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ITF Secretary-General visits Japan for high-level meetings

ITF Secretary-General Young Tae Kim is visiting long-standing ITF member country Japan for high-level talks from 10-14 December. 

The mission is part of the ITF's strategic outreach to Asia. It follows a visit to Korea and the first ITF High-level Regional Dialogue on Transport for Asia, held in Bangkok in  November.

In Tokyo, the Secretary-General will hold bilateral talks with Mr Tesuo Saito, Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and Tourism, Government of Japan.

He will also meet with Mr Takeshi Uchiyamada, Chairman of the Board of Toyota Motor Corporation. Toyota is a long-standing member of the ITF Corporate Partnership Board.

Further meetings with Japanese companies will include bilaterals with senior representatives of Japanese companies including All Nippon Airways (ANA), JR East Railways and Whill, manufacturer of personal mobility products.

The Secretary-General will also reach out to the region’s transport research community.

He will hold talks with senior representatives of the Eastern Asia Society for Transportation Studies (EASTS), the Japan Transport and Tourism Research Institute (JTTRI), and the Policy Research Institute for Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (PRILITT).

He will also hold a keynote at a joint EASTS-ITF special seminar on "Prospects for Transport Decarbonisation in a Rapidly Changing Environment" on 13 December. The seminar will present the International Transport Forum's latest policy research and initiatives. It will take place both in person and online, with simultaneous interpretation (Japanese, English). The seminar will be followed by a special session with presentations on job opportunities at the ITF/ the OECD. See here for full programme and registration details

Secretary-General Kim will also hold a bilateral with the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA).

Please contact the ITF for more information.

Michael Kloth
Head of Communications
+33 6 15 95 03 27

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