Japanese Charts and Publications
Japanese charts and publications are published by the Japan Coast Guard and the Japan Hydrographic Association.
Japanese charts are published in two versions: the W charts with information printed in both Japanese and English and the JP charts (DUAL BADGED charts jointly produced with the UK Hydrographic Office) with information printed only in English and published sequentially since July 2006 to meet demand from foreign mariners.
In addition to navigational charts and publications, we also offer reference charts and port and harbor guidebooks for pleasure boats and special charts such as bathymetric charts.
Mariners must possess navigational charts that are always kept up-to-date with the latest information. At Japan Hydrographic Charts & Publications, our experts correct in-stock Japanese nautical charts based on Notices to Mariners issued by the Japan Coast Guard. In this way, we are always able to provide safe charts with the newest information.
UK Hydrographic Charts and Publications (British Admiralty)
The nautical charts and publications issued by the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office and used on the open seas are based on the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) standards and provide worldwide coverage. These products, of which more than 3,000 are issued, are published according to use, such as ones for commercial use and ones for recreational use.
BA charts are used worldwide by many commercial and other ships for safe operation and navigational planning. The latest nautical charts and publications are necessary to navigate the seas.
Notices to Mariners indicate the latest information for updating nautical charts and publications. They can be obtained from a website in addition to printed versions. Up-to-date nautical charts, publications, and Notices to Mariners are essential for safe ship operation.
POD nautical charts are always the most up-to-date charts reflecting the latest hydrographic information at the time of purchase, since they are printed immediately after an order is placed. (The printing time is recorded in the margin.)
We are expanding the publication of electronic navigational charts with implementation of an Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) becoming mandatory in 2012.
Other Foreign Hydrographic Charts and Publications
We also carry nautical charts, publications, IMOs, ICSs, ITUs, and other maritime books from Australia, China, Taiwan, and Korea. Please inquire for details.