Overtourism in Japan- Ideas, Innovation & Successful Strategies

Hope you are looking forward to a fun and exciting Golden Week Holiday in Japan. As many of us are making plans for the next couple of weeks, we are also considering how to avoid and deal with the crowds. Here is a livestream video I shot on YouTube about overtourism and some successful strategies destination managers and others looking for ways to control the crowds should consider.
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Trash Talk #1 – Belgium and Japan

This video is an interview I did with two intelligent and thoughtful young Belgian women about trash issues in their own community in Belgium and how they feel about waste issues in Japan.
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Celebrating Women of Japan Project

Gender Equality is a key aspect of sustainable development in business and society anywhere in the world.

The 2018 Celebrating women in Japan project was a wonderful way to pivot the spotlight to the diverse, important roles of women in Japanese society. Here is an introduction to the project and a podcast interview with the project founder, Melanie Brock.
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Seeking Sustainable Tourism : Miyajima

At the end of Sakura season in April, I had a very interesting research day on Miyajima to inform a new series, “Seeking Sustainable Tourism”.
I’ve visited Hiroshima’s most famous island over fifty times in the last 22 years and I would rank it highly as a sustainable tourist destination: 7 (out of 10). This April visit was to answer if a visitor could enjoy a day on Miyajima without using or receiving any plastic waste.
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Ocean Clean-up Volunteering in Japan

Communities across the world are working together to create positive changes in the local environment- one easy way to do this is volunteering to take part in clean-up activities aimed at taking plastic waste out of the waterways. There are organized efforts happening across Japan in the warmer months and InboundAmbassador is organizing clean-ups each month in Hiroshima. If you are in the region, please join us!
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