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Houseflags of Japanese shipping companies (7)

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Osaka Shosen Kaisha

[Osaka Shosen Kaisha]
by Phil Nelson

Osaka Shosen Kaisha. Some sources incorrectly give a blue field to the flag prior to the 1930s but it has always been white as shown. Dating from 1884 it formed part of the 1964 merging resulting in Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd.
Neale Rosanoski, 5 March 2003

Sanko Kisen K.K.

[Sanko Kisen K.K.]
by Al Fisher

Sanko Kisen K.K. Formed 1934. Going by the emblem shown on the funnel of "Sanko Laurel" 8.12.98 the red circles of the target are of different widths, the outer being narrow and the inner two progessively wider. Brown 1982 and 1995 show a different flag of 4 white and 3 red horizontal bands, the 2 white inner bands being narrower, with overall the red bands and merging the red "target" but this is incorrect and this flag is that of Sanko Asia Line Ltd. which in 1997 became Sakura Shipping Co. Ltd. The actual thickness of the bands of this latter flag are not certain and I am unsure whether it was retained after the name change.
Neale Rosanoski, 5 March 2003

Shimazu Kaiun K.K.

[Shimazu Kaiun K.K.]
by Phil Nelson

Shimazu Kaiun K.K. formed 1950 its fleet from 1998 appeared under Sun Marine Ltd. but there is no indication of the relationship between the two.
Neale Rosanoski, 5 March 2003

Shinnihon Kisen K.K.

[Shinnihon Kisen K.K.]
by Phil Nelson

Shinnihon Kisen K.K. formed 1947 as a re-establishment of Tatsuuma Kisen K.K. with the name equating to New Japan Steamship Co. Ltd., merging 1964 into Yamashita-Shinnihon Kisen K.K. The flag is taken from the funnel bands of the previous company.
Neale Rosanoski, 5 March 2003

Shofuku Kisen K.K.

[Namura Kisen K.K.]
by Phil Nelson

Shofuku Kisen K.K. Formed 1937 it is now part of NYK group.
Neale Rosanoski, 5 March 2003