Category: Special Events

Contagious Illnesses, COVID-19 on Passenger Ships International Meeting

The IAFOR Symposium on Preventing and Overcoming Infectious Disease Outbreaks on Cruise Ships: International Challenges & Responses: Report

Introduction The IAFOR Symposium on Preventing and Overcoming Infectious Disease Outbreaks on Cruise Ships: International Challenges & Responses was an event organised by The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) with the support of the Government of Japan through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on March 10-11, 2021. It was a hybrid (onsite and online) event

The 2021 Australia-Japan-United States Next Generation Policy Forum

The 2021 Australia-US-Japan Next Generation Policy Forum is an online event that will bring together early career professionals who demonstrate an interest and expertise in the Indo-Pacific region, providing them with opportunities to connect with experts and deepen their knowledge on the key issues facing the Indo-Pacific region. The forum will consist of six panel discussions held

Infectious Diseases on Cruise Ships Symposium: Major International Study to Report on Lessons from the Diamond Princess and Other Cruise Ships

The IAFOR Symposium on Preventing and Overcoming Infectious Disease Outbreaks on Cruise Ships: International Challenges and Responses is an event organised by The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) with the support of the Government of Japan through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) on March 10-11, 2021 at the Toshi Center Hotel, Tokyo, Japan. This symposium

IAFOR Collaborates with the University of Tokyo’s Israel Week Event Series

Israel Week @UTokyo Komaba Research Campus IAFOR is happy to be working with the University of Tokyo on a series of online seminars and lectures on the recent trends and developments in Israel and its impact on Japan-Israel relations as a part of Israel Week @UTokyo Komaba Research Campus. The events in this framework will

ASEAN Career Fair with Japan 2021 – Pre-event Symposium Report and Video

IAFOR hosted an online Pre-event Symposium at the 9th ASEAN Career Fair with Japan, in collaboration with Singapore Management University (SMU), the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University, and Energize, Inc. Video Chapters Welcome Address – Dr Joseph Haldane, Chairman and CEO, IAFOR (00:00)  Opening Remarks – Henry

ASEAN Career Fair with Japan 2021 – Pre-event Symposium

IAFOR is excited to announce a Pre-event Symposium at the 9th ASEAN Career Fair with Japan, in collaboration with Singapore Management University, The IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University, and Energize, Inc. As with each year, this symposium aims at providing information to ASEAN university career officers and

Special Panel Presentation: Post-COVID World and Human Security at OCE2020

IAFOR is excited to announce a IAFOR Research Centre supported special panel discussion titled, “Post-COVID World and Human Security”. As the year of the COVID-19 pandemic comes to a close, the global community’s strengths and challenges have become apparent. The good news is that vaccines will become available soon, the development of which took place

The 21st Doireann MacDermott Lecture at the University of Barcelona

Every year the Center for Australian and Transnational Studies at the University of Barcelona holds the MCD conference in honour of Professor Doireann MacDermott. Professor MacDermott founded the English Department at the University of Barcelona and was the first person outside England to introduce what were then called Commonwealth Studies and, today, Postcolonial Studies. The

Automation, Innovation and the Future of Work in Asia

Summary of the Special Panel “The Other: Automation, Innovation and the Future of Work in Asia”

On 4 September, the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), under the Socio-economic Governance Program Asia (SOPAS), hosted a special panel during the 2020 AAS-in-Asia Conference. Entitled, “The Other: Automation, Innovation and the Future of Work in Asia”, the panel aimed to address salient issues and debates about the impact of automation and technological innovation on employment

Summary of the Special Roundtable on South Korea-Japan Relations

As part of the OSIPP-IAFOR Research Centre’s (IRC) collaborative project on Korea and Japan in the Evolving China-US Relations, the Korea Foundation sponsored a Special Roundtable during the AAS-in-Asia 2020 Conference. Entitled “Japan and Korea in the US-China Relations: A Reappraisal of the Post-War Order”, the panel featured scholars from East Asian institutions, Haruko Satoh

Coming Together Around A Campfire of Values

Christine R. Yano, AAS President, Professor of Anthropology, University of Hawaii, USA (09/03/20) The 2020 meeting of AAS-in-Asia wrapped up in splendid fashion with a splashy media presentation and warm farewells. Many thanks to Joe Haldane and the IAFOR staff for stepping in and making the meeting possible with their can-do attitude and energy. Over

The Korea Foundation Sponsor COVID-19 Discussion Panel at ACAS/ACCS2020

IAFOR is delighted to announce a Korea Foundation sponsored ACCS/ACAS2020 panel discussion titled, “The COVID-19 pandemic and the crisis of global politics: A view from Asia”. The COVID-19 pandemic is now not only a global health crisis but much more. It has unleashed a cultural war in global politics, shaken the foundation of the healthy

ACAS2020 Design and Democracy Panel Konrad Adenauer Foundation

Announcing Konrad Adenauer Foundation co-organized “Design and Democracy” Panel at ACAS/ACCS2020

IAFOR is excited to announce an upcoming collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, Japan (KAS) Social Economic Governance Programme Asia (SOPAS) who have co-organized a Plenary Panel Discussion titled “Design and Democracy” at The 10th Asian Conference on Asian Studies (ACAS2020) and The 10th Asian Conference on Cultural Studies (ACCS2020). Panellists include Bruce Brown of

ASEAN Career Fair with Japan 2020 Symposium presenters

ASEAN Career Fair with Japan 2020: International Symposium Report

The ASEAN Career Fair with Japan 2020 Symposium was co-organised by OSIPP, Osaka University’s IAFOR Research Centre and the Singapore Management University (SMU) in association with the SEACE2020. With the Career Fair in its 8th year since Osaka University jointly founded the event in 2013 as part of the Japanese Ministry of Education’s “Reinventing Japan”

IAFOR Partners with the Association for Asian Studies for “AAS-in-Asia 2020”

“Asia at the Crossroads: Solidarity through Scholarship” August 31 – September 02, 2020 | The Kobe International Convention Center, Kobe, Japan Late last year, in the context of political unrest and mass protests in Hong Kong, the Association for Asian Studies (AAS) decided, in consultation with partners at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK),

Kansai Resilience Forum Report

Introduction On February 22, 2019, the Government of Japan, in collaboration with The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), held the Kansai Resilience Forum 2019, which became a major international and interdisciplinary platform for extensive discussion on resilience and its role in society, the globalising economy and disaster risk reduction. The Kansai Resilience Forum took place at

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Kansai Resilience Forum 2019 – Video Highlights

The Kansai Resilience Forum 2019 was an event organised by the Government of Japan in collaboration with The International Academic Forum (IAFOR). It was packed with great interdisciplinary discussion and cross-sectoral insights, and included a special keynote address by world-renowned architect, Tadao Ando, who designed the event venue, the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art, following

IAFOR and CEAT announce “Democracy and Immigration” workshop

IAFOR and the University of Barcelona announce “Democracy and Immigration” workshop at CEAT

The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) and the Centre for Australian and Transnational Studies (CEAT) at the University of Barcelona, an IAFOR Institutional Partner, are happy to announce the workshop Democracy and Immigration: The Cases of Catalonia and Australia to take place on May 30–31, 2019 at the Aula Magna of the Faculty of Philology at

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Research Fellows Prepare to Leave Osaka for Washington D.C.

The OSIPP–IRC and Osaka University says goodbye to the Fellows of the Southeast Asia Partnership in a Dynamic Asia Fellowship Program as their time in Japan comes to an end and they pack up en masse and travel for the next stage of the program which takes place in Washington D.C. in the United States.

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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

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

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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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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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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

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

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.

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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