JITTI USA's mission is to conduct comprehensive research of contemporary transport and tourism issues and make recommendations regarding United States and international transport and tourism policies.
JITTI USA was incorporated in 2008 as an independent, nonprofit research organization.
JITTI USA was established by the Japan Transport and Tourism Research Institute (JTTRI). JTTRI's original name was the Japan Transport Economic Research Center in 1968, and was renamed the Institute for Transport Policy Studies in 1998, the Japan Transport Research Institute in 2016, and most recently the Japan Transport and Tourism Research Institute in 2018.
The Japan Transport Economic Research Center (JTERC) was founded by the initiatives of the Ministry of Transport and the Japanese business community
JTERC established an office in Washington, DC to strengthen U.S. and global information gathering, and named it the Japan International Transport Institute, USA (JITI)
JTERC expanded its research and policy advisory capability, and it was renamed the Institute for Transport Policy Studies (ITPS)
JITI was incorporated on August 22nd in Washington, DC as an independent, nonprofit research organization under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code
The name of ITPS was revised to the Japan Transport Research Institute (JTRI)
In order to show that tourism was included in its activities, the name of JTRI was amended to the Japan Transport and Tourism Research Institute (JTTRI)
In order to show that tourism was included in its activities, the name of JITI was amended to the Japan International Transport and Tourism Institute, USA (JITTI USA)
For further information about JTTRI, please refer to the JTTRI tab under "About JITTI USA" above. Thank you.
JITTI USA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. All donations to our organization are tax-deductible within the limits of the law and will be used to fund our research initiatives and public education seminars. If you kindly wish to donate to JITTI USA's ongoing efforts, please contact us or you can click the Donate button below to make a secure PayPal donation.
A copy of our 501(c)(3) approval letter is available here.