Seminar: Sports Tourism in Japan ~International Joint Research at Wakayama University~
Sport tourism has been attracting attention as one of tourism research fields in Japan since mega sport events including the Rugby World Cup, the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Kansai World Masters Games have been scheduled to be held in Japan in the next five or six years. These mega events will not only help the host countries be known as tourist destinations, but also develop community attachment.
In this seminar, Prof Hinch and Prof Walker will first give an overview of the CTR Sport Tourism research unit and then will discuss the current situation and trends on this research field in Japan. They will also introduce Kumano Kodo, a World Heritage in Wakayama, as a case study of the research project on community attachment.
This seminar contributes to an understanding of concept of sport tourism in depth and provision of further insight into this field in Japan.
*No registration required.
*This symposium will be conducted in English.
Sports Tourism in Japan ~International Joint Research at Wakayama University~
Friday, June 17, 2016
CTR Conference Room 107, Faculty of Economics South Building, Wakayama University
(Sakaedani 930, Wakayama-city)
CTR Sport Tourism research unit (Prof Tom Hinch, Prof Gordon J. Walker)
Prof Tom Hinch
Professor and former deputy dean of the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta. Distinguished University Professor at Wakayama University. His main research field is sport tourism. His publications include “Sport Tourism Development” and “Sport and Tourism”. These books are widely used as text books in tertiary education.
Prof Gordon J. Walker
Professor at the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta. Distinguished University Professor at Wakayama University. His main research fields are leisure and recreation. He is the author of “A Social Psychology of Leisure” which is widely used as a text book in tertiary education.
Dr. Eiji Ito
Lecturer, Faculty of Tourism, Wakayama University
Center for Tourism Research, Wakayama University
Faculty of Tourism, Wakayama University
Center for Tourism Research
Sakaedani 930, Wakayama-city 640-8510, JAPAN