Minoru Kumano's research while affiliated with Miyazaki University and other places

Publications (14)

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Affected by urbanization, centralization and the decrease of overall population, Japan has been making efforts to revitalize the rural areas across the country. One particular effort is to increase tourism to these rural areas via regional branding, using local farm products as tourist attractions across Japan. Particularly, a program subsidized by...
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In response to the constant increase in population and tourism worldwide, there is a need for the development of cross-language market research tools that are more cost and time effective than surveys or interviews. Focusing on the Chinese tourism boom and the hotel industry in Japan, we extracted the most influential keywords in emotional judgemen...
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Michi-no-eki is a roadside station, which provides information, offers facilities and space for taking rest, and promotes local cooperation in order to improve road and traffic environment and develop local economic activities in Japan. Recently, many new constructions of Michi-no-eki are planned to build. Unfortunately, the managerial performance...
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We believe that Mitinoekis will help regional revitalization to be realized as regional bases and entrances. In this letter, in order to understand current situation analysis, we estimate the number of local residents who use Mitinoekis in regional areas. For the purpose, we classify Mitinoekis in rural village, underpopulated area and other ereas,...
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We have proposed the non-photorealistic rendering method with a bilateral filter for generating roller and moire picture-like images from photographs. We combine these two images to obtain more impressive non-photorealistic rendering effects. By conducting experiments using various images, we show that the resulting combined image reveals a new typ...

Citations

... The findings determined the words that most closely represent the demands and emotions of this customer base [49] Tourism Destination Image Tourist reviews ...
... Kumano et al. [3] identified successful determinants of Michinoeki in Chugoku area using regression modelling. Hiraoka et al. [4] investigated the linkage between the number of customers and information associated with agriculture, forestry, and fisheries in the vicinity of Michinoeki. In addition, Kumano et al. [5] identified the antecedents of Michinoeki in the Kyushu area. ...