41 , 2016-12-01 , 琉球大学大学院観光科学研究科 , Graduate School of Tourism Sciences, University of the Ryukyus
The department and graduate school of tourism science of University of the Ryukyus are the only academic institutions named science in Japan. I have taught here for almost four years. However, we are not likely to understand huge advantages and chances which they have to standing out unfortunately. Interdisciplinary fields especially like tourism, there are two major subcategories, one is science another is studies, not only doing research but also teaching styles. In this paper, the differences between them will be discussed first based the very scientific concepts of the Hartwick rule. This rule proofs the conditions of sustainability from economics aspect. Owing to this rule, economics can treat this types of theoretically and also empirically. Therefore, understanding of the concept makes easier to know potentialities but also limitations of economics to treat them. At the end of this essay, we will refer how scientific viewpoints are important not only for our institutions but also for tourism studies in Japan.