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We call for research papers on empirical analysis utilizing tourism statistics


Last Update : 2011/7/29

The Japan Tourism Agency calls for “research papers on empirical analysis utilizing tourism statistics” for the purpose of encouraging future researchers of tourism policies to conduct studies and promoting an active utilization of tourism statistics for planning of tourism policies and reviewing their achievements.
The research papers that include market/industry analyses and consumption behavior analyses related to the tourist travel as well as surveys and outcome analyses of tourism promotion measures will be qualified. Those research papers judged to have significantly contributed to various activities related to tourism by the national government, local governments, tourism business operators and related organizations will be awarded “the Commissioner Prize” by the Commissioner of the Japan Tourism Agency and “the Review Board Prize” by the Review Board.
We expect young researchers and those who involve in tourism policies to actively apply for this campaign for the acceleration of tourism promotion measures by scientific and empirical approaches.

(Outline of application) Please refer to the attached application guidelines for details

1.Application period

July 29, 2011 ~ November 18, 2011

2.Application qualification

Any individual, group, research institution and nationality is accepted

3.Application provisions

(1)The research paper shall be unpublished and limited to the one written in Japanese or in English. Please take into accept issues concerning the copyright, etc.
(2)Things you need to submit: Research Paper (A4-size, 10~15 pages) and its summary (A4-size 1 page)

4.Review and announcement

(1)The Review Board consisting of experts will decide excellent research papers after the review.
(2)The review result will be notified around February 2012, and a certificate of commendation will be sent to the winners from the Commissioner of the Japan Tourism Agency.

(Review Board members)
Hikaru SAKURAMOTO: Professor of Econometrics Faculty of Business and Commerce, Keio University
Tetsuro HYODO: Professor, Department of Logistics and Information Engineering, Faculty of Marine Technology, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
Yukio NISHIMURA: Vice-President, Professor, Tokyo University
Tomoya UMEKAWA: Director of Research Department, Japan Travel Bureau Foundation
Tsugihiko SAWANOBORI: Director of Jalan Research Center, RECRUIT

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