Overseas Activities (Cooperation with EASTS (Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies))

  • International Activities


Date / Time from Sep 12 to 14, 2021
The 14th International Conference of Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (EASTS) in Hiroshima was held from Sunday, September 12 to Tuesday, September 14, 2021 (fully online due to the current COVID-19 pandemic situation).
A delegation from JTTRI Headquarters and the ASEAN-India Regional Office (AIRO: Bangkok, Thailand), including President Shukuri, participated in the conference and our researchers presented research results.
In addition, JTTRI awarded the "JTTRI Special Award" to the best paper in the field of public transport and mobility at the conference. Although the award ceremony was held online, Chairman Shukuri expressed his gratitude to Dr. Jaehok OH, President of EASTS, and all EASTS members for holding the international conference at Corona Permafrost, and congratulated the winners of the JTTRI Special Award.

■Conference title: The 14th EASTS International Virtual Conference

■Date and place: September 12-14, 2021, Hiroshima University

■Organizer:     Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (EASTS)

■Activities of the Institute:

* Awarding the JTTRI Special Award ( Chairman Shukuri )

* Research Report ( Research Fellow Maharjan )
  • Enhancing Resilience of Global Logistics and Supply Chains: Perspectives on Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Japanese Companies
  • Change in Foreigner Acceptance in Japan before and after COVID-19
* Organizing and participating in the discussion of PPP Railway Projects and TOD in Asian Countries (IRG (International Research Group)-40-2019)
  (Research Advisor Shigeru Morichi (Adjunct Professor; Professor Emeritus, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies), Distinguished Research Fellow Itoh, Advisor for Technical and International affairs Kawakami, and Research Fellow Sugo)

Greeting message at the presentation ceremony from Chairman Shukuri

■ Awarding the JTTRI Special Award
To support research activities in the field of public transport and to promote the expansion of the academic activities of EASTS, the JTTRI Special Award was presented by JTTRI to the best paper submitted to the EASTS International Conference in the target field.
A prize of US$1,000 will be awarded. The award was established at the previous 13th EASTS Colombo Conference (2019). This will be the second JTTRI award.
2.Target Fields:
Public Transportation and Active Mobility

easts2021_4.jpg3.Evaluation method:
EASTS ISC will make the selection.

4.Title of the Awarded Paper and Recipient
 "A Proposal of envelope theorem on the interactionbetween pedestrians and mobilities on urban roads
  Lubing ZOU, Tetsuo YAI(Tokyo Institute of Technology)