Plenary: “Tourism as Information Industry” @The 34th Japan Society of Information and Communication Research (JSICR)-The International Communication Forum

Plenary: “Tourism as Information Industry” on June 25, 2016
We had a lively discussion on the issues and possibilities for Japanese tourism in the light of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, including the encouragement of export of Japanese popular culture and ways to support inbound travelers from overseas with the use of ICT (e.g., translation apps, social media and big data).

Toshie Takahashi (Waseda University)

Toshiyuki Imai (JTB)



Motonobu Toyoshima (The Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications)
San-e Ichii (Visual Industry Promotion Organization)
Chihiro Ono (KDDI R&D Laboratories Inc.)
Kei Cho (Communication University of China)

About Toshie Takahashi

Toshie Takahashi is Professor in the School of Culture, Media and Society, as well as the Institute for Al and Robotics,Waseda University, Tokyo. She was the former faculty Associate at the Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. She has held visiting appointments at the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge as well as Columbia University. She conducts cross-cultural and trans-disciplinary research on the social impact of robots as well as the potential of AI for Social Good. 【早稲田大学文学学術院教授。元ハーバード大学バークマンクライン研究所ファカルティ・アソシエイト。現在、人工知能の社会的インパクトやロボットの利活用などについて、ハーバード大学やケンブリッジ大学と国際共同研究を行っている。東京オリンピック・パラリンピック競技大会組織委員会テクノロジー諮問委員会委員。】
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