Kyoto Journal Issue 24



Tourism, World Heritage & Sustainable Development
Kyoto Street Music
On Asia’s Lucrative Sex Trade
Drawings from China
Sonnets from Siam

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International tourism is often regarded as a relatively harmless form of industrial development. Compared with most extractive and many manufacturing industries, lying on a beach or viewing an ancient monument certainly appear to be innocuous. Getting to one’s destination, however, and consuming goods and services once there can have a major impact on the natural and cultural environment, especially if they involve thousands of people concentrated in time and space. According to industry specialists, nearly 500 million people travelled internationally in 1991. This number is expected to grow by about 4 per cent per year until the end of the century. It is estimated that 80 per cent of these tourists come from OECD countries, with 50 per cent coming from just five countries: France, Germany, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. Although data on tourism and travel differ according to the source and definitions used, it is estimated that this industry had US$2 trillion in sales and employed over 6 per cent of the global work force in 1987, making it the largest industry in the world.
— Bernd Von Droste, Dana Silk & Mechtild Rossler, Tourism, World Heritage & Sustainable Development


Tourism, World Heritage & Sustainable Development – Bernd Von Droste, Dana Silk & Mechtild Rossler
Tourism’s Negative Impact On Native Hawaiians – Rev. Kaleo Patterson
Sayonara Blue Singlet – Henry Reynolds
Between Two Worlds – Caroline Winstone
On Asia’s Lucrative Sex Trade – Peter Riggs
Police Colonel Chalerm Theerawarut – John Hinds
Sonnets from Siam – Fil Lewitt
Interview: Taking the Japanese Beyond Paradise – Catherine Pawasarat
“Of All the Wild Sakura” – Gary Snyder
The Song in the Dream of the Hermit – Trans. Yasuhiko Moriguchi & David Jenkins
Drawings from China – He Baosen
Our Friend the Moth – F.J. Logan
Taishu Engeki: the Fans– Ron Jenkins
Japanese Enigma Bashing: The System Strikes Back – Karel Van Wolferen interviewed by W.David Kubiak
The Abhorrence of Exotic Ideas – W.David Kubiak, drawings by Saito Ayako, MOSS
Kyoto Street Music – Richard Goodman, drawing by Iver Torikian
The Fourth International Global Forum Conference, 1993 – Howard Rose
First night, new country– Robert Brady
Japanese working for a better world, by Maggie Kinser Saiki — Ken Rodgers


Cover Image by Teraoka Masami
published July 16, 1993


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