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Japan designating 88 anime 'sacred spots' in effort to boost international tourism
POSTED 19 Sep 2016 . BY Tom Anstey
Japan’s government wants the nation's popular anime and manga franchises to boost tourism in the country, with plans to designate 88 “animation spots” nationwide in places where popular characters are presented.

The heritage plan will identify train stations, school campuses, shrines and other Japanese landmarks depicted in manga or anime as “seichi” – translated into “sacred spots”.

Anime and manga fans worldwide can now vote on which landmarks are designated, through a website set up in several languages including Chinese and English.

"It is impressive that the presence of Japan’s pop culture in the world has grown into something that can be on par with Hollywood," said Tsugihiko Kadokawa, vice president of the Anime Tourism Association and the chair of publisher Kadokawa Corp, which is backing the scheme. "Animation can change the times."

In addition to Kadokawa Corp, travel agency JTB Corp., Narita International Airport Corp. and Japan Airlines Co are backing the effort, which will include package holidays built around visits to the locations.

Anime tourism has proved popular for Japan on an unofficial basis, with examples of popular destinations including a railroad crossing near Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, which is popular with fans of anime series Slam Dunk, and a stairway leading to a shrine in Tokyo, which has seen an increase in visitor numbers thanks to the runaway success of Your Name.

Japan welcomed a record 19.73 million tourists in 2015. As of July, the total was 14 million people – an increase of 26.7 per cent year-on-year according to statistics from the Japan National Tourism Organisation.
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Japan designating 88 anime 'sacred spots' in effort to boost international tourism
POSTED 19 Sep 2016 . BY Tom Anstey
Japan’s government wants the nation's popular anime and manga franchises to boost tourism in the country, with plans to designate 88 “animation spots” nationwide in places where popular characters are presented.

The heritage plan will identify train stations, school campuses, shrines and other Japanese landmarks depicted in manga or anime as “seichi” – translated into “sacred spots”.

Anime and manga fans worldwide can now vote on which landmarks are designated, through a website set up in several languages including Chinese and English.

"It is impressive that the presence of Japan’s pop culture in the world has grown into something that can be on par with Hollywood," said Tsugihiko Kadokawa, vice president of the Anime Tourism Association and the chair of publisher Kadokawa Corp, which is backing the scheme. "Animation can change the times."

In addition to Kadokawa Corp, travel agency JTB Corp., Narita International Airport Corp. and Japan Airlines Co are backing the effort, which will include package holidays built around visits to the locations.

Anime tourism has proved popular for Japan on an unofficial basis, with examples of popular destinations including a railroad crossing near Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, which is popular with fans of anime series Slam Dunk, and a stairway leading to a shrine in Tokyo, which has seen an increase in visitor numbers thanks to the runaway success of Your Name.

Japan welcomed a record 19.73 million tourists in 2015. As of July, the total was 14 million people – an increase of 26.7 per cent year-on-year according to statistics from the Japan National Tourism Organisation.
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Japan designating 88 anime 'sacred spots' in effort to boost international tourism
POSTED 19 Sep 2016 . BY Tom Anstey
Japan’s government wants the nation's popular anime and manga franchises to boost tourism in the country, with plans to designate 88 “animation spots” nationwide in places where popular characters are presented.

The heritage plan will identify train stations, school campuses, shrines and other Japanese landmarks depicted in manga or anime as “seichi” – translated into “sacred spots”.

Anime and manga fans worldwide can now vote on which landmarks are designated, through a website set up in several languages including Chinese and English.

"It is impressive that the presence of Japan’s pop culture in the world has grown into something that can be on par with Hollywood," said Tsugihiko Kadokawa, vice president of the Anime Tourism Association and the chair of publisher Kadokawa Corp, which is backing the scheme. "Animation can change the times."

In addition to Kadokawa Corp, travel agency JTB Corp., Narita International Airport Corp. and Japan Airlines Co are backing the effort, which will include package holidays built around visits to the locations.

Anime tourism has proved popular for Japan on an unofficial basis, with examples of popular destinations including a railroad crossing near Kamakura, Kanagawa Prefecture, which is popular with fans of anime series Slam Dunk, and a stairway leading to a shrine in Tokyo, which has seen an increase in visitor numbers thanks to the runaway success of Your Name.

Japan welcomed a record 19.73 million tourists in 2015. As of July, the total was 14 million people – an increase of 26.7 per cent year-on-year according to statistics from the Japan National Tourism Organisation.
RELATED STORIES
Life-sized Catbus to form centrepiece of reimagined Ghibli Museum


Japan’s Ghibli Museum in Tokyo is planning to create a life-sized replica of the famous Catbus from anime classic My Neighbour Totoro.
Hayao Miyazaki's magical landscapes to become a reality with plans for nature theme park


Oscar-winning filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki has revealed plans to create real-life versions of the landscapes from his imaginative anime films, unveiling designs for a 10,000-acre (40,000sq m) nature park on a remote island off the coast of Japan.
One Piece theme park developer finally unveils plans for new attraction


After keeping tight-lipped about its upcoming anime theme park project in Tokyo, developer Amusequest has finally revealed some details about its upcoming One Piece attraction, releasing a range of concept art.
Universal Japan introducing videogame, anime and manga attraction in the new year


Universal Studios Japan has unveiled plans for a new attraction to feature anime, manga and other elements of Japanese pop culture.
 


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