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OSIPP-IAFOR Research Centre, Osaka University, Welcomes Six Young Academics

The OSIPP-IAFOR Research Centre (IRC) at OSIPP, Osaka University, Japan, welcomed six young academics visiting OSIPP as the Year 1 Cohort (January-March 2019) of the U.S. – Japan – Southeast Asia Partnership in a Dynamic Asia Fellowship which is run with the East-West Center, in Washington DC and supported by The Japan Foundation, and the

Aloha 2019! Educational Leaders Panel kicks off IAFOR’s 2019 in Honolulu

Aloha 2019! Educational Leaders Panel kicks off IAFOR’s 2019 in Honolulu

Kicking off the joint plenary session of the IAFOR International Conferences on Education (IICEHawaii) and Sustainability, Energy and the Environment (IICSEEHawaii), were Dr Christina M. Kishimoto (above second from left), Superintendent of the Hawaiʻi State Board of Education, Dr David Lassner (above second from right), President of the University of Hawaiʻi, and Dr Richard R.

Mr Yoshimasa Hayashi, Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Former Japanese Education Minister Hayashi on Preparing for Society 5.0

Mr Yoshimasa Hayashi, Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology from 2017-2018, and Member of the House of Councilors, gave a keynote address at The IAFOR Global Innovation & Value Summit (GIVS) in Tokyo in which he talked about innovation in education, and preparing for the next generation from 2030 onwards, or what

IAFOR Collaborates with Japanese Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Office

IAFOR was asked by the Prime Minister’s Office and Cabinet Office of the Government of Japan to collaborate on the launch of the Kansai Resilience Forum. As a country which has to deal with the reality of natural disasters, this forum will look at how resilience is built in individuals and communities in Japan, through

The IAFOR Conference on Heritage & the City – New York (HCNY2018) Post-Conference Report

HCNY2018 Post-Conference Report

The IAFOR Conference on Heritage & the City – New York (HCNY2018), at Hofstra University, achieved the aims of an IAFOR conference. It both unpacked a complex and open framework for conceptualising and researching the world around us – heritage – and, at the same time, brought together a community of scholars to reach a

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Now Published: The IAFOR Journal of Education: Volume 6 – Issue 3

IAFOR Journal of Education: Volume 6 – Issue 3 Editor: Dr Yvonne Masters, University of New England, Australia Published: December 1, 2018 ISSN: 2187-0594 https://doi.org/10.22492/ije.6.3 Editors’ Introduction This is the third and final issue of the IAFOR Journal of Education for 2018. The eight articles again display the research being undertaken from a range of

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Presenting the IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship: Volume 7 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences: Volume 7 – Issue 1 Editor: Dr Richard Donovan, Kansai University, Japan Published: December 1, 2018 ISSN: 2187-0608 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijl.7.1 Editor’s Introduction The sixth issue of the IAFOR Journal of Literature & Librarianship under my editorship exhibits precisely the kind of multilateral dialogue that the Journal was designed

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Presenting the IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences: Volume 4 – Issue 2

IAFOR Journal of Psychology & the Behavioral Sciences: Volume 4 – Issue 2 Editors: Dr Shahrokh (Sharo) Shafaie, Southeast Missouri State University, USA Dr Deborah G. Wooldridge, Bowling Green State University, USA Published: November 19, 2018 ISSN: 2187-0675 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijpbs.4.2 Editors’ Introduction We are pleased to present to you the 2018 autumn issue. The IAFOR Journal

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Introducing the IAFOR Journal of Ethics, Religion & Philosophy: Volume 4 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Ethics, Religion & Philosophy: Volume 4 – Issue 1 Editor: Lystra Hagley-Dickinson, Plymouth Marjon University, Plymouth, UK Published: November 19, 2018 ISSN: 2187-0624 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijerp.4.1 Editor’s Introduction This is the fifth issue of the IAFOR Journal of Ethics, Religion & Philosophy. There is recent news that the Journal is now listed by DOAJ

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Video Highlights from The IAFOR Global Innovation & Value Summit (GIVS2018)

See video highlights, and watch a slideshow of presenters from The IAFOR Global Innovation & Value Summit (GIVS2018), which was held in Tokyo, October 5, 2018, and brought together some of the biggest names in government and business in Japan. Organised in partnership with J. Walter Thompson and The Wall Street Journal, the Summit considered

