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Dr Takamitsu Jimura

Dr Takamitsu Jimura

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Biography

Dr Takamitsu Jimura is Programme Leader for MSc International Tourism Management and Senior Lecturer in Tourism at Liverpool John Moores University. Takamitsu holds a PhD in Tourism and Cultural Heritage Management and an MSc in Tourism, Conservation and Sustainable Development. His key research interests include cultural heritage and tourism, tourism marketing and sustainable tourism. Takamitsu is especially interested in exploring the impacts of World Heritage Site (WHS) designation on tourism development, local communities, and heritage management and conservation activities.

He is the author of several monograph, journal articles and book chapters and one of the co-edutors of the book, 'Tourism Ethnographies: Ethics, Methods, Application and Reflexivity' (Routledge, 2018). His latest monograph is 'World Heritage Sites: Tourism, Local Communities and Conservation Activities' (CABI, 2018). The monograph is the results of his long years of research on WHSs. He has also presented his research outputs regularly at international conferences.

He is currently working on a monograph that looks at cultural heritage and tourism in Japan and a co-edited book that focuses on cultural heritage, tourism and urban regeneration.

Languages

English
Japanese

Degrees

Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom, PhD
University of Greenwich, United Kingdom, MSc
York St John University, United Kingdom, PGCert
Kobe University, Japan, LLB

Academic appointments

Programme Leader for MSc International Tourism Management, Faculty of Education, Health and Community, Liverpool John Moores University, 2017 - present
Senior Lecturer in Tourism, Liverpool John Moores University, 2015 - present
Senior Lecturer in Business Management (Tourism), York St John University, 2012 - 2015
Lecturer in Business Management (Tourism), York St John University, 2008 - 2012
Visiting Lecturer in Tourism, University of Greenwich, 2007 - 2008

Publications

Highlighted publications

Andrews H, Jimura T, Dixon L. 2018. Tourism Ethnographies: Ethics, Methods, Application and Reflexivity Taylor and Francis 9781138061767

Andrews H, Jimura T, Dixon L. 2018. Doing Tourism Ethnography Andrews H, Jimura T, Dixon L. Tourism Ethnographies: Ethics, Methods, Application and Reflexivity Routledge

Jimura T. 2018. World Heritage Sites Tourism, Local Communities and Conservation Activities CABI 9781786392688

Jimura T. 2016. World heritage site management: a case study of sacred sites and pilgrimage routes in the Kii mountain range, Japan Journal of Heritage Tourism, 11 :382-394 >DOI >Public Url

Jimura T. 2015. The Relationship between World Heritage Designation and Local Identity Bourdeau L, Gravari-Barbas M, Robinson M. World Heritage, Tourism and Identity: Inscription and Co-production :81-91 Ashgate. Farnham

Jimura T. 2011. The impact of world heritage site designation on local communities - A case study of Ogimachi, Shirakawa-mura, Japan TOURISM MANAGEMENT, 32 :288-296 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Jimura T. Heritage management and conservation activities at World Heritage Sites 9781786392688 >DOI

Jimura T. Contemporary developments in and around World Heritage Sites and their implications 9781786392688 >DOI

Jimura T. Local communities in and around World Heritage Sites 9781786392688 >DOI

Jimura T. Reflection (summary) 9781786392688 >DOI

Jimura T. The economic impacts of World Heritage Site designation on local communities 9781786392688 >DOI

Jimura T. The environmental impacts of World Heritage Site designation on local communities 9781786392688 >DOI

Jimura T. The sociocultural impacts of World Heritage Site designation on local communities 9781786392688 >DOI

Jimura T. Tourism development at World Heritage Sites 9781786392688 >DOI

Jimura T. Tourism marketing at World Heritage Sites 9781786392688 >DOI

Jimura T. World Heritage Sites - an introduction 9781786392688 >DOI

Jimura T. The websites of Japanese ryokan and eWOM: their impacts on guests’ expectation and experience International Journal of Asian Tourism Management, 2 :120-133 >Public Url

Book

Andrews H, Jimura T, Dixon L. 2018. Tourism Ethnographies: Ethics, Methods, Application and Reflexivity Taylor and Francis 9781138061767

