Some problems caused from the difference in cultural background and lifestyle behavior of the increasing number of Korean tourists to Tsushima, raised the attention of the Japanese media in autumn 2008. Also, the confusion surrounding tourism promotion and security issues made the argument more complicated. However, things have been gradually getting better in the past 2 years. Even though there are certain issues to be solved, the vitalization of the local economy of Tsushima, the border island, through tourism promotion in an appropriate way is important so as to contribute to mid-long term mutual understanding and cooperative relationships between Japan and Korea for the peace and stability of the East-Asia region.
東海大学紀要. 観光学部 1 45-64, 2011-03-31