NYK Promotes Its First Woman Captain
On April 1, a deck officer named Tomoko Konishi became the first woman in NYK’s 132-year history to be promoted to the rank of captain.
- 1885: NYK Line founded
- 1920: Japanese officers total about 1,400 in all positions, i.e., captains, chief engineers, telecommunications chiefs, pursers, etc.
- 2004: NYK becomes first major Japanese oceangoing company to accept female officers
- 2006: NYK begins program to allow graduates from non-maritime colleges/universities to begin officer training after joining the company
- 2017: Woman promoted to rank of captain for the first time in NYK’s 132-year history