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Introducing the IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies: Volume 3 – Issue 2

IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies: Volume 3 – Issue 2 Editor: Professor Holger Briel, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, China Published: November 12, 2018 ISSN: 2187-4905 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijcs.3.2 Editor’s Introduction Welcome to the IAFOR Journal of Cultural Studies Volume 3 Issue 2. The issue showcases the breadth of Cultural Studies today, with contributions on China, Japan, Indonesia, England,

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Surviving and Thriving in Times of Change: A View from Serbia

During The Asian Conference on Education 2018 (ACE2018), held in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday, October 14, 2018, Professor Ljiljana Markovic, Dean of the Faculty of Philology at the University of Belgrade was interviewed by prominent Serbian journalist, Svetlana Grubor, of Pinkova TV. The interview followed Professor Markovic’s appearance on a panel on leadership and innovation

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OSIPP-IAFOR Research Centre to Collaborate with the East West Center in Japan Foundation funded Fellowship Program

The IAFOR Research Centre (IRC) blog reports news of an exciting partnership with the East-West Center in Washington, D.C. The fellowship program titled “US-Southeast Asia-Japan Partnership in a Dynamic Asia” begins in January 2019 in Osaka, and will continue in Washington, D.C. through February and March. Breaking new ground for IAFOR This program is a

IAFOR partners with the University of Barcelona’s Tricontinental Lecture Series

IAFOR update on partnership with the University of Barcelona’s Tricontinental Lecture Series

The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) is excited to report the ongoing success of the Tricontinental Lecture Series at the University of Barcelona, an IAFOR Institutional Partner. The University of Barcelona’s Centre for Australian and Transnational Studies (CEATS) is hosting the ongoing series in partnership with IAFOR. An initiative of the teachers of Postcolonial Studies in

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Nurturing the next generation at The Asian Undergraduate Research Symposium 2018 (AURS2018)

There was a large turnout of energetic young academics at The Asian Undergraduate Research Symposium 2018 (AURS2018) which was held in Tokyo, Japan on Sunday, October 14, 2018. This one-day event, held in English, was aimed at final year undergraduate students and was held alongside The Asian Conference on Education 2018 (ACE2018). AURS offered young

Introducing the IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities: Volume 5 – Issue 2

IAFOR Journal of Arts & Humanities: Volume 5 – Issue 2 Editor: Dr Alfonso J. García Osuna, Hofstra University in New York, USA Published: November 2, 2018 ISSN: 2187-0616 https://doi.org/10.22492/ijah.5.2 Editor’s Introduction In reviewing the articles included in this issue of the IAFOR Journal of Arts and Humanities, what comes to mind is that there

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Read The Japan Times article about IAFOR’s GIVS Summit in Tokyo

Writing in the news pages of The Japan Times, Kazuaki Nagata reports on the one-day Symposium at The IAFOR Global Innovation & Value Summit 2018 (GIVS) which took place in Tokyo, Friday, October 5, 2018. The event saw an unparallelled line up of business leaders, industry experts, notable Japanese entrepreneurs and leading figures from government

Announcing the Winners of this year’s IAFOR Documentary Photography Award

The judging panel and organisers are delighted to announce Ezra Acayan as the Grand Prize Winner of this year’s IAFOR Documentary Photography Award in recognition of his work documenting the ongoing war on drugs in the Philippines. Congratulations to Ezra on this achievement. Ezra will now receive the following as part of his Grand Prize

Kobe University Joins the IAFOR Global Partnership Programme

We are happy to announce that Kobe University has joined the IAFOR Global Partnership Programme, as of September 1, 2018. Kobe is one of Japan’s leading national universities, and a major public research institution. Dr Joseph Haldane, Chairman and CEO of IAFOR said: “Kobe university is a great institution with a global reputation, and is

Join us in Tokyo for The IAFOR Global Innovation & Value Summit 2018

Innovation in Japan? Really? With the shrinking population, and strict company and educational hierarchies, hasn’t innovation in Japan become an oxymoron? Sure, there have been some amazing innovations from Japan, but as the country ages, hasn’t Japan passed the innovation baton on to the more tech-savvy markets in Asia? NO. Not at all. Do you

