JITI 2013 Aviation Seminar
The Future of the U.S.-Japan Market

November 19, 2013

The Willard InterContinental Washington
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.

For the United States, Japan is the fourth largest market in bilateral passenger air services. More than ten million people fly between these two countries every year.

Unfortunately, while other Asian markets, such as U.S.-China, have rapidly developed, the U.S.-Japan market experienced a downward trend during the last decade. This may reflect the difference in economic and social circumstances among the U.S.-Japan and other bilateral markets. Some might argue that the U.S.-Japan market has and will continue to exhibit relatively softer demand than in the past.

However, conditions in the U.S.-Japan market are changing. The Open Skies agreement, airport expansion in Tokyo, and recovery from the recent economic downturn in both countries and the Great East Japan Earthquake could factor in the revitalization of the market.

In this seminar, JITI’s distinguished speakers reviewed the current dynamics of the U.S.-Japan aviation market and discuss whether it can be reinvigorated, including what the key to an eventual resurgence might be.

Opening Remarks:

 

  • Makoto Washizu

    • President JITI USA

Keynote Speeches

 

  • John Byerly

    • Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, US State Department

  • Hiroshi Otsuka

    • Assistant Vice-Minister for International Affairs and International Aviation, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) of Japan

  • Timothy Liu

    • Senior Director of Asia Sales, Hawaiian Airlines

  • Yuji Hirako

    • Senior Vice President, The Americas, All Nippon Airways (ANA)

  • Buddy Anslinger

    • Senior Vice President, Airline Network Strategy, InterVISTAS

Special Guest Speech

 

  • Keiichi Ando 

    • President & CEO, New Kansai International Airport Company, Ltd.

Panel Discussion

 

  • Kenneth Button

    • Professor, School of Public Policy, George Mason University

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