[9st Announcement] 25th JASID Spring Conference: Registration Deadline (May 15)

Dear Members,

Early registration deadline is approaching in 5 days. Please do not forget to register.

[Reminder] Regarding pre-registration for the conference

● The deadline for advance registration (with a discount) is Wednesday, 15 May. We recommend registering early.
● Please also register your attendance for excursions (limited seats available for option 2), social gatherings, and other activities.

★Conference registration:

Tentative program for the 25th Spring Conference of the International Development Society is now available. You can view the schedule online at Confit. Additional details on how to participate in the plenary session, scheduled for the same day, are also available.

1. About the conference program (tentative version, Confit)

Please access the program via the conference homepage.

★Program:

  • Creating the program involved multiple adjustments including session decisions, presentation allocations, discussions with chairs and commentators, and venue arrangements. Therefore, we generally cannot accommodate requests for changes to sessions or schedules. We appreciate your understanding.
  • For the poster session, registration begins at 10:00 with core presentation time from 11:45 to 12:45. Presenters must be available to engage with attendees during this time. While the core time is clearly indicated in the program, we ask that you display your posters until the plenary session starting at 17:15. The Best Poster Award will be announced at the evening social gathering which starts at 20:30; please ensure you remove your posters by the end of this event at 20:30.
  • Books will be sold in the rest area (multipurpose hall on the second floor of the University Hall, around 9:00-17:00 depending on the publishers). Please come and visit.
  • We plan to release a simplified version of the conference program (PDF), which includes venue maps and presentation instructions, approximately one to two weeks before the conference.

2. How to join the plenary

The conference plenary “Realizing International Cooperation and Interactive Co-creation in Local Context Global & Glocal Human Resource Development” to be held from 17:15 on Saturday, 15 June will be a public event co-sponsored by the Faculty of International Studies, Utsunomiya University. The flyer will be posted on the conference website, so please check the contents.

★Plenary:

  • This event is only available in person.
  • The plenary will be conducted in Japanese. English machine translation will be available at the separate venue for those who need it.

3. About the social gathering

  • The social gathering will start at 18:00, 15 minutes after the plenary ends. It will include a tasting session of Utsunomiya’s famous gyoza.
  • A local group, Jambo Ichikai, will perform African music and dance.

Contact

International Development Society 25th Spring Conference Executive Committee
Executive Committee Chairperson: Kumiko Sakamoto (Utsunomiya University)

  • Secretariat email address: jasid2024spring [at] (replace [at] with @)



[7th Report] 25th JASID Spring Conference: Reasonable accommodations, Infection Prevention, Childcare Facilities, Prayer Room Availability, etc.

In order to allow as many people as possible to participate in this event, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodations, including accessible information for individuals with disabilities.

Our goal is to ensure wide participation, and we greatly appreciate your cooperation as presenters and attendees in facilitating these accommodations★.

Additionally, we have compiled details on infection prevention strategies and childcare facilities available during the event; please consult this information (also available on the conference website).

1. Reasonable accommodations

★Ensuring Information Accessibility in Presentation

We ask all presenters at this conference to cooperate in ensuring
information accessibility.

Please read the information at the link below and prepare presentation materials accordingly.

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Should you require specific accommodations to participate in the Spring
Conference, please confirm the following site and kindly inform the
Conference Executive Committee and JASID Reasonable Accommodation Working Group by 15 May.

A representative from the Reasonable Accommodation Working Group
(see page below) will then contact you directly.

  • the Reasonable Accommodation Working Group HP (English)

2. Measures against infectious diseases, prevention of passive smoking, chemical sensitivity, etc.

This conference will primarily be in-person, excluding one session. The organizing committee is implementing the following measures to ensure a safe event. We ask for your cooperation in holding a safe and secure conference.

[For all participants]

As a preventive measure against infectious diseases, please check your body temperature and make sure you are feeling well before visiting. If you have a fever (37.5 degrees or higher) or feel unwell, experiencing symptoms, please refrain from coming to the venue, regardless of whether you are positive or negative for an infectious disease.

★Smoking is completely prohibited inside Utsunomiya University.
Please refrain from smoking to prevent passive smoking. Also, to prevent chemical sensitivity, please refrain from using artificial fragrances.

[For in-person presenters]

If you are unable to attend due to illness or any other circumstances that require you to be absent, please promptly notify the conference secretariat and the commentator/chair.

However, please note that if you are unable to attend for any reason, you will be absent. It is not possible to switch to online presentation. Additionally, video recorded presentations will not be accepted as it will not be possible to ask questions on the spot.

[For commentators]

If you are unable to attend due to illness, please update the event
secretariat and contact the chairperson. If you have prepared your comments in writing in advance, please send them to the chairperson. If only oral comments are scheduled, please make arrangements within the subcommittee, such as asking the chairperson to provide comments in your place.

[For Chairperson]

If you are unable to attend due to poor health, please send an email to the conference secretariat and make arrangements within the session, such as contacting the commentators and asking them to serve as moderators and facilitators.

On-Site Measures and Protocols:

In order to prevent infectious diseases and chemical sensitivity, the host has selected a room that is relatively spacious, easily ventilated, and relatively less chemical substances. Although it varies from person to person, we believe that a certain number of people with chemical
sensitivities can participate with some peace of mind. The venue will be regularly ventilated, and hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance. Wearing a mask is at individual discretion.