Jimura T. 2018. World Heritage Sites Tourism, Local Communities and Conservation Activities CABI 9781786392688

Chapters

Andrews H, Jimura T, Dixon L. 2018. Doing Tourism Ethnography Andrews H, Jimura T, Dixon L. Tourism Ethnographies: Ethics, Methods, Application and Reflexivity Routledge

Jimura T. 2015. The Relationship between World Heritage Designation and Local Identity Bourdeau L, Gravari-Barbas M, Robinson M. World Heritage, Tourism and Identity: Inscription and Co-production :81-91 Ashgate. Farnham

Jimura T. Heritage management and conservation activities at World Heritage Sites 9781786392688 >DOI

Jimura T. Contemporary developments in and around World Heritage Sites and their implications 9781786392688 >DOI

Jimura T. Local communities in and around World Heritage Sites 9781786392688 >DOI

Jimura T. Reflection (summary) 9781786392688 >DOI

Jimura T. The economic impacts of World Heritage Site designation on local communities 9781786392688 >DOI

Jimura T. The environmental impacts of World Heritage Site designation on local communities 9781786392688 >DOI

Jimura T. The sociocultural impacts of World Heritage Site designation on local communities 9781786392688 >DOI

Jimura T. Tourism development at World Heritage Sites 9781786392688 >DOI

Jimura T. Tourism marketing at World Heritage Sites 9781786392688 >DOI

Jimura T. World Heritage Sites - an introduction 9781786392688 >DOI

Conference publication

Jimura T. 2018. Homecomings and Identity: A case of a Japanese in the UK Royal Anthropological Institute . Art, Materiality and Representation :187-187

Jimura T. 2017. Architecture and Tourism: Creation and Re-creation of Europe in Japan Gravari-Barbas M. International Conference – Architecture and Tourism: Fictions, Simulacra, Virtualities :65-66

Jimura T. 2016. Re-examination of the Relationship between World Heritage Site Designation and Local Identity Amoeda R, Lira S, Pinheiro C. :283-290

Jimura T. 2016. Re-examination of the Relationship between World Heritage Site Designation and Local Identity Amoeda R, Lira S, Pinheiro C. Heritage 2016: 5th International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development :283-290 >Public Url

Jimura T. 2014. Cultural World Heritage Site Management - a Case Study of Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range Nunkoo R, Seetanah B, Vinesh Sannassee R. the 4th Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing & Management Conference :350-367 >Public Url

Jimura T. 2014. THE IMPACTS OF WORLD HERITAGE SITE DESIGNATION: SACRED SITES AND PILGRIMAGE ROUTES IN THE KII MOUNTAIN RANGE Andriotis K. International Conference on Tourism (ICOT) 2013 >Public Url

Jimura T. 2012. The relationship between World Heritage Sites and school trips in Japan Amoeda R, Lira S, Pinheiro C. :1611-1620 >Public Url

Jimura T. 2012. Genbaku Dome and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park: A destination of Peace Learning Tourism Christou E, Chionis D, Gursoy D, Sigala M. 2nd Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing & Management Conference

Jimura T. 2011. The websites of Japanese ryokan and eWOM: their impacts on guests’ expectation and experience. Guntoro G, Huan T, Lee S, Mena M, Thongma W, Zins A. Sustainability and quality of life in tourism: Tasks for consumer, industry, policy and academia

Jimura T. 2010. The Relationship between the World Heritage Site Inscription and Local Identity :670-681

Jimura T. 2010. Japanese tourists' motivation for visiting cultural and heritage sites in the UK Amoeda R, Lira S, Pinheiro C. HERITAGE 2010: HERITAGE AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, VOLS 1 AND 2, 2nd International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development :959-968 >Link >Public Url

Jimura T. 2009. Examination of the concept of Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) in the Japanese context through a case study of the City of Kyoto, Japan the Forum UNESCO – University and Heritage 12th International Seminar – Historic Urban Landscapes: A New Concept? A New Category of World Heritage Sites?

