IHRA Forum

IHRA Forum 2018

IHRA Forum 2018
Overcoming Challenges in a Complex World
-Past, Present and Future-

Opening Session

“Indo Pacific Outlook”

Panelists
Richard L. Armitage
Founder and President, Armitage International, L. C., US
Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
Group President, Global Corporate Affairs, Tata Sons Limited, India
Bilahari Kausikan
Chairman, Middle East Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Andrew Robb
Former Minister for Trade and Investment, Australia
Takashi Shiraishi
Professor Emeritus of International Relations,
National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan
Moderator
Aiko Doden
Special Affairs Commentator, NHK World, Japan

Special Session

“The Strategic Evolution of HSR in Japan from the Meiji Era to the Present”

Speaker
Roderick Smith
Emeritus Professor, Imperial College London, UK
Commentator
Yoshiyuki Kasai
Chairman Emeritus & Director, Central Japan Railway Company, Japan

Session 1

“Transforming India with HSR”

Panelists
Rajesh Agrawal
Member Rolling Stock & Ex.Officio Secretary to Government of India, India
Kenji Hiramatsu
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to India, Japan
Subrahmanyam Jaishankar
Group President, Global Corporate Affairs, Tata Sons Limited, India
Tetsuro Tomita
Vice Chair/Chair, Committee on South Asia, Keidanren
Chairman & Director, East Japan Railway Company, Japan
Moderator
Indrani Bagchi
Senior Diplomatic Editor, Times of India, India

Session 2

“High-Speed Rail toward the Future”

Panelists
Toshihiko Aoyagi
President, Representative Director & Executive Officer,
Kyushu Railway Company, Japan
Yao-Chung Chiang
Chairman, Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation, Taiwan
Brijesh Dixit
General Manager (Depot & Machines), National High Speed Rail Corporation, India
Shin Kaneko
President & Representative Director, Central Japan Railway Company, Japan
Moderator
Roderick Smith
Emeritus Professor, Imperial College London, UK

Closing Remarks

Syed Hamid Albar
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs
Former Chairman, Land Public Transport Commission, Malaysia

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IHRA Forum 2016

IHRA Fourm 2016
A New Society and the Future Created by High-Speed Rail
-Challenge to truly leverage the transformational impacts of high-speed rail-

Opening Remarks

Masafumi Shukuri
Chairman, International High-speed Rail Association

Guest Speech

Shinzo Abe
Prime Minister of Japan (Video Message)
Keiichi Ishii
Minister, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Japan

Opening Session

“Transportation and Economic Development of the Asia-Pacific”

Moderator
Indrani Bagchi
Senior Editor, Times of India
Panelists
Syed Hamid Albar
Chairman, Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD), Malaysia
Mike Mrdak
Secretary, Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development, Australia
Surin Pitsuwan
Former Secretary General, ASEAN
NK Singh
Chairman, Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Review Committee, India
Akihiko Tanaka
Professor, Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, Tokyo Univ.
Former President, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Session1

“Challenges to Connectivity, Integration and Sustainability in HSR Projects”
-Maximizing the Benefit of HSR Development-

Moderator
Roderick Smith
Professor, Imperial College, UK
Panelists
Azmi Abdul Aziz
CEO, Prasarana, Malaysia
Nakorn Chantasorn
Adviser to President, National Science and Technology Development Agency, Thailand
Chua Chong-Kheng
Deputy Chief Executive, Land Transport Authority, Singapore
Mohamed Nur Kamal
CEO, MyHSR Corp., Malaysia
Arunendra Kumar
Former Chairman, Railway Board, India
Takao Nishiyama
Executive Director, East Japan Railway Company

Special Session

“Future of India with HSR”

Moderator
Shishir Gupta
Executive Director, Hindustan Times, India
Panelists
Shaurya Doval
Director, India Foundation
Jyotiraditya Scindia
Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha), Chief Whip-Congress Party, India

Session 2

“International Affairs, Strategy and HSR”

Moderator
Aiko Doden
Senior Commentator / Senior Producer, NHK, Japan
Panelists
Tom Daschle
Former Senator and Senate Majority Leader, USA
David Howell
Former UK Transport Secretary
Yoshiyuki Kasai
Chairman Emeritus & Representative Director, Central Japan Railway Company
Andrew Robb
Former Minister for Trade and Investment, Australia

Session 3

“HSR and Regional Development”
-Examples of Implementation in Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, and Europe-

Moderator
Shigeru Morichi
Director, Policy Research Center, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, Japan
Panelists
Toshihiko Aoyagi
President & Representative Director,
Kyushu Railway Company
Jaehak Oh
Vice President, Korea Transport Institute, South Korea
Werner Rothengatter
Professor, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany
Yasunori Yamazaki
Director-General, Management and Administration Department, Toyama Pref., Japan
Yao-Chung Chiang
Chairman, Taiwan High-Speed Rail Corporation

Closing Remarks

Seiji Manabe
Chairman & Director, West Japan Railway Company

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IHRA Forum 2014

Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Tokaido Shinkansen,
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)
    • The Hon Timothy Fischer 1946-2019