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Themes, Issues and Challenges




ISBN 9780367221478
Published October 30, 2020 by Routledge
296 Pages 35 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

This significant and timely volume focuses on the unique trajectory of tourism development in Japan, which has been characterized by an historical emphasis on promoting both domestic and international tourism to Japanese tourists, followed by the more recent policy of competing aggressively in the international incoming tourist market.

Initial chapters present an overview of past and present tourism, including policy and research perspectives. Thematic perspectives on tourism and specific contexts and places in which tourism occurs are then examined. Strains of Japanese tourism such as sport, surf, forest, mountain, urban, tea, pilgrimage and even whaling heritage tourism are among those analyzed. The book also explores tourism’s role in confronting difficult pasts and presents, and the challenges facing the development of tourism in contemporary Japan. A short postscript outlines some of the challenges and possible future directions tourism in Japan may take in light of the COVID-19 crisis.

Written by a team of well-known editors and contributors, including academics from Japan, this volume will be of great interest to upper-students and researchers and academics in development studies, cultural studies, geography and tourism.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction: tourism in Japan – from the past to the present

RICHARD SHARPLEY AND KUMI KATO

2 Tourism research on Japan – overview of major trends: Japanese and English-language materials

YUMIKO HORITA AND KUMI KATO

3 Urban development and tourism in Japanese cities

YUMIKO HORITA

4 Transition of forest tourism policies in Japanese national forest management

YUMI OURA

5 A systematic review of sport tourism research in Japan

EIJI ITO AND TOM HINCH

6 Mobilizing stoke: a genealogy of surf tourism development in Miyazaki, Japan

ADAM DOERING

7 Japan’s mountain tourism at a crossroads: insights from the North Japan Alps

ABHIK CHAKRABORTY

8 International exchange in tea tourism: reconceptualizing Japanese green tourism for sustainable farming communities

AMNAJ KHAOKHRUEAMUANG

9 Pilgrimage tourism in regional communities: the case of Tanabe City and Kumano Kodo

RICARDO NICOLAS PROGANO AND KUMI KATO

10 Confronting difficult pasts: the case of ‘kamikaze’ tourism

RICHARD SHARPLEY AND KUMI KATO

11 Whaling heritage and tourism development – ‘sliced, diced and boiled down’

SIMON WEARNE

12 Debating sustainability in tourism development: resilience, traditional knowledge and community: a post-disaster perspective

KUMI KATO

13 International tourists in Japan: their increasing numbers and vulnerability to natural hazards

HAYATO NAGAI, KAEDE SANO, BRENT W. RITCHIE AND TAKASHI YOSHINO

14 The expansion of peer-to-peer accommodation rentals in Japan: issues and challenges

TAKAHIRO IKEJI AND HAYATO NAGAI

Postscript

RICHARD SHARPLEY AND KUMI KATO

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Editor(s)

Biography

Richard Sharpley is Professor of Tourism and Development at the University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK, and Distinguished Professor in the Center for Tourism Research at Wakayama University, Japan.

Kumi Kato is a professor at the Faculty of Tourism, Wakayama University, Japan. She currently chairs a committee for sustainable tourism at the Japan Tourism Agency.