The Japanese, 4-masted, 367' barque KAIWO MARU II is one of the tall ships that might be part of the ASTA tall ships challenge of 2008 on the west coast.
Recently I received the correct url and e-mail address for the ship from Kazu Nakayama.
Kazu is a former ASTA summer intern, and can help with translating Japanese text and questions on the webpage. His e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org
KAIWO MARU II is owned by the National Institute for Sea Training, the same organization which owns and operates NIPPON MARU II, the sister-ship. KAIWO MARU II is operated by the Seafarers Education Development Association, and is allowed to take civilians as paying guest and trainees.