Japanese Tourism: Spaces, Places and Structures (Asia-Pacific Studies: Past and Present #5) (Paperback)

Japanese Tourism: Spaces, Places and Structures (Asia-Pacific Studies: Past and Present #5) By Carolin Funck, Malcolm Cooper Cover Image

Japanese Tourism: Spaces, Places and Structures (Asia-Pacific Studies: Past and Present #5) (Paperback)


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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.

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.
Product Details ISBN: 9781785330292
ISBN-10: 1785330292
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Publication Date: October 1st, 2015
Pages: 256
Language: English
Series: Asia-Pacific Studies: Past and Present