|発表者：||クリストファー・J・へイズ（京都府立京都学・歴彩館 京都学研究員、セインズベリー日本藝術研究所 准研究員）|
Japan recently became the first Asian country to host the Rugby World Cup, which was held between 20th September and 2nd November 2019. An estimated 400,000 rugby fans travelled to Japan to watch matches, but what else did they do? Rugby fans make an interesting topic of study as they are not your typical tourists to Japan. First and foremost, they are in the country for sport. If they have an existing interest in Japan, it is likely to be secondary. As tourists unmotivated by a specific interest in the country, how then do they engage with the culture? Outside of spectating, in what kinds of tourist activities do they engage? And how does this contribute towards their knowledge and perceptions of Japan? Part of an ongoing research project, in this talk I will discuss my findings so far, drawing upon questionnaires collected outside rugby stadiums, and also consider what implications this has for the Tokyo Olympics this summer.
主催：東京大学国際総合日本学ネットワーク(GJS) 共催：東京大学東洋文化研究所（IASA） 問い合わせ：gjs[at]ioc.u-tokyo.ac.jp