ASAMIZU Munehiko

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Name
ASAMIZU Munehiko
E-mail
masamizuyamaguchi-u.ac.jp
Affiliation
Yamaguchi University
Section
Faculty of Economics Tourism and Travel Industry Policy
Degree
A Study of the Formation Process of Ethnic Tourism in Australia's Multicultural Society, J. F. Oberlin University, Ph.D(J. F. Oberlin University), Cuisine Acculturation in Australia's Multicultural Society, J. F. Oberlin University, MA (International Relations)(J. F. Oberlin University), Formations and Developments of Australia's Multiethnic Society, Akita University, BA (Education)(Akita University)
Other affiliation
Yamaguchi UniversityYamaguchi UniversityYamaguchi University
Research funding number
40332978

Research Areas

 
 

Academic & Professional Experience

 
Feb 2010
 - 
May 2010
Graduate School of East Asian Studies, YAMAGUCHI UNIVERSITY
 
May 2010
 - 
May 2012
Associate Professor, Graduate School of East Asian Studies, YAMAGUCHI UNIVERSITY
 

Education

 
 
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1994
Social Education, Faculty of Education, Akita University
 
 
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2001
International Relations, Graduate School, Division of International Studies, J. F. Oberlin University
 

Awards & Honors

 
1995
Australia-Japan Foundation
 
2006
Japan Foundation for International Tourism Thesis Competition (2nd Prize)
 

Published Papers

 
Repeated Visitors from Japan to Silk Road Destinations
RISALAT Ablim and ASAMIZU Munehiko
Yamaguchi Keizaigaku Zasshi   67(3-4) 75-86   Nov 2018
Silk Road and Japanese Tourists
RISARAT Ablim, ASAMIZU Munehiko
Yamaguchi Keizaigaku Zasshi   67(1/2) 45-54   Jul 2018
Examination of Leisure and Practical Environmental Education in Japan
ASAMIZU Munehiko
Global Leisure and the Straggle for a Better World   243-265   Mar 2018
Innovative Business Models with Social Impact
BANERJEE Sharmistha and ASAMIZU Munehiko
Journal of East Asian Studies   (16) 185-204   Mar 2018
Migration Trends and Social Backgrounds of International Migrant Workers from and to Japan
ASAMIZU Munehiko
Yamaguchi Keizaigaku Zasshi   66(4) 81-103   Nov 2017
A Brief History of International Workers
ASAMIZU Munehiko
Yamaguchi Keizaigaku Zasshi   66(3) 39-51   Sep 2017
A Survey of Commercializing Process in Cultural Products
Magis      1996
Tourism Study Institutions in Oceania
Journal of Oceanian Education Studies   (3) 25-34   1996
Restauration et Acculturation au Canada
Magis   (2)    1997
Contribution of Cuisine Diversity in Singapore
Magis, Obirin University   3    1998
Multicultural Tourism in Australia
Akita English Studies, Akita University   Special Edition, pp.122-131   2001
A Short Intern Travel in Australia
The Otemon Journal of Australian Studies   (27) 165-180   2001
Immigrants' Contribution for the Industrial Development in New Zealand
Journal of DPRI   (3) 30-40   2001
Some Approaches of Studies on Ethnic Tourism
Kitami Daigaku Ronshu   23(2) 165-180   2001
An Overview of Ethnic Diversity in the United States and Canada
Kitami Daigaku Ronshu   24(1) 59-80   2001
Ethnic Diversity and Tourism Development in New Zealand
Journal of DPRI   (4) 83-94   2002
Japanese Cuisine and its Regional Tastes and Texture
Kitami Daigaku Ronshu   24(2) 59-70   2002
Sustainable Tourism Policies in Japan
Proceedings for JITR Annual Conference      2003
Oceanian Learning in Japanese Universities
Journal of Oceanian Education Studies   (10) 51-56   2004
Tourism History under Limited Situations
Proceeding for JSTHE Annual Conference   (3) 9-16   2004
The Relations Between National and Local Tourism Policies in Japan
Asia Pacific Tourism Association Conference Proceedings   10 924-934   2004
Tourism Development Based on Richness and Sustainability
Proceedings of JITR Annual Conference   (20) 133-136   2005
Human Development for Global Tourism
Proceedings for JSTHE Annual Conference   (4) 9-16   2005
The Globalization of Japanese Tourism
Geographic Review of Japan   78(5) 325-328   2005
A Short History of Civilization and Modern Travel
Comparative Civilization   (21) 199-215   2006
A Short History of Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Tourism
International Tourism Review   13 81-85   2006
Some Trends of Contemporary Tourism in Japan
Munehiko ASAMIZU
13th Asia Pacific Tourism Association Conference   (13) -CD-Rom   2007   [Refereed]
Education as an Inbound Industry
Munehiko ASAMIZU
Proceedings of JITR Annual Conference   (22) 173-176   Dec 2007
Formation and Diversification of Sustainable Tourism
Munehiko Asamizu
Civilization Studies in Kyushu   (4) 56-67   Jul 2010
Education and Research Trends in Oceanian Islands
Munehiko ASAMIZU
Journal of Oceanian Studies   (16) 37-50   Sep 2010
From Study Abroad to Educational Tourism- Diversifications of English-based Programs on the Higher Education in Japan
Munehiko ASAMIZU
XII International Seminar Proceedings   (12) -CD-Rom   Jan 2011
VISIT, INCREDIBLE AND UNLIMITED: TRENDS OF INBOUND TOURISM PROMOTIONS IN THE ASIA PACIFIC
Munehiko ASAMIZU
APTA 2011 Seoul Conference   (17) -CD-Rom   Jul 2011   [Refereed]
An Introductive Study on Tourism to Mitigate the Disparity Society
Munehiko ASAMIZU
Proceedings of JITR Annual Conference   (26) 177-180   Dec 2011
A Short History of Tourist Trends from Asia Pacific Countries to Australia
Munehiko ASAMIZU
Yamaguchi-Keizaigaku Zassi   60(5) 109-131   Jan 2012
