Asian Conferences

 

As the global economy recenters towards the Asia Pacific region, the relevance and significance of IAFOR as Asia’s Interdisciplinary Think Tank for both Asia and the West grows. While actual growth patterns vary from year to year, in the long term, the Pacific Rim nations with vast growing economies like Malaysia and Indonesia will collectively outperform Europe, while China will continue to expand, and Japan will remain a regional and global benchmark of quality. As the world’s largest continent continues to develop, so do its educational and academic needs, and our conference home in Japan is a perfect place to keep the finger on the pulse.

 

11 Conferences Available



The Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities 2017

Dates: March 30 - April 2, 2017
Location: Kobe, Japan

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- Submit a paper

The Asian Conference on Literature 2017

Dates: March 30 - April 2, 2017
Location: Kobe, Japan

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- Register
- Submit a paper

The Asian Conference on Language Learning 2017

Dates: May 11 - May 14, 2017
Location: Kobe, Japan

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- Submit a paper

The Asian Conference on Cultural Studies 2017

Dates: June 1 - June 4, 2017
Location: Kobe, Japan

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- Submit a paper

The Asian Conference on Asian Studies 2017

Dates: June 1 - June 4, 2017
Location: Kobe, Japan

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About the Kansai Region (the Kyoto-Osaka-Kobe Area)

 

The Kansai region of Japan is the historic, cultural and artistic center of Japan, and includes the Osaka/Kobe metropolis, the nearby old capital of Kyoto, and the ancient capital of Nara. The Kansai region has been the home of the IAFOR Asian Conference Series since 2009, and has welcomed more than 10,000 academics to the region.

At Kansai’s core are the bustling international cities of Osaka and Kobe. Osaka is a financial powerhouse, with its skyscrapers and brilliant energy, and borders the international port of Kobe. Kyoto, the old imperial capital of Japan from 1180–1868, is the cultural and historical heart of Japan, and a short train ride away from Osaka and Kobe. Kyoto is an amazing mix of nature and artistic and architectural beauty, and is home to hundreds of shrines and temples, including 17 world heritage sites. In Kyoto, it is still possible to see geisha in traditional kimono shuffling along cobblestone streets. Nara offers a window on a different era of Japanese history; it was the first permanent capital from 710 to 784 and where Buddhism first took root in Japan. Himeji Castle, just outside Kobe city, dates back to 1333 and is the best surviving example of Japanese castle architecture.

The Kansai region is known as the nation’s kitchen, and boasts an enormous choice of food options at all prices, from cheap and cheerful street food to world-famous Kobe beef and kaiseki – high-end, traditional Kyoto cuisine. In addition to delicious food, the region offers endless shopping prospects, amazing sights, a great mix of traditional and modern culture, as well as a vibrant nightlife. IAFOR is proud to welcome our academic community to the Kansai region, gateway to Japan.

For more information on Japan and the Kansai region, please visit the Japan National Tourist Organization Website.

 

 


 

About IAFOR Conferences

 

IAFOR welcomes thousands of academics to our conferences each year, which range in size from around 100 to in excess of 500 attendees. They do so because of the supportive and nurturing research environment, because of the unique networking opportunities, and because of the strength of the organization’s platform.

Our conferences are meticulously planned and programmed under the direction of prominent academics to ensure that they offer programs of the highest level, and are also quite unique in the way in which they are supported by some of the world’s leading academic institutions, including the University of London (UK), Virginia Tech (USA), NorthWestern University (USA), Monash University (Australia), Barcelona University (Spain), Waseda University (Japan), the National Institute of Education (Singapore), and The Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKSAR).

IAFOR’s credibility has enabled it to become a genuine pioneer, and has grown to be the most respected and trusted organization encouraging international, intercultural and interdisciplinary study. The organization is a formative influence in providing new research avenues and visionary development solutions necessary in our rapidly emerging globalized world.

We welcome you to engage in this expanding global academic community of individuals and network of institutions, and look forward to seeing you at one of our future events, as we look forward to breaking new ground, together.

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