Japan Ship Technology Research Association
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Basic policy of JSTRA

The shipbuilding and ship machinery industries and the marine transport industry in Japan have maintained their leading positions in the midst of severe international competition to this day. However, under the fierce competition caused by excessive production of ships and excessive equipment of building facilities, it is necessary to further reinforce our competitive strength. Because of this, the need to take a strategic approach to business based on our technological competence is greater than ever.
To achieve this, JSTRA will develop strategies from an integrated viewpoint with R&D for development of international regulations and standards in maritime affairs. Based on these strategies, the Association will promote effective and careful responses supported by Japanese technological capabilities. We believe that JSTRA's activities pursuant to this policy will help enhance the international competitiveness of our country and contribute to securing safety and environment in international society.
With regard to R&D, we will focus on subjects connected to the strengthening of international competitiveness of Japan depending on the industry needs.
Based on this policy, JSTRA acts as a coordinator to promote tie-ups among the industries (shipbuilding and ship machinery industries and marine transport industry), academic communities (universities, research institutes and academic societies) and the administration (government and inspection organizations).

Development of strategies for ship technology

JSTRA has founded the Ship Technology Strategy Board (chaired by Tomokazu Taniguchi) with the participation of all parties concerned. Such parties include the shipbuilding and ship machinery industries, marine transport industry, universities, research institutes, academic societies, ship inspection organizations and the government. By utilizing this framework, JSTRA develops strategies from an integrated viewpoint for R&D and responses to the development of international regulations and standards while implementing their follow-ups.