Seminar on ‘Challenges for Railway Systems in South-East Asia’

Interesting insights by Mr Yoshitaka Ishii on the Japanese National Railways (JNR) presented at a seminar at ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute.
Challenges for Railway Systems in South-East Asia:  Lessons from 30 Years’ Experience of the Privatization of Japanese National Railways, Regional Economics Studies Programme

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 – The primary objective of this seminar was to identify the challenges for expanding railway networks in Southeast Asia. Drawing on his rich experience as the first president and chairman of JR Kyushu Railway Company for 25 years, the speaker, Mr Yoshitaka Ishii presented riveting insights into the functioning of the Japanese National Railways (JNR) following its privatisation in 1987. The seminar was attended by an audience of 30 people comprising representatives from SMRT, lecturers, students, and members of the public.