Presenter Information

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Document Type

Panel Presentation

Keywords

Japan, Tattoo, Tourism

Biography

Kara White is a senior at Marshall University. She is 31 years old and is currently seeking a BA in Japanese language. Some of her interests include Japanese culture and body modification.

Major

Japanese

Advisor for this project

Nacky Anderson

Start Date

19-4-2019 9:15 AM

End Date

19-4-2019 10:30 AM

Abstract

The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the views of Tattoos in Japan, the areas in which the views are changing and whom it affects. Tourism is an ever-growing important aspect of economic income in Japan. There are various activities within Japan that can be confined to those who do not have tattoos or tattoos too large to cover. Due to this there can be a loss in tourism income. With the Olympics approaching in 2020 it has cause the Japanese government to consider modifications in their policies concerning tattoos and there have been recent changes to the restrictions of these activities for foreign tourists in some areas. This suggests that the views of tattoos in other cultures are being taken in to consideration to allow for a wider range of participation in tourist activities. However, although the restrictions of tattoos for foreign tourists are becoming more lax, Japanese citizens are still subject to strict limitations regarding tattoos. Historical events, earlier views and statistical data will be utilized to support changes, or lack of changes for some, and their implications.

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Apr 19th, 9:15 AM Apr 19th, 10:30 AM

Changing Views of Tattoos in Japan

The purpose of this presentation is to discuss the views of Tattoos in Japan, the areas in which the views are changing and whom it affects. Tourism is an ever-growing important aspect of economic income in Japan. There are various activities within Japan that can be confined to those who do not have tattoos or tattoos too large to cover. Due to this there can be a loss in tourism income. With the Olympics approaching in 2020 it has cause the Japanese government to consider modifications in their policies concerning tattoos and there have been recent changes to the restrictions of these activities for foreign tourists in some areas. This suggests that the views of tattoos in other cultures are being taken in to consideration to allow for a wider range of participation in tourist activities. However, although the restrictions of tattoos for foreign tourists are becoming more lax, Japanese citizens are still subject to strict limitations regarding tattoos. Historical events, earlier views and statistical data will be utilized to support changes, or lack of changes for some, and their implications.