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.
Breakfast in Chicago
On a recent trip to Chicago for a conference, I decided to check out the location of the building where the siege in The Negotiator took place. I've wa... more
Going to two events in three weeks at which there were many cosplayers (the Toyako Manga Anime Festa in Hokkaido, 27-28 June, and Hyper Japan in London... more
Sometimes I find evidence of contents tourism in the most unexpected places. I was with a group of students at Poroto Kotan in Shiraoi, Hokkaido. It is... more
Black Rain – Dotonbori
The 1989 Ridley Scott movie Black Rain was set part in the USA and part in Japan. Most of the scenes in Japan were filmed in and around Ōsaka and Kōb... more
FromChristopher P. Hood
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