Challenging the International Tourism Industry in Japan – An Agent for Economic Recovery and Development

14 Pages Posted: 15 Jan 2015

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Dennis C. McCornac

Loyola University Maryland

Rong Zhang

Monash Business School; Nishinippon Institute of Technology

Date Written: January 15, 2015

Abstract

Japan’s successful bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo is expected to bring a windfall to the tourism industry with an increasing number of visitors coming from abroad. Taking advantage of this opportunity to develop the newly-emerging tourism industry will be major task, but one that can significantly impact the future development of the country. The purpose of this paper is to undertake a review of the current situation of international tourism in Japan and examine the problems which may limit the international competitiveness of Japan’s tourism industry. We offer a number of solutions on how to improve tourism quality to better address the expectations of foreign visitors and for Japan to meet the goals of the Tourism Nation Promotion Basic Law (Act No.117 of 2006) which defines the basic plan for “Realizing a Tourism Nation”.

Keywords: TOURISM, JAPAN, OLYMPICS, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, MANAGEMENT

Suggested Citation

McCornac, Dennis C. and Zhang, Rong, Challenging the International Tourism Industry in Japan – An Agent for Economic Recovery and Development (January 15, 2015). XIV International Business and Economy Conference (IBEC) Bangkok, Thailand, January 5-8, 2015. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2550023 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2550023

Dennis C. McCornac (Contact Author)

Loyola University Maryland ( email )

4501 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21210-2699
United States

Rong Zhang

Monash Business School ( email )

Wellington Road
Clayton, Victoria 3168
Australia

Nishinippon Institute of Technology ( email )

1-2-11, Muromachi, Kokura-kita,
Kitakyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture 803-8787
Japan

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