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THE ROLE OF THE IMAGES OF JAPAN AND ITS PREFECTURES IN THE ATTRACTIVENESS OF JAPAN AS A TOURIST DESTINATION

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The article deals with the analysis of the tourist destination images of Japan and its prefectures and contains the results of the research carried out both based on examination of official Japanese statistics and tourist literature in Japanese, English and Russian and social polls in Russia and field studies in Japan. In this paper we present the results of the research conducted by the specially created for this work original method of tourist literature review that allowed us to select prefectures most rich in different tourist images and to develop a typology of Japanese prefectures. To present day the research of such kind is a unique one not only about Japan but on the whole as well. 

About the Authors

Alexandra S. Stegnienko
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Russian Federation

Studied at the Faculty of Geography, MSU where obtained the Bachelor and Master degree, finished the postgraduate course and now is going up to defense Ph.D.Faculty of Geography



Irina S. Tikhotskaya
Lomonosov Moscow State University
Russian Federation

PhD (Economics), Faculty of Geography



Shizuko Kato
School of Business Administration, Meiji University
Japan

PhD of Business Administration.

Tokyo



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Stegnienko A.S., Tikhotskaya I.S., Kato S. THE ROLE OF THE IMAGES OF JAPAN AND ITS PREFECTURES IN THE ATTRACTIVENESS OF JAPAN AS A TOURIST DESTINATION. GEOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY. 2018;11(2):5-16. https://doi.org/10.24057/2071-9388-2018-11-2-5-16

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