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Dr Sachio Semmoto, Chairman of RENOVA, Inc., to give Keynote at GIVS-Tokyo

Dr Sachio Semmoto GIVS-Tokyo2018 Keynote Speaker Chairman of RENOVA, Inc., Japan IAFOR is delighted to announce that Dr Sachio Semmoto, Chairman of RENOVA, Inc., will give a Keynote Presentation at The IAFOR Global Innovation & Value Summit 2018 in Tokyo next month. RENOVA is an independent renewable energy developer and power producer, which owns and

Announcing this year’s IAFOR Documentary Photography Award Judging Panel

IAFOR is delighted to announce that Maria Teresa Salvati (Slideluck Editorial) and Ziyah Gafic (VII Photo Agency) have been named as Guest Judges for this year’s IAFOR Documentary Photography Award, alongside our Founding Judge, Dr Paul Lowe (VII Photo Agency/University of the Arts London). About the Award The IAFOR Documentary Photography Award was launched by

Yuzaburo Mogi, Honorary CEO and Chairman of the Board at Kikkoman Corp., Japan

Yuzaburo Mogi, Honorary CEO and Chairman of the Board at Kikkoman Corp., to speak at GIVS-Tokyo

Yuzaburo Mogi, Honorary CEO and Chairman of the Board at Kikkoman Corp., to give Keynote Presentation at The IAFOR Global Innovation & Value Summit 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.

Introducing the IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film: Volume 5 – Issue 1

IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film: Volume 5 – Issue 1 Editor: Dr Celia Lam, University of Nottingham Ningbo, China Published: August 17, 2018 ISSN: 2187-0667 Guest Editor’s Introduction This fifth issue of the IAFOR Journal of Media, Communication & Film features contributions from multiple disciplines and nations from around the globe, and reflects

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Report on IAFOR Research Centre/OSIPP Speaker Series: Talks 7 & 8

The IAFOR Research Centre and the Osaka School of International Public Policy, at Osaka University, hosted two visiting lectures on Thursday, July 26, 2018. The first speaker, Dr Yukinori Komine (Associate Researcher at the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute for Japanese Studies at Harvard University and Associate Professor of International Relations at American Public University) focused

Dr Thomas Endres from the University of Northern Colorado to deliver Keynote Presentation at ECAH2018

Dr Thomas Endres ECAH2018 Keynote Speaker University of Northern Colorado, USA Next Monday (July 9, 2018), Dr Thomas G. Endres, Chair of the School of Communication at the University of Northern Colorado, USA, will deliver a Keynote Presentation titled “Classic Rock in the Year of Revolt: Using the Illusion of Life to Examine the Hits

UCL/IAFOR “Design for Ageing: East Meets West” Research Project comes to Japan

UCL/IAFOR “Design for Ageing: East Meets West” Research Project comes to Japan

Dr Evangelia Chrysikou and Peter McLennan, both faculty at The Bartlett Real Estate Institute of University College London (UCL), visited Osaka University as part of a collaborative project that includes IAFOR through the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), and The Asian Conference on Aging & Gerontology (AGen), where

IAFOR United Nations STI Forum 2018 Report

United Nations STI Forum 2018 Report

IAFOR collaborated with the United Nations in the hosting of a special session at the Third Annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum 2018) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on June 6, 2018. Dr Joseph Haldane, Chairman and CEO of IAFOR, co-moderated the Official

United Nations and IAFOR to Collaborate in UNHQ New York at the STI Forum 2018

United Nations and IAFOR to Collaborate in UNHQ New York at the STI Forum 2018

IAFOR is to collaborate with the United Nations in the hosting of a special session at the Third Annual Multi-stakeholder Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals (STI Forum 2018) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on June 6, 2018. Dr Joseph Haldane, Chairman and CEO of IAFOR, will

IAFOR to Collaborate with University College London (UCL)

IAFOR to Collaborate with University College London (UCL) in “Design for Ageing: East meets West” Research Project

IAFOR is to collaborate with researchers from UCL’s Bartlett Real Estate Institute and Osaka University in a project to research design for an ageing population. The research project “Design for Ageing: East meets West” aims to explore spatial policies for people throughout their lifespans in two countries: the UK and Japan. “Design for Ageing: East