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May 29, 2013 - Experience Peace Boat for a day!
Peace Boat's chartered ship, the Ocean Dream, has modern amenities and a capacity for approximately 1,400 passengers
If you have ever wondered how it would feel to sail on a fully equipped passenger ship sailing to promote a culture of peace around the world, get a taste of the experience at the Open Ship event Peace Boat will hold in Yokohama, Japan this summer. On July 15th, Peace Boat will welcome visitors to step onboard its ship to learn more about upcoming voyages and the countries that we will visit in 2013 and 2014. We also welcome visitors to view the cabins and facilities onboard our chartered ship, the Ocean Dream, which has a capacity for 1,422 people and includes features such as lecture halls, sports areas, language classrooms, and various event spaces.

A Peace Boat voyage is a life-changing experience. By utilizing the public spaces and facilities onboard the ship and encouraging the interests and talents of staff and participants alike, Peace Boat creates a unique environment in which people can live and learn together while undertaking socially responsible travel to some of the most fascinating regions on earth. On average, between 700 and 1,000 participants of various ages and backgrounds join each of the three to four voyages we organize every year. Most participants are from Japan, but people of all nationalities are welcome to join our global voyages. Each voyage calls at approximately 20 countries around the world over three months and offers participants unique chances for learning, cultural exchange, and global community building.

Our Open Ship event is free, open to the general public. See below for more details:

Voyages give participants the opportunity to positively interact onboard with various people from around the world--from renowned experts to young people such as those from Venezuela's award-winning music education program, "El Sistema."
Yokohama Open Ship

Venue: Yokohama Osanbashi International Passenger Terminal
(10 minutes from the Nihonodori Station on the Minato Mirai Line)
Dates & Visiting Hours:
July 15th, 2013 (Monday) - 9:30-16:00
Registration deadline:
July 4th (Thursday) - 19:00

Relaxing is also a very important part of a peace voyage. Spending time under the sun, surrounded by a vast and borderless ocean, inspires many to reflect and connect with nature and the world.
How to register
Registration can be done online in Japanese from here.
To register in English, please e-mail the following information to participate(a)
* Full name
* Contact e-mail address
* Contact telephone number
* Age and gender
* Postal address (We will post your admittance postcard to this address. Please bring this postcard with you to the port)
Please also let us know if you are interested in joining any of our future voyages either as a participant or as a volunteer.
The above information must be provided for each individual, even if registering as a group.

Please note that a guided tour of the ship in English may not be available. If you are interested in receiving a guided tour, please indicate this at the time of registration. Beverages will be available for purchase on the ship, but food will not be sold or provided during the event. For more information about our Open Ship event, please contact participate(a)
We hope to welcome you onboard soon!

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