Factors affecting bilateral Chinese and Japanese travel

Seong Seop Kim, Bruce Prideaux, Dallen Timothy

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China and Japan provide an example of a bilateral tourism relationship that has been influenced by a range of factors beyond the usual economic factors of GDP, price and exchange rates. A recent history of invasion, occupation and attempts at reconciliation underlie contemporary diplomatic relations between these nations producing both fascination and mistrust. A detailed understanding of the full range of factors that may affect bilateral relations is necessary to understand bilateral tourism flows. This study identifies the effects of history, nationalism, occupation, socio-cultural factors and geopolitical factors on the flow of tourists between China and Japan.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)80-95
Number of pages16
JournalAnnals of Tourism Research
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016


  • Bilateral relations
  • China
  • Japan
  • Nationalism
  • Occupation geopolitics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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