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   Department   College of Asia Pacific Studies
   Position   Visiting Professor
■ Education
1. 1974/07/12
Degree Acquisition
, PhD
2. 1995/10/09
Degree Acquisition
University of Adelaide, Master of Laws (Environmental)
3. 1973/02/28
Degree Acquisition
Victoria University of Wellington, Master of Arts
4. 1968
Degree Acquisition
, Bachelor of Arts, BA (Hons)
■ Academic and professional experience
1. Professor
2. 2003/04 Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University Professor of Tourism Management
3. 1994/07~1997/01 School of Business Management and PROFESSOR OF TOURISM MANAGEMENT
4. 1993/06~1994/06 PROJECT MANAGER
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■ Current specialized field
Environmental Impact Analysis/Environment Policy, Water Demand Management, Area Studies (Tourism & Hospitality), Resource Maintenance Studies, Applied Health Sciences, Tourism Law, Urban and Regional Planning, Big Data, Data mining, sentiment mining 
■ Books and theses
1. 2022/03/31 Book Professional Engagement.   (Collaboration) 
2. 2022/03/31 Book The Global Context of Health Tourism in the Asia Pacific.   (Collaboration) 
3. 2021/12/31 Article Teaching Negotiation in the Business Sector: Methods, Models, and Challenges. Journal of Business and Entrepreneurial Studies 6(4) (Collaboration) 
4. 2021/12/01 Book Extending the value chain: Balancing purpose and profit in Community Based Tourism in Asia.   (Collaboration) 
5. 2021/09/30 Article Confusion: An Exploratory Conversation on Meaning and Tools to Address Confusion at Work. Journal of Alternative Perspectives in the Social Sciences  (Collaboration) 
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■ Academic or professional association memberships
1. 2020/09~ Global Sustainable Tourism Council
2. 2020/09~ ∟ Member
3. Association Internationale d’Experts Scientifiques du Tourisme
5. Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education
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■ Conference presentations
1. 2016/09 Tourism in an aging world (ATLAS Annual Conference)
2. 2016/07/14 The Call for Medical Tourism in Japan (6th Advances in Hospitality & Tourism Marketing and Management Conference (AHTMM))
3. 2015/11 Conflict Ridden Destinations: The Influence of Externally Imposed distortions of Reality Revised (13th Asia Pacific Conference, APU, Beppu, Japan)
4. 2015/09 Implication of Social Media Data in Business Analysis: A Case Study in the Lodging Industry (Borocai)
5. 2015/09 The Link Between Social Sentiment of Currency Value and Tourism Behavior: A Case of the Ruble Crisis (EUROMED 2015, Verona, Italy)
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■ Research topic, funded research and KAKENHI
1. 2015~2017  War Tourism  (Key Word : )
2. 2013~2014  Investigation of the content and design of a public domain open source web-based phone and tablet application  (Key Word : )
3. 2013~2015  The Importance of Geoparks for Tourism in Japan  (Key Word : )
4. 2010~2016  Development and management of Universities  (Key Word : Governance, organisational structures, financial, administrative, pedagogical and pastoral functions, conference organisation)
5. 2010~2012  Human Resources Improvement Project to upgrade the curriculum and management of the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hospitality Management as part of the Tourism Resources Improvement Program, Colombo, Sri Lanka  (Key Word : )
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■ Awards and honors
1. 2019/12 Logos University International Doctor Honoris Causa (Doctor)
2. 2015/04 Visiting Professor, Saburagamuwa University, Sri Lanka
3. 2015/02 Advisor, Dubai College of Tourism (startup committee)
4. 2012/04 Professor Emeritus, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University
5. 2006/01 Resource Editor, Annals of Tourism Research
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■ Qualification and licenses
1. 1980 Fellow Planning Institute of Australia
■ Educational ability
● Practice example of education method
1. 2015/11 Field Trips (Active Learning)
2. 2015/10~2016/03 Field Trips for internal classes
3. 2015/04 Implementing the use of Blackboard in my undergraduate classes
4. 2015/04 Online materials in teaching
5. 2014/04 Student Case preparation in each undergraduate class.
● Made textbook and teaching material
● Announcement concerning education
● Matter that should be mentioned specially in others educational activity
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■ Committee and society
1. 2015~2019 Beppu City Council Committee for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan Member
2. 2011~ Editorial Board of Asia Pacific World, and Chief Editor of the Journal Member
3. 2011~2016 Executive Board of IAAPS Member
4. 2010~2012 Human Resources Improvement Project to upgrade the curriculum and management of the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hospitality Management as part of the JICA funded Tourism Resources Improvement Program, Colombo, Sri Lanka Project Coordinator
5. 2010~2014 National Tourism Branding Committee of Iran Member
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