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Mobility-as-a-Service for Japanese Rural Areas: Policies and projects (Webinar)

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Facing serious population decline and an aging society, Japan struggles to maintain public transport operations in rural areas and several suburbs. The government has established a special committee to select and support national Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) pilot projects. Ministry officials give an overview and highlight the lessons learnt from these pilot projects. A second presentation provides a more detailed account of the Shobara rural MaaS project.  

9:30 (Paris) | 17:30 (Tokyo)

Welcome and Introduction:

  • Prof. Haruo Ishida, University of Tsukuba, Japan, Chair of the ITF Working Group on Innovative Mobility for the Periphery


  • Hirohiko Shigeta & Yosuke Ogawa, New Mobility Service Division, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
  • Prof. Yusuke Kanda, National Institute of Technology, Kure College, Japan 


  • Lucie Kirstein, ITF

This is the second webinar on mobility innovations for members of the Innovative Mobility for the Periphery Working Group. Contact the Group for information on attending. 

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