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 Takayoshi Yamamura (Center for Advanced Tourism Studies, Hokkaido University) and Professor Philip Seaton (Institute of Japan Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign 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
Now this is an interesting location. It's the Millennium Bridge across the Thames in central London. It appears in the sixth film of the Harry Potter s... more
In Bruges in Brugge
I love the movie, In Bruges. It has such a black humour which I know some people do not ‘get’, resulting in them believing that such a film would ... more
Osamu Tezuka Museum
While doing war memory related fieldwork in Osaka in May this year, I had a chance to visit the Osamu Tezuka Manga Museum in the nearby city of Takaraz... more
Godzilla vs Basho
As I wandered from Shinjuku station looking for my Tokyo hotel, I was not aware of its iconic nature. After passing the ubiquitous Robot Restaurant, I ... more
Lost in Translation
I may be smiling in this photo, but I wasn’t feeling the happiest. I had just walked from Shinjuku station to find the Park Hyatt Hotel where Lost in... more