IJSSH 2017 Vol.7(6): 393-397 ISSN: 2010-3646
doi: 10.18178/ijssh.2017.V7.854

Co-management of Revitalization after Tsunami Disaster: A Case of Local Tourism in Ishinomaki City, Japan

Kannapa Pongponrat
Abstract—As the massive devastating Tsunami attacked the Tohoku region of Japan on March 11, 2011, this led to a catastrophic destruction in coastal areas of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures. Beside evidences of massive physical destruction, socio-economic impacts on people within effected communities were obviously occurred leading to a vulnerable community conditions. This paper provides qualitative date from field research in Ishinomaki city, Miyagi, one of the most vulnerable areas effected by tsunami disaster. It aims to address how local community revitalize its socio-economic functions by applying co-management concept into local tourism development.

Index Terms—Co-management, disaster, local tourism, Japan, revitalization.

Kannapa Pongponrat is with College of Innovation, Thammasat University, Thailand ( e-mail: kannapap@hotmail.com)

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Cite: Kannapa Pongponrat, "Co-management of Revitalization after Tsunami Disaster: A Case of Local Tourism in Ishinomaki City, Japan," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 7, no. 6, pp. 393-397, 2017.

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