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Transportation in Japan and US

  1. 1. Transportation in Japan and the U.S. By Dan Chargo
  2. 2. Transportation in Japan <ul><li>Efficient public transport systems </li></ul><ul><li>Trains </li></ul><ul><li>Subways </li></ul><ul><li>Buses </li></ul><ul><li>Rush hour 8-9am and 5pm </li></ul>
  3. 3. Trains <ul><li>Train network </li></ul><ul><li>Japan Railways </li></ul><ul><li>Rail Passes </li></ul>
  4. 4. High Speed Trains (Shinkansen) <ul><li>1 st bullet train 1964 </li></ul><ul><li>300 km/h </li></ul><ul><li>Tokyo to major cities </li></ul>
  5. 5. Buses <ul><li>A main form of public transit </li></ul><ul><li>Highway buses </li></ul><ul><li>Complicated system for fares </li></ul>
  6. 6. Taxi’s <ul><li>Major cities </li></ul><ul><li>Relatively expensive </li></ul><ul><li>Very nice inside </li></ul>
  7. 7. Bicycles (Jitensha) <ul><li>Common for all ages </li></ul><ul><li>Theft </li></ul>
  8. 8. Ferries <ul><ul><ul><li>Geographic layout </li></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Cars <ul><li>Cities </li></ul><ul><li>Rural Areas </li></ul><ul><li>Gas efficient </li></ul><ul><li>3.84/gallon </li></ul>Kei-class
  10. 10. Commuting numbers <ul><li>For company workers </li></ul><ul><li>48% train/subway </li></ul><ul><li>24% car </li></ul><ul><li>9% bus/street car </li></ul><ul><li>9% bike </li></ul><ul><li>7% walk </li></ul><ul><li>3% motorcycle </li></ul>
  11. 11. U.S. Transportation <ul><li>Buses </li></ul><ul><li>Taxi/Subways in some major cities </li></ul><ul><li>Automobiles </li></ul>
  12. 12. Buses <ul><li>Commuting/ school </li></ul><ul><li>Downtown areas </li></ul>
  13. 13. Taxi’s and Subway
  14. 14. Airplanes
  15. 15. Automobiles <ul><li>Fuel Consumption </li></ul>
  16. 16. Similarities <ul><li>Buses in cities </li></ul><ul><li>Use of Taxi’s </li></ul><ul><li>Airplanes </li></ul>
  17. 17. Differences <ul><li>Population Density </li></ul><ul><li>Bicycles </li></ul><ul><li>Trains </li></ul><ul><li>Ferries </li></ul><ul><li>Cars </li></ul>
  18. 18. More Cars <ul><li>Japans auto industry </li></ul><ul><li>Japan exports 4 million in 03 imports 281000 </li></ul><ul><li>US exports 1.3 million in 03 imports 5.7 million </li></ul>
  19. 19. Japanese cars in the US <ul><li>817000 Japanese cars sold in us in 03 </li></ul><ul><li>4 of top 5 top selling passenger cars 03 </li></ul><ul><li>High quality </li></ul>
  20. 20. Big names in the auto business <ul><li>Japanese </li></ul><ul><li>Honda </li></ul><ul><li>Toyota </li></ul><ul><li>Nissan </li></ul><ul><li>Mazda </li></ul><ul><li>Mitsubishi </li></ul><ul><li>Subaru </li></ul><ul><li>American </li></ul><ul><li>Ford </li></ul><ul><li>General Motors </li></ul><ul><li>Chrysler </li></ul>
  21. 21. Traffic Laws in Japan <ul><li>Left side of road </li></ul><ul><li>18 year old minimum </li></ul><ul><li>Signs Japanese/ English </li></ul><ul><li>Speed limits </li></ul>
  22. 22. 2005 Toyota Camry
  23. 23. Nissan Skyline
  24. 24. Bibliography <ul><li>www.Japan-guide.com </li></ul><ul><li>www.wikepedia.com </li></ul><ul><li>Wards Motor Vehicle Facts and Figures 2004 </li></ul>

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