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Abstract

International tourists to Japan have attracted considerable attention in the Japanese tourism sector. In particular, tourists from Asia, China in particular, are increasingly recognized as an important target group. To accommodate the demands of foreign tourists, the tourism industry must...

Author(s)
Kohsaka, R.; Matsutani, H.; Matsuoka, H.; Tomiyoshi, M.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of China Tourism Research, 2015, 11, 2, pp 186-199
Abstract

This study examines the global market diversification and constraint factors associated with potential Japanese international sports fan tourists. Data were gathered from Japanese general tourists (N=3773) in an annual Japan Travel Bureau Foundation survey conducted by email. Of those surveyed,...

Author(s)
Nishio, T.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Vacation Marketing, 2014, 20, 2, pp 137-147
Abstract

Hawaii' s Honolulu Marathon, first held in 1973, has become an international mega sports event. December 2011' s Honolulu Marathon registered 22,615 participants from all over the world, including 12,360 Japanese runners. Hawaii is one of the most popular tourist destinations for Japanese tourists, ...

Author(s)
Nishio, T.; Okamoto, J.; Ishimori, M.
Publisher
Japan Society of Sports Industry, Tokyo, Japan
Citation
Journal of Japan Society of Sports Industry, 2013, 23, 1, pp 75-88
Abstract

Hot spring resorts are popular tourist attractions in Japan. However, little is known about why these resorts are popular destinations. This paper introduces a methodology, Cognitive Chrono-Ethnography, which is an ethnographical field study that is designed through the consideration of cognitive...

Author(s)
Kitajima, M.; Tahira, H.; Takahashi, S.; Midorikawa, T.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality & Tourism, 2012, 13, 4, pp 247-270