HSR, Accessibility and Regional Economy in Japan
This presentation illustrated the regional accessibility and economic impacts of high speed rail (HSR) development in Japan since its inception in 1964. Comparison of the case of Japanese HSR impacts were also made with that of European case presented in the main presentation of this webinar to highlight enlightening topics for discussion. In addition, Japan's plan of a new high speed rail technology namely MAGLEV was breifly presented and its likely impact on accessibilities was discussed. Considering the criticality of huge costs required for HSR development, importance of inter-modal integration of HSR with other mdoes of transport was also highlighted through examples of practices in Japan.