Jimura T. 2009. The effectiveness of a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods in tourism research Richards V, Raguz A. 3rd Critical Tourism Studies Conference Connecting Academies of Hope – Critical Notions and Creative Vistas :49-63

Jimura T. Tourism at Religious and Sacred Sites in Japan International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage, 7th Annual Conference

Journal article

Jimura T. 2016. World heritage site management: a case study of sacred sites and pilgrimage routes in the Kii mountain range, Japan Journal of Heritage Tourism, 11 :382-394 >DOI >Public Url

Jimura T, Adachi T. 2014. Nihon ni okeru bunkaisan manejimento no jittaichosa – Kiisanchi no reijo to sankeido wo jirei ni. [Research on the management of cultural heritage in Japan – a case study of Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range] (in Japanese) Annual Report of the Institute of Industrial and Economic Research at Hannan University, 42 :49-51 >Public Url

Jimura T. 2011. The impact of world heritage site designation on local communities - A case study of Ogimachi, Shirakawa-mura, Japan TOURISM MANAGEMENT, 32 :288-296 >DOI >Link >Public Url

Jimura T. The websites of Japanese ryokan and eWOM: their impacts on guests’ expectation and experience International Journal of Asian Tourism Management, 2 :120-133 >Public Url

Book review

Jimura T. 2011. Destination Brands: Managing Place Reputation 3rd edition, by Nigel Morgan, Annette Pritchard and Roger Pride (eds.), 2011, Oxford, UK, Butterworth-Heinemann. ISBN 978-0-08-096930-5, $34.99 (Paperback), 370 pp. 58 illustrations..ENLIGHTENING TOURISM. A PATHMAKING JOURNAL, North America, 1, Dec. 2011. ENLIGHTENING TOURISM. A PATHMAKING JOURNAL, >Link

Thesis/Dissertation

Jimura T. 2007. The impact of World Heritage Site designation on local communities – a comparative study of Ogimachi (Japan) and Saltaire (UK) Shackley M, Foster C.

Jimura T. 2003. Visitor management - as a professional responsibility of the various site managers (Maritime Greenwich - Cultural World Heritage Site) Goodwin H, Simon R.

Project

Exhibition

Jimura T. Summer evening out for fireworks display

Engagement & Impact

Highlighted activities

Conference presentation:

Climate Change, World Heritage and Tourism: Challenges in heritage conservation and tourism practice at World Heritage Sites, the 2019 CASCA-AAA joint conference theme: Changing climates, Vancouver, Canada, Oral presentation 20/11/2019

Current tourism trends at religious sites in Japan, 10th International Conference on Sustainable Niche Tourism, Da Nang, Vietnam, Oral presentation 26/06/2019

Award:

Outstanding Reviewer Status for Annals of Tourism Research, Elsevier

Outstanding Reviewer for Tourism Management, Elsevier

Other invited event:

2019 the 5th Organisation of World Heritage Cities Asia - Pacific Regional Secretariat (OWHC-AP) Experts' Workshop, Krakow, Poland, I was invited to the workshop and asked to give a presentation on the topic of "Sharing the Benefits- Ensuring fair distribution of benefits to local communities"

The Travel and Mutual Understanding: East Asia, Europe and Beyond’ conference, The Centre for Asian Studies at Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania (20-21 October 2016), To deliver a keynote speech: A Japanese Tourism Researcher in the UK: My academic journey, issues in cross-cultural research, and Japanese tourists and the UK.

Professional activities

Conference presentation:

Climate Change, World Heritage and Tourism: Challenges in heritage conservation and tourism practice at World Heritage Sites, the 2019 CASCA-AAA joint conference theme: Changing climates, Vancouver, Canada, Oral presentation 20/11/2019

Current tourism trends at religious sites in Japan, 10th International Conference on Sustainable Niche Tourism, Da Nang, Vietnam, Oral presentation 26/06/2019

Homecomings and Identity: A case of a Japanese in the UK, Art, Materiality and Representation: RAI 2018 Conference, London, Oral presentation 01/06/2018

