Brief History of the SAJ

The Shipbuilders' Association of Japan (SAJ) was established as an unincorporated organization in 1947. Subsequently, it has grown both in name and in substance, as shipbuilding companies in Japan gradually became better equipped for the construction of large oceangoing vessels. In August 1951, the association acquired juridical status as an incorporated association under the supervision of the Ministry of Transport (the predecessor of today's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and Tourism).

Objectives and Activities

To promote the sound and sustainable development of shipbuilding industry, thereby to contribute to enhancing the domestic and international economies and public welfare. In order to fulfill our objectives, SAJ plans following measures in the field of:

  1. Business Management
  2. Technical Development
  3. International Cooperation
  4. Data Collection & Analysis


List of Members


List of Officers



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