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FY 2012/2013 Research Topic: C-34
Marine Transport and Harbor in Asia Region


The global volume of marine transport has greatly expanded since the 1990s, due to the division of the international labor system in manufacturing industries that has accompanied the progress of globalization. For example, some multinational enterprises have carried out foreign direct investment, and the recipient countries of this foreign direct investment have subsequently implemented various deregulations for these multinational enterprises. As a result, there is now a division of the international labor system in multinational enterprises, and the international physical distribution to support this division has also undergone great change. Such a movement has been particularly noticeable in Asia and the region’s representative harbors, which have seen an increase in marine freight volume.
Against this backdrop, this research project focuses on the extended process of marine transportation in Asia, in particular on the development of a representative harbor in Asia as an important factor that has promoted an increase in marine transportation, and clarifying the factors behind the development of Asian harbors.


April 2011 - February 2013

Members of the Research Project

[ Organizer ] IKEGAMI Hiroshi
[ Co-researchers ] ONISHI Yasuo
OKADA Yuka (Tokai University)
KUROKAWA Hisayuki (Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology)
JIANG Tian-Yong (Osaka City University)
KOJIMA Sueo (Kokushikan University)
LEE Jung-Hua (Kanagawa University)