Collaboration and Expertise Lead to Maritime Success
As an industrial export powerhouse, Japan has a reputation second to none. The country has manufactured every conceivable mode of transport, from green hybrid vehicles, groundbreaking Shinkansen trains, high-performance MotoGP motorcycles and even a significant portion of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
As the first country in Asia to develop its own shipbuilding industry, Japan is continuing to build on its reputation as a pioneer in the international shipping industry.
When the shipbuilding industry in Japan achieved international recognition in the 1970s, South Korea was one of the first nations to identify the industry as a driver for their own economic growth.
Identifying strong regional economic growth, Japan established relations with ASEAN in 1973 and over the last forty years, strong ties have been established across a variety of areas.