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This special issue consists of eight papers addressing a number of issues concerning tourism development in Japan, including: urban development and tourism in Japanese cities; the transition of forest tourism policies; sustainability in tourism development; surf tourism development; the transition...

Author(s)
Sharpley, R.; Kato, K.; Horita, Y.; Yamada, Y.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Planning and Development, 2018, 15, 1, pp 1-101
Abstract

Japan is scheduled to host several major international sporting events in the next four years including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Its sport tourism sector is therefore well positioned for expansion but the issue of sustainability needs to be addressed. This research note sets out to clarify what...

Author(s)
Hinch, T.; Ito, E.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Planning and Development, 2018, 15, 1, pp 96-101
Abstract

This article presents a genealogy of domestic surf tourism development in contemporary Japan. Drawing on two months' ethnographic fieldwork conducted between July and August 2016, and participant observation during three years working, living and surfing in the area, I trace the historical...

Author(s)
Doering, A.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Planning and Development, 2018, 15, 1, pp 68-81
Abstract

This paper critically analyses the historic development of the national forests (NF) management and policies in Japan, and discusses its relationship with tourism policies. Japan's NF accounts for approximately 30% of the nation's forests. "Forest tourism" policies in NF began with the growth of ...

Author(s)
Oura, Y.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Planning and Development, 2018, 15, 1, pp 40-54
Abstract

This paper proposes resilience as a foundation for sustainability, and sustainable tourism development, identifying that resilience relates to place-based knowledge and senses originating from human-land interaction over a long period of time. A specific case drawn here is the post-disaster...

Author(s)
Kato, K.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Planning and Development, 2018, 15, 1, pp 55-67
Abstract

Since around 2000, tourism has gradually become a key activity reinforcing the Japanese economy. In particular, there has been growth in urban tourism and many urban spaces have been transformed to meet visitors' needs, a process that has occurred not only in the large metropolises but also in...

Author(s)
Horita, Y.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Planning and Development, 2018, 15, 1, pp 26-39
Abstract

Whaling in Japan suffers from entrenched positions by leadership, resigned to permanent disagreement (International Whaling Panel Discussion), as well as "activist impotence" observed in the failure to create dialogue or change policy. Australian Prime Minister Turnbull sites a difference of...

Author(s)
Wearne, S.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Planning and Development, 2018, 15, 1, pp 89-95
Abstract

This article explores the transition in the mountain tourism landscape of Japan through two instructive case studies from the North Japan Alps. Before Japan's modernization, mountains were considered sacred places and consequently they were out of bounds for commoners. During the early...

Author(s)
Chakraborty, A.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Planning and Development, 2018, 15, 1, pp 82-88
Abstract

Research articles and books on tourism and Japan published in both Japanese and English are reviewed based on online databases. In Japanese, 2,463 books and 727 government publications (1940-2016), and 471 articles published in two journals (1961-2015) are identified, and in English, 21 books and 7 ...

Author(s)
Kato, K.; Horita, Y.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Planning and Development, 2018, 15, 1, pp 3-25

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