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 December 2021)
86 companies including crewing agencies, ship management companies and shipowners
Number of vessels
(As of 1st December 2021)
2,186 vessels with 44,633 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. Tomoyuki Koyama Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha
SECRETARY GENERAL Mr. Ryoichi Ikeda IMMAJ Secretariat Office
DIRECTOR Capt. Mitsuhisa Tanimoto Mitsui O.S.K. Lines
DIRECTOR Capt. Kiyotaka Aya Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.
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. Toshio Araki Iino Marine Service Co., Ltd.
DIRECTOR Mr. Koji Terao Misuga Kaiun Co., Ltd.
DIRECTOR Mr. Yutaka Kikuchi Mannex Marine Enterprise Co., Ltd.
DIRECTOR Capt. Satoshi Kusunoki First Marine Service Co., Ltd.
AUDITOR Mr. Kyoichiro Okada Universal Marine Corporation
AUDITOR Capt. Toru Fujita NS United Kaiun Kaisha, Ltd.

(As of July 2021)


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.


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 and cooperation 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.

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. Shohei Teranishi
IMMAJ Representative in Manila, Philippines Mr. Masataka Fukuta, Chief Engineer

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