This paper aims to propose a practical methodology of problem identification and structurization for regional transport policy. The strategic regional transport planning of the Kanto Region is used as the case study. Ten stakeholders are selected including central/local governments and transport operators. Then the interview-based discussions are conducted with them. The congnitive maps of stakeholders are integrated into the structure of transport problems in the region. After the main factors and drivers of the problems are abstracted from the maps, the problematic issues are analyed based on the problem structure. Finally, the differences of problem perceptions and nterests among stakeholders and their political relationship are discussed.
problem identification, structurization of problem, regional transport policy, case study, Kanto region, transdisciplinary approach