Tourist Diversification and Study Tourism in Australia
Munehiko ASAMIZU
International Tourism Review   (19) 5-11   Mar 2012   [Refereed]
Off-Campus Tourism Education
Munehiko ASAMIZU
4th Asia Pacific Alliance on Tourism Conference   (4) 40-48   May 2012   [Invited]
Various Opinions about Domestic Trends among Younger Japanese
ASAMIZU, Munehiko
Yamaguchi Journal of Economics, Business Administrations & Laws   62(1) 51-67   May 2013
Ecotourism as a Means to Nature Conservation in Japan
Munehiko Asamizu
The 2nd Biennial Conference on Anthropology and Sustainability in Asia Official Proceedings   1-6   Mar 2014
This paper is aiming to introduce some cases of local ecotourism activities, which contain cultural activities in Japan. In this paper, destinations for ecotourism include both unspoiled nature and natural environments maintained by humans.
Sustainable Tourism and Demographic Change in Japan
Munehiko Asamizu, Abhik Chakraborty
The Inaugural Conference on Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality in Asia Official Proceedings   26-31   Sep 2014
Rural tourism, Ecotourism and Geotourism are some recent trends in sustainable tourism in Japan. These
types of tourism aim at nature conservation, involvement of local communities, and focus on the educational value of tourism. While some initiat...
Rural experience for urban students visiting Suo Oshima, Japan
Munehiko Asamizu, Shamik Chakraborty
Proceedings of the 15th Asian Bioethics and 12th Asia Pacific Conference (APC 12)   152-155   Nov 2014
This paper investigates Suo Oshima in Yamaguchi Prefecture as a case study. People from urbanized areas started to recognize the educational importance of agriculture and fisheries for the younger generations.
Munehiko Asamizu
The International Association for Japan Studies   1-10   Dec 2014
This paper, by describing the case of Mine City in Yamaguchi Prefecture, aims to discuss the growth of alternative tourism pathways currently in Japan. The trend in Japanese tourism is changing from group tour to individual travel, and as a conseq...
Rural Tourism for Local Revitalization in Yamaguchi Prefecture
Munehiko Asamizu, Fred R. Schumann, Abhik Chakraborty
Yamaguchi-Keizaigaku Zasshi   63(6) 35-51   Mar 2015
This Paper examines tourist connections between urban and rural in Japan with a special focus on Yamaguchi Prefecture. For rural revitalization, some of the rural communities in Yamaguchi are trying to initiate new types of tourism which target ur...
Island Tourism in Seto Inland Sea: Uniqueness and Challenges
Munehiko Asamizu, Shamik Chakraborty
The Second Conference on Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality in Asia 2015 Official Proceedings   1-7   Apr 2015
Some of the islands in Seto Inland Sea are famous as domestic tourist destinations in Japan. For
example, Awajishima in Hyogo Prefecture has developed many types of tourism, such as natural, historical,
cultural, cruise and hot spring or onsen tou...
Trends in Developing Areas in Japan
Munehiko Asamizu
Entrepreneurship Development in Conflict Regions   43-50   Jan 2016   [Invited]
This paper introduces some outstanding development projects in remote areas in Japan. During the 1960s, some remote areas found success in attracting heavy industry as national projects. Other areas encouraged resort facilities during the 1980s. H...
Ecotourism as a Means to Nature Conservation in Japan
Munehiko Asamizu
The 2nd Biennial Conference on Anthropology and Sustainability in Asia Official Proceedings   1-6   Mar 2014
This paper is aiming to introduce some cases of local ecotourism activities, which contain cultural activities in Japan. In this paper, destinations for ecotourism include both unspoiled nature and natural environments maintained by humans. &0a;
Sustainable Tourism and Demographic Change in Japan
Munehiko Asamizu, Abhik Chakraborty
The Inaugural Conference on Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality in Asia Official Proceedings   26-31   Sep 2014
Rural tourism, Ecotourism and Geotourism are some recent trends in sustainable tourism in Japan. These&0a;types of tourism aim at nature conservation, involvement of local communities, and focus on the educational value of tourism. While some init...
Munehiko Asamizu
The International Association for Japan Studies   1-10   Dec 2014
This paper, by describing the case of Mine City in Yamaguchi Prefecture, aims to discuss the growth of alternative tourism pathways currently in Japan. The trend in Japanese tourism is changing from group tour to individual travel, and as a conseq...
Island Tourism in Seto Inland Sea: Uniqueness and Challenges
Munehiko Asamizu, Shamik Chakraborty
The Second Conference on Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality in Asia 2015 Official Proceedings   1-7   Apr 2015
Some of the islands in Seto Inland Sea are famous as domestic tourist destinations in Japan. For&0a;example, Awajishima in Hyogo Prefecture has developed many types of tourism, such as natural, historical,&0a;cultural, cruise and hot spring or ons...
Trends in Developing Areas in Japan
Munehiko Asamizu
Entrepreneurship Development in Conflict Regions   43-50   Jan 2016   [Invited]
This paper introduces some outstanding development projects in remote areas in Japan. During the 1960s, some remote areas found success in attracting heavy industry as national projects. Other areas encouraged resort facilities during the 1980s. H...

