For 70 consecutive years now, every 13 days, 1 ship of Greek interest has been built in Japanese shipyards (on average). (ca. 2 ships per month)

In 1952 Hitachi Zosen K.K. of Osaka received the first mass order from the group of Giannis M. Karras.

“The Japanese should have erected a statue for Greek shipping by now,” said George Fustanos, author of “Made in Japan”,  the 30-year-old shipping historian and founder of the Greek Shipping Miracle online museum.

He reveals in his book the huge archives showing hundreds of thousands of photographs, documents of shipping companies and organizations, magazines, books, and even personal correspondence of major shipping protagonists. The book perfectly shows the important role played by Greek-owned shipping in rebuilding the Japanese economy after World War II.

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