Japan has always led the way globally for marine science and technology. Japan is home to Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, and more more like it, that encourage young minds to take up careers in the maritime industry. There is a great demand for maritime professionals in the energy, oil and gas, shipping and the ship-building industries.
As the demand for such professionals continues to grow, the barriers to entry have also risen. As such, aspiring maritime professionals have to go through rigorous training programs and pass several standardized tests before qualifying. Even after qualifying, they have to stay up-to-date understanding a wide range of technologies and conduct maritime education programs.