World-class Filipino seamen a force in Japan

Filipino seamen are world-class and over 70 percent of Japanese maritime operations are now manned by Filipinos.

Toshitaka Hagiwara, senior advisor of Komatsu Ltd. said this rousing statement during the 28th joint meeting of the Japan-Philippines Economic Cooperation Committee.

Hagiwara is JPECC chairman. Komatsu Ltd., for which he serves as senior advisor, is a world leading manufacturer and distributor of construction and mining equipment, utilities and industrial machineries. The company has been operating in the Philippines for decades. [Read full story...]

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