Misc

 
My Journey of Comparative Education
Munehiko Asamizu
Journal of Oceanian Education Studies   (15) 1-9   Sep 2009
Off-Campus Training at a Local University
Munehiko Asamizu
Proceedings for JSTHE Annual Conference 2010   (9) 43-50   Mar 2010
Reform for the Future
Munehiko Asamizu
Journal of Oceanian Education Studies   (17) 1-7   Dec 2011
Academic Conferences in Australia
Munehiko Asamizu
Journal of Oceanian Education Studies   (17) 45-51   Dec 2011

Books etc

 
Tourists, International Students, and Global Workforce
ASAMIZU Munehiko
Saganoshoin   Sep 2019   
Global Tourism
ASAMIZU Munehiko, SCHUMANN Fred (Part:Joint Editor)
Kumpul   Aug 2010   
Ethnicity and Culture in North America / Oceania
Kumpul   2001   
Region, Tourism and Culture (History of International Tourism)
Sagano Shoin   2001   
A Study of the Formation Process of Ethnic Tourism in Australia's Multicultural Society
Kumpul   2001   
Tourism Education (Australia)
Kumpul   2001   
Introduction to Multicultural Tourism
Shinpusha   2002   
Australia's Tourism and Cuisine (2nd edition)
Gakubunsha   2003   
Sustainable Development and Australia-Japan's Relations
Kumpul   2004   
Minorities in Australia (food culture)
Oceania Press   2005   
World Travel and Japanese Tourists
Gakubunsha   2005   
Japan's Globalization (Tourism in Japan)
Kumpul   2007   ISBN:9784875510594
Global Mobility
Kumpul   2008   ISBN:9784875510604
Human Mobility in Asia Pacific
Office SAKUTA   2008   ISBN:9784990077495
Transforming and Managing Destinations
Andreas Kagermeier, Jarkko Saarinen et al (Part:Joint Work)
MetaGIS-Systems   Aug 2012   ISBN:9783936438413

