The Cooperative Association of Japan Shipbuilders
The Cooperative Association of Japan Shipbuilders (CAJS), established in 1959, now has 70 member companies.
Since its founding, CAJS has been committed to modernization and rationalization of the medium and small-size shipbuilding industry and enhancement of its technical standards, and also endeavored to promote international cooperation. These activities have made important contributions to the advancement and development of the medium and small-size shipbuilding and related industries.
Obviously, these brilliant achievements of CAJS owe much to the appropriate guidance and support extended by the Japanese Government, the Nippon Foundation (the Japan Shipbuilding Industry Foundation) and all other parties concerned.
Today, the demand structure for medium and small-size vessels is dramatically changing, and at the same time shipbuilders are called upon more than ever to address environmental issues, not only to conserve the local environments of individual shipyards but also to help prevent global warming and reduce industrial wastes.
Under these circumstances, the members of CAJS are determined to step up their combined efforts to contribute to the development of a new system of marine transportation, which can successfully meet extensive social needs.
We shall be very fortunate indeed if the readers find this procure helpful in deepening their understanding of the activities of CAJS.
||Held the inaugural meeting of the Cooperative Association
of Japan Shipbuilders, and its office was opened in Central Bldg., 2, Kyobashi
1-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo.
||The Association was formally established.
||Moved the office to Senpaku Shinko Bldg., 15-16, Toranomon
1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo
||For better organization of the association, set up the General
Affairs, Business Affairs and Technology Departments.
||Members building small ships and boats separated from CAJS
and organized themselves into the Japan Ship and Boat Manufacturers' Association.
||Opened an overseas office in Bangkok.
||Opened an overseas office in Rio de Janeiro.
||Opened an overseas office in Marseilles.
||Moved the overseas office in Marseilles to Paris.
||Moved the overseas office in Rio de Janeiro to New York.
||Moved the overseas office in Bangkok to Singapore.
||Integrated with the Japan Ship and Boat Manufacturers' Association.
Note: The overseas offices were jointly established and are operated with the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO).