Experts call for creative approach to sustainable tourism
In a panel hosted by the Mizuho India Japan Study Centre at IIMB on reinventing tourism in a post pandemic world, participants are introduced to Japanese concepts of harmonious living
“For years, Japan has been practising satoyama and satoumi, especially in the rural regions. These are principles of living harmoniously with land and oceans. The origin of satoyama and satoumi itself is based on natural resource management, resilience of natural resources and contributing to the local socio-economic development. If people visit a place for its authenticity, it becomes important for them to ensure they do not damage that very same authenticity,” said Prof. Kazem Vafadari, Division Head of Tourism and Hospitality (THP) at the Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University in Japan.