The International Conference on Japan and Japan Studies (IICJ) will be organised by the International Academic Forum (IAFOR). This international event will commence on June 2 – 5, 2016 in Kobe, Japan.
As a Japan-based organization, we have long encouraged research on Japan and Japan Studies as part of our other programs, and so we are very excited to be able to launch an event dedicated to the study of Japan and all things Japanese. This international and interdisciplinary conference will bring together a number of academics to discuss new directions in their fields, and as with IAFOR’s other events, IICJ2016 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond.
The IICJ 2016 will be held alongside the Asian Conference on Cultural Studies (ACCS) and the Asian Conference on Asian Studies (ACAS). Registration for one of these conferences will allow attendees to attend sessions in the others.
Theme: “Continuity and Change in the Japanese Tradition“
The conference theme for IICJ2016 is “Continuity and Change in the Japanese Tradition”, and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of interdisciplinary and theoretical perspectives.
Submissions are organized in to the following thematic streams:
- Japanese History
- Japanese Economics
- Japanese Politics and International Relations
- Japanese Business and Management
- Japanese Society
- Japanese Art & Literature
- Japanese Religion
- Japanese Culture and Media
Keynote Speakers and Chairs
- Prof. Stuart Picken – Chairman of the IAFOR IAB
- Dr. Richard Donovan – BA Hons (Massey University), MA (Massey University), PhD (Victoria University of Wellington)
The IAFOR Journal of Asian Studies is an editorially independent journal associated with IICJ. A small number of papers from the conference proceedings are selected by the journal editor. Articles may also be submitted directly by contacting the appropriate editor. These open access journals, which conform to the highest academic standards, reflect the interdisciplinary and international nature of our conferences and are organized thematically.
If your abstract is accepted and you have registered for the conference, you are encouraged to submit a full paper for inclusion in the official conference proceedings published on the website. Final papers should be uploaded through the submissions system. Please ensure that your paper is ready to go to press by the submission deadline.
Eye Magazine is the International Academic Forum’s own in-house e-magazine publication. Through Eye magazine, we hope to enlighten you to various views and opinions of our contributors, many of whom have presented full research papers at our various conferences in Asia, Europe and North America.