Volume 8 Issue 4
July 2021
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics has begun, the first global event of its scale since the beginning of the pandemic. With the sacrifices, perseverance, and courage that we have all witnessed this past year, it seems fitting that the motto of the games are "United by Emotion."

As we watch athletes from around the world compete, there will certainly be a range of emotions felt- perhaps some apprehension, but also pride in the athletes who have trained and pushed on under such difficult conditions and hope for better days ahead too.
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:

  • The Aviation Industries 2021 Outlook

  • Vaccination Passport Trends

  • Mobility on Demand Trends in New York (Part 2)
In This Issue
Feature Article:

Tensions have grown between China and Japan as more and more Chinese government ships enter Japan's territorial waters around the Senkaku Islands. Read more about how Japan's Coast Guard is responding.
Cultural Article:

Arguably one of the most exciting developments in baseball this year is the stand-out performance of Shohei Ohtani in the MLB. With incredible skill in both pitching and hitting, stands are filling to watch his rarely seen talent. Learn more about this outstanding player, and what the buzz is all about!

Pictured above: Shohei Ohtani  by Dinur  is licensed under  CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 )
Articles of Note:
Final Thoughts
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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.