address, TEL and FAX of Representatives are same as above.)