3rd JTTRI Global Seminar
“What Does the Future Hold for European Railway Policies? Considering Also Comparisons between Japanese and European Railway Policies”

  • Symposium etc.
  • International Activities
  • Railways and Railway and Area Development


Date / Time Mon, Jan 22,2024 14:00 – 17:00
Venue JTTRI’s Conference Room on the 2nd Floor and Online (Hybrid)
Theme  (1) Opening Address
    SHUKURI Masafumi (Chairman, JTTRI)

 (2) Guest Greeting
    TANAKA Yuki (Director General for International Affairs, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism)

 (3) Keynote Address: “Railway situation and present policies: UK, EU and comparisons with Japan”
    Roderick A SMITH (Professor Emeritus, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Future Rail
             Research Centre Chair, Imperial College London.
             Formerly Chief Scientific Advisor Department for Transport,
             Past President Institution of Mechanical Engineers)

 (4) Panel Discussion 
     Professor Emeritus Roderick A SMITH
     UTSUNOMIYA Kiyohito (Professor, Faculty of Economics, Kansai University)
     KATO Hironori (Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering,
             The University of Tokyo) [Moderator]
     AIDA Kazuhiko (Manager, Global Railway Business Dept., International Affairs Headquarters,
             East Japan Railway Company)
     AGATSUMA Koji (Corporate Officer, Hitachi Ltd.
             Chief Technology Officer - Vehicles, Railway Systems Business Unit
             Hitachi Rail STS USA, Board Director)

 (5) Q&A + Wrap-up

 (6) Closing Remarks
   FUJISAKI Koichi (Distinguished Research Fellow, Director General for Research, JTTRI)

Event Summary

 The Japan Transport and Tourism Research Institute (JTTRI) has invited the Imperial Collage London Future Rail Research Centre Chair, Professor Emeritus Roderick A SMITH, formerly Chief Scientific Advisor for the Department for Transport. He will deliver a keynote address on “Railway situation and present policies: UK, EU and comparisons with Japan” in the context of the response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as in relation to decarbonisation policy. His keynote will touch upon a wide range of topics, such as the Trans-European Transport Network rail, progress of High-Speed 2, weakness in the privatisation model in the UK and reform through the establishment of Great British Railways and its possible revision.
  Following the keynote address, four distinguished Japanese academic professionals in the fields of economics and transport engineering and practitioners from current railway projects in UK will join in a panel discussion reflecting on their joint interest in overseas developments in the railway sector. The participants are encouraged to make comparisons between Japan and Europe in the railway sector.

Mainly related SDGs