March 9, 2007
The Japan Agency of Marin-Earth Science and Technology

Lecture and Public Open Day Marking the 1,000th dive of
Manned Research Submersible "SHINKAI 6500"

The Japan Agency of Marin-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC; Yasuhiro Kato, President) will hold the event to mark the 1,000th dive of Manned Research Submersible "SHINKAI 6500"*1. The memorable 1,000th dive will be in the middle of March. "SHINKAI 6500" and its mother ship "YOKOSUKA"*2 will be open to public and the lecture meeting also will be held as follows;

Public Open :March 27, 2007 13:00~16:00 (15:30 end of registration)
March 28, 2007 10:00~16:00 (15:30 end of registration)
Lecture : March 28, 2007 16:00~17:00
Lecturer: Mr. Kazuma, Yamane, Nonfiction Writer (*3)
Title : "Achievement and Prospect of Deep-sea Research by Manned Research Submersible,SHINKAI6500"
Outline : His rare opportunity for experiencing on "SHINKAI 6500" and his expectation for deep-sea research, also, various images will be introduced.
Place :
Harumi Pier, Tokyo Port (See attached picture, in Japanese)
(Lecture will be held at Harumi Passenger Terminal.)
Admission :
Admission free and no pre-registration needed.
The event may be cancelled in the case of bad weather or other factors. In such a case, information will be posted in our Website: (The lecture will be held whatever the weather.)
No parking space for visitors.
People who wear high-heels or sandals, under the influence of alcohol are not allowed since the ship's floors are not even and slippery.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by adults.
Guide Leaflet (In Japanese)


(For the event)
Mr. Katsura Shibata, e-mail:
Manager, Public Relations Division
Marine-Earth Data and Information Department, JAMSTEC
(For Publication)
Mr. Shinji Oshima, e-mail:
Manager, Planning Department Press Office, JAMSTEC