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FY 2015/2016 Research Topic: C-31
Air Cargo and Airports in Asia


International division of labor can attained through the transportation of components and raw materials. Therefore, the importance of international distribution is increasing and has supported the international division of labor in recent years. Means of transport include marine transportation, air transportation, and land transportation. Although marine transportation is overwhelmingly performed based on weight, air transportation accounts for a remarkable portion in terms of trade volume. For example, air cargo in the Japanese trade accounted for 24.9% of exports and 21.4% of imports in 2013. Narita airport is the biggest ‘port’ in Japan, handling cargo worth 18.8 trillion yen (12.5%). It is clear that an examination of air cargo in Asia will lead to a better understanding of international distribution and international division of labor in Asia.
This research project is the final year in FY2015/2016. The research team members will write the final report picking up the situation of air cargo and airports in Asia as a final result. Through the research project, you will be able to understand air cargo and airport in Asia.


April 2014 - March 2016

Members of the Research Project
[ Organizer ] IKEGAMI Hiroshi
[ Co-researchers ] ONISHI Yasuo
[ Co-researchers ] UMEZAKI So
[ Co-researchers ] KOJIMA Sueo (Professor, Kokushikan University)
[ Co-researchers ] HANAOKA Shinya (Associate Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
[ Co-researchers ] AMENO Hiroko (Professor, Kansai University)
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