Korea and Japan have many similarities in economic, political, social and cultural dimensions. With transport policy making in particular, there is much resemblance. For these reasons, the Korean transport policy creation process had bench-marked Japanese examples, but recently Japan has been showing interest in Korea’s leading and innovative transport policies including public transport reform, convergence of ICT for transport.
However, despite the increasing interest, referencing of each other’s policies has been one-dimensional, and lacked deep understanding and a systematic approach.
Lately we have been pressing global issues such as global warming and energy depletion, which demands more encouragement to use public transport, such as buses, taxis and railroads. To effectively achieve this goal we need more effective solutions to prevent the decline in the public transport business sector and the decreasing demand for public transport. Looking into respective countries' policy examples can be a productive reference for future policy making.
A comparative research method is the most effective means to systematically understand other countries’ policies. For this approach, it is necessary to gather experienced experts and working groups from Korea and Japan who deeply understand historical changes and policy making processes in the transport area.
For this research we composed a working research group which included Korean and Japanese experts. The group has studied the historical transformation of transport policies, particularly public and urban transport, from 1950 to 2010. Findings from each period of the progress and the resulting insight of this comparative research will make significant and applicable contributions for the future direction of Korean transport development.
- 한일 간 교통정책 비교 연구(The comparative study of transport policies and strategies between Korea and Japan)
- 이상민; 이재림; 카시마 시게루
한일 간 교통정책 비교 연구(The comparative study of transport policies and strategies between Korea and Japan)
|Series Title; No||수시연구 / 2012-22|
|Subject Country||Japan(Asia and Pacific)
South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
|Subject||Territorial Development < Transport/Logistics|