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演習(ゼミナール)紹介[クエク, マーリ QUEK Mary]

明治大学国際日本学部 演習(ゼミナール)紹介
クエク,マーリ 特任准教授
  QUEK Mary
(主要担当科目)  ホスピタリティ・マネジメント論 / (Lecture) Hospitality Management Studies
(開講言語) 英語 / (Language) English
■演習テーマ / Theme
Perceptions of host communities and visitors in Japanese tourism development

Perceptions of host communities and visitors in Japanese tourism development
Japan tourism development has experience an exponential growth in the past years. The hosting of Rugby World Cup (2019), Olympics in Tokyo (2020) and World Expo in Osaka (2025) are expected to escalate further growth in tourist arrival. As in all tourism development, a sustainable industry is essential to support the economic activities of the country. Local communities’ perceptions of tourists and their participation in tourism development are essential to drive a sustainable growth. This course furnishes students with greater understanding of tourism as an increasingly important economic activity for Japan, in addition to the need to mitigate any negative impacts as an outcome of such growth.

日本のツーリズムは過去数年間に急速な発展を見せています。ご承知のように、Rugby World Cup (2019), Olympics in Tokyo (2020))そして World Expo (2025)が開催され、観光客の数はさらに増加することが見込まれています。このコースでは日本の経済にとってますます重要となっていくツーリズム産業の重要性を理解してもらいます。さらにそのようなツーリズムの発展がもたらすマイナス要因についても、それをどのようにして除去するのかということについても考えていきます。
■授業内容 / Activities
<3年次/3rd Year>
This course will be conducted in English language only. The weekly activities enable students to gain first-hand experience in data collection and analysis and enhance their critical thinking and writing skills. In addition, students will have the opportunities to refine their interactive skills by meeting people from all walks of life, in addition to gaining the opportunity to practise their spoken English.

A variety of digital media are used for discussion each week: Power Point, video, online news, and relevant websites (e.g., companies, government, and international organizations). Oral presentation, critical thinking and writing skills are integrated into class discussion each week. Such activities are useful to build up students’ professional skills in a progressive manner and prepare them for the work environment.

The practical exercises include a field trip to Kamakura to observe current tourism development, questionnaire design and distribution to understand local communities’ perceptions of domestic and international tourists. In addition, the opportunities to communicate with overseas visitors and understand their perceptions of the locals.



<4年次 / 4thYear>
Students may extend their project from the previous year, or start a new one. The final year project must relate to academic debates that are relevant to the topic under discussion.