February 22, 2018
In the final weeks of his placement with Japan’s Civil Aviation Bureau, Mansfield Fellow Chip Taylor (Federal Aviation Administration) had two opportunities to travel outside Tokyo to share his expertise and to learn more about policy and governance issues of importance to Japanese and other government and industry leaders. On February 19, Mr. Taylor gave a lecture (pictured above) on “Next Generation Air Navigation Services, Drone Detection, and Commercial Space Integration” to students and faculty at the Osaka Campus of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism’s Aviation Safety College (ASC). The ASC trains all of Japan’s air traffic controllers, and about eighty air traffic control students attended Mr. Taylor’s lecture.
Earlier in the month Mr. Taylor was in Iruma City, Saitama Prefecture, to participate in a three-day international training course at the National Institute of Public Administration, part of Japan’s National Personnel Authority. Approximately eighty students from eighteen countries participated in the course, including representatives of Japanese companies and government ministries, the Japan Self-Defense Forces, the National Diet, and officials from several embassies. Participants heard from guest lecturers on topics such as Japan’s overseas development program, role in international organizations, and governance. The trainees also presented and facilitated lectures. Mr. Taylor, a Principal Maintenance Inspector at the FAA, presented a lecture on “Haneda Airport’s Need for Increased Capacity.”