Conference Activities & Talks

 
Long-Term Tourists or Short-Term Immigrants? Work–life Balance-Oriented Human Mobility by Japanese People
ASAMIZU Munehiko
Asia Tourism Forum   8 Jun 2018   
International Visitors in Japan [Invited]
ASAMIZU Munehiko
COSTA   5 Jan 2018   
Trends in Higher Education and Academic Research on Tourism in Japan [Invited]
ASAMIZU Munehiko
COSTA   30 Aug 2017   
Globalization of Tourism in Rural Areas in Japan
ASAMIZU Munehiko
International Conference on Tourism, Ethics and Global Citizenship   4 Jul 2017   
Revitalization Using Tourism in Remote Areas in Japan
ASAMIZU Munehiko
Global Congress of Special Interest Tourism & Hospitality   25 Jun 2017   
Globalization of Tourism in Remote Areas
ASAMIZU Munehiko, UZAMA Austin
IUAES   5 May 2017   
Challenges facing remote and rural tourism in the context of globalization
ASAMIZU Munehiko
IUAES   5 May 2017   
Student Activities in Local Tourism Organizations in Japan
ASAMIZU Munehiko
The 33rd International Geographical Congress   22 Aug 2016   
Leisure and Environmental Education in Japan
ASAMIZU Munehiko
ISA Forum of Sociology   12 Jul 2016   
Island Tourism in Seto Inland Sea
ASAMIZU Munehiko, CHAKRABORTY Shamik
COSTA   27 Apr 2015   
Educational Multiculturalism - Comparisons between Australia and Japan
Munehiko ASAMIZU
3rd International Unity in Diversity Conference   19 Aug 2010   
From Study Abroad to Educational Tourism- Diversifications of English-based Programs on the Higher Education in Japan
Munehiko ASAMIZU
XII International Seminar on Globalization of Higher Education   4 Jan 2011   
VISIT, INCREDIBLE AND UNLIMITED: TRENDS OF INBOUND TOURISM PROMOTIONS IN THE ASIA PACIFIC
Munehiko ASAMIZU
Asia Pacific Tourism Association Conference   3 Jul 2011   
Subcultures, Cultural Policies and International Visitors
Munehiko ASAMIZU
Subcultures, Popular Music and Social Change Symposium   15 Sep 2011   
Off-Campus Tourism Education
Munehiko ASAMIZU
4th Asia Pacific Alliance on Tourism Conference   17 May 2012   
Rural Tourism as a Means to Mitigate Economic Disparity in Japan
Munehiko ASAMIZU
International Geographical Union Pre-conference   22 Aug 2012   
Some Challenges for Outdoor Educations
Munehiko ASAMIZU
Intercultural Education Society of Japan   8 Jun 2012   
Field Studies Collaborated with International Students
Munehiko Asamizu
Intercultural Education Society of Japan   1 Jun 2007   
Off-Campus Training at a Local University
Munehiko Asamizu
JSTHE Annual Conference 2010   6 Mar 2010   
An Introductive Study on Tourism to Mitigate the Disparity Society
Munehiko Asamizu
JITR Annual Conference 2011   4 Dec 2011   
Education as an Inbound Industry
Munehiko Asamizu
JITR Annual Conference 2007   Dec 2007   
Tourism History Education under Limited Situations
Munehiko Asamizu
JSTHE Annual Conference 2004   Mar 2004   
Human Development for Global Tourism
Munehiko Asamizu
JSTHE Annual Conference 2005   Mar 2005   
Comparative Studies of Outbound Tourists between Japan and Australia
Munehiko Asamizu
14th JAFIT Conference   15 Oct 2011   
Ecotourism as a Means to Nature Conservation in Japan
Munehiko ASAMIZU
CASA 2014   16 Mar 2014   
A Challenge for Rural Tourism Attraction
Munehiko Asamizu
International Association for Japan Studies   7 Dec 2013   
A Comparative Study of Short Term Visitors between Australia and Japan
Munehiko Asamizu
InASA Conference   5 Dec 2012   
Some Trends of Rural Tourism in the Post Bubble Economy in Japan
Munehiko ASAMIZU, Fred SCHUMANN, Abhik CHAKRABORTY
IGU   2013   
Green Tourism and Rural Revitalization in Japan
Munehiko ASAMIZU, Fred SCHUMANN, Abhik CHAKRABORTY
IGU Pre-Conference   2013   
Various Trends in Sustainable Tourism in Japan
Munehiko Asamizu
JASCA & IUAES 2014   15 May 2014   JASCA & IUAES
In remote areas, abandoned school buildings are reused as regional centers for eco-excursionists and empty rooms and/or houses are also utilized as accommodation for rural oriented tourists. Abandoned historical trails have also been redeveloped a...
Anthropology of human-nature relationship in 21st century Japan: perspectives from ecotourism and rural revitalization
Munehiko Asamizu, Abhik Chakraborty
JASCA & IUAES 2014   15 May 2014   JASCA & IUAES
Japanese countryside areas, most of which are considered 'remote' due to a lack of urban and industrial infrastructure, and are predominated by mountainous landscapes--retain important natural resources for a society that must find a way beyond in...
Challenges in Human Resource Development for Rural Leisure Activities in Japan
Munehiko Asamizu
INTERNATIONAL SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, 2014   13 Jul 2014   INTERNATIONAL SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
This study offers a brief general description of rural leisure activities in Japan. Due to depopulation, volunteers from urban areas are increasingly needed to support rural leisure activities. However, the small number of repeat volunteers from u...