4. Regarding childcare and kids room usage

We would like to inform you of three ways to use the childcare and kids’
room on Saturday, 15 June.

a) On campus nursery use

On campus, you can use the Utsunomiya University Manabinomori Nursery School (), which is located within a 5-minute walk from the conference venue.

Children aged 0 to 6th grade are eligible. The usage fee is 5,000 to 6,000 JPY depending on age, of which 5,000 JPY will be subsidized by JASID*. Please check the details in the usage guide below and apply by Wednesday, 15 May.

Instructions for using the on-campus nursery school:
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b) Use of off-campus nursery school

For those who use an off-campus nursery school, the society will provide a subsidy of up to 5,000 JPY*.

Participants are responsible for applying for and contacting nursery schools on their own. If you would like receive subsidy from JASID, please apply by Wednesday, 15 May using the link below.

Participants will make a reservation at the nursery school where they will leave their child, receive a receipt from the nursery school on the day of the event, and submit it to the conference reception desk to receive a subsidy of up to 5,000 JPY.

Application for off-campus nursery school usage assistance:
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*Subsidy for on-campus and off-campus childcare in a and b above will be available to the first 10 people. The deadline is 15 May, but please apply early.

c) Kids room (rest area for children)

The tea room on the second floor of the University Hall, which is the
conference venue, will be open to the public as a kids’ room.

Although there are no childcare workers, users are free to use the facilities for napping, breastfeeding, etc. under their own responsibility. Each child must prepare their own nap mat, toys, etc.

There is no need to apply for this service in advance, and you can use it freely on the day.

5. Prayer Room

The Prayer Room is located on the 1st floor of Building 4, which is the
convention venue. There is no need to apply in advance, but since this is a unisex small room, you cannot use it if someone is already using it.

Keys will be handed out at the event reception, so please contact reception on the day of the event.


Contact

International Development Society 25th Spring Conference Executive Committee
Executive Committee Chairperson: Kumiko Sakamoto (Utsunomiya University)

  • Secretariat email address: jasid2024spring [at]
  • Reasonable Accommodation Working Group email address: reasonable_accommodation [at]

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Measures to support JASID members with children who plan to attend the spring and annual meetings

The Japan Society for International Development (JASID) wishes to promote vigorous research activities by members with diverse backgrounds and needs.

Based on this principle, we accept members to enter session rooms with children to make presentations or to participate in discussion, on condition that due efforts are made not to interfere with the progress of the session significantly.

In order to create an enabling environment for members raising children, at each of the spring or annual meetings, we will try our best to provide a room at the venue that can be used as a kids’ space – a rest area for the people with children to eat, breastfeed, change diapers, nap, and so on.

JASID and the respective host organizations will not be held responsible for any accidents that may occur in the kids’ space.

For detailed arrangements, please refer to the website of the specific conference of interest.

A subsidy system (up to 5,000 yen per JASID member per conference) is available for those who use private childcare services to attend the principle, members who wish to receive subsidies must apply in advance.

Interested members are required to report their will by marking the relevant checkbox in the online conference registration form.


Contact

Conference Organization

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[6th Announcement] The 25th Spring Conference of the JASID: Notice regarding excursion (1)

At the 25th JASID Spring Conference, we are pleased to announce that excursions will take place in two areas within Tochigi Prefecture on 16 June (Sunday), the day following the conference. Detailed information is provided below.

Date and time

16 June 2024 (Sunday)

  • 8:15-17:00 (Ashio Town),
  • 10:00-12:00 (Utsunomiya City)

*Both excursions will start and end at Utsunomiya Station.

Locations

Excursions will be held in Ashio Town, Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture, and Utsunomiya City. (Please note that the meeting time is different between Ashio Town and Utsunomiya City)
*Program content will also be different in the two locations.

Participation fees

Ashio Town, Nikko City:

9,000 JPY for general members, 5,000 JPY for student members (payment via credit card) (This fee includes meals and entrance fees)
“(Field training/Excursion 1) Thinking Development through the Ashio Copper Mining Issue” will be indicated in the receipt. Please get in touch with the contact person if you have any concerns.

Utsunomiya City:

2,000 JPY (payment via credit card)
“(Field training/Excursion 2) Exploring Japan’s Pioneer LRT and the Concept of a Compact” will be indicated in the receipt. Please get in touch with the contact person if you have any concerns.

Application

Participants can register for the excursions using the same system as the conference registration. We encourage you to apply during your registration for the conference. The application will close once the participant limit of 30 is reached.

Minimum participants requirement:

Ashio Town:

A minimum of 30 participants is required (the excursion may be canceled if fewer than 30 register). This is on a first-come, first-served basis, with a cap of 10 student members.

Utsunomiya City:

A minimum of 4 participants is required.

Application deadline:

15 May 2024 (Wednesday). Please register early to secure your spot, as space is limited.
HP;

To those who wish to participate:

  • Participants must choose one region for their excursion, as it is not possible to attend events in both locations.
  • Please select your desired excursion location when applying.
  • To accommodate transportation and local hosting capacities, we are limiting the number of participants to 30 for each region.

