The changing patterns of Japanese tourism and the views of the Japanese tourist since the Meiji Restoration, in 1868, are given an in-depth historical, geographical, economic and social analysis in this book. As well as providing a case study for the purpose of investigating the changing face of global tourism from the 19th to the 21st Century, this account of Japanese tourism explores both domestic social relations and international geographical, political and economic relations, especially in the northeast Asian context. Socio-cultural and geographical analysis form the research framework for the book, in three ways: first, there is an emphasis on scale as tourism phenomena and their implications are discussed both in a global context and at the national, regional and local levels; second, the discussion is informed by primary data sources such as censuses and surveys; and third, the incorporation of fieldwork and case studies adds concreteness to the overall picture of Japanese tourism. This book is a significant addition to an area of study currently under-represented in the literature.
Carolin Funck is Associate Professor in Human Geography at Hiroshima University (Japan) Graduate School of Integrated Arts and Sciences. Her research focuses on the development of tourism in Japan and the rejuvenation of mature tourist destinations; machizukuri and citizen participation are her second theme of interest. She is the author of Tourismus und Peripherie in Japan and co-editor of Living Cities in Japan. Malcolm Cooper was Vice-President, Research and International Cooperation until 2011 at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Beppu, Japan. He is currently Professor of Tourism Management and Environmental Law. He is a specialist in tourism management and development, environmental planning, water resource management and environmental law. He is co-editor of the books Volcanic Tourism - Geo-Resources for Leisure and Recreation, Biomedical Knowledge Management: Infrastructures and Processes for E-Health Systems and Information and Communication Technologies in Support of the Tourism Industry, and co-author of Health & Wellness Spa Tourism and River Tourism.
Acknowledgements Glossary List of Tables List of Figures Chapter 1. Introduction to Japanese Tourism Carolin Funck and Malcolm Cooper Chapter 2. The Roots of Japanese Travel Culture Carolin Funck Chapter 3. The Rules of the Game: Policy, Plans and Institutions for Tourism Malcolm Cooper Chapter 4. Domestic Tourism and its Social Background Carolin Funck Chapter 5. The Travelling Yen Malcolm Cooper Chapter 6. The Japanese Gaze on the World Malcolm Cooper Chapter 7. Welcome to Japan Carolin Funck Chapter 8. Multiple Futures for Japan's Tourism Carolin Funck and Malcolm Cooper Chapter 9. Conclusions: Retrospect, Challenges and the Future Malcolm Cooper and Carolin Funck References Index