Activity Report

November 12,20201st IHRA Web Seminar.

November 5,2020Chairman Shukuri and Vice Chairman Patterson had meeting with H.E. Mr. Singtong Lapisatepun, Ambassador of Thailand to Japan.

October 30,2020Chairman Shukuri and Vice Chairman Patterson had meeting with Mr. Frank Hsieh, the Representative at the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in Japan.

October 15, 2020Chairman Shukuri gave a speech at the virtual conference on Transport Infrastructure Development, Spillover Effects and Quality of Life co-hosted by ADBI and Chubu University.

October 6, 2020For embassy officials from 11 countries, Central Japan Railway Company and IHRA co-hosted a special briefing and ride tour of "N700S", the latest rolling stock of Tokaido Sanyo Shinkansen.

September 14, 20202nd Board of Directors Meeting, FY 2020.

September 2, 2020Chairman Shukuri and Vice Chairman Patterson had an online meeting with Chua Chong-Kheng, Senior Advisory Board Member, Rama Venkta, Technical Advisory Board Member of IHRA, and Chin Chee Kiat, Managing Director of SGHSR etc.

September 2, 2020Chairman Shukuri and Vice Chairman Patterson had an online meeting with Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, Former Senior Advisory Board Member of IHRA (Former Transport Minister, Thailand).

August 31, 2020Chairman Shukuri and Vice Chairman Patterson had an online meeting with Bilahari Kausikan, former permanent secretary of Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

August 27, 2020Article "Significance of High-Speed Rail" by Mr. Danny Broad, Technical Advisory Board Member of IHRA (Chairman of ARA).

August 6, 2020Chairman Shukuri and Vice Chairman Patterson had online meetings with IHRA members etc. in Malaysia.

July 30, 2020The new date for IHRA Forum 2021 is November 17-19, 2021 in Nagoya (invitation-only).

July 30, 2020Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the IHRA Forum 2020 which was to be held in November, 2020 in Nagoya will be postponed to 2021.

July 29, 2020IHRA joined the "Interactive Session on Railway Research between India and Japan" organized by Embassy of India in Tokyo.

June 19, 2020Written resolutions regarding a matter that is to be a purpose of the Board of Directors Meeting were proposed and passed.

June 12, 2020Due to the influence of COVID-19, the 6th Annual General Meeting was canceled. Written resolutions were proposed and passed.

May 28, 2020Article "Rail Transport and Coronavirus Pandemic" by Mr. Arkhom Termpittayapaisith Senior Advisory Board Member of IHRA (Former Transport Minister, Thailand)

May 28, 2020Self-introduction and message from IHRA's new Technical Advisory Board Member, Mr. Robert C. Lauby.

May 22, 2020Due to the influence of COVID-19, the FY2020 1st Board of Director's Meeting was canceled. Written resolutions were proposed and passed.

April 1, 2020Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, Former Transport Minister of Thailand, was elected as a Member of the Senior Advisory Board.

April 1, 2020Danny Broad, Chairman of Australasian Railway Association, was elected as a Member of the Technical Advisory Board.

April 1, 2020Robert C. Lauby, Former Administrator for Railroad Safety, Chief Safety Officer (Retired) of FRA, was elected as a Member of the Technical Advisory Board.

March 6, 20203rd Board of Director’s Meeting, FY 2019.

February 27, 2020Chairman Shukuri visited India from February 24 to 27 and had meetings with government officials.

February 7, 2020For journalists from 10 ASEAN countries invited by Japanese MOFA, Chairman Shukuri briefed on Shinkansen system/IHRA activities, and hosted a site visit at Tokyo station.

December 6, 2019Chairman Shukuri visited Australia from December 2 to 6 and had meetings with government officials.

November 29, 20192nd Board of Director's Meeting, FY 2019

September 13, 2019Chairman Shukuri had meetings with H.E. Mr. Saksayam Chidchob, Minister of Transport in Thailand.

July 19, 2019Chairman Shukuri had meeting with Mr. Djoko Sasono, Secretary General, Ministry of Transportation of the Republic of Indonesia.

July 19, 2019Chairman Shukuri had meeting with Mr. Le Tuan Anh, Director General, International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Transport of Vietnam.

July 12, 2019Chairman Shukuri and Vice Chairman Patterson visited Malaysia and Singapore from July 7 to 12 and had meetings with government officials in each country.

June 5, 20195th Annual General Meeting.

May 31, 2019IHRA Secretariat visited Mumbai, India from May 27 to 31 to attend the 15th World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR 2019).

May 28, 2019Vice Chairman Patterson held a briefing about Shinkansen and IHRA activities for journalists from 11 countries that were invited to Japan for MOFA’s G20 publicity Media Tour.

May 16, 20191st Board of Director’s Meeting, FY 2019.

April 10, 2019IHRA Secretariat had meeting with Mr. R. A. Rajeeve, Metropolitan Commissioner, MMRDA, India.

April 5, 2019Chairman Shukuri and Vice Chairman Patterson had meeting with Mr. Mark Thurston, CEO of HS2, UK.

April 1, 2019Chairman Shukuri and Vice Chairman Patterson had meeting with Mr. Achal Khare, Managing Director of National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited, India.

March 28, 2019Chairman Shukuri had meeting with India’s government and HSR project officials.

March 14, 2019Chairman Shukuri had meeting with Mr. Sanjay Kumar Verma, Ambassador of India to Japan.

October 1, 2018While visiting Singapore and Malaysia from September 17 to 18, Chairman Shukuri and Vice Chairman Patterson had meetings with government and HSR project officials etc.

October 1, 2018While visiting Australia from September 9 to 14, Chairman Shukuri and Vice Chairman Patterson had meetings with government officials etc.

