About ALPA Japan

We, ALPA Japan(AirLine Pilots’ Association of Japan)has been established on May 1st, 1978, by the union members of Japan Airlines (JAL), All Nippon Airways (ANA), and Toa Domestic Airlines (TDA).

Currently, ALPA Japan has been comprised by the captains, first officers, and flight engineers from 13 unions/associations, such as:

  • All Nippon Airways Crew Association (ANACA)
  • Ana Pilot Union (APU)
  • Anawings Pilot Union (AWPU)
  • Japan airline Flight crew Union (JFU)
  • Union of J-AiR (UJAR)
  • Union of Japan TransOcean air Pilots and Stewardesses (JTOPS)
  • Japan Air Commuter Air Crew’s Association
  • Ryukyu air commuter Crew Union (RCU)
  • Hokkaido air system Pilot Union (HPU)
  • Oriental Air Bridge Pilot Union
  • Star Flyer Pilot Union (SFPU)
  • Ibex Airlines Pilot Union (IPU)
  • New Japan Pilot Union (Pilots from LCCs, Foreign Carriers)
  • SKYMARK Pilot Union (SPU)

Also, ALPA Japan is a member of the IFALPA (International Federation of AirLine Pilots’ Association, headquarter located in Montreal, Canada), joining more than 100 countries/areas and over 100,000 pilots from all over the world.

The aims for ALPA Japan activities are following:

  • Improvement of safety in airline operations, fair and stable development of the commercial airline industry.
  • Stability and improvement of their employments, working conditions, and working rights for workers, mainly air crews, in aviation industry.

In order to accomplish these aims, ALPA Japan has almost same committees as IFALPA’s ones, and acts same orbits.

Through these activities, ALPA Japan plays important roles in area of commercial aviation, such as suggestions for air safety, flight techniques and policies for domestic/international administrations and organizations.

ALPA Japan Members:

  • Yoshihiro Baba (President, LEG Committee Chair.)
  • Max Matsumoto (IFALPA Director, RVP North Pacific)
  • Masahisa Shinonaga (Vice President, Financial Director)
  • Retsu Akutsu (Vice President, PA Stirling Committee Chair.)
  • Motohisa Fujita (Secretary General, IND/PGA Committee Chair.)
  • Shota Ishikawa (Director of Organization , Regional Aviation Committee Chair.)
  • Tomohiro Nakamura (AAP Committee Chair.)
  • Yuji Ushikusa (ADO Committee Chair.)
  • Masahiko Nakazaki (AGE Committee Chair. , DG Committee Chair.)
  • Tsuyoshi Irizawa (ATS Committee Chair.)
  • Yoshinori Mitsushita (HUPER Committee Chair.)
  • Ryutaro Nagao (SEC Committee Chair.)
  • Makoto Narita (JAL Anti-Dismissal Committee Chair.)