KATO Kumi

写真a

Name of department

Faculty of Tourism, Department of Tourism

Job title

Professor

Mail Address

E-mail address

External Link


Academic & Professional Experience 【 display / non-display

  • 2008.04
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    Wakayama University   Faculty of Tourism   Professor   PhD

  • 1992.01
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    2008.03

    The University of Queensland   Faculty of Arts

  • 1988.09
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    1990.06

    Holmes College

  • 1986.05
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    1988.06

    Ministry of Education, Victoria

  • 1983.04
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    1986.03

    横浜市教育委員会

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Research Areas 【 display / non-display

  • Humanities & social sciences / Tourism studies / Sustainability Community Resilience Critical Creative

 

Classes (including Experimental Classes, Seminars, Graduation Thesis Guidance, Graduation Research, and Topical Research) 【 display / non-display

  • 2020   Global SeminarⅠ   Specialized Subjects
  • 2020   Global SeminarⅡ   Specialized Subjects
  • 2020   Heritage Tourism   Specialized Subjects
  • 2020   Sustainability and Management   Specialized Subjects
  • 2020   Tourism and Environment A   Specialized Subjects

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Satellite Courses 【 display / non-display

  • 2015   Health Studies for Community LifeA   Liberal Arts and Sciences Subjects
  • 2014   Kisyu hometown study C   Liberal Arts and Sciences Subjects
  • 2014   Kisyu hometown study D   Liberal Arts and Sciences Subjects
  • 2012   NA   Liberal Arts and Sciences Subjects
  • 2010   Community and GlobalizationEmigrants Migration Environment Language educati   Liberal Arts and Sciences Subjects

Independent study 【 display / non-display

  • 2020   「紀の国わかやま文化祭2021」学生による文化の魅力発信
  • 2011   放置自転車を考える

Classes 【 display / non-display

  • 2020   Research Methodology in Tourism   Doctoral Course
  • 2020   Tourism Development and Community (M)   Master's Course
  • 2020   Thesis ResearchⅡ   Master's Course
  • 2020   Sustainability and Management(M)   Master's Course
  • 2020   Thesis   Doctoral Course

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Papers and Awards Received Related to Improving Education 【 display / non-display

  • 2010   グッドレクチャー賞   和歌山大学   Domestic
 

Published Papers 【 display / non-display

  • Critical Tourism Studies in Japan

    (Part: Lead author )

    Critical Tourism Studies Asia Pacific     2020  [Refereed]

  • Gender and sustainability - exploring ways of knowing - an ecohumanities perspective

    Kumi Kato

    JOURNAL OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM ( CHANNEL VIEW PUBLICATIONS )  27 ( 7 ) 939 - 956   2019.07  [Refereed]

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    This article takes up the challenge to apply critical enquiry to the interface between tourism and the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Applying a political ecology perspective, it examines the intersectionality of gender and (ocean) sustainability through a study of traditional women divers in Japan. Recognizing the SDGs as an agenda setting platform, this work engages with Goal 5: Gender Equality, and proposes that engaging with multiple and diverse ways of knowing is critical to promoting a sustainability agenda with gender perspectives an essential component. Employing ecohumanities as a methodological foundation, a qualitative study of women divers in Japan (ama) is reported with a focus on their particular relationship with the ocean. The study identifies the power of women's knowledge in its inclusiveness, reciprocity and intuitive way of knowing. The example also shows that while tourism can be an important social and economic force, it can also devalue these core qualities as a result of the negative impacts caused by gender stereotypes. These findings indicate that the sustainability agenda can be advanced by challenging hierarchical systems of knowledge and valuing alternative ways of knowing, in this case, women's knowledges.

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  • Tourism & SDG 7. Volunteer tourism implementing renewable energy in remote communities

    (Part: Lead author )

    Tourism & SDGs     2019  [Refereed]

  • Editorial

    Richard Sharpley, Kumi Kato, Yumiko Horita, Yoshiharu Yamada

    Tourism Planning and Development   15 ( 1 ) 1 - 2   2018.01  [Refereed]

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  • Debating Sustainability in Tourism Development: Resilience, Traditional Knowledge and Community: A Post-disaster Perspective

    Kumi Kato

    TOURISM PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT ( ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD )  15 ( 1 ) 55 - 67   2018  [Refereed]

