Thinking about the state of public transportation in the with Corona era
JR East
Public Transportation
with Covid -19
Program date _2022/9/4-9/10
Lecturer  /   Prof. Hajime TOZAKI, College of Aviation Management
Number of participants  /  17
University  /  General Sir John Kotelawala Defense University/Sri Lanka Chang Jung Christian University/Taiwan
Major  /  Department of Social Science, Japan Center

In Asian countries with rapid economic growth, CO2 emissions from the use of cars and motorcycles are increasing. Globally, the increase is most pronounced in China, but emissions are also on the rise in ASEAN countries, where the SDGs clearly state that CO2 emissions must be reduced, and ESG investment is gaining attention and strength worldwide. Japan’s public transportation system, especially in the Tokyo metropolitan area, is a complex mess, but each route is organically connected to each other. Moreover, urban development is being planned along the routes. In addition to the domestic market, railroads and urban development are expanding internationally to India, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Australia. At the same time, the railroad companies are taking the initiative in reducing their environmental impact further, such as through zero emissions.
Students in this program learn about these efforts through lectures by faculty members of the university and lectures by guests from companies. In addition, through group work and presentations, students consider models for deployment in other countries, thereby consolidating their knowledge.


Pick up
Gift to JFOU from Sri Lanka
Performance of Karate from the studnet of Sri Lanka
  • 9/5
    Lecture: General Public Transportation System in Japan (Prof. Tosaki) Lecture: JAL's efforts, Omotenashi culture (Prof. Simon) - Japanese students will also participate in each group. Visit to National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
    ・Experience Yurikamome as a public transportation system, urban development of Olympic venues, smart cities, and the latest waste disposal methods.

    Campus tour in Shinjuku

  • 9/6
    Visit JAL
    ・Lecture:JAL's Strategy in the Corona Era, DX Initiatives(Staff from JAL)(With Japanese students) Lecture from JR East Japan(Huang, Kanda)
    ・Lecture:JR East's Comprehensive Urban Development Plan and International Strategy(Staff from JR East Japan)

    Visiting JR East

  • 9/7
    Transfer to Yamanashi Prefectural Maglev Exhibition Center
    Tour of Yamanashi Prefectural Maglev Exhibition Center
    After the tour, back to hotel
    ・Reflection lecture at the hotel(Prof.Tozaki)"

    Tour of Yamanashi Prefectural Maglev Exhibition Center

  • 9/8
    Fuji Station to Shinjuku
    Walking around Shibuya and Harajuku(Members of Buddy's, an international exchange group of BM)
    ・Observation of the current state of urban development after the lecture in the morning
    ・Understanding Youth Culture, Kawaii Culture

    Walking around Shibuya and Harajuku

  • 9/9
    Groupwork(Prof.Tozaki, Kanda)
    ・Summarize for each group the knowledge gained through this stay and the possibility of expanding it to their own country"
    Group Presentation(Prof.Tozaki)
    Completion ceremony, exchange of opinions

    Busy with presentation