Japan Marine Industry Association - JMIA
Phone: +81 3 3567 6707
Fax: +81 3 3567 0635
Contact: Yasushi Tsuritani
The Japan Marine Industry Association (JMIA) is an organization mainly representing Japanese manufacturers and sellers of motorboats, sailboats, PWCs, marine engines and related equipment. Started as the Japan Boating Voluntary Organization in February 1962, the Japan Marine Industry Association (JMIA) was established in May 1970 for the purpose of promoting the healthy growth of the marine leisure and sports industries. Soon after, in June 1970, it was granted the status of a public service corporation by Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MLIT), former Ministry of Transport (MOT) Government of Japan. Since then, JMIA has been involved in various activities such as the popularization and promotion of boating, technological improvements in boats, improvement of the safety of boating, education and organizing boat shows, and celebrated its 30th anniversary in May 2000. The number of full members is 24 with 103 associate members as at 31 July, 2010. The purpose of JMIA is to promote sound growth of the marine industry and then contribute to the public welfare. JMIA fulfills this mission with the following activities:- 1. Expanding the marine market in Japan and abroad 2. Organizing boat shows and popularizing and promoting boating 3. Improving the technical issues relevant to boats 4. To keep safety of boats and smooth utilization of boats 5. Collecting and distributing information on the marine industry 6. Lobbying government agencies and other organizations to present specific opinions. 7. Implementing other activities that are essential to attain the objectives of JMIA. Senior Officers (as at 28 May, 2010) Chairman: Takashi Kajikawa ( Adviser, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.) Vice Chairman: Tetsuzou Hatayama ( Vice President, Yanmar Co., Ltd.) Vice Chairman: Yukio Nishikawa ( Managing Officer, Toyota Motor Corporation) Senior Managing Director: Yasushi Tsuritani.