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
Hideo Yokoyama’s novel Kuraimāzu Hai (‘Climber’s High’) tells the story of a small, local fictional newspaper as it covers the story of the cr... more
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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
Researchers as Fans
Here is a picture of me at the Museum of the Meiji Restoration in Kyoto in 2012. I am flanked by two of the key figures of the Bakumatsu Period (1853-6... 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