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    This paper proposes resilience as a foundation for sustainability, and sustainable tourism development, identifying that resilience relates to place-based knowledge and senses originating from human-land interaction over a long period of time. A specific case drawn here is the post-disaster recovery phase in rural communities, following the devastation that overwhelmed the northern east coast of Japan on 11 March 2011. Disaster-resilience, although stated as a priority in many of the governmental reconstruction visions, is not easily defined or facilitated. This paper attempts to locate disaster-resilience in the context of sustainable tourism development, through cases of coastal communities in Iwate Prefecture on the Sanriku Coast in their early phase of recovery. With social sustainability-oriented tourism concepts and resilience planning as a framework, the paper argues that the tourism development in the early recovery is vital in assisting communities maintain their connection with their places, which is argued to be the core of resilience. Such resilience is closely related to traditional ecological knowledge found in personal stories, monuments, folktales, literature and arts. This, it is proposed, lays a foundation for a sustainable recovery and reconstruction, in which tourism can play a vital role. This in return asserts tourism's responsibility in advocating sustainability.

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Books etc 【 display / non-display

  • 大学的和歌山ガイド : こだわりの歩き方

    神田, 孝治, 大浦, 由美, 加藤, 久美, 和歌山大学観光学部

    昭和堂  2018.10  ISBN: 9784812217351

  • The Routledge International Handbook of Walking

    ( Part: Contributor,  Work: Walking to care: pilgrimage tourism & conservation (Chapter 23, 232-241))

    Routledge  2017 

  • Tourism Resilience and Adaptation to Environmental Change: Definitions and Frameworks.

    ( Part: Contributor,  Work: Spiritual resilience: Fukushima Community and recovery from 3.11)

    Routledge  2017 

  • Manifesto for living in the anthropocene.

    Gibson, K. Rose, D. and Fincher, C. (eds).( Part: Contributor,  Work: Listening: Research as an act of mindfulness (Chapter 17, 111-116))

    2015 

  • Sustainability Frontiers: Critical and Transformative Voices from the Borderlands of Sustainability Education

    Selby, David & Fumiyo Kagawa (eds.),( Part: Contributor,  Work: Spiritual and Sensory Engagement with the More-Than-Human: An Ecohumanities Approach to Sustainability Learning (Chapter 22, 221-237))

    2014 

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Misc 【 display / non-display

  • Fukushima- in search of new light

        2019

  • Woomera

    Science Window   4 ( 5 )   2010

  • Kodama: forest of tree spirits

    (Part: Lead author )

    DVD (documentary, 27 min)     2010

  • Addressing global responsibility for conservation through cross-cultural collaboration: Kodama Forest, a forest of tree spirits

    Kumi Kato

    Environmentalist   28 ( 2 ) 148 - 154   2008.06

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    A commitment to conservation of a place is based on the sense of place expressed by its "conceptual community", including those who are not its residents in the geographical sense, but who nonetheless identify with it for various reasons. With the global nature of environmental issues being clearly recognized, such communities form a "terrain of consciousness" (Berg and Dasmann 1978), extending responsibility for conservation across cultures, time and space. Although the social mobility and diversity brought about by today's technology often work against the development of a sense of place, they also allow the formation of such conceptual communities, who can highlight local distinctiveness while at the same time positioning local issues in a global context, so generating a sense of global responsibility. In the case of Tasmania, Australia, recent international interest in its ecologically and culturally significant places, such as Recherche Bay and the Styx Valley, has intensified the focus on forest issues, building on Tasmania's already well-recognized history of environmentalism. It is important that these issues be recognized in Japan in particular, where a rising awareness about climate change and mass consumerism has alerted the public to the problem of deforestation; however the fact that Tasmania is one of the major sources of woodchips for paper production is not widely known. Awareness by the consumer, it is argued, is a foundation for forming a sense of global responsibility and it is necessary to form a conceptual community of those committed to the same issue. Cross-cultural collaboration is therefore necessary, and creativity can be an effective facilitating agent for this. This paper illustrates this point, through the example of the Kodama Forest, a forest of tree spirits, in North East Tasmania, that arose from such a collaboration between a group of Japanese students and a local community group. The collaboration also facilitated meaningful learning opportunities for the students, who chose to study in Tasmania because of its natural environment. The forest now provides a cultural heritage that also defines the evolution of this conceptual community through on-going collaboration. The importance of human connection at all levels, local, regional and global, in promoting environmental sustainability is addressed through the example of this forest. © 2007 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.

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  • Waiting for the tide: ama divers sea whistle.

    (Part: Lead author )

    http://www.abc.net.au/rn/radioeye/stories/2007/2070303.htm     2007

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Research Exchange 【 display / non-display

  • Branding the space

    2010.04
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    2011.03
     

     Joint research

  • 先住民環境観と土地倫理

    2009.04
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    2010.03
     

     International research exchanges

  • 海洋資源利用に関する文化の多様性、普遍性

    2009.04
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    2010.03
     

     International research exchanges

  • 熊野古道を中心とした、環境と精神文化

    2009.04
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    2010.03
     

     International research exchanges

  • Soundgarden

    2008.04
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    2009.03
     

     Joint research

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KAKENHI 【 display / non-display

  • Enhancing Social-Ecological Resilience through Sustainable Tourism Governance in post-corona era:Traditional value-based approach for Community Vision,Capacity and Leadership.

    2020.10
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    2024.03
     

    Fund for the Promotion of Joint International Research / Fostering Joint International Research(B)  Principal investigator

  • Confronting difficult past: Dark Tourism development in Japan:

    2020.04
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    2023.03
     

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B)  Co-investigator

  • サステナブルツーリズムによるSDGsの推進:レジリエンスを基盤として

    2018.04
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    2021.03
     

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B)  Principal investigator

  • ツーリズムによる希望の創出:クリティカル、サステナブルツーリズムの理論と実践

    2016.04
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    2019.03
     

    Grant-in-Aid for Challenging Exploratory Research  Principal investigator

  • 海洋資源利用における環境理念の普遍性、文化多様性とサステイナビィリティ

    2010.04
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    2013.03
     

    Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research(B)  Principal investigator

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Instructor for open lecture, peer review for academic journal, media appearances, etc. 【 display / non-display

  • 「日本版持続可能な観光ガイドライン」のアドバイザー

    2020.08.21
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    2021.03.31

    国土交通省観光庁

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    助言・指導

    モデル地区(沖縄県、京都市、ニセコ町、白川村、三浦半島観光連絡協議会)における「日本版持続可能な観光ガイドライン」の取り組みへの指導。

  • 持続可能な観光地マネジメントの推進に関する調査検討委員会

    2020.07.10
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    2021.03.31

    一般財団法人 運輸総合研究所

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    「学協会、政府、自治体等の公的委員」以外の委員

    地方自治団体等向けに、国内外でかつようされている主要な観光指標や地域の課題に応じたこれらの指標の活用事例等を含んだガイドラインを作成するため、調査研究を実施する。

  • 編集委員

    2018.04
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    Tourism Management Planning

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    学術雑誌等の編集委員・査読・審査員等

    編集委員

  • 講師

    2016.01
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    追手門学院大学オーストラリア・アジア研究所

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    講演講師等

    講師

  • Guest editor

    2015.04
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    Shima: The International Journal of Research into Island Culture

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    学術雑誌等の編集委員・査読・審査員等

    Guest editor

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Course for renewal of teaching license, teacher-librarian course, etc. (contracted business) 【 display / non-display

  • 2009  教員免許更新講習

Committee member history in academic associations, government agencies, municipalities, etc. 【 display / non-display

  • 委員

    2020.04
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    UNWTOサステナブルツーリズム推進センター

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    国や地方自治体、他大学・研究機関等での委員

    委員

  • 委員

    2020.04
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    持続可能な観光地マネジメント推進に関する調査研究会

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    国や地方自治体、他大学・研究機関等での委員

    委員

  • 評議委員

    2020.04
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    2025.03
     

    和歌山県国際交流協会

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    国や地方自治体、他大学・研究機関等での委員

    評議委員,任期:4

  • 委員

    2019.04
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    観光学術学会

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    学協会、政府、自治体等の公的委員

    庶務委員

  • 座長

    2019.04
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    持続可能な観光指標検討会

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    国や地方自治体、他大学・研究機関等での委員

    座長

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Other Social Activities 【 display / non-display

  • 持続可能な観光指標開発(観光庁、JTB総合研究所)

    2019.04
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    2020.03

    その他

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    産業界、行政諸機関等と行った共同研究、新技術創出、コンサルティング等

    新技術創出等

  • 東北災害復興支援

    2015.04
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    2016.03

    その他

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    ボランティア活動等

    飯舘村避難地支援

  • 東北災害復興支援

    2014.04
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    2015.03

    その他

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    ボランティア活動等

    飯舘村避難地支援

  • 東北災害復興支援

    2013.04
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    2014.03

    その他

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    ボランティア活動等

    飯舘村避難地支援

  • 東北災害復興支援

    2012.04
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    2013.03

    その他

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    ボランティア活動等

    復興支援

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