Takumi ISONO (Ph.D)

Current Affiliation: Junior Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Mie University, Japan

 

Birth: 1987 

Origin: Kanagawa, Japan

Present: Mie, Japan (2016.04 - present)

Past: Tokushima (2015.02-2016.03), Ibaraki (2010.04-2015.01), Kanagawa (1987.01-2010.03)

 

Research Interests

  • human geography

  • tourism studies

  • area study of Australia

 

Fieldwork

  • Japan (Tokyo, Nagano, Tokushima, Mie, Hokkaido, Okinawa etc...)

  • Australia (Kanawinka Geopark, WA, Sydney Metropolitan Area etc...)

 

Research Subject (Main)

  • night nature-based tourism in tourist destinations

  • outdoor activities for children

  • inbound tourism in peripheral areas

Educational Background

  • 2002.04.01    Toin Gakuen High School (-2005.03.31)

  • 2006.04.01    Department of Economics, Toyo University (-2007.03.31)

  • 2007.04.01    Department of Sociology, Toyo University (-2010.03.31)

  • 2010.04.01    Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba (-2015.07.24)

 

Academic Background

  • 2013.04.01    JSPS Research Fellow DC2 (-2015.02.01)

  • 2015.02.01    Assistant Professor, Center for Community Revitalization, Tokushima University (-2016.03.31)

  • 2016.04.01    Junior Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Mie University (-present)

  • 2017.09.15    Part-time Lecturer, College of International Education and Exchange, Tianjin Normal University (China) (-2017.09.24)

  • 2017.09.19    Part-time Lecturer, Yokkaichi University (-present)

 

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Sociology (March 2010) Toyo University

  • Master of Science (March 2012) University of Tsukuba

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Science (July 2015) University of Tsukuba

 

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Papers

  • Isono, T. (2019): Development of  the Night Guided-tours for Foreign Tourists in Shibuya City, Tokyo. The Tourism Studies, 31(1), (in press). (JE)

  • Isono, T. (2019): Characteristics of International Educational Travel in Taiki Town, Mie Prefecture: Focusing on the Agriculture, Forestry, and Fishery Experience Inn.. Transportation & Economy, 79(6), 93-99. (J)

  • Ohno, M. and Isono, T. (2019): Roles of Local Contents in Ichinomiya City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.  Bulletin of the Faculty of Education, Mie University (Humanities), 70, 61-73. (J)

  • Isono, T. and Uete, T. (2019): Spatial Use of Historical Landscape in Seki Town, Kameyama City, Mie Prefecture, Japan.  Bulletin of the Faculty of Education, Mie University (Humanities), 70, 49-59. (JE)

  • Isono, T. (2019): Potential for geographical study on the regional development in the southern part of Mie Prefecture. Fubito, 70, 7-20. (J)

  • Isono, T. (2018): Respondance to Inbound Tourism Demapnd by Youth: A Case Study of Volunteer Guide around Shibuya Station. Chiri (Special Issue: Urban, Youth, and Tourism), 63(9), 48-55. (J)

  • (Book Review) Isono, T. (2018): Tsutsumi, J. eds "Contemporary Trensformations of  Urban Societies in Australia" Press of the University of Tsukuba, March 2018, 176p., Geographical Space, 11(1), 82-84. (J)

  • Sasaki, M., Tsutsumi, J., Isono, T., and Nagata, S. (2018): Rice Industry Trend in Australia. Geographical Space, 11(1), 63-77. (J)

  • Sugimoto, K., Isono, T., Iizuka, R., Ikeda, M., Ota, K., Koike, T., and Uehara, A. (2018): Research on Youth Tourism and Its Accepters. The Tourism Studies, 29(2),135-138. (J)

  • Isono, T., Sugimoto, K., Iizuka, R., Ikeda, M., Koike, T., and Ota, K. (2017): Regional Characteristics of International Educational Tourism in Tokyo: Analysis of the Acceptance System and Tourist Behaviors of Foreign Students. Geographical Space, 10(3), 180-194. (JE)

  • Ota, K., Sugimoto, K., Uehara, A., Ikeda, M., Iizuka, R., Isono, T., and Koike, T. (2017): A Study on the Attraction Strategy and Operation of Night Cruise in Tokyo: Trend of Youth Utilization in Tokyo-wan-noryosen. Geographical Space, 10(3), 165-179.(J)

  • Ikeda, M., Uda, T., Isono, T., Sugimoto, K., Ota, K., Koike, T., and Iizuka, R. (2017): The Features of Night-life Tourism in Tokyo through the Focus on Clubs and Live Music Venues. Geographical Space, 10(3), 149-164. (JE)

  • Iizuka, R., Ota, K., Ikeda, M., Koike, T., Isono, T., and Sugimoto, K. (2017): Development of Craft Beer Events as Youth Tourists' Destinations in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area. Geographical Space, 10(3), 140-148. (J)

  • Koike, T., Sugimoto, K., Ota, K., Ikeda, M., Iizuka, R., and Isono, T. (2017): Youth Tourism an Leisure Related to Anime in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area. Geographical Space, 10(3), 125-139. (J).

  • Isono, T. and Miyaoka, K. (2017): A Reconstruction of Geographical Fieldwork Education for Undergraduate Teacher Training Programs of Social Studies in the Local National University. E-journal GEO, 12(2), 1-13. (JE)

  • Isono, T. (2017): Human Resource Development of Voluntary Tour Guide: A Case Study of Tsu City, Mie Prefecture. Chiri (Special Issue: Human Resource Development for Tourism), 62(11), 49-58. (J)

  • Isono, T. (2017): The Role of Voluntary Tour Guide Activities in a Local City: A Case Study of Tokushima City. Journal of Urban Environmental Seminar, 25, 88-92. (J)

  • Isono, T., Liu, J., Zhang, G., and Sugimoto, K. (2017): Regional Characteristics of International Educational Travel in Tokyo. Proceedings of the 12th Korea-China-Japan Joint & 3rd Asian Conference on Geography, 12, 48-52. (E)

  • Sugimoto, K., Isono, T., Iizuka, R., Ikeda, M., Ota, K., and Koike, T. (2017): Research on Youth Tourism and Its Accepters. The Tourism Studies, 28(2), 125-126. (J)

  • Isono, T. (2016): Regional Development of Voluntary Tour Guide Activities in Tokushima City. The Tourism Studies, 27(2), 59-70. (JE)

  • Isono, T. (2015): Deveopment Process of Geotourism in the Context of the Australian Geopark Movement. Tsukuba Geoenvironmental Sciences, 11, 1-11. (E)

  • Isono, T., Yasumura, K., Watanabe, R., Liang, Z. and Qu, Y. (2015): Forming Process of Historical Landscape in Mochizuki Post Town on the Nakasen-do. Annals of Human and Regional Geography, 37, 1-31. (JE)

  • Isono, T. (2015): Regional Development of the Nature Guide Activities in Oshima Town, Tokyo. Journal of Geography (Chigaku Zasshi),124(1), 43-63. (JE)

  • Isono, T. (2014): Regional Characteristics of a Kleingarten in Saku City, Nagano Prefecture. Tsukuba Geoenvironmental Sciences, 10, 11-19. (E)

  • Tsutsumi, J., Isono, T., Yoshida, M. and Yew, C. (2014): Recent Trend of Resource Trade in the State of Western Australia. Geographical Space, 7-1, 83-93. (J)

  • Isono, T., Arai, Y., Kuribayashi, K., Yamanaka, H. and Hashimoto, A. (2014): Structure of the Food Supply for the School Meals in Joso City, Ibaraki Prefecture: Focusing on the Utilization, Supply and Actual Production of Local Agricultural Products-. Annals of Human and Regional Geography, 36, 117-138. (JE)

  • Isono, T. and Sugimoto, K. (2013): Spatial Characteristics of Tourist Attractions Distribution in the Sydney Metropolitan Area: Focusing on the Travel Guidebook Analysis. Proceedings of the 8th Japan-Korea-China Joint Conference on Geography, pp8-12. (E)

  • Isono, T., Su, L. and Komuro, J. (2013): Sustaining Factors of Village Functions in a Rural Area: A Case Study of Shimoguri District in Iida City. Annals of Human and Regional Geography, 35, 183-207. (J)

  • Oishi, T., Fukuda, A., Isono, T., Zaitsu, N., Su, L., Hinoue, T. and Matsui, K. (2012): Formation and Transformation of Port Space in Hitachi Port. Annals of Human and Regional Geograhy, 34, 63-85. (J)

  • Kuribayashi, K., Jeong, J., Isono, T. and Kureha, M. (2011): Development of Agri-Tourism Based on Fruit Production in Suzaka City. Annals of Human and Regional Geography, 33. 29-43. (J)

(J); in Japanese  (JE): in Japanese with English abstract  (E): in English 

 

Doctoral Thesis

  • Isono, T. (2015): Structural Change of Tourist Destinations through Developing the Geopark Movement in Australia. Doctor of Philosophy in Science. University of Tsukuba. 123p.  Tsukuba, Japan (2015.7.24)

 

Academic Presentations

  • Isono, T. (2019): A Review of Geopark and Geotourism Literatures and the Perspective on Tourism Geography in Japan. Annual Meeting of the Association of Japanese Geographers, Autumn 2019 (at niigata University, Japan).upcoming.

  • Isono, T. and Itoh, N. (2019): Potential for the Development of Astronomical Tourism in the Peripheral Region in Japan: A Case Study of Kumano City, Mie Prefecture. EUROGEO 2019 Conference (Hidden Geographies International Conference) (at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia) upcoming.

  • Isono, T. (2019): Regional Development of Night Guided-tours for Foreign Tourists in Shibuya City, Tokyo: EUROGEO 2019 Conference (at the Millennium Paris Charles de Gaulle Hotel, France). 

  • Isono, T. (2018): Regional Roles of Volunteer Guide Organizations in Tsu City, Mie Prefecture. Regular Meeting of the Japan Association of Economic Geographers in June (at Aichi University, Japan).

  • Sugimoto, K., Iizuka, R., Ikeda, M., Isono, T., and Ota, K. (2018): Youth, Tourism, and Geography: A potential of youth tourism and leisure in metropolis. Annual Meeting of the Association of Japanese Geographers, Spring 2018 (at Tokyo Gakugei University, Japan).

  • Isono, T., Liu, J., Zhang, G., and Sugimoto, K. (2017): Regional Characteristics of International Educational Travel in Tokyo. 12th Korea-China-Japan Joint & 3rd Asian Conference on Geography (Jeju National University, Korea).

  • Isono, T. (2017): Development of International Educational Travel in Tokyo. 10th Annual Meeting of the Japan Association on Geographical Space (Symposium) (at University of Tsukuba, Japan).

  • Isono, T. and Uete, T. (2016): The Use of Historical Landscape in Seki Town, Kameyama Prefecture, Japan. The 11th Japan-Korea-China Joint Conferenece on Geography & 2nd Asian Conference on Geography (at New Otani Inn Sapporo, Japan).

  • Isono, T. (2016): Forming Process of a Comprehensive Tourist Destination in the Higashi-Kishu District of Mie Prefecture, Japan. The 33rd International Geographical Congress (at China National Convention Center, China).

  • Isono, T. (2015): Local Government Towards to the Geopark Movement in Australia. 10th China-Japan-Korea Joint Conference on Geography and 1st Asian Conference on Geography (at East China Normal University, China).

  • Isono, T. (2015): Regional Characteristics of Voluntary Tourism Guide Activities in Tokushima CIty. Annual Meeting of the Association of Tokushima Geographers in 2015 (at Tokushima University). 

  • Isono, T. (2015): Knowledge Aquisition Form of Tourism Volantary Guides in Tokushima City. 8th Annual Meeting of the Japan Association on Geographical Space (at University of Tsukuba, Japan).

  • Isono, T. (2015): Local Government Towards to the Geopark Movement in Australia. Annual Meeting of the Association of Japanese Geographers, Spring 2015 (at Nihon University, Japan).

  • Watanabe, R.*, Isono, T., Yasumura, K., Liang, Z. and Qu, Y. (2014): Regional Characteristics of a Historical Landscape  in Mochizuki Post Town on the Nakasen-do. Annual Meeting of the Association of Japanese Geographers, Autumn 2014 (at Toyama University, Japan).

