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“Challenges for the Tourism Industry: Innovation in Airport Management” to be discussed on May 21

The Institute for Industrial Research at J. F. Oberlin University holds regular meetings focusing on industries in Japan and abroad, featuring guests from within the university community and from outside.

For the first meeting of the 2014–2015 academic year, Sayaka Shiotani, an Associate Professor in the university’s College of Business Management, will report on “Challenges for the Tourism Industry: Innovation in Airport Management.”

All interested students, faculty, and others are welcome.

Airports have long been maintained and managed by the public sector. However, this situation began to change in the 1980s, and in the ’90s, privatization became widespread all over the world. Recently in Japan, the system of management by the public sector has come under fire for wasteful investments and inefficiency. I would like Japanese researchers to understand that privatization of airports is a global trend and that airport management policies in Japan need to be reconsidered.

Date and timeWednesday, May 21, starting at 4:15 p. m.
PlaceThe meeting room on the first floor of Sekigakukaikan, Machida Campus

Contact: The Institute for Industrial Research at 042-797-6493