Volume 8 Issue 2
March 2021
On March 11th, 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake and the following tsunami devastated the Tohoku region, causing widespread destruction and the loss of life. At the tenth anniversary of this tragic event, we at JITTI USA join in solidarity with those who mourn, and honor the heroes who provided comfort and a helping hand during this crisis, both from within Japan and abroad.

We are humbled by the altruism and sacrifice displayed a decade ago and during the difficult times experienced today, and hope for a kinder world as set by the examples of so many.
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:
  • Mobility on Demand Trends in Washington D.C.

  • The. U.S. Framework to Mitigate Coronavirus Risks for Airlines & Airports

  • Analysis of the 2020 FAA Symposium
In This Issue
Feature Article:

Drones and other unmanned aircraft users can look forward to new legislation in Japan, including for flights beyond visual line of sight and over people. Learn more about what changes are in store for this emerging field.
Cultural Article:

Manga and anime, Japanese comics and animation respectively, are two exports that have taken the world by storm, with global consumption impacting how Japan is viewed internationally. Ms. Dodd reviews the history of this soft power, and introduces what is popular today.
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.