Architecture and Tourism: Creation and Re-creation of Europe in Japan, Architecture and Tourism. Fictions, Simulacra, Virtualities, Paris, Oral presentation 04/07/2017

Re-examination of the Relationship between World Heritage Site Designation and Local Identity, Heritage 2016: 5th International Conference on Heritage and Sustainable Development, Lisbon, Portugal, Oral presentation 12/07/2016

Tourism at Religious and Sacred Sites in Japan, International Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage, 7th Annual Conference, Girona, Spain, Oral presentation 10/06/2015

Cultural World Heritage Site Management - a Case Study of Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range, 4th Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing & Management Conference, Le Meridien Hotel, Mauritius, Oral presentation 25/06/2014

The impact of photography in online tourism marketing – A case study of Accommodation Sector in Japan, Anthropology and Photography conference, London, UK, Oral presentation 29/05/2014

The Impacts of World Heritage Site Designation: Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range, The International Conference on Tourism (ICOT 2013), Limassol, Cyprus, Oral presentation 05/06/2013

The relationship between World Heritage Sites and school trips in Japan, Heritage 2012: Heritage and Sustainable Development, Porto, Portugal, Oral presentation 19/06/2012

Genbaku Dome and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park: A destination of Peace Learning Tourism, 2nd Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Marketing & Management Conference, Corfu, Greece, Oral presentation 31/05/2012

The websites of Japanese ryokan and eWOM: their impacts on guests’ expectation and experience, Sustainability and quality of life in tourism: Tasks for consumer, industry, policy and academia, Chiang Mai, Thailand, Oral presentation 24/05/2011

Japanese tourists’ motivation for visiting cultural and heritage sites in the UK, Heritage 2010: Heritage and Sustainable Development, Evora, Portugal, Oral presentation 22/06/2010

The Relationship between the World Heritage Site Inscription and Local Identity, World Heritage and Tourism: Managing for the Global and the Local, Quebec City, Canada, Oral presentation 02/06/2010

The effectiveness of a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods in tourism research, 3rd Critical Tourism Studies Conference Connecting Academies of Hope – Critical Notions and Creative Vistas, Zadar, Croatia, Oral presentation 21/06/2009

Examination of the concept of Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) in the Japanese context through a case study of the City of Kyoto, Japan, The Forum UNESCO – University and Heritage 12th International Seminar – Historic Urban Landscapes: A New Concept? A New Category of World Heritage Sites?, Hanoi, Republic of Vietnam, Oral presentation 05/04/2009

The impact of World Heritage Site designation on local communities of Saltaire, the ATLAS Annual Conference 2008 – Selling or Telling? Paradoxes in Tourism, Culture and Heritage, Brighton, UK, Oral presentation 02/07/2008

How cultural heritage is consumed by tourists – a case study of Horyu-ji temple, The 2007 International Tourism Biennial - Tourism, Lessons from the Past, Directions for the Future, Canakkale, Turkey, Oral presentation 30/04/2007

Award:

Outstanding Reviewer Status for Annals of Tourism Research, Elsevier

Outstanding Reviewer for Tourism Management, Elsevier

Outstanding Reviewer Status, Tourism Management

Conference organisation:

The Annual Tourism Futures Conference 2011, Supported organising the conference, http://www.yorksj.ac.uk/pdf/20111115_Tourism_Futures_programme_A5.pdf

Editorial boards:

International Journal of Tourism Research, Reviewer, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1522-1970

International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Reviewer, http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journal/ijchm

Natural Resources Forum, A United Nations Sustainable Development Journal, Reviewer, http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1477-8947?globalMessage=0

Enlightening Tourism, Book Reviewer, http://www.uhu.es/publicaciones/ojs/index.php/et

Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Reviewer, http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/rsus20#.VtBhFn2LS00

Contemporary Japan, Reviewer, http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/cj

International Journal of Heritage and Sustainable Development, Member of the Editorial Board, http://www.ijhsd.greenlines-institute.org/ijhsd_editorial_board.html

Journal of Tourism and Recreation, Member of the Editorial Board, http://www.todayscience.org/jtrboard

International Journal of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, Member of the Editorial Board, http://emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/journals/editorial_team.htm?id=ijcthr

