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.
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
Oskar Schindler’s Factory
This September I visited Oskar Schindler’s Factory in Krakow, Poland. The museum is located in the former administrative building of Schindler’s En... more
Ban’ei Horse Racing in Tokachi-Obihiro
As part of my Silver Spoon-inspired tour of the Tokachi-Obihiro area of Hokkaido, I took in the unique form of racing called Ban’ei. Huge, muscular h... more
FromMichele M Mason
Harry Potter 1
I love Harry Potter. I don't think it's "children's fiction". It's fiction that doesn't require adult content (sex, violence, bad language) in order to... more
Garden of Stars (2)
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Then the two friends moved over to the handprints of the stars. Here the "new" ways of taking and sharing photographs... more