Japanese Tourism Impact

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Tourism has become one of the important economic factor for any nation today. With the increase in technology, the world is gradually changing and becoming closer and smaller day by day. The country known for its advanced technology, Japan is popular in terms of travel, commerce, technology, cuisine, popular culture and shopping. Globalization has played a vital role in interchanging activities such as goods, services, technology, culture, and even the lifestyle of people around the world. Japan’s tourism has grown rapidly in the recent years. Tokyo, one of the crowded and the busiest city, is on its way preparing for hosting the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 (Harding, 2017). Since, hosting such big events are likely to have both positive and negative…show more content…
From the above chart, it can be assumed that hosting an international event such as Olympic Games leads a country’s medium to long term commitment to greater international openness and, hence, there is the expectations for the economy growth. As being said, it is highly likely that hosting the Tokyo Olympics, together with a new policy support will have positive effects on the Japanese economy. The reason behind the success of 1964 Tokyo Olympic will be discussed in case study in detail.
Positive Impact on Japan’s Tourism
“The main goal of developing tourism industry in a community is maximizing selected positive impacts while minimizing potential negative impacts” (Rose & Spiegel, 2011). Therefore, it is essential to identify the possible impacts. The impact on each community is not always the same. Some are dependent on particular natural resources or development and spatial patterns. Japan is one of the most diversified nation for tourist attractions. People who want to have an authentic experience can visit Japan so that they can experience the unique culture with its best hospitality. Starting from natural to the artificial, old culture to the newest culture, in fact, having bunch of attractions from different aspects can satisfy the diverse needs of different visitors and can have authentic experiences; people who are interested in the traditional culture and customs of Japan can visit to historical sites such as temples and shrines, families with children can go to amusement parks like the Disneyland and Universal Studio, nature lovers can visit Hokkaido or Mt. Fuji etc. (Brasor, 2014). This may also be the reason Japan attract millions of tourists each

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