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2019 International Civil Aviation Symposium in Tokyo

“The Future of Civil Aviation in the Asia Pacific Region”

Jointly Hosted by JTTRI and the Aviation Policy Research Association

Organized with JITTI USA


Monday, November 18th, 2019

3:00 PM- 6:00 PM

The University of Tokyo

Ito International Research Center, Ito Hall

7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyou-ku, Tokyo 113-0033


Cooperation: Graduate School of Public Policy

Sponsorship: Ministry of Land, Infrastructure,Transport and Tourism (MLIT-Japan)


Opening Remarks:
 Masafumi Shukuri / Chairman, Japan Transport and Tourism Research Institute (JTTRI)

Honorable Guest Remarks:
 Kozo Fujita / Vice-Minister, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) of Japan
 Hugo Yon / Deputy Assistant Secretary, Transportation Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Keynote Speeches:
 Jotaro Horiuchi / Assistant Vice-Minister for Int’l Aviation, Minister’s Secretariat, MLIT, Japan
 David Short /  Deputy Assistant Secretary for Aviation & Int’l Affairs, U. S. Department of Transportation
 Akihiko Tamura / President & CEO, Narita Int’l Airport Corp.

Panel Discussion and Q&A Session
 Hirotaka Yamauchi / President for Research, Japan Transport and Tourism Research Institute (JTTRI)

 Shuichi Fujimura / Exe. VP, Int’l Affairs & Alliances, All Nippon Airways
 Tadao Nishio / Managing Exe. Officer, Corp. Strategy & Planning, Japan Airlines
 Robert Wirick / Managing Director, Regulatory & Int’l Affiars, American Airlines
 Heather Wingate / Senior VP for Gov’t Affiars, Delta Air Lines
 Stephen Morrissey / VP, Regulatory & Policy United Airlines
 Akihiko Tamura / President & CEO, Narita Int’l Airport Corp.


Event Summary:

Air passenger transport in the Asia Pacific region has been steadily growing and reached 1.6 billion passengers in 2018. 

Japan hopes to achieve even greater targets of 40 million foreign visitors in 2020 and 60 million in 2030, and is implementing policies such as reviewing the flight paths of Haneda Airport,developing a third runway in Narita Airport and promoting airport management privatization utilizing the Concessions Method.

In addition, the Asia Pacific region has drastically changed owing to the enhancement of long-haul direct flights from the U.S. to Asian destinations, the construction of mega airports in Asian countries, and the rise of Low Cost Carriers.

JTTRI is pleased to invite experts in international civil aviation to discuss the future vision and strategies of international civil aviation in the Asia Pacific region.

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