Japan has abundant tourist resources with beautiful sceneries, majestic
nature, and a variety of cultures all over the country. Now, Japan is aiming
at becoming a “Tourism-oriented Country” because there is a high potential
in the tourism industry to bring a major economic ripple effect on the
economy. Therefore, the Japan Tourism Agency was established in 2008 in
order to promote tourism in the country. The objectives of this governmental
organization include increasing the number of inbound tourists. More research
and studies are required to utilize community tourism resources. However,
there are not enough academic studies and publications regarding tourism
in Japan at this moment to establish a tourism nation. In addition to this,
Japan is falling behind in globalization and there are no international
scientific journals of tourism research. It is necessary to collect many
tourism related subjects from inside and outside of Japan, and disseminate
the knowledge and expertise to the world to establish a worldwide tourism
The purpose of the publication of the Journal of Global Tourism Research
(JGTR) is to enhance the scientific research level and international contributions
in tourism. It is significant and important to publish the journal from
Japan promoting the exchange of worldwide scientific knowledge and ideas.
The language of the journal is English. The editors would appreciate your
support and cooperation.
Book title: Sustainable Tourism for Rural Revitalization
Authors: Takashi Oyabu, Masahide Yamamoto, Kayoko H.
Murakami, and Mayu Urata