Maritime education and training needs – now and in the future – were the focus of a high-level international symposium held during the 2015 World Maritime Day Parallel Event (20 – 21 July), hosted in Japan’s port city of Yokohama and its capital Tokyo. The event was held in conjunction with Japan’s Marine Day, which is a national holiday.
The opening session, held in Tokyo, was attended by Mr Shinzō Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan, and addressed by Mr Akihiro Ohta, Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan.
The two-day event was attended by some 400 representatives from the maritime community in Japan and other countries, including government representatives and representatives from the maritime industry, non-governmental organizations and academia. Sessions on the first day of the event addressed: maritime human resources today; human resources related to the seas and the oceans; education for future generations; and next steps in education and training. … Continue Reading