June 6, 2018Fourth Annual General Meeting

April 27, 2018Chairman Shukuri had meeting with executives of Vietnam Railways and TEDI, transport engineering consulting firm in Vietnam on April 26. IHRA arranged site visit for them on April 27.

April 23, 2018While visiting Taiwan from April 22 to 23, Chairman Shukuri and Vice Chairman Patterson had meetings with government officials.

April 12, 2018Chairman Shukuri and Vice Chairman Patterson had meeting with HE. Mr. Arifin Tasrif, Ambassador of Indonesia to Japan.

March 28, 2018Chairman Shukuri visited Indonesia and Vietnam from March 20 to 24, Chairman Shukuri and Vice Chairman Patterson visited Malaysia from March 25 to 26, and Vice Chairman Patterson visited Singapore from March 27 to 28 to have meeting with government officials. On March 23, IHRA held HSR Seminar in Hanoi.

March 14, 2018Chairman Shukuri had meeting with HE. Mr. Nguyen Quoc Cuong, Ambassador of Vietnam to Japan.

February 19, 2018Chairman Shukuri and Vice Chairman Patterson had meeting with Mr. Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister of Bihar, India.

January 25, 2018Meeting with H.E. Mr. Sujan R. Chinoy, Ambassador of India to Japan

December 22, 2017Meeting with Hon. Nancy Shukri, Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Malaysia

October 23, 2017Chairman Shukuri made a presentation at the SPAD LPT(Land Public Transport) Symposium in Malaysia

September 15, 2017While visiting Thailand from August 26 to 29, Chairman Shukuri had meetings with government officials. After this, Chairman Shuikuri and Vice Chairman Patterson visited Malaysia and Singapore from August 29 to September 1, and had meetings with government officials in each country.

June 8, 2017Third Annual General Meeting

April 5, 2017While visiting Singapore and Malaysia from April 2 to 5, Chairman Shukuri and Vice Chairman Patterson had meetings with government officials in each country.

March 2, 2017While visiting India from February 26 to March 2, Chairman Shukuri and Vice Chairman Patterson had meetings with government officials.

September 12, 2016While visiting Singapore and Malaysia from September 4 to 6, Chairman Shukuri and Vice Chairman Patterson had meetings with government officials in each country.
After this, Chairman Shuikuri visited Thailand from September 7 to 8, Vice Chairman Patterson visited India from September 7 to 9.

June 8, 2016Second Annual General Meeting

March 22, 2016While visiting Singapore and Malaysia from March 13 to 16, Chairman Shukuri and Vice Chairman Patterson had meetings with government officials in each country.

March 10, 2016While visiting India from February 8 to 11, Chairman Shukuri and Vice Chairman Patterson had meetings with Minister for Railways, Government Officials, National General Secretary of Bharatiya Janata Party, Foreign Secretary, and Railway Experts.

January 27, 20162nd Board of Directors Meeting in FY2015 was held.

December 14, 2015While visiting Indonesia and Vietnam from December 6 to 13, Chairman Shukuri had meetings with government officials and railway experts in each country.

November 25,20154th IHRA meeting

September 14,2015While visiting Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia from September.6 to 12, Chairman Shukuri had meetings with government officials in each country.

June 22,2015While visiting Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne and Newcastle (Australia) from June.16 to 21, Chairman Shukuri had meetings with officials of federal and state government, Members of Parliament and Members of State Parliament.

May 22,2015First Board of Director's and Board Meetings in FY2015. attached file

March 19, 2015While visiting Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne (Australia) from Mar.1 to Mar.5, Chairman Shukuri had meetings with officials of federal and state government, Members of Parliament and Members of State Parliament.

February 12, 2015While visiting New Delhi, India from Feb.2 to Feb.4, Chairman Shukuri had meetings with Minister for Railway and other members of Indian Railways and gave interviews to Indian newspaper editors, Times of India, Mint and Hindustan Times.
posted articles: attached file

January 28, 2015The 2nd Board of Directors Meeting was held in Tokyo.

December 25,2014"SHINKANSEN Fact book", an IHRA brochure which explains the characteristic of HSR based on the principle of "Crash Avoidance" .

December 4,2014IHRA Activities Updates

December 1, 2014Opened the "For IHRA Members"

November 18, 2014Chairman Shukuri’s speech in the SPAD SYMPOSIUM in Malaysia

October 23, 20142nd IHRA Meeting

2nd IHRA Meeting

October 23, 2014
Hotel Okura Tokyo

October 22, 2014In Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Tokaido Shinkansen,
High-Speed Rail Conference ~High-Speed Rail Accelerating Toward the Future~

High-Speed Rail Conference
~High-Speed Rail Accelerating Toward the Future~

October 22, 2014
Hotel Okura Tokyo

    • Conference Summary

      Keynote Lecture

      Theme:「The Rapid Progress of High-Speed Rail」
      ―The contribution of the Shinkansen system to global transformation―
      Masafumi Shukuri(Chiarman, IHRA)

October 20, 2014Chairman Shukuri’s interview in the Weekly Toyo Keizai

August 22, 2014Chairman Shukuri’s Speech in 4th Modern Railways in Indonesia

June 23, 2014Chairman Shukuri's interview in "August issue of the Gekkan Boss"

June 20, 2014One regular member joined IHRA (Marubeni Corporation)

April 10, 2014IHRA Establishment Press Conference

April 10, 2014Senior Advisory Board Meeting, Technical Advisory Board Meeting

April 10, 20141st IHRA Meeting

1st IHRA Meeting

April 10, 2014
Hotel Okura Tokyo

April 1, 2014International High-Speed Rail Association Established