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ワーキング・ホリデーの観光的価値 : 日本への台湾人ワーキング・ホリデー経験者を対象に

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Title: ワーキング・ホリデーの観光的価値 : 日本への台湾人ワーキング・ホリデー経験者を対象に
Other Titles: The Tourism Values of Working Holiday Programs : A Research of Taiwanese Working Holiday Makers With Experiences in Japan
打工度假的觀光價值 : 以台灣赴日打工度假經驗者為對象
Authors: 馮, 惠芸1 Browse this author
Authors(alt): Feng, Hui-Yun1
Keywords: Working Holiday
Working Holiday Makers
tourism values
Issue Date: 25-Mar-2014
Abstract: Due to its wide range of economic ripple effects, tourism seems to be regarded as a major growth industry in Japan. Japanese government tries hard not only to promote domestic tourism, but also to expand inbound tourism, by organizing "Visit Japan Campaign". When dealing with the word "tourists", it usually means people who take a short stay for tourism or leisure activities. Working holiday makers (abbreviate as WHMs below), however, who take medium and long term stay, are not included at all. WHMs are the people who participate in "working holiday" (abbreviate as WH below) programs by using a special visa to travel overseas and staying in a country for a certain period of time to experience "travel" and "work" at the same time. Through their WH experiences, they might join some tourist activities or consumption activities in the country where they stay, and might be affected by the cultures of that country. The impact of the experiences is not only on the participants themselves but also on other people through the participants' actions of disseminating the information about their experiences. In this research, I would like to focus on the characteristics of WHMs and take Taiwanese WHMs with experiences in Japan in particular as the research object, and try to clarify the patterns of consumption activities and tourist activities during their stay, and actions they took to disseminate information about their experiences. By elucidating these, this reseach can reveal the tourism values of WH programs, present the direction of practical ways of inbound tourism promotions and improvements of the systems for accepting more WHMs. At the same time, this can become a reference for understanding the issues of inbound tourism and strengthening bilateral exchanges. In order to achieve the research objectives above, questionnaires and interviews were conducted in addition to the literature review. As a result, valid questionnaires from 60 people were I obtained and 26 of whom were also actually interviewed. The result of literature review, questionnaires and interviews is summarized in Chapter 2, 3 and 4. Research motivations and purposes are noted in Chapter 1, conclusions and recommendations, future works are explained in Chapter 5. The main conclusions derived148from this research are summarized in the five points below: 1. Many Taiwanese WHMs with experiences in Japan were interested in Japan even before they participated in WH programs, but became more aggressively and frequently visited through their WH experiences. 2. There is a tendency that Taiwanese WHMs with experiences in Japan would stay in one or several places stably, and enjoy travels when they have spare time from their part-time job. 3. Through the actions they took to disseminate information about their WH experiences, passively or actively, Taiwanese WHMs with experiences in Japan have actually played a role of interpreters of Japan towards the people around them. 4. Taiwanese WHMs with experiences in Japan are generally satisfied with their WH experiences, but if possible, they would like to travel more than what they had actually did in Japan.5. Because of WH is not very well known in Japan as yet, the difficulies that Taiwanese WHMs with experiences in Japan faced are the interaction with Japanese people, the complicated local formalities and regulations of Japan.
Conffering University: 北海道大学
Degree Level: 修士
Degree Discipline: 観光学
Type: theses (master)
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