Volume 7 Issue 5
September 2020

Did you know that this month, Kanae Tanaka (link) became the oldest ever recorded person in Japan at 117, and the oldest living person in the world? Her story, along with 85 year-old Masako Wakamiya's, an app-designer for the elderly, as shown in the video, demonstrate that perseverance and ingenuity have no age limit.

We hope you felt inspired and uplifted by these stories, as we were, and we wish for your good health and happiness!
Introducing New JITTI USA
Senior Representative
Please allow us to introduce our new JITTI USA Senior Representative,
Mr. Tetsuhiro Nakagawa, who we welcomed from Japan in August.

We are grateful to have this opportunity for a brief self-introduction from Mr. Nakagawa on his past experience, goals, and family. (link below picture)

He looks forward to meeting you in person, hopefully someday soon!
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:
  • Regulation Trends of Unmanned Aircraft

  • Financial Results of U.S. Major Airlines during the 2nd QTR

  • Continuation of Our Multi-part Series on Mobility on Demand
In This Issue
Feature Article:

COVID-19 has had an unmistakable global impact on the transportation industries of the world. Read more on how Japan has fared.
Cultural Article:

Japanese regional festivals provide merriment while keeping with traditions. Mr. Okamoto delves into one of his hometowns largest, and describes its unique charm.
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.