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dc.contributor.authorXu, Sean
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-27T01:17:16Z
dc.date.available2020-10-27T01:17:16Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/13035
dc.description.abstractOarai is a coastal town in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan, affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011. The disaster severely damaged local industries, and the local tourism sector faced a sharp decline followed the event. To overcome the conundrum, the local tourism businesses have taken the opportunity to collaborate with an anime called Girls und Panzer, which has been developed by an external animation production studio. This collaboration has resulted in huge success, and the drop in the local tourism industry had been largely reversed, but has resulted in a significant change to the tourism system. This thesis explores the activities and outcomes of this tourism industry reimagining. A mixed-method approach was used to investigate the perception of local tourism businesses to the current Oarai tourism system, and examine the transformative effect of the disaster and its aftermath. Perceptions of disaster impact and anime tourism development were analysed through surveys (n=73) and interviews (n=2) which focused on tourism business operators, while participant observation was conducted to create the image of anime tourism operation in Oarai. Results show that the development of anime tourism in Oarai successfully helped the local tourism businesses to recover from the disaster. As new agencies and organisations joined the anime tourism network, anime tourism increased communication between stakeholders, and improved the resilience of the community. The new tourism development has transformed the local tourism industry, to some extent, however. the future trajectory of anime tourism in Oarai is difficult to forecast, and there is scope for longitudinal research of this tourism system.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln Universityen
dc.rights.urihttps://researcharchive.lincoln.ac.nz/page/rights
dc.subjectdisaster recoveryen
dc.subjectpopular cultureen
dc.subjectanime tourismen
dc.subjectcommunity resilienceen
dc.subjectsocial capitalen
dc.subjecttransformationen
dc.subjectOarai, Japanen
dc.subjectearthquakeen
dc.subjecttsunamien
dc.subjectdisasteren
dc.subjectJapanen
dc.subjectperceptionsen
dc.subjecttourismen
dc.subjecttourism businessesen
dc.titleA changing tourism system in post-disaster recovery: Developing anime tourism in the aftermath of the 2011 great East Japan earthquake in Oarai, Japan: A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Applied Science in Tourism at Lincoln Universityen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.grantorLincoln Universityen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Applied Science in Parks, Recreation & Tourismen
lu.thesis.supervisorFountain, Joanna
lu.thesis.supervisorKobayashi, Koji
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Tourism, Sport and Societyen
dc.subject.anzsrc150601 Impacts of Tourismen
dc.subject.anzsrc160499 Human Geography not elsewhere classifieden


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