Thursday, March 26 – Sunday, March 29, 2015
Conference Themes: “Power”
The Fifth Asian Conference on Psychology and the Behavioural Sciences 2015, and The Fifth Asian Conference on Ethics, Religion and Philosophy 2015, were held from Thursday, March 26 – Sunday, March 29, 2015, at the Grand Cube Osaka, Japan and brought together academics, researchers and educators under the theme for our 2015 Asian conferences: “Power”.
This joint interdisciplinary event enabled 270 delegates to engage in an exciting programme that addressed the central aim of the conference theme in a variety of ways – through the presentation of conference papers that all drew upon solid empirical research, developed theoretical and conceptual insights, and also provided synergetic networking opportunities across a variety of research approaches.
IAFOR conferences are not the great events they are without the support of our Conference Chairs, and Directors of International Programmes. Our thanks are extended to Professor Frank S. Ravitch, from Michigan State University College of Law, USA, Professor Stuart D. B. Picken, Chairman of the IAFOR IAB, Professor Dexter Da Silva of Keisen University, Japan, Professor Jiro Takai of Nagoya University, Japan, Dr. Monty P. Satiadarma, Former Rector, Tarumanagara University, Indonesia, and Professor Minoru Karasawa of the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University for their ongoing support in making this annual event possible.
We were thrilled to have in Osaka such a strong international line-up of Keynote and Featured Speakers. Professor Mimi Bong of Brain and Motivation Research Institute (bMRI) at Korea University, Professor Satoru Nishizawa of Yamanashi Prefectural University, Japan, Professor James McNally, Director of the NACDA Programme on Aging, University of Michigan, and Professor Thomas Brian Mooney of Charles Darwin University, Australia all were inspiring in their commitment to world-class research and the outstanding and hugely informative way in which they presented their latest research projects.
IAFOR values highly the local cultural community and our delegates’ experience of it, so it was with great pleasure that we welcomed award-winning Osaka-based Akutagawa Senior High School Drum Club whose performance was a highlight of the conference. We also welcomed art students from Kyoto’s Ritsumeikan University who led a Japanese Calligraphy Workshop. Delegates had a stimulating experience mastering some basic calligraphy techniques and creating their own drawings.
Lastly our thanks go out to the many delegates and audiences members who made ACERP-ACP2015 a great event. We look forward to seeing you next year in Kobe.
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Information about ACP-ACERP2015 is available here.