ITS Japan held a series of high-level sessions under the theme of “New Challenges for the next-Generation Social Mobility” as their annual forum “the 6th Japan ITS Promotion Forum” held in Tokyo Japan.

The first part of the forum was held on 22 November 2012 to share the international ITS trends learned at the ITS World Congress in Orlando with the ITS Japan partners  as well as the vision of the global ITS deployment of tomorrow.  

The second part of the forum was the General Symposium held on 6 December 2012 at Tokyo Big Sight where the 42nd Tokyo Motor Show 2011 was on-going. ITS Japan also took part as one of the exhibitors of “SMART MOBILITY CITY 2011” project booth.

With the symposium’s key words of “Information Society” and “Integrated Transport/Multimodal” Mr Hajime Amano the president of ITS Japan exchanged views with the five representative speakers from the Japanese ITS-related ministries.  The symposium also organised the active debate between the academic and private sector guests as well as the lecture of “Cyber Physical System” by Prof. Masao Sakauchi vice chairman of ITS Japan.

In the last part the symposium welcomed the international speakers Mr Gerald D. Conover from ITS America Mr Marcel Visser from ERTICO – ITS Europe/Vice President Automotive (in the picture) CINTERION and Mr Eric-Mark Huitema Leader of Intelligent Transportation Solutions and Smarter Cities Initiatives in Europe Board  and Member of IBM Global ITS. Nearly 200 representatives from ITS Japan partners had the excellent opportunity to learn about the cutting-edge ITS status in Europe and the US.


From the left Mr Hajime Amano Mr Marcel Visser Prof.  Masao Sakauchi Mr Eric Mark Huitema Mr Gerald Conover Mr Hidehiko Akatsuka

This article has been published in cooperation with ITS Japan.


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Original Publication Date: Thu 15 Dec 2011