Press Release

ASEAN-Japan-ITF Joint Seminar on Urban Transport


 In the past few decades, ASEAN countries have experienced remarkable economic growth and urbanisation. Not only ASEAN countries but also ITF (International Transport Forum) countries including Japan have been confronted with urban transport challenges — urban sprawl, traffic congestion, air pollution, safety, universal accessibility etc. — and accumulated their experiences on the issues.

 This seminar, hosted by Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Japan’s membership in the OECD, is designed to share experiences and challenges on urban transport and to jointly explore future policy directions among the ASEAN-JAPAN STOM Leaders (Senior Transport Official Meeting, Vice-Ministers in charge of transport) and the ITF in partnership with the private sector.
 This seminar aims for the following:

  • to promote quality transport in ASEAN and Japan
  • to support further engagement of the ITF in Asia – particularly Southeast Asia
1. Date:    June 24, 2014 (Tue)
2. Time:    9:30 a.m. - 3:20 p.m
3. Venue:  Mita Kaigisho Conference Center, Tokyo, Japan
4. Planned participants:
  Ryuji Masuno, Vice-Minister for International Affairs (MLIT, Japan)
  Kazuo Inaba, Director-General for International Affairs (MLIT, Japan)
  Toshihiko Aoyagi, Senior Managing Director (Kyushu Railway Company, Japan)
  Yasuko Goto, President, Policy Research Institute for Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT, Japan)
  Kazuhiro Doi, Alliance Global Director (Nissan Motor Co., Ltd, Japan)
  Senior Transport Officials(ASEAN countries*) and ASEAN Secretariat
              * Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam
  José Viegas, Secretary General (ITF)
  Sang Jin Han, Research Fellow [Director of Division] (Korea Transport Institute)
5. Theme:  Urbanisation and Transport in Growing Asia
6. Media Accreditation:
  To obtain press accreditation, please fill the attached form and fax it to MLIT by June 19th at the latest.

Attached Documents

ASEAN-Japan-ITF Joint Seminar on Urban Transport(PDF形式)link for PDF

Contact Information

Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and TourismInternational Policy Division, Policy Bureau Mr. Masatoshi MIYAKE, Mr. Yosuke KONDO, Mr. Shuji MAEDA
TEL (03)5253-8111 (Extension 25754) Direct Phone +81-3-5253-8312 FAX +81-3-5253-1561