2020 年 9 巻 1 号 p. 191-196
Resolving the problem of the regional railway deficit is a social issue that will have a significant impact on Japanese local economics in the future. Nowadays, lots of Japanese regional railway companies are falling into deficit. So far, most studies of regional railway companies in Japan focus on just a specific field of measure, and the main approach of the measure has been focused on “contribution to profits”. However, there are some phenomena that cannot be explained by the approach said above in Takamatsu-Kotohira Electric Railroad, Wakayama Electric Railway, and Isumi Railway, which are the few companies that have succeeded in significantly improving profits.This study will additionally propose that a new useful point of view for analyzing the mechanism of getting out of the red in regional railway business with subjects that suggest their effectiveness. The proposal point of view in this study is expressed by the point of view that focused on "multiple measures and their execution order" and "each measure’s feasibility" when they are in comparison with the existing point of view.