The White Paper Report (a frank report) 1973-1974, with its numerous charts, figures, and tables, presents a detail summary, analysis, and forecast of Japanese transportation by land, sea and air. Following the prosperity of previous years the profit margin for Japanese transportation systems continued to increase for the most part of 1973. The oil embargo, which started the upward spiral of fuel, wages and material costs, trimmed the profit margin of most transportation systems considerably, and plunged international import and export transportation into red. Aside from the newly emerged energy crisis and rising inflation Japanese transportation has basic problems it must combat. On land the ever present problem of rising over-congestion makes reorganization in public transportation, traffic patterns, and new safety regulations top priorities. If Japanese transportation moves toward mass transportation, which seems to be the only solution to ease the traffic and raise the efficiency of land transportation, then effective safety measures must be introduced. Standardization of vehicle models, check-up pass and package, easily available check-up stations, modernization of rail and train equipments are offered as possible methods to promote safety on land. At sea the increased number of small motored boats and yachts is a big problem in the harbor area, and is responsible for most of the sea accidents. New regulations are made for the harbor area and registration of all classes of ships. Two basic problems plagued the Japanese aviation system: lack of expansion possibility and noise pollution. A five year plan to reorganize the airports is underway. Control of pollution resulting from vehicles, ships, and planes remains an urgent problem. Strict enforcement of existing pollution control regulations can check some of the problems. The last two segments of the report deal with tourism and weather.

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    DOWNSVIEW, ON  United States 
  • Publication Date: 1974


  • Japanese

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 460 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00072121
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Systems Center
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM