Ota meets China vice premier in Beijing

Jun 27, 2014

Ota meets China vice premier in Beijing

Transport minister Akihiro Ota met with Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong in Beijing on Friday to discuss bilateral relations damaged by territorial disagreements and differing viewpoints on history. It is the first time a Japanese minister has visited the Chinese capital since Prime Minister ...

Jan 6, 2014

Attracting more tourists to Japan

If Japan is really serious about attracting 20 million tourists a year by the time of the 2020 Olympics, the nation has a lot more to do to make visitors feel more welcome.

Aug 14, 2013

Ota meets Myanmar president

Visiting Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Minister Akihiro Ota has met with Myanmar President Thein Sein at the Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw, state media reported Tuesday. The meeting Monday focused on infrastructure development projects in Myanmar, including upgrading airports and rail services, electric power ...

| Jul 15, 2013

Bumps in the road that we can afford

Dear Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Akihiro Ota, I recently attended the induction ceremony for one of my children at a local elementary school. We listened to various speeches, one of which was of particular interest: A traffic police officer spoke at ...