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.
Licca-chan’s small castle
Typhoon came to Japan. It was raining cats and dogs outside. However, I headed for Licca-chan's small castle again. In this time, I could transfer easi... more
FromSU EUN KIM
There are many reasons to visit the lovely city of Bath in western England, such as to see the Roman baths or the attractive Georgian architecture. The... more
But are they contents tourists?
This scene really got me thinking about what it means to be a contents tourist. It was taken in Hokkaido Greenland, an amusement park in Iwamizawa, Hok... more
Taking inspiration from the film Love in Tokyo, 1966- I visited the gigantic Tokyo Tower. I was always interested in visiting this place because of 2 a... more
The Massan soundtrack
On 24 March 2015 I went to an event in Sapporo at which the stars of the NHK morning drama Massan (broadcast September 2014 to March 2015), Tamayama Te... more