Press Release

39th APEC Transportation Working Group (TPTWG)



March 31(Mon.) – April 4 (Fri.), 2014


Christchurch, New Zealand


・In the plenary meetings, Japan has expressed its appreciation to the supports received by economies* regarding the 8th Transportation Ministerial Meeting, which Japan has hosted in September, 2013. Also discussions regarding the follow ups of the Ministerial Meeting were held.
・In the experts group meetings (Maritime, Aviation, Land, Intermodal and ITS), views and ideas on issues for each mode of transport were exchanged, new projects were proposed, and best practices were shared.
・The next meeting will be held in Hong Kong, China in August, 2014.  

*Since APEC members include “Countries” such as Japan and Singapore, and “Regions” such as Hong Kong
China and Chinese Taipei, the participating countries and regions are called “Economies” or “Member Economies.”

4.General information on TPTWG

Since its first meeting in October, 1991, TPTWG has been held twice yearly, where representatives and experts from each APEC economy participate to share and discuss transportation related issues in the APEC region.

Other than the plenary meetings, TPTWG is composed of Maritime Experts Group Meetings, Aviation Experts Group Meetings, Land Experts Group Meetings, and Intermodal and ITS Experts Group Meetings. There are also sub-groups within the experts groups that work on more specific themes.

5.Senior participants from Japan

Masatoshi Miyake, Director, International Policy Division, International Strategy Office for Transport,Policy Bureau
Takeshi Nakazaki, Director, Industrial Port Policy Division, International Policy Planning Office,Ports and Harbours Bureau
Akikado Taguchi, Director, International Shipping Division, International Negotiations Office,Maritime Bureau

Attached Documents

39th APEC Transportation Working Group (TPTWG)(PDF形式)link for PDF

Contact Information

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and TourismInternational Policy Division, Policy Bureau Mr. Masatoshi Miyake, Mr. Shuji Maeda
TEL +81-3-5253-8111 (Extension 25754) Direct Phone +81-3-5253-8312 FAX +81-3-5253-1561