September 15, 2017
Graduates of the Program
On September 14, a ceremony was held at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) in Tokyo to present diplomas to graduates of the Maritime Safety and Security Policy Program. The program commenced in October 2015 under the cooperation of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), GRIPS, the Japan Coast Guard and the Nippon Foundation, and this graduation ceremony was for the second term from October 2016 to September 2017.
Diplomas were presented by GRIPS President Akihiko Tanaka to five participants from Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines who completed the one-year master’s course program that started in October 2016. The five participants completed courses in maritime safety and security policies at GRIPS and the Japan Coast Guard Academy.
On September 12, the graduates joined the first-term graduates in making a courtesy visit with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the State Guest House in Akasaka.
It is expected that the participants will use the knowledge in international law and international relations pertaining to maritime safety and security, and the knowledge in planning and proposing maritime safety and security policies that they acquired in the program to contribute to ensuring maritime safety and security throughout the world.