New Isle of Man Ship Registry Representative in Japan

Kempu Arisawa

The Isle of Man Ship Registry has taken another step towards achieving its aim of having local representatives in key overseas markets with the appointment of Kempu Arisawa as representative for the Japanese market.  Arisawa-san is currently President of ‘AR Corporation Ltd’, a company he founded in 2014 to offer maritime consultancy services to an array of clients, including ship owners, banks and shipbuilders. Prior to this, Arisawa-san worked for Japanese ship owners ‘Fukujin Kisen Co Ltd’ and Soki Kisen Co Ltd’ and before this he was employed by trading House ‘Nichimen Corporation’ (now Sojitz) for over 20 years.

This key appointment allows the Isle of Man Ship Registry to further support and service the registry’s overseas clients and add to their already stellar service. Clients based in, or visiting, Japan can now more easily meet face-to-face with an Isle of Man Ship Registry representative and more accurately learn how the Isle of Man Ship Registry requirements apply to Japanese practises and customs. Arisawa-san, will also be able to act as an intermediary between Japanese and English speakers which will make for greater efficiency, speed, accuracy and confidence.

The Isle of Man Ship Registry is also very happy to say that the new appointment will eliminate the requirement for the registry’s Japan based clients to courier original documents to the Isle of Man. Asisawa-san will work closely with Mitusi-soko, which is already carrying out registration services in Japan to receive original documents, saving our clients both time and courier costs.

Speaking about his new role, Arisawa-san was keen to begin work:

‘I am really looking forward to working collaboratively with the Isle of Man Ship Registry. Japan is one of the largest and most important shipping markets in the World and the Isle of Man Ship Registry has a great chance of success here.’

New Isle of Man Ship Registry Director Cameron Mitchell was equally upbeat:

‘Japan has been identified as potential growth market for the Ship Registry. Not only is it home to some of the largest and best shipyards in the World, but it also has an owned fleet which places it in the top three in the World. Arisawa-san is the perfect appointment to open up the opportunities in the Japanese market and we very much look forward to working with him.’

This appointment follows the news that Isle of Man Ship Registry have announced two further representative appointments, Konstantinos Machairas, based in in Greece and Capt. Raja Ray, based in Singapore. These are two more key markets for the Isle of Man Ship Registry which shows the registry’s commitment to those areas and again raises the service levels offered by the registry.

To arrange meetings with any of the Isle of Man Ship Registry’s overseas representatives please visit