Prerequisites for Ports and Harbors in the 21st Century Case Study of Beppu Port

  • Y. Yabe
  • T. Maeda
Conference paper


Any future port and coastal area plan in Japan must take into account emerging social trends, namely; the internationalization, the aging population and the socio-economic maturation. A development plan for Beppu Port will be discussed here as an example to demonstrate how to incorporate these future requirements.

The basic concept in the plan is to develop a port having a close social relationship with the nearby community offering high quality services to all the users, both foreign and domestic, while giving due consideration to the cultural aspects of the local community.

The proposed port plan is to create a facility which is not only a transport center but also will provide a space for tourism, cultural activities and marine leisure activities. The plan is to include space for leisure activities such as shopping, yachting, swimming, fishing, etc. in the vicinity of the port which would meet the demands expected to arise in the 21st century.


Leisure Activity Tertiary Industry High Quality Service Social Trend Port Facility 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Yabe
    • 1
  • T. Maeda
    • 2
  1. 1.Planning Division, The Fourth District Port Construction BureauMinistry of TransportShimonoseki, Yamaguchi, 750Japan
  2. 2.Environmental Planning SectionEcoh Co., Ltd.Tsuchiura, Ibaraki, 300Japan

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