Book

Ito, E. (2018). Meanings of leisure in Japan. Kyoto: Koyo Shobo.

Ito, E. (2018). Tradition and culture of lifelong sport. In M. Kawanishi, & H. Nogawa (Eds.), Handbook of lifelong sport (4th ed.) (pp. 5-8). Tokyo: Ichimura. (in Japanese)

Ito, E. (2018). Culture, ideal affect, and sport tourist motivations (case study). In J. Higham, & T. Hinch, Sport Tourism Development (3rd edition) (pp. 51-52). Clevedon, UK: Channel View Publications.

Ito, E. (2016). Tourism and emotion. In S. Ohashi, Y. Yamada, & K. Kanda (Eds.), Introduction to tourism studies (pp. 174-179). Kyoto: Nakanishiya. (in Japanese)

 

Refereed Academic Publications

Nagano, S., & Ito, E. (in press). Multiphase affective experience during walking on Kumano KodoJournal of Japanese Society of Lifelong Sport. (in Japanese)

Ito, E., & Hikoji, K. (in press). Constraints and constraint negotiation when participating in domestic and international masters games. International Journal of Sport and Health Science. Advance online publication. https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/ijshs/advpub/0/advpub_201734/_article/-char/en

Ito, E., Walker, G. J., & Mannell, B. (in press). Discrepancies between Japanese undergraduate students' ideal affect and actual affect in social contexts and life domains. International Journal of the Sociology of Leisure. Advance online publication. https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s41978-018-0015-9

Ito, E., Walker, G. J., Mitas, O., & Liu, H. (in press). Cultural similarities and differences in the relationship between types of leisure activity and happiness in Canadian, Chinese, and Japanese university students. World Leisure JournalAdvance online publication. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/16078055.2018.1535449

Kono, S., Ito, E., & Loucks-Atkinson, A. (in press). Are leisure constraints models reflective or formative?: Evidence from confirmatory tetrad analyses. Leisure Sciences. Advance online publication. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01490400.2018.1474508

Ito, E., Kono, S., & Walker, G. J. (in press). Development of cross-culturally informed leisure-time physical activity constraint and constraint negotiation typologies: The case of Japanese and Euro-Canadian adultsLeisure Sciences. Advance online publication. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01490400.2018.1446064

Kono, S., Walker, G. J., Ito, E., & Hagi, Y. (in press). Theorizing leisure’s roles in the pursuit of ikigai (life worthiness): A mixed-methods approach. Leisure Sciences. Advance online publication. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01490400.2017.1356255

Ito, E., & Walker, G. J. (2018). Relationships among self-construal, control, and positive affect in Japanese undergraduate students’ leisure experience. World Leisure Journal, 60(1), 14-28.

Hinch, T., & Ito, E. (2018). Sustainable sport tourism in Japan. Tourism Planning and Development, 18(1), 96-101.

Yamaguchi, S., Takamatsu, S., Ito, E., & Okayasu, I. (2017). Sustainable sport tourism development in a semi-mountainous area: A case study of outdoor sports in Yoshino RiverJournal of Japanese Society of Lifelong Sport, 14(2), 41-52. (in Japanese)

Ito, E., Yamaguchi, S., Yamaguchi, Y., Ito, K., & Takami, A. (2017). A review of the establishment process in sport commission in Japan: A case study of Saitama, Niigata, and Fukuoka cities. Journal of Eventology, 2(1), 13-18. (in Japanese)

Ito, E., & Hinch, T. (2017). A systematic review of sport tourism research in Japan. Japan Journal of Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences, 62, 773-787. (in Japanese) 

Uenoyama, Y., & Ito, E. (2017). Perceived benefits of sport participation for people with dementia: A case study of the running events in Wakayama. Journal of Asiania Sport for All, 14(1), 4-12.

Terada, T., Boulé, N. G., Forhan, M., Prado, C., Kenny, G., Prud’homme, D., Ito, E., & Sigal, R. J. (2017). Cardiometabolic risk factors in type 2 diabetes with high fat and low muscle mass: At baseline and in response to exercise. Obesity, 25(5), 881-891.

Ito, E., Walker, G. J., Liu, H., & Mitas, O. (2017). A cross-cultural/national study of Canadian, Chinese, and Japanese university students' leisure satisfaction and subjective well-being. Leisure Sciences, 39(2), 186-204.