  • Isono, T. (2014): Development of the Geopark Movement in the Kanawinka Region, Australia. IGU Commission Geography of Tourism, Leisure and Global Change (at Krakow / Pieniny Mts, Poland).

  • Isono, T.  (2014): Regional Characteristics of a Kleingarten in Saku City, Nagano Prefecture. 9th Korea-China-Japan Joint Conference on Geography (at ARPINA Youth Hostel in Busan, Korea).

  • Isono, T.  (2014): Tourist Destination Governance on Geopark: A case study of Australia. Annual Meeting of the Association of Japanese Geographers, Spring 2014 (at Kokushikan University, Japan).

  • Isono, T. (2014): Development of the Geopark Movement in the Kanawinka Region, Australia. Annual Meeting of the Association of Japanese Geographers, Spring 2014 (at Kokushikan University, Japan).

  • Arai, Y.*, Isono, T., Kuribayashi, K., Yamanaka, H. and Hashimoto, A. (2013): The Utilization of Local Agricultural Products in School Meals and the Response of the Regional Farmers. Annual Meeting of the Association of Japanese Geographers, Autumn 2013 (at Fukushima University, Japan).

  • Isono, T*. and Sugimoto, K. (2013): Spatial Characteristics of Tourist Attractions Distribution in the Sydney Metropolitan Area: Focusing on the Travel Guidebook Analysis. 8th Japan-Korea-China Joint Conference on Geography (at Kyushu University, Japan).

  • Isono, T.*, Su, L. and Komuro, J. (2012): Foundation of tourist space based on rural landscape in mountain depopulated region –A case study of Nagano prefecture-. 7th China-Japan-Korea Joint Conference on Geography (at Northeast University, China).

  • Isono, T.*, Su, L. and Niina, A. (2012): Utilization of geosites in the Minami-Alps Geopark. Annual Meeting of the Japan Association  on Geographical Space (at University of Tsukuba, Japan).

  • Isono, T. (2012): Internal Structure of a Geopark through the interaction among actors in Oshima Town, Tokyo: Focusing on the roles of nature guides. Regular Meeting of the Japan Association of Economic Geographers in April (at Meiji University, Japan).

  • Isono, T. (2012): Internal Structure of Izu-Oshima Geopark through the Roles of the Guides. Annual Meeting of the Association of Japanese Geographers, Spring 2012 (at Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan).

  • Fukuda, A.*, Oishi, T., Isono, T., Zaitsu, N., Hinoue, T., Su, L. and Matsui, K. (2011): Development of port's functions in the Northern Kanto area, Japan: A case study of Ibaraki port. 2011 Annual Meeting of the Human Geographical Society of Japan (at Rikkyo University, Japan).

  • Isono, T. (2011): Regional Characteristics of Guide Organizations in Izu-Oshima Geopark, Japan. 6th Korea-China-Japan Joint Conference on Geography (at Seoul National University, Korea).

  • Kuribayashi, K., Jeong, J., Isono, T. and Kureha, M. (2011): Characteristics of agri-tourism in Susaka City. Annual Meeting of the Japan Association on Geographical Space (at University of Tsukuba, Japan).

  • Isono, T. (2010): Study on a tourist destination in the Northern Queensland: A view of Ecotourism. Annual Meeting of the Japan Association on Geographical Space (at Kanagawa University, Japan).

  • Isono, T. (2010): Study on a tourist destination in the Northern Queensland: A view of Ecotourism. 58th General Meeting for Graduation Theses of Geography in 2009 (at Tokyo Gakugei University, Japan).

 

Research Grant

  • Australian Government, Prime Minister’s Education Assistance Program for Japan (2011)  Applied Program: Geographical study on sustainable regional development through implementing geotourism in Australia 

  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science,  The Institutional Program for Young Researcher Overseas Visits (2012)  Applied  Project: Interaction of the local actors on Australian Geopark 

  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Fellows (April 2013 - Present)  Applied Project: Geographical study on local governance in the Kanawinka Geopark, Australia

  • The Japanese Association of Japanese Geographers,  Subsidy for Dispatch of Young Researchers Abroad (2014)  Applied Project: Development of the Geopark Movement in the Kanawinka Region, Australia

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