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A participant of the AJC’s students exchange program for BIMP-EAGA tourism promotion finishes her MA thesis on sustainable tourism in Brunei


Presentation by Ms. Okayama (right front)


AJC staff members attended a presentation session of a thesis themed on Brunei tourism by Ms. Nana Okayama, MA student of the School of Tourism, Tokai University, which was held at the Embassy of Brunei Darussalam in Tokyo on June 30, 2016. 

Ms. Okayama was one of the participants of the “Student Exchange Program for BIMP-EAGA* Tourism Promotion” that was organized by the Tourism & Exchange Division of the AJC in 2010. The participation in the program triggered her interest in Brunei, and made her focus her research on the country. Her MA thesis titled “Sustainable Tourism in case of Brunei Darussalam” elaborates pros and cons of the country’s tourism policy based on her field research, and asserts importance of maintaining good balance in ‘promotion and protection’ of the local tourism in order to make it sustainable.

A Brunei government official who attended the session expressed her appreciation toward Ms. Okayama’s efforts in the research and shared the recent moves related to tourism in the country. The officer extended warm encouragement to Ms. Okayama.

*BIMP-EAGA : Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area