Contact

Option 1: “Thinking about development through the Ashio Copper Mine issue”

  • Guide: Yasuhiro Shigeta, Hiroe Iosaka (Utsunomiya University), Kenji Kamioka (local guide, former Ashio Copper Mine employee)
  • Contact (Shigeta’s email address): yasushige [at] (replace [at] with @)

Option 2: Exploring Japan’s Pioneer LRT and the Concept of a Compact City

  • Guide: Shunsuke Kurihara (Utsunomiya University) and “Utsunomiya Omotenashi Team” students
  • Contact: shunsuke [at] (replace [at] with @)

*For inquiries, please contact the contact details of the person in charge of each course listed above directly, not the address of the Chair of the 25th JASID Spring Conference Organising Committee.
*English translation is not arranged by the organizers at this stage, but please contact the organizer if you plan to participate if arrangements can be made. Volunteers for translation among the participants are most welcome.




[5th Announcement]The 25th Spring Conference of the JASID: Important Information on Conference Registration

Dear members,

The following is an announcement regarding registration for the 25th JASID Spring Conference to be held at Utsunomiya University. We look forward to your participation.

1. Registration for the Conference

To register for the conference and pay the registration fee, please follow the link below and complete the necessary steps. Note that payment is accepted exclusively via credit card. Registration and Payment URL:

For details on the registration fees, refer to the page on the conference website:

The deadline for early registration, which offers a discounted rate, is 15 May (Wednesday). Registration will continue to be open up to the day of the event for those who miss this deadline.

Receipts for payment can be downloaded by selecting “Receipt Download” after logging into the registration site. It’s important to either print this receipt or have the registration confirmation email available to show at the conference venue for check-in purposes. Please ensure you keep this documentation safe for reference. You can display it on your smartphone or bring a printed copy. Receipt issuance will be available until the end of July.

2. Regarding Social Gatherings and Excursions

On the day of the conference, 15 June (Saturday), from 19:00 to 20:30, we will host a social gathering for attendees to exchange ideas and foster networking. There will be awards ceremony and performances of a local African drum group Jambo Ichikai in the gathering.

If you have specific dietary requirements, such as vegan, halal, or any allergies, please do not hesitate to inform us. Due to logistical considerations, registration and payment for the social gathering need to be completed by 15 May (Wednesday), alongside your early conference registration. Please use the registration link provided above to finalize your participation.

The following two excursions are prepared on this occasion, both unique to Tochigi, and providing experiences that you can’t get as a tourist and only through arrangement by specialists:

  • Option 1: “Thinking about development through the Ashio Copper Mine Issue”
  • Option 2: “Exploring Japan’s Pioneer LRT and the Concept of a Compact City”

We encourage you to register for excursions simultaneously with your early conference registration. Further information regarding the excursions will be shared in due course.

3. Additional Information

Detailed information on necessary accommodations, infectious disease prevention measures, and the availability of nursery facilities will be provided separately to ensure your participation is comfortable and safe.

The Utsunomiya University Manabinomori Nursery School, located on campus, offers same-day after-school care for children from ages 0 to 6th grade. More details on this service will be shared in the near future.
The conference program will be made available by 1 May (Wednesday).


Contact

Kumiko Sakamoto (Utsunomiya University),
Chair, the 25th JASID Spring Conference Organising Committee

  • jasid2024spring [at] (replace [at] with @)



[4th announcement] 25 March Deadline for Presentation Registration and about the Conference Paper

Dear members

This is a reminder that the deadline for Presentation Registration is fast approaching on March 25th. We strongly advise you to submit your presentation registration by this date to secure your participation. You can complete your registration at the following link:

Additionally, we have updated our website with detailed information regarding the conference papers (presentations). We encourage you to review this important information at your earliest convenience here:

We look forward to your presentation registration in the coming conference.


Contact

Kumiko Sakamoto (Utsunomiya University),
Chair, The 25th JASID Spring Conference Organizing Committee

  • jasid2024spring [at] (replace [at] with @)



[3rd Announcement] The 25th JASID Spring Conference: Extension of Deadline for Application of Membership and Presentation

In light of the delay in sending out the 2nd newsletter regarding the 25th JASID Spring Conference scheduled for June 15, we have extended the deadline for new member applications to March 7 (Thursday), and the deadline for submission of presentation applications has also been extended to March 25 (Mon). With these adjusted deadlines, new members can still have the opportunity to apply for membership in time to participate in presentation.

Application period:

16 February (Fri) – 25 March 2024 (Mon)*

Application for presentation:

The following members are eligible to apply for presentation.
(1) New members: Must have completed their membership application by 7 March 2024 (Thursday)*. Payment of annual membership fees up to and including FY2023 must be shown as ‘paid’ in SMOOSY as of 25 March*, which is the deadline for presentation application submissions.
For more details, please visit
(2) Current members: As of 25 March*, the last day of the presentation application period, the payment of the annual membership fee up to the year 2023 must be shown as “paid” in SMOOSY.
If your membership fee is outstanding, please ensure to pay the fee before applying for a presentation. Payment can be made at

Please confirm the Conference HP for details

  • Conference HP:
  • Presentation Application URL:

Schedule

・New member application deadline: 7 March 2024 (Thursday)*
・Presentation application deadline: 25 March 2024 (Monday)* (strictly enforced)
・Participation registration opens: 5 April
・Notification of acceptance/rejection: Late April
・Participation registration deadline: 15 May 2024
・Deadline for submission of report papers: 22 May 2024


Contact:

Kumiko Sakamoto (Utsunomiya University),
Chair, The 25th JASID Spring Conference Organising Committee
jasid2024spring [at] (replace [at] with @)




JASID 25th Spring Conference: Announcement of the start of registration for presentations

[JASID conference] 25th Spring Conference of the Japan Society for International Development: Announcement of the start of registration for presentations.

The 25th Spring Conference website is now open.

Conference HP:

We have started accepting presentation proposals.

As in previous years, we welcome proposals for three types of presentations: (1) oral presentations, (2) poster presentations, and (3) special sessions/roundtables. Please find below detailed information regarding each of these presentation types. The language of presentation should be either Japanese or English.

★Proposal submission period:
16 February (Fri) – 25 March 2024 (Mon)

(1) Oral presentation

A JASID member can propose and deliver an oral presentation, either individually or as part of a group. It is preferable for co-researchers, regardless of whether they are presenting, to be members of the Society.
Each presentation is allocated a duration of 20 minutes.

(2) Poster presentation

A JASID member can share research findings in a poster format, either individually or as part of a group. The presenter can interact with the audience in a more informal style compared to a formal oral presentation.

The poster will be displayed at a location and time designated by the conference organizer.

(3) Special session and round table

A JASID member can propose and organize a “special session” consisting of multiple presentations focused on a specific theme. It is required to propose one chairperson and two commentators for the session. Non-JASID members are allowed to present, provided they can offer significant contributions to the session. The duration of the session is two hours.

When submitting a proposal, the convenor is requested to submit an abstract for the session as well as abstracts for each individual presentation.

A JASID member can propose and organize a “roundtable” which is characterized by active discussion among presenters and attendees on a specific topic. Non-JASID members are welcome to present, provided they contribute valuable insights to the roundtable discussion. The duration for this session is also set for two hours. When submitting a proposal, the convenor is requested to submit an abstract of the proposed roundtable.

Submission of individual presentation abstracts is optional.

1. Proposal submission

All the relevant information regarding the proposal submission can be found on the conference’s homepage. If you are interested in presenting your paper at the conference, kindly review the details carefully and proceed with a submission.

   ★Information about proposal submission:

The eligibility criteria for presenters vary depending on the presentation category. Please refer to the relevant information provided below (in Japanese).

Here is some information regarding the eligibility criteria for presenters.
Current Society members: As of 25 March, the last day of the presentation application period, the payment of the annual membership fee up to the year 2023 must be shown as “paid” in SMOOSY.
If you have not yet paid the membership fee, please apply after paying the membership fee from:

New members: Must have completed their membership application by 7th March 2024 (Thursday). The payment of annual membership fees for the year up to and including FY2023 must be shown as ‘paid’ in SMOOSY by March 25, the closing date of the presentation application period.
For more details, please visit

2. Where to submit your proposal

Proposals must be submitted online via the URL provided below.

You need to create an account to submit a proposal. If you presented a paper at the 2022, 2023 Annual Conference or the 2023 Spring Conference, you should already have an account. Please follow the instructions at the URL below to create your proposal or to access your account.

For submission, please use the same email address registered on your JASID My Page. The submission site is linked to the membership information on My Page. By using the same email address, you will not need to provide information such as your name and affiliation when you register.

If you prefer to choose an online presentation, please select “online presentation” during the submission process.

   ★URL for proposal (abstract) submission:

3. Conference format

Following the 2023 Spring Conference in Akita and the 34th Annual Conference, the 25th Spring Conference is scheduled to be conducted in-person (not in a hybrid format).

Some of the parallel sessions will be held entirely online. We will accommodate remote participation in these sessions as much as possible and as necessary.

If you wish to participate in an online session at the conference site, you will be required to bring your own computer or tablet.

4. Participation in the conference

Registration to attend the conference is set to open in early April.

The conference registration fee can only be paid online using a credit card.

Printed copies of the conference proceedings will not be distributed to attendees. However, those who have registered and paid the fee will gain advance online access to the Proceedings before the conference.

5. Schedule

★Deadline for presentation applications: 25 March 2024 (Monday) (strictly enforced)
・Participation registration opens: Early April
・Notification of acceptance/rejection results: Late April
・Deadline for participation registration: 15 May 2024
・Deadline for submission of report papers: 22 May 2024


Contact

Kumiko Sakamoto (Utsunomiya University),
Chair, The 25th JASID Spring Conference Organising Committee

Executive Directors:
Fujii Hiroshige (Associate Professor, School of International Studies, Utsunomiya University)
Iizuka Akiko (Associate Professor, Utsunomiya University International Exchange Center)

Executive Committee:
Arjon Sugit (Assistant Professor, School of International Studies, Utsunomiya University)

  • jasid2024spring [at] (replace [at] with @)



The 25th JASID Spring Conference

Realizing International Cooperation and Interactive Co-creation in Local
Context; Global & Glocal Human Resource Development

We are excited to announce the 25th Spring Conference of the Japan Society for International Development (JASID), scheduled to be held at Utsunomiya University in Tochigi Prefecture. The theme is “Realizing International Cooperation and Interactive Co-creation in Local Context Global & Glocal Human Resource Development.”

This event will focus on the practical aspects of international cooperation
and co-creation, with an emphasis on both global and local (glocal) human resource development. The outline for the conference is presented below:

  • Date and time:
    Conference: Saturday, June 15, 2024, and
    Excursion: Sunday, June 16, 2024
  • Location: Utsunomiya University Mine Campus, Ashio/ Utsunomiya.
  • Method: Face-to-face (partially online)

At Utsunomiya University, we are practicing global and glocal human
resource development related to international cooperation and co-creation both domestically and internationally by organically utilizing education, research, and community contributions, and we will introduce some of these in the plenary.

Additionally, the conference will feature an excursion to the Ashio Copper
Mine in Tochigi Prefecture, historically significant as a site of
environmental impact. This location offers a unique opportunity to learn
about pollution management, an important aspect of Japan’s contribution to the field of international development. Participants are also invited to
experience the local culture and attractions, including Utsunomiya’s Light
Rail Transit (LRT) and the famous gyoza. You may want to combine your
sightseeing opportunities, such as visiting Nikko and Nasu in Tochigi
Prefecture,

(Proposed schedule)

  • February 1st: Homepage scheduled to be released
  • Mid February: Presentation applications scheduled to begin
    [Late February: Application deadline for society membership; for those who want to present. *]
  • March 18th: Deadline for presentation applications
  • Early April: Conference participation registration begins
  • Late April: Notification of acceptance/rejection results
  • May 15: Deadline for conference participation registration
  • May 22: Deadline for submitting papers.

(Presentation application requirements)

1. Oral presentation/poster presentation (Japanese, English)

  • Presenters must be a JASID member.
    membership application fee payment site:
  • Up to 1 paper / 1 presentation per person (as first author)
  • If you are not the first author and will not be presenting, you may
    submit two papers.
  • Co-researchers and co-authors are preferably JASID members.
  • Student members need a letter of recommendation from their supervisor when applying.
  • The abstract should be prepared on one A4 page in Japanese (400-800
    characters) if the presentation is in Japanese, or in English (200-300
    words) if the presentation is in English.

* The presenter must be a member at the time of application and must not have unpaid membership fees. Please note that it takes two weeks for the Society to deliberate on the acceptance or rejection of a new membership application, so please complete your membership application at least two weeks before the application deadline.

* If you have not yet paid your membership fee, please complete the payment as soon as possible if you plan to give a presentation.

2. Special session/roundtable (Japanese, English)

  • Both representatives must be members.
  • Representatives must obtain prior approval from the moderator,
    commentator, reporter, and speaker.
  • Non-members other than the representative may take the stage, but
    membership in the society is strongly recommended.
  • Special session: In addition to the presentation summary of each
    presenter, the title of the entire project, purpose, moderator,
    commentator, reporter, etc. should be combined with the summary into one file, and the representative should apply.
  • Roundtable: Similar to the planning session, the title, purpose, and
    speakers of the entire project are compiled into one file, and the
    representative applies.

(Presentation application)

  • Application period: Mid February, 2024 to March 18th, 2024 (scheduled)
  • How to apply: Tournament homepage (application page will be released soon)

*On our campus, we have the Utsunomiya University Manabinomori Nursery School, which offers daycare for children ranging from ages 0 to 6th grade. Further details regarding this service will be provided in due course.

JASID 25th Spring Conference Executive Committee

Executive Committee Chair:

  • Sakamoto Kumiko (Professor, School of International Studies, Utsunomiya University)

Executive Directors:

  • Fujii Hiroshige (Associate Professor, School of International Studies, Utsunomiya University)
  • Iizuka Akiko (Associate Professor, Utsunomiya University International
    Exchange Center)

Executive Committee:

  • Arjon Sugit (Assistant Professor, School of International Studies, Utsunomiya University)
  • Shigeta Yasuhiro (Visiting Professor, School of International Studies,
    Utsunomiya University)
  • Matsuo Masaki (Professor, School of International Studies, Utsunomiya
    University)
  • Takahashi Wakana (Professor, School of International Studies, Utsunomiya University)
  • Kurihara Shunsuke (Associate Professor, School of International Studies, Utsunomiya University)
  • Maruyama Tsuyoshi (Professor, School of Education, Utsunomiya University)
  • Omori Reiko (Professor, School of Regional Design, Utsunomiya University)

Student executive committee:

  • Sagisaka Hiroe (Graduate School of International Studies, Utsunomiya University, doctor’s course)
  • Kikuchi Kakeru (Graduate School of Regional Development and Creativity, Utsunomiya University, master’s course)
  • Fukuhara Reona (Graduate School of Regional Development and Creativity, Utsunomiya University, master’s course)
  • Frimpong Andrew Charles (Graduate School of Regional Development and Creativity, Utsunomiya University, doctor’s course)
  • Polgahagedara Don Pubudu Sanjeewa (Graduate School of Regional Development and Creativity, Utsunomiya University, doctor’s course)

Contact

JASID 25th Spring Conference Executive Committee

  • jasid2024spring [at] (replace [at] with @)



[JASID conference] 34th JASID Annual Conference: Conference Program Booklet

We are just a week away from the annual conference. We look forward to welcoming everyone on campus.

On the day of the conference, there is scheduled construction within the campus, and several events are expected to take place. It may cause some inconvenience due to the limited campus space, but we appreciate your understanding.

We have created a conference program booklet. Please download and make use of it. Please also find some important announcements in this email.

1. Conference Program Booklet (PDF)

The program booklet can be accessed through the link below. The password is the same as for accessing presentation papers from the conference HP. It includes presentation guidelines, venue information, conference schedule, and more (you can also find these pieces of information on the conference HP).

The booklet will not be distributed in print at the venue. We recommend downloading it to your own device or printing and bringing it with you.

Conference Program Booklet:

2. Entry to the venue

Please enter the venue through the main gate on Sophian Street (see the camps map below). Follow the signs and guidance from student volunteers to reach the Kioizaka Building (various sessions), Building 11 (lounge, childcare room), and Building 2 (plenary, poster session, general assembly and social gathering).

Campus map:

There will be three reception desks at the venue. Please come to one of the reception desks when you arrive. The opening hours are as follows:

Day 1

  • Building 11, 1st floor (main reception): 9:00-13:15
  • Building 2, 5th floor: 9:30-13:00, 16:30-18:30
  • Building 2, 17th floor: 12:45-16:30 (You can enter the plenary venue starting from 13:00)

Day 2

  • Building 11, 1st floor (main reception): 9:00-17:00

At the reception desk, we will provide you with an empty name badge holder. Please bring your own business card and insert it into the holder.

Please state your name at the reception. In case of payment verification or other requirements, you may be asked to present a receipt that can be downloaded from Confit.

3. Using WiFi at the Venue

You can use Eduroam to connect to WiFi. If you cannot use Eduroam, you can connect to “sophiawifi2019” using a guest account. When using a guest account, some devices may require initial configuration when connecting. Please select a manual from the link below to check the setup instructions (we recommend that you download the manual before coming to the venue). The guest account and password are found in the conference program booklet. The setup process is somewhat complex, so if possible, we recommend using Eduroam.

Eduroam:

Guest account connection manuals:

4. Book Sales During the Conference

On the second day of the conference, Sunday, the 12th, book sales will take place in the basement lounge of Building 11 (rest area) from 9:00 to 17:00. You can purchase books, including those by society members, at discounted prices. Please come and visit.


Contact

34th Annual Conference Organizing Committee
Chairperson: Taro Komatsu (Sophia University)

  • jasid2023fall [at] (replace [at] with @)



The 34th JASID Annual Conference: Publication of Conference Proceedings [7th Announcement]

We are now less than three weeks away from the conference. So far, we have received registrations from over 320 individuals. We express our sincere gratitude to everyone who has registered. We are pleased to inform you that the conference proceedings are now available. Please also note other important updates.

1. Conference Proceedings

– You can access the Conference Proceedings through the following link. Please use the same password as for accessing the individual presentation papers and abstracts on the conference HP. The Proceedings contains papers for general oral presentations, planned sessions and some roundtable sessions, as well as abstracts for roundtable and poster sessions. Please note that not all papers are included, as it depends on the preferences of the presenters.

2. Communication within an oral presentation session

– If a session chair needs to contact presenters, please contact them directly using the email addresses provided in the presentation papers. The organizing committee cannot provide contact information.

3. Poster Presentation (for presenters)

– The venue is the 5th-floor student cafeteria in Building 2. Setup time is from 9:00 to 9:30 on Saturday, October 11. You can complete your registration at the cafeteria from 9:00. The poster presentation time is from 9:30 to 13:00, including “core time” (11:45 to 12:45). During the core time, please be present at the venue and read to communicate with the visitors. We expect morning session participants to come to the poster session at this time. Please also be present at other times as much as possible (it’s fine to take breaks and leave the venue as needed). Posters will be on display all day on the 11th, so participants can view them during the social gathering from 18:30 to 20:30 as well.

– After the social gathering, please remove the posters by yourself. Posters that are not removed will be taken away by the organizing committee. The venue will not be used on the 12th (Sunday), so poster displays are only on the 11th.

– The panel size is 170 cm in height and 110 cm in width. Masking tape for attaching posters will be provided by the organizing committee. Thumbtacks (push pins) cannot be used. Posters should be displayed in order of the entry number in the designated locations.

4. Childcare Services (Extension of Application Deadline)

– During the conference, we will provide on-campus childcare services for preschool children. The application deadline has been extended. The fees are 500 yen per hour for general attendees and 300 yen per hour for students. Please review the details in the following document and submit your application by October 31 (Tuesday).

★Childcare Information:


Contact

34th Annual Conference Organizing Committee
Chairperson: Taro Komatsu (Sophia University)

  • jasid2023fall [at] (replace [at] with @)



[Maintenance Notice] Member’s My Page (Thursday, Oct. 12)

System maintenance will be performed on the following schedule, which will involve the suspension of JASID’s membership system.

We would like to inform you that some functions of the 34th Annual Conference website will be unavailable.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to our members, and ask that you please avoid the maintenance time.

Implementation period

  • Thursday, October 12, 2023, 21:00 – 24:00 (JST)

Unavailable Services

The following functions will be unavailable on each website during the above system maintenance time.

Member’s MY Page

the conference website (Confit)

All functions on the convention website will be available as usual during the maintenance except for the following.

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The 34th JASID Annual Conference: Program release and participation in plenary session

We have released the online conference program, which includes the timetable, presentation abstracts, and presentation papers, available through Confit (conference portal). Additionally, we have compiled information about how to participate in the plenary session scheduled for the first day of the conference. Please take a moment to review this information.

1. Conference program (Confit)

You can access the program via the conference website. To view and download the PDF papers, you will need a password, which will be provided separately by the organizing committee to those who have completed their registration and payment.

★ Conference Website:

Creating the program involves various adjustments, such as session scheduling, assignment of presentations, negotiations with session chairs and commentators, and securing venues. Kindly note that we are unable to accommodate requests for changes to sessions or schedules. We appreciate your understanding.

The poster session is scheduled for November 11th (Saturday) from 09:30 to 13:00. We have designated 11:45-12:45 as the core time, so we would appreciate it if presenters could be available at the venue during this time to answer questions from attendees.

Publishing companies will be selling books written by JASID members at the rest area (11th Building Basement Lounge) on the second day of the conference, on the 12th (Sunday) from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Please come and visit.

A simplified version of the conference program (PDF), including venue maps and presentation guidelines, will be made available approximately 1 to 2 weeks before the conference.

2. Participation in the plenary session

The conference plenary session titled “Where Is Japan’s Official Development Assistance Heading? – In response to the revision of the Development Cooperation Charter,” scheduled for the afternoon of November 11 (Saturday), is a public event co-hosted with Sophia University. Please review the event flyer on the conference website for more details.

★ Plenary session:

This event allows both in-person and online participation. Due to venue capacity constraints, we can accommodate up to 150 attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. Those unable to enter the main hall will be able to watch the event on a screen in an adjacent room (capacity: 150 attendees). Registration is scheduled to begin at 13:00, 30 minutes before the event starts.

Both venues will have sub-monitors in addition to the main screen, providing Japanese text information of speech for those with hearing difficulties.

The plenary session will be conducted in Japanese. Those requiring English simultaneous interpretation should bring their devices (such as smartphones) and headphones to connect to the ZOOM Webinar for audio translation.

Questions for the speakers can be written in Japanese or English on paper distributed at the registration desk and will be collected during breaks. If you wish to ask a question to speakers directly, please complete the registration process early and enter the venue.

Participants joining online do not need to register in advance. Please enter via the link provided in the “Language” section at the bottom of the information page (this link is for society members; please refrain from sharing it with the general public).

After the plenary session, JASID will hold its members’ general conference in the same venue.

3. Early bird registration

The deadline for early bird registration with a discounted fee is Wednesday, October 11.


Contact

34th Annual Conference Organizing Committee
Chairperson: Taro Komatsu (Sophia University)

  • jasid2023fall [at] (replace [at] with @)



The 34th JASID Annual Conference: Notice regarding reasonable accommodations, infection control measures, and the use of childcare facilities [5th Announcement]

This conference will strive to accommodate a wide range of participants, including those with disabilities, by providing reasonable accommodations. We kindly request the cooperation of presenters in ensuring information accessibility.

Additionally, we have compiled information regarding infection control and the use of childcare facilities during the conference (the following information is also available on the conference website).

The complete program is scheduled to become available on Monday, October 2.

1. Reasonable accommodations

We ask all presenters at this conference to cooperate in ensuring information accessibility. Please read the information at the link below and prepare presentation materials accordingly.

★Ensuring Information Accessibility in Presentation

All conference attendees who need reasonable accommodations are encouraged to fill out the form below by October 10th (Tuesday).

★Application Form

2. Infection control measures

With the exception of the plenary and some individual presentation sessions, this conference will be held in-person. The conference organizing committee will implement the following infection control measures. We request your cooperation to ensure the safety of all conference participants.

[For all participants]

  • Please check your health conditions before coming to the conference site. If you have a fever (above 37.5 degrees Celsius) or are feeling unwell, please refrain from attending in-person, regardless of whether you have tested positive or negative for infections.
  • Plenary sessions will be conducted both in-person and online. Due to limitations related to the venues’ Wi-Fi availability and facilities, we cannot provide online access for the other sessions. We have set up a limited number of sessions exclusively online. If attending in-person is difficult for you, please participate in these sessions.

[For in-person presenters]

  • If you are unable to attend in-person, please notify the conference secretariat (jasid2023fall@). You cannot switch to an online presentation. You cannot also present a video-recorded presentation since it does not allow for real-time Q&A.

[For commentators]

  • If you are unable to attend due to health issues, please notify the conference secretariat and also inform the session chairperson. If you have prepared comments in writing in advance, please send them to the chairperson. If you have planned to provide oral comments only, please consult with the chairperson to find a solution, such as asking the chairperson to provide comments instead.

[For Chairperson]

  • If you are unable to attend due to health issues, please notify the conference secretariat and consult with the session commentators to find a solution, such as asking a commentator to assume the role of a chair.

3. On-Site Measures

  • Hand sanitizers will be available at various locations, and regular ventilation of lecture rooms will be conducted. Disinfectant for microphones in each classroom will also be provided.
  • The decision to wear masks will be left to the discretion of individual attendees.
  • The social gathering will not be buffet-style but will involve individually packaged servings.

4. Childcare Facilities Utilization

A daycare nursery room will be available for preschoolers at the conference site. Its per-hour cost will be JPY 500 for non-students and JPY 300 for students. Please read the details by clicking the link below and send the application by October 10th (Tuesday).

★Child Care Service

5. [Reminder] Submission of Report (Presentation) Papers

Those presenting in the general oral presentation and special session categories are required to submit their report papers by September 30th (Saturday). Please refer to the conference website which includes details regarding the submission procedure.

★Conference

6. Schedule

  • Presentation paper submission deadline: Saturday, September 30th at 23:59
  • Online program available: Monday, October 2
  • Early bird conference registration deadline: Wednesday, October 11
  • Payment for social gathering (simultaneously done with conference registration): Sunday, November 5
  • Conference dates: November 11-12 (Saturday-Sunday)

Contact

34th Annual Conference Organizing Committee
Chairperson: Taro Komatsu (Sophia University)

  • Contact: jasid2023fall [at] (replace [at] with @)



The 34th JASID Annual Conference: Notice regarding conference registration [4th Announcement]

We would like to express our gratitude for the numerous presentation proposals. The conference program committee has reviewed and approved 72 general oral presentations, 7 special sessions, 18 roundtable discussions, and 21 poster presentations.

1. Conference program

Please refer to the following URL for the current conference program.

Program URL:

2. Conference registration

* We are pleased to inform you that the conference registration site is now open. Please register for the conference from the link below. Please note that only credit card payments are accepted.

★ Registration URL:
Please choose “English” in the upper right corner.

* For details regarding the registration fee, please consult the relevant page on the conference website (URL below).

Please choose “English” in the upper right corner.

* The deadline for early bird registration with a reduced fee is Wednesday, October 11. After this date, we will accept registration at a normal fee until the conference day.

* Receipts can be issued through the “Receipt Download” section on the registration site after logging in the Confit system. Please keep your receipt or the “Registration Confirmation Email”, as you will need to present one of these documents for entry at the conference venue. You can either present a printed copy or show the document on your smartphone screen.

3. Social gathering

On the first day of the conference, November 11th, Saturday, from 18:30 to 20:30, we plan a social gathering for participants to exchange opinions and build networks. You can choose an individual meal packet from three types: vegan, halal, and no restriction. Due to operational reasons, the participation fee must be made by November 5th, Sunday at the same time as registration for the conference. Please complete the payment process from the conference registration link above.

__________

34th Annual Conference Executive Committee
Chairperson: Taro Komatsu (Sophia University)
Contact: jasid2023fall@




Participation in Conferences during the Recess

Answer

During recesses, the member does not have the right to use the services as a member.

For this reason, it is not possible to submit an application for a conference presentation or to participate in the conference as a presenter (nor to take part in organised sessions or round tables).

However, it is possible to attend the conference as an auditor. In this case, please note that the participation fee is not the member price, but the general price applies.

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Contact

JASID Secretariat

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The 34th JASID Annual Conference: Deadline reminder for presentation registration [3rd Announcement]

Regarding the 34th annual conference scheduled to be held at Sophia University on November 11-12, we would like to remind everyone that the deadline to submit a presentation proposal is August 5th (Saturday).

We are eagerly awaiting your presentation submissions.

▼For more details, please refer to the following link (choose “English” at the right upper corner):


Contact

34th Annual Conference Executive Committee
Chairperson: Taro Komatsu (Sophia University)

  • jasid2023fall [at] (replace [at] with @)



The 34th JASID Annual Conference: Announcement of the start of registration for presentations [2nd Announcement]

The 34th Annual Conference website is now open!

Conference HP:

3. Conference format

– Following the 2023 Spring Conference in Akita, the 34th Annual Conference will be held face-to-face (not in a hybrid format).

– One of the parallel sessions will be held fully online. It will be possible to present a paper and/or participate from a distance.

– If you wish to participate in an online session at the conference site, you will need to bring your own computer or tablet and log in with your eduroam account.

4. Participation in the conference

– Registration to attend the conference is scheduled to start in early September.

– The conference registration fee can only be paid online by a credit card.

– Printed copies of the conference proceedings will not be distributed to attendees. Those who have paid a registration fee will have access to the Proceedings online in advance of the conference.

5. Schedule

  • Proposal submission deadline: Saturday, August 5 (no late submission accepted)
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection: Thursday, August 31
  • Conference registration opens: Early September
  • Presentation paper submission: End of September

Contact

34th Annual Conference Executive Committee
Chairperson: Taro Komatsu (Sophia University)

  • jasid2023fall [at] (replace [at] with @)



Reminder: Conference Participation [8th Announcement]

The 24th JASID Spring Conference Organizing Committee is pleased to share some updates about the conference