Organizational Information:

  • 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

1968

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)

1991

JTERC expanded its research and policy advisory capability, and it was renamed the Institute for Transport Policy Studies (ITPS)

1998

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

2008

The name of ITPS was revised to the Japan Transport Research Institute (JTRI)

2016

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)

2018

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)

2019

For further information about JTTRI, please refer to the JTTRI tab under "About JITI" above.  Thank you.

Donation Information:

 

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.

Nippon Foundation: The activities of our Institute are made possible through the generous assistance of the Nippon Foundation.

The Japan International Transport  and Tourism Institute, USA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. Donations are welcome.  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. For more information, please visit our About JITTI page.

 

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