External collaboration:

University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia, Associate Professor Timothy Lee

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Oita, Japan, Professor Timothy Lee

Hannan University, Osaka, Japan, Professor Teruya Adachi

External committees:

Internationalisation Committee, Japan Institute of Tourism Research, Committee member, http://jitr.jp/eng

External PGR Supervision - completed students:

University of Leeds / York St John University, PhD, Marketing heritage tourism destinations: community and commercial representations of the past: A collective case study research investigation of Yorkshire and Huelva

University of Leeds / York St John University, PhD, Sustainable tourism development in UK National Parks: Principles, Meaning & Practice

Fellowships:

University Teaching Fellow, York St John University

FHEA, Higher Education Academy

Industrial connections:

Barnsby Associate, Guest / Join lecture for MSc International Tourism Management, http://www.barsbyassociates.com/Mentors.asp

Membership of professional bodies:

Individual Member (119666), International Council of Museums (ICOM), http://icom.museum/

Individual Member, Japan Institute of Tourism Research, http://jitr.jp/

Member, Collaborative Action Research Network (CARN), http://www.esri.mmu.ac.uk/carnnew/

Member, The Tourism Society, http://www.tourismsociety.org/

Individual Member, Forum UNESCO - University and Heritage, http://www.forumunescochair.upv.es/eng/index.html

Member, International Academy of Culture, Tourism and Hospitality Research, http://cpthl2015.unamur.be/about-cpthl/IACTHR

Individual Member, Japan Academic Society of Tourism, http://www.kankoga.or.jp/

Individual Member, Japan Institute of Tourism Research, http://jitr.jp/

Individual Member, Japan Society for Interdisciplinary Tourism Studies, http://www.afz.jp/~skankou/

Individual Member, International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), http://www.icomos-uk.org/icomos-uk-home/

Affiliate Member, American Anthropology Association (AAA) Anthropology of Tourism Interest Group

Other invited event:

2019 the 5th Organisation of World Heritage Cities Asia - Pacific Regional Secretariat (OWHC-AP) Experts' Workshop, Krakow, Poland, I was invited to the workshop and asked to give a presentation on the topic of "Sharing the Benefits- Ensuring fair distribution of benefits to local communities"

The International Conference on Future of the Past: Tourism and Cultural Heritage in Asia, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan, Attended the conference to enhance my understanding of the current tourism and hertage research in Asia and to expand my network with academic colleagues based in Japan and other Asian countries.

The Travel and Mutual Understanding: East Asia, Europe and Beyond’ conference, The Centre for Asian Studies at Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania (20-21 October 2016), To deliver a keynote speech: A Japanese Tourism Researcher in the UK: My academic journey, issues in cross-cultural research, and Japanese tourists and the UK.

Guest Speaker for Undergraduate Students in the School of Commerce, Meiji University, Tokyo, Invited by Professor Yoichi Hirai Asked to talk about studying, living and working in the UK

Guest Speaker for MSc Responsible Tourism Management programme, Leeds Metropolitan University, Delivered a lecture 'Responsible Tourism in Japan'.

Other Professional Activity:

10/2016 - 09/2020 External Examiner for Tourism, Sport, Events, Heritage and Work-based Learning Modules at University of East London

01/2013 - 12/2016 External Examiner for Tourism, Leisure and Sport Modules, International Study Module, and Projects and Dissertations at Teesside University

04/2007 - Present Visiting Researcher of Osaka University of Tourism, Osaka, Japan

08/2012 - 09/2012 Visiting Researcher of Hannan University, Osaka, Japan

Research Grants Awarded:

The British Academy, REPRESENTATION AND SUBJECTIVITY, Professor Steve Watson, Grant value (£): 5000

York St John University, Learning experience for Japanese students at York St John University, Grant value (£): 500

Hannan University, Nihon ni okeru bunkaisan manejimento no jittaichosa – Kiisanchi no reijo to sankeido wo jirei ni. [Research on the management of cultural heritage in Japan – a case study of Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range], Grant value (£): 4000

Teaching qualification:

Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PCAP)