The ocean is essential to human life.

Today, however, the world’s seas and oceans face a variety of problems, including pollution, kidnapping and piracy, and the depletion of marine food resources.

Resolving these problems requires human resources to tackle these issues.

Even if there are people and organizations who share this sense of crisis for the future of our ocean, they are not able to work together and effectively realize their full potential.

We are cultivating people to clear the future for the world’s oceans, while at the same time building a foundation that connects these people and organizations, to pass on the ocean’s riches to future generations.

Media Center

NF-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project Press Conference
Mapping 100% of the world’s seabed by 2030

Date & time: February 20, 2018 (Tuesday); 14:30 – 15:30
Venue: The Nippon Foundation Building (1-2-2 Akasaka Minato-ku, Tokyo) – Bow Room (Ground Floor)
Training Vessel for Joint Use by Iwate Fisheries High Schools Completed
Completion Ceremony to be Held Ahead of Launch

Time: February 14, 2015 (Saturday), Press briefing 10:00, Completion ceremony 10:45–14:00
Location: Miyako Public Hall and Fujiwara Wharf, Miyako Port (Miyako, Iwate Prefecture)
Ceremony to Deliver Passenger Ferry to Palau
Vessel to Replace Sunken Nippon Maru

Time: December 15, 2014 (Monday) 10:00 –10:30
Location: Palau Terminal Port
Yachts Donated to Promote Sailing Instruction

Time: October 21, 2014 (Tuesday); 15:00-15:40
Location: Wakayama Sailing Center (Kemi, Wakayama City)
Nagisa-no-Koban Opening Ceremony
Japan’s First Marine Social Welfare Facility Opens

Time: Friday, July 25, 2014 10:00
Location: Koigawa, Obama City, Fukui Prefecture

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What We Do

  • The Nippon Foundation builds “Seaside Patrol Stations” as focal points for people and provides information regarding various seaside activities.
  • We promote the establishment of a comprehensive and effective legal and policy framework for Japan's management of its oceans.
  • Maritime safety officers from Southeast Asian nations came to Yokohama for training in how to deal with sea accidents involving noxious chemicals and other hazardous substances.
  • We provide a wide range of support to prevent accidents in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore.