Volume 11 Issue 3

May 2024


Thank you to our co-host, speakers, sponsors, and audience for a successful JITTI- APTA Rail Symposium 2024!

With the inclusion of references to U.S.-Japan high-speed rail cooperation in the outcome document of the previous day’s U.S.-Japan summit meeting, it was a particularly timely discussion on how the U.S. and Japan passenger rail are and can continue to offer social and economic value to cities and communities across these two countries.

Enjoy this video highlight!

Full videos of the event are up on the JITTI USA website.

In This Issue

Feature Article:

Japan's Response to Aviation Accidents as Seen in the Haneda Airport Ground Collision

by Tetsuhiro Hagiwara

The beginning of the year in Japan saw tragedy when a rare plane collision occurred at Haneda Airport. Learn how the Japanese government and airport/airline agencies have responded to the crash, and next steps that are being taken to prevent a similar disaster in the future.

Cultural Article:


by Suzannah Nevas

A furoshiki is a special Japanese cloth used to wrap and/or carry an object or present. Learn about this beautiful and useful traditional textile that is imbued with the spirit of origami except it’s with cloth!

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New Published Research

JITTI USA analysts produce reports on timely US-Japan transportation and tourism issues. These reports are now published in English on our website! Why not check them out?

Recent publication topics include:

Read the Reports

Articles of Note:

Japan to take another shot at a homegrown airliner, eyeing hydrogen

Japan rail announces major feature in upgrade of its ultra-fast trains — here's what's new

Kyushu bullet trains become first in Japan to adopt dynamic pricing

Online reservations to begin for climbing Mt. Fuji

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The JITTI Journal is a bimonthly publication of the Japan International Transport and Tourism Institute, USA (JITTI USA), in which JITTI USA shares information on transport and tourism developments in Japan and elsewhere, as well as recent JITTI USA programs. As a supplement to our regular events, we hope that the Journal likewise serves as a resource for the transport and tourism communities.