JITI Aviation Seminar 2013: The Future of the U.S.-Japan Market [November 19, 2013]

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Seminar 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Reception 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

The Willard InterContinental Washington
1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20004


PURPOSE:

For the United States, Japan is the fourth largest market in bilateral passenger air services. More than ten million people fly between these two countries every year.

Unfortunately, while other Asian markets, such as U.S.-China, have rapidly developed, the U.S.-Japan market experienced a downward trend during the last decade. This may reflect the difference in economic and social circumstances among the U.S.-Japan and other bilateral markets. Some might argue that the U.S.-Japan market has and will continue to exhibit relatively softer demand than in the past.

However, conditions in the U.S.-Japan market are changing. The Open Skies agreement, airport expansion in Tokyo, and recovery from the recent economic downturn in both countries and the Great East Japan Earthquake could factor in the revitalization of the market.

In this seminar, JITI’s distinguished speakers will review the current dynamics of the U.S.-Japan aviation market and discuss whether it can be reinvigorated, including what the key to an eventual resurgence might be.

AGENDA:

OPENING REMARKS
-Makoto Washizu
President, JITI

 Bio

KEYNOTE SPEECHES
- John Byerly
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, US State Department

 Bio
 Presentation

- Hiroshi Otsuka
Assistant Vice-Minister for International Affairs and International Aviation, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) of Japan

 Bio
 Presentation

- Timothy Liu
Senior Director of Asia Sales, Hawaiian Airlines

 Bio
 Presentation

- Yuji Hirako
Senior Vice President, The Americas, All Nippon Airways (ANA)

 Bio
 Presentation

- Buddy Anslinger
Senior Vice President, Airline Network Strategy, InterVISTAS

 Bio
 Presentation

SPECIAL GUEST SPEECH
- Keiichi Ando
President & CEO, New Kansai International Airport Company, Ltd.

 Bio
 Presentation

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PANEL DISCUSSION
- Kenneth Button
Professor, School of Public Policy, George Mason University

 Bio

- Keynote Speakers

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