A/Prof. Yugo Tomonaga1
1Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan
This paper overviews 2 types of study tour in Australian Indigenous Community, which was supported by a Japan municipal government, and by a private university through my coordination in Japan. After reviewing references on the study tour, the paper analyses problems and difficulties in the study tours and it also shows positive or negative outcomes from various perspectives among host, guest and coordinator. Accordingly, it considers an interactive relationship among host, guest and coordinator in the study tours. In the end, this paper proposes “Study Tour for Forum”, as a platform for the exchange of experiences among stakeholders from individual, local, national and international levels.
Yugo Tomonaga currently works at the Department of intercultural studies, Ryukoku University. Yugo does research in Social and Cultural Anthropology. He has worked with various minority groups in Australia and Japan such Australia Aboriginal People, Ainu, and Buraku-min.