Urban/Regional Management

 kikuchi 20170310 Michio KIKUCHI Adjunct Professor

【Specialized Fields】
Port Policy, International Competitiveness

【Subjects】 Global logistics and maritime transport
【Background】 Finished Master of Engineering, Graduate School of Tohoku University.
Entered the Ministry of Transport (currently MLIT), and served as the Director of the Planning Division and Deputy Director-General for Engineering Affairs, both for Ports and Harbours Bureau and currently Director-General, Ports and Harbours Bureau.
【Publications】 About Port and Harbor Act, 2012
About the amendment of Port and Harbor Act and Act on Management and Operation of Specific International Piers - aiming to the promotion of International Competitiveness of Japan Ports -, 2011
【Message】 For prosperity of Japanese citizen’s life and industry, it is necessary to realize more efficient logistics with sophisticated port operation and improve international competitiveness. It is inevitable to balance between port facility construction response to upsizing ships and upgrading of logistics, and hearing voices of port users. Let’s discuss both current and future port policy toward international competitiveness through review of the history of Port and Harbor Act in Japan.