NYK Scholarships Offered for 13th Consecutive Year in China

Dec 5, 2013

On November 13, an awards ceremony was held at Shanghai Maritime University
(SMU), where 36 students were recognized for their academic excellence and
fine demeanor and encouraged to develop themselves into socially
responsible and intelligent young Chinese filled with an international
vision. Those in attendance included Keizo Nagai, NYK corporate officer and
chief representative for China, and Jin Yongxing, the vice-president of
SMU.

During the ceremony, Mr. Nagai commented, “China and Japan are neighboring
countries separated by only a strip of water. Both countries have long and
profound histories and cultures. Achieving deeper, friendlier bonds between
the two requires devotion from young people like the students here. Visits
and communication between youths in both countries are highly important to
enhance mutual understanding and build trust. When making real friends, it
doesn’t matter how long and hard the path may be.”

An awards ceremony was also held at Dalian Maritime University (DMU) on
November 25, where 40 students were given scholarships by Mr. Nagai. At the
ceremony, DMU president Wang Zuwen expressed his appreciation for NYK's
long-term and consistent support.

Since 2001 when the NYK Group initiated this CSR program at SMU and DMU,
737 students have received dedicated scholarships from NYK. The NYK Group
will continue to support maritime education to contribute to global trade
and society.