Japan’s Tourist Chase
As the Japanese government works to make Japan a more tourist-friendly nation, it undertook an opinion poll to survey citizens’ attitudes about the societal impact of tourism. Respondents were asked to provide their opinions about the benefits and drawbacks of tourism as well as ways to increase tourism and tourist integration.
50% (economic benefit) / 46.3% (mutual, intercultural understanding)
Positive attitudes towards tourism cited by Japanese nationals (multiple answers allowed)
29.5% (security fears) / 25.5% (culture clash) / 20.0% (communication difficulties)
Negative attitudes towards tourism cited by Japanese nationals
Sample: 3,000 adults
“Japanese expect tourism boom to lift economy, but some fear culture clash: survey” (The Japan Times)