Walker, G. J., & Ito, E. (2017). Mainland Chinese Canadian immigrants' leisure satisfaction and subjective well-being: Results of a two year longitudinal study. Leisure Sciences, 39(2), 174-185.

Ito, E., & Walker, G. J. (2016). Cultural commonality and specificity in Japanese and Euro-Canadian undergraduate students’ leisure experiences: An exploratory study on control and positive affect. Leisure Sciences, 38(3), 249-267. 

Ito, E., Yamaguchi, S., Okayasu, I., Kitamura, K., & Walker, G. J. (2016). Effects of motivation and constraint on the outdoor recreation participation of late adolescents: Cultural similarities and differences between Japan and Canada. Japan Journal of Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences, 61, 11-27. (in Japanese)

Ito, E., Yamaguchi, S., Okayasu, I., & Walker, G. J. (2015). Similarities and differences in outdoor recreation constraints between proactive and reactive response groups. Journal of Japanese Society of Lifelong Sport, 12(2), 25-33. (in Japanese)

Ito, E., Walker, G. J., & Liang, H. (2014). A systematic review of non-Western and cross-cultural/national leisure research. Journal of Leisure Research, 46(2), 226-239.

Ito, E., & Walker, G. J. (2014). Similarities and differences in leisure conceptualizations between Japan and Canada and between Japanese leisure-like terms. Leisure/Loisir, 38(1), 1-19.

Mannell, B., Walker, G. J., & Ito, E. (2014). Ideal affect, actual affect, and affect discrepancy during leisure and paid work. Journal of Leisure Research, 46(1), 13-37.

Okayasu, I., Ito, E., & Yamaguchi, S. (2013). Relationship between lifelong sport/leisure and community in Alberta, Canada. Journal of Japanese Society of Lifelong Sport, 9(1/2), 49-55. (in Japanese)

Ito, E., Walker, G. J., & Nogawa, H. (2011). The Americanization of Japanese professional baseball fans: The case of Bobby Valentine and the Chiba Lotte Marines. Journal of Asiania Sport for All, 11(1), 108-124.

Ito, E., Nogawa, H., Kitamura, K., & Walker, G. J. (2011). The role of leisure in the assimilation of Brazilian immigrants into Japanese society: Acculturation and structural assimilation through judo participation. International Journal of Sport and Health Science, 9, 8-14.

Ito, E., & Nogawa, H. (2009). Needs of spectator satisfaction and seating preference factors on the basis of seating zone: The case study of the Chiba Lotte Marines. Journal of Japanese Society of Lifelong Sport, 6(2), 27-37. (in Japanese)

 

Research Grant

Ito, E., Kono, S., Okayasu, I., & Walker, G. J. (2017-2018). The effects of sports on ikigai (life worthiness) through social factors in community sport clubs: A cross-cultural study between Japan and Canada. Sasakawa Sports Foundation, JPY980,000.

Ito, E. (2016-2019). Understanding Japanese sport tourist behaviors in international and domestic masters games. Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists B), JPY3,000,000.

Ito, E., Kono, S., & Walker, G. J. (2016-2017). Theorizing effects of sports on ikigai (life worthiness) among Japanese late adolescents: An advancement of a grounded theory using PLS-SEM. Sasakawa Sports Foundation, JPY1,000,000.

Yamaguchi, S., Fairley, S., & Ito, E. (2016-2017). Understanding conceptualizations of Japanese volunteers: Building a culture of sport volunteers. Sasakawa Sports Foundation, JPY1,000,000.

Ito, E., Okayasu, I., Acharya, B. P., & Kudo, Y. (2015-2016). License systems in sports tourism and its impacts on local employment in Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. Sasakawa Sports Foundation, JPY500,000.

Ito, E. (2014-2016). The effects of constraint and constraint negotiation in physical activities on psychological well-being: Cross-cultural research between Japan and Canada. Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (Research Activity Start-up), JPY2,100,000.

Okayasu, I., Walker, G. J., Ito, E., & Yamaguchi, S. (2013-2014). Outdoor recreation participation and environmental attitudes among late adolescents: Cross-cultural research between Japan and Canada. Sasakawa Sports Foundation, JPY980,000 (CA$10,682).

Okayasu, I., Ito, E., Walker, G. J., Yamaguchi, S., & Nogawa, H. (2012-2013). Late adolescent sport activities and its psychological effects: A cross-cultural study between Japan and Canada. Sasakawa Sports Foundation, JPY900,000 (CA$10,861).