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Understanding Tourism Mobilities in Japan


The age of mobilitiesThe ‘mobility turn’ in the human and social sciencesSignificance of research on tourism mobilitiesIssues in research on tourism mobilitiesLocalityPerformativityOverview of this volumeNotesReferencesI Seeking sensuous mobilities: Tourist quests for familiarity and alterityIntroductionSensing while mobileComfortable and predictable sensationsEnliveningConclusionReferencesTourism,‘nowstalgia’ and the (non)experience of placeIntroductionSpace, place and the tourist experienceTourist photography: from cameras to smartphonesThe digitalisation of photographySmartphone photography and ‘nowstalgic’ tourist experiencesConclusionReferencesЗ New tourism and social transformation in postmodernity: Sociological examination of Japanese new tourismIntroductionPseudo-event and staged authenticityIronies of The Beach and new tourismAre young travellers of The Beach new tourists?Characteristics of new tourismSimilarity between The Beach’s new tourists and new tourismChange of Japanese tourism and the vision of new tourismModernisation of tourism and new tourism’s political meaning in JapanJapanese tourism policy after the Second World WarThe “failure" of Resort Law and structural reflexivityLaunching of the Tourism Agency and new tourismNew tourism led by consumersSocial change and new tourismSociocultural changeSociocultural change and new tourismSocioeconomic change and tourism: post-Fordism and new tourismIs postmodern tourism liberational or repressive?Conclusion: is a heterotopia of tourism possible?NotesReferencesLate tourism and ‘boomerang’ mobility in JapanThe end of tourism in Japan?Post-tourism in late modern societyArrow and boomerang in tourism mobilityConclusionNotesReferencesMobility turn in rural districts in Japan: From “Kanko (tourism)” to “Kankei (relationships)”Productionism in post-war Japan“Critical turn” against productionism“Cultural turn”: attention to rural matters and rural representation“Material quality and consumptional turn”: from stagnation of Green Tourism to agricultural diversificationMobility turn: diversification of “mobility”From “Kanko” (tourism) to “Kankei” (relationships)Case studySakura Village Office Camp (SVOP)Functions of SVOPSVOP’s actual state of useCatalyst of rural migrationReasons for migrationConclusionAcknowledgementReferencesThe new mobile assemblages created by Pokemon GOIntroductionThe mobile assemblage perspectiveThe features of the “smartphone-player- Pokémon GO” mobile assemblageThe mobile assemblage of the “Pokémon Go-player-place”ConclusionSupplementary noteNotesReferencesThe roots and routes of Matryoshka: Souvenirs and tourist mobility in Russia, Japan, and the worldIntroduction: Russian Matryoshki in JapanSouvenirs on the moveThe roots and development of MatryoshkiTravelling Matryoshki: nesting doll routesConclusionNotesReferences“Transference of traditions” in tourism: Local identities as images reflected in infinity mirrorsIntroductionTransformation and invention of traditions in tourismCase study: the Yosakoi FestivalLocal identities as images reflected in infinity mirrors: with reference to the ideas of Freud and LacanThe fluidization of local identities: tourism is expanding non-originalityNotesReferencesMarathon mobilities: A western tourist perspective on Japanese marathonsIntroductionTourism (running) mobilitiesMarathon running in JapanEthnographic vignette I: Kyoto MarathonVignette 2: Tokyo MarathonConclusionReferencesPerformative nationalism in Japan’s inbound tourism television programmes: YOU, Sekai! (The world), and the tourism nationIntroductionMaking a tourism nation: Japan’s inbound tourism policy between 2003 and 2016Performative nationalism in Japan: a brief historyYOU and Sekai! Unpacking Japan’s inbound tourism television programmesMethods and data collectionThe performative ‘good tourist’: welcoming Western cultural tourismIt’s not about ‘You’: rediscovering Japaneseness through the OtherThe other Others: on the performative suppression of differenceConclusionNotesReferencesShibuya Crossing as a non-tourist site: Performative participation and re-stagingIntroduction: a strange tourist siteShibuya as a staged cityThe death and life of great ShibuyaShibuya as a non-tourist siteParticipatory tourismPerformativity of tourist performanceParticipatory turnRe-staged ShibuyaReferencesMobilising pilgrim bodily space: The contest between authentic and folk pilgrimage in the interwar periodIntroductionUniqueness found in loosenessBetween modern tourism and pilgrimage: new experiences along the circuitRepresentations of religious bodies and spiritualityConclusionNotesReferencesDigital media as “social spaces” of tourism: The Japanese cases of travelling material thingsIntroductionThe effect of mobillity on 'social spaces' in the present age'Social spaces' in the present ageThe age of mobility: divergence and convergence of mobility-scapesMedia as social spaces in the “age of mobility”Digital media as “social spaces”A focus on “platforms”Tourism mobility realized by “platforms”The significance of “platforms” to tourismWhen material things go on holidayConcluding remarks: remaining questionsSupplementary noteNotesReferences
 
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