Research conducted by our foundation is largely based on commission, independent study and seminar/collaboration with industries, academia and government.
Besides commissioned research from national and regional/prefectural governments, our independent study seeks to provide mid- to long-term perspectives by focusing on topics devoted to 1) fundamental and timely needs; 2) social issues and relevant solutions and 3) pioneering an outlook for the future and devoting attention to urgent matters. By utilising networks established through both commissioned research and independent study, we are also heavily involved in all kinds of seminar activities. We collaborate with scholars in Japan and abroad, government officials and people working in the tourism industry.
Our research is based on eight major themes.
This includes research that aims to map the trends in the travelling and tourism market which is the basis for tourism policies by incorporating various data and first-hand information.
This covers research that aims to heighten the overall economic effect of tourism by assessing factors such as the ripple effect.
This involves research that aims to provide guidelines for tourism policy and destination management while constantly monitoring market changes to fuel the sustainable development of destination.
This involves research that aims to track regional resources and formulate or initiate measures towards the conservation and utilisation of such resources.
This involves researching and providing supportive measures for nurturing the necessary personnel, systems and organisations to support the sustainable development of destination.
This includes research that aims to formulate a scientific approach using a sustainability indicators to objectively evaluate tourism policy and the status of destination.
This is research that seeks out a future direction for inbound policies of both the national and regional government through a survey which includes views on both the origins and destinations of tourists.
Research that aims to explore ways to secure protection and disseminate information for tourists at the time of disasters; to contain damage caused by public opinion and to examine the role of tourism in regional revitalisation.
We also conducts research on various other topics.
Main Independent Studies and Reports
Research network on various research topics are organised, which utilise our network of government officials, university scholars, experts and people working in the tourism industry. Selected topics must facilitate insight into future trends and must seek to apply theory to practice.