Analyst Haruo Ushiba

Haruo Ushiba

Director and Senior Analyst, JapanHaruo Ushiba

Tokyo Japan

With more than 40 years of experience in the Japanese travel industry, Mr. Ushiba will broaden Phocuswright’s reach into Asia. Along with analysis of the Japanese travel marketplace, Haruo will increase Phocuswright’s brand awareness in the region with syndicated and custom research sales. He is a founding member of the Japan Aviation Management Research (JAMR), whose aim is to look into the future of the airline business as it enters a new era of globalization. Haruo has been in various management positions with JAL Group throughout his career. He holds a B.A. in commerce from Keio University.

Areas of Research
Haruo's depth of experience and expertise are unmatched in the Japanese travel industry. He has a particularly keen understanding of the airline industry in Japan and across Asia.

Travel Research From Haruo Ushiba

Japan Online Travel 2019: By the Numbers

Japan Online Travel 2019: By the Numbers

Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: March 2019 Analysts: Haruo Ushiba, Coney Dongre, Deepak Jain, Maggie Rauch

Japan remains the second-largest travel market in APAC, well behind China, but is more than three times the size of India as well as Australia/New Zealand (ANZ). Market growth will accelerate to nearly...

Japan Online Travel 2019: Key Developments

Japan Online Travel 2019: Key Developments

Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: March 2019 Analysts: Haruo Ushiba, Cathy Walsh, Coney Dongre, Deepak Jain, Maggie Rauch

Fueled partly by a surge in inbound travelers with a strong preference for digital booking, online travel bookings in Japan are growing more than twice as fast as the overall travel market. In addition,...

Japan Online Travel Overview

Japan Online Travel Overview

Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: March 2019 Analysts: Haruo Ushiba, Coney Dongre, Deepak Jain, Maggie Rauch US $995

While online travel bookings in Japan are advancing rapidly, offline channels, including traditional retail agencies, remain vital and captured nearly six in 10 bookings in 2018. Both the air and hotel...

Japan Online Travel Overview Tenth Edition

Japan Online Travel Overview Tenth Edition

Category: Published: May 2018 Analysts: Haruo Ushiba, Claudia Unger, Maggie Rauch US $595

Japan’s economy continues its journey through troubled waters with GDP growth hovering around a modest 1% for the fourth consecutive year.? Slowing exports and an aging population are major contributing...

Japan Online Travel Overview Ninth Edition

Japan Online Travel Overview Ninth Edition

Category: Market Overview & Sizing Published: April 2017 Analysts: Haruo Ushiba, Coney Dongre, Deepak Jain, Maggie Rauch US $995

Japan is the second largest travel market in Asia Pacific, and one of the region’s most established online travel markets. While a number of factors are contributing to slowing domestic growth, the...

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