Dr. Atsuko Hashimoto

TREN Faculty Profile

Dr. Atsuko Hashimoto


Contact information:

Office: MC C-416
Tel. +1-905-688-5550 x.4367

Courses Taught:
TREN 2P12: Tourist Behaviour
TREN 3P11: International Tourism
TREN 4P12: Tourism, Sex and Health
TREN 4P17: (new in 2009-10) Sustainable Rural Tourism

Research Interests:

  • socio-cultural and human aspects of tourism development (especially women and children)

Selected publications and presentations


2003- to date: Longitudinal studies on Green Tourism in a depopulating farming communities in remote rural Japan.

Book Chapters:

Hashimoto, A and Telfer D. J. (in press) Female empowerment through agritourism in rural Japan, in R. Torres and J. Momsen (Eds.) Tourism and Agriculture: New Geographies of Consumption, Production and Rural Restructuring. London: Routledge.
Hashimoto, A and Telfer D. (2008) “Chapter 15: From Sake to Sea Urchin: Food and Drink Festivals and Regional Identity in Japan.”. In Hall, C.M. & Sharples, L. (Eds) Food and Wine Festivals and Events Around the World. Oxford: Butter-worth-Heinemann, pp.249-278.

Journal Article:

Hashimoto, A. & Telfer, D. J.  (2007) Geographic Representations Embedded within Souvenirs in Niagara: The Case of Geographically Displaced Authenticity.  Tourism Geographies 9(2) May 2007, 191 – 217.

Conference Presentations:

Telfer, D. and Hashimoto, A.  (2009) Reconnecting with the Rural Heritage Experience in Oita, Japan. “Tourist Experiences: Meanings, Motivations, Behaviours Conference, University of Central Lancashire, Preston England, April 1-4, 2009.
Hashimoto, A (2008) a keynote presentation “Perdidos no tempo, agricultores desaparecidos e abandono de quintas: o desafio do Turismo Verde na ilha de Kyushu no Japão” [Trapped in Time, Disappearing Farmers and Abandoned Farmhouses: Challenges of Green Tourism on Kyushu Island, Japan]. Congresso International de Turismo-Madeira “O Desenvolvimento Sustentável do Turismo em Ilhas” [Sustainable Tourism Development in Islands], Madeira, Portugal, 4-5 December 2008.

Dr. Atsuko Hashimoto

My research focuses on socio-cultural and human aspects (especially women and children) of tourism development.


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