Plenary: “Tourism as Information Industry” on June 25, 2016
We had a lively discussion on the issues and possibilities for Japanese tourism in the light of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, including the encouragement of export of Japanese popular culture and ways to support inbound travelers from overseas with the use of ICT (e.g., translation apps, social media and big data).
Toshie Takahashi (Waseda University)
Toshiyuki Imai (JTB)
Motonobu Toyoshima (The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications)
San-e Ichii (Visual Industry Promotion Organization)
Chihiro Ono (KDDI R&D Laboratories Inc.)
Kei Cho (Communication University of China)