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


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.


-Makoto Washizu
President, JITI


- John Byerly
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, US State Department


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


- Timothy Liu
Senior Director of Asia Sales, Hawaiian Airlines


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


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


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



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


- Keynote Speakers