Volume 9 Issue 4
July 2022
We were saddened to hear of the passing of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. As Japan grieves for the loss of its longest-ever serving PM, the globe shares in the country's disbelief and mourning.

We at JITTI USA add our deepest and heartfelt condolences.
News from JITTI USA
Sakura Radio, a Japanese internet radio station, interviewed Senior Representative Tetsuhiro Nakagawa on his role at JITTI USA and how life has been here in the States.
The interview was conducted in Japanese, and will air on the following dates/times.

Air Dates (EST):
July 28th 8:20 PM
July 30th 9:00 AM
July 31st 2:00 PM
Listen to the interview at

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:

  • Assessment for Utilizing Upper Class E Airspace in the United States

  • Survey of Smart City Trends in the West: Transit-oriented Development and MaaS ~Part 2: Case Study 1- Stockholm, Sweden
In This Issue
Feature Article:

With evolving challenges across the globe, including forceful disputes contesting international order on the world's seas, the U.S. and Japan have signed for joint operations that they've coined SAPPHIRE. Learn more of SAPPHIREs aims and how it further strengthens the US-Japan Coast Guard partnership.
Cultural Article:

Traveling internationally can be intimidating, let alone with a newborn. Yet, JITTI staff member Tomomi Dodd did just that recently, making the long trek to Japan. As she recounts her experience and the many services available, one can feel inspired that with a little preparation, anyone (even the littlest among us) can enjoy a trip abroad.
Articles of Note:
Final Thoughts
Thank you for reading the JITTI Journal.
Until the next issue, whatever your mode, travel safely! 
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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.