Japan Ship Technology Research Association
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Introduction
 
 
Basic policy of JSTRA
The shipbuilding and ship machinery industries and the marine transport industry in our country have maintained their leading positions in the midst of severe international competition to this day. To keep such international competitive strength also in future, it is imperative to fully utilize the sophisticated engineering capabilities in the field of shipbuilding and ship machinery, which is one of the strengths of our country. To realize this target, a strategic approach is necessary.
JSTRA will develop strategies from an integrated viewpoint for maritime R&D and development of international regulations and standards in maritime affairs. The Association’s basic policy is to reinforce its commitment to R&D and promote effective and careful responses to the development of the international regulations and standards supported by Japanese technological capabilities based on these strategies. We believe that JSTRA’s activities pursuant to this policy will help enhance the international competitiveness of the shipbuilding and ship machinery industries and the marine transport industry in our country while contributing to international society.
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). It aims to thus develop the shipbuilding and ship machinery industries and the marine transport industry, enhance the safety of marine transport, preserve the marine environment and improve the performance and quality assurance of ships and ship machinery in our country. The activities implemented by JSTRA to fulfill this mission include R&D on ships and investigations related to the development of international regulations and standards.
 
 
Development of strategies for ship technology
JSTRA has founded the Ship Technology Strategy Board (chaired by Takaji Nakanishi, special advisor of National Maritime Research Institute [NMRI]) 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.