About ITS Asia-Pacific


Secretary General
Hajime Amano

About ITS Asia-Pacific

ITS Asia-Pacific seeks to facilitate Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) cooperation and coordination between countries/areas in the Asia-Pacific region, taken to mean Asia and Oceania, irrespective of political, industrial, cultural or institutional barriers. ITS Asia-Pacific offers its members opportunities for networking and information-sharing through assistance in the coordination of the region’s involvement in the World Congress on ITS, and hosting the ITS Asia-Pacific Forum. ITS Asia-Pacific plays a key facilitation and liaison role for its members within the Asia-Pacific region and with related organisations in other regions. Members are encouraged to develop ITS for application across the Asia-Pacific region and to assist each other with information to enable this.

Secretariat (from left)
Hiroaki Shishikura
Ikuko Okada
Takehiko Barada
Haruko Ide
Takaaki Segi

ITS Asia-Pacific’s objectives:

  • ・To support economic growth and better quality of life by solving transport problems of a modal or multi-modal nature through the developing and deploying of ITS;
  • ・To establish the framework for cooperation by building a foundation on which ITS Asia-Pacific members can share and find solutions for common problems;and
  • ・To collaborate with other international organizations by linking organizations in various sectors.


Roles and Activity of ITS Asia-Pacific

Identify common problems and find solutions to each problem

  • ・Asia is a fast growing region, creating megacities
  • ・Recognition and sharing of the current situation and subjects
  • ・Finding the solution & coordinating the concrete plans

Develop human resources for the next generation through:

  • ・Personnel exchange between member organizations to strengthen propagation of information and experiences
  • ・Internship to foster leaders of the next generation

Collaborate with related international organizations such as:

  • ・Government agencies in each country/area
  • ・Financial sectors (World Bank, Asian Development Bank, Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation)
  • ・Academic society, for example, EASTS (Eastern Asia Society of Transportation Studies)

Memorandum of Understanding Signers