The International Journal of Contents Tourism is an
open-access Scholarly journal exploring the phenomenon of "contents tourism".
Concept and aims of the IJCT
The International Journal of Contents Tourism is an open-access scholarly journal exploring the phenomenon of ‘contents tourism’. Contents tourism is travel behaviour motivated fully or partially by narratives, characters, locations and other creative elements of popular culture forms, including film, television dramas, manga, anime, novels and computer games. The concept originated in Japan and is closely related to what is known as film-induced tourism or media-induced tourism in English.
IJCT publishes articles of various lengths, from original research papers through to short blog entries. It is based at Hokkaido University and the editors-in-chief are Professor Philip Seaton (International Student Center) and Professor Takayoshi Yamamura (Center for Advanced Tourism Studies).
IJCT has three main aims:
- To publish scholarly research into the theory and practice of contents tourism from an international perspective.
- To provide a bilingual forum in which researchers, tourism- or media-industry practitioners and fans can all contribute writings on contents tourism.
- To integrate an analytical concept that emerged in Japan into global discourses on the linkages between popular culture and tourism.
Read the journal’s constitution.
Harry Potter 6
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FromChristopher P. Hood
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Imperial War Museum
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