Travel Lecture Series

Not able to escape Toronto’s cold and slush this season? Don’t despair. The Japan Foundation, Toronto is offering an exciting substitute to airplane or even armchair travel: a Travel Lecture Series. In each installment, a pair of speakers will address a particular travel-related issue from both a Canadian and a Japanese perspective. Coming up in March are talks about Special Interest Tourism and Travel Writing. We hope to see you there.

contents2Give the Pilgrims What They Want – The Emergence of Special Interest Tourism in Canada & Japan
Friday, March 11, Ryerson University
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Pop Culture, History and “Contents Tourism” in Japan – Prof. Philip Seaton

The Evolution of Culinary Tourism in Niagara: A Product to Rebuild the Japanese Market? – Prof. David J. Telfer



compass-429772_1920The Journey is My Home – Early Travel Writing in Canada & Japan
Monday, March 21, University of Toronto
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Wanderers in a Distant Country: Re-imagining Canadian Spaces in Catharine Parr Traill & Susanna Moodie – Prof. S. Bailey

Under Trees and Over Rocks: Travel Writing in Early Japan – Prof. K. Strand