Students for Local Revitalization [Invited]
Munehiko Asamizu
The Second Asian Conference on the Social Sciences and Sustainability   1 Nov 2015   ACSUS
This paper introduces some cases of local revitalization in Japan. In remote areas in Japan, depopulation is a serious problem. Due to an aging population and fewer numbers of younger residents, the initiation and continuation of new industries is...
Globalization of Off-Campus Education in Japan
Munehiko Asamizu
The 37th CLASS Annual Research Conference   8 Mar 2016   University of Guam
As we say, seeing is believing, and experiences outside of classrooms are essential to understanding the real world. Interactions between students and those outside of the campus are also important for local communities.
CHALLENGES OF TOURISM INTERNATIONALIZATION IN RURAL JAPAN
Munehiko ASAMIZU, MAI Jiarui, Denes Peter PERLAKY
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BUSINESS, ECONOMICS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY   14 Mar 2016   ICBEIT
This study aims to introduce some trends of tourism development in remote areas in Japan. As Japan is facing depopulation, many of the tourist destinations are also shrinking numbers of domestic tourists. On the other hand, international visitors ...
International Perspectives in Rural Tourism in Japan
Munehiko Asamizu
IUAES Inter-Congress   15 Jul 2015   IUAES
This study examines internationalization of tourism in remote areas. Incomes from inbound tourists are important for developing countries. However, international tourism is also important in remote areas in developed countries for destinations tha...
Sustainable Tourism through Green Economics in Japan [Invited]
Munehiko Asamizu
The 3rd Conference on Anthropology and Sustainability in Asia   4 Jun 2015   CASA
This panel examines tourist connections being established between urban and rural areas in Japan. Some local authorities in the Japanese countryside are actively engaged in attracting urban residents.
Trends in Developing Areas in Japan [Invited]
Munehiko Asamizu
International Conference on Regional Conflict and Entrepreneurship Development   27 Nov 2015   Assam University
In Japan, mountainous inland regions and small isles, have been suffering from a shortage of effective industries as well as depopulation, especially among younger generations. Small but distinctive developments supported by local communities are ...
Various Trends in Sustainable Tourism in Japan
Munehiko Asamizu
JASCA & IUAES 2014   15 May 2014   JASCA & IUAES
In remote areas, abandoned school buildings are reused as regional centers for eco-excursionists and empty rooms and/or houses are also utilized as accommodation for rural oriented tourists. Abandoned historical trails have also been redeveloped a...
Anthropology of human-nature relationship in 21st century Japan: perspectives from ecotourism and rural revitalization
Munehiko Asamizu, Abhik Chakraborty
JASCA & IUAES 2014   15 May 2014   JASCA & IUAES
Japanese countryside areas, most of which are considered 'remote' due to a lack of urban and industrial infrastructure, and are predominated by mountainous landscapes--retain important natural resources for a society that must find a way beyond in...
Challenges in Human Resource Development for Rural Leisure Activities in Japan
Munehiko Asamizu
INTERNATIONAL SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION, 2014   13 Jul 2014   INTERNATIONAL SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION
This study offers a brief general description of rural leisure activities in Japan. Due to depopulation, volunteers from urban areas are increasingly needed to support rural leisure activities. However, the small number of repeat volunteers from u...
Students for Local Revitalization [Invited]
Munehiko Asamizu
The Second Asian Conference on the Social Sciences and Sustainability   1 Nov 2015   ACSUS
This paper introduces some cases of local revitalization in Japan. In remote areas in Japan, depopulation is a serious problem. Due to an aging population and fewer numbers of younger residents, the initiation and continuation of new industries is...
Globalization of Off-Campus Education in Japan
Munehiko Asamizu
The 37th CLASS Annual Research Conference   8 Mar 2016   University of Guam
As we say, seeing is believing, and experiences outside of classrooms are essential to understanding the real world. Interactions between students and those outside of the campus are also important for local communities. &0a;

Teaching Experience

 

Works

 
The Globalization of Japanese Tourism
The Others   
Minorities in Australia
The Others   
Japanese Studies in English
The Others   
Regional Globalization and Tourism Strategy
The Others   
Introductory Reading for Tourism Research, APU Course Pack, Beppu, September 1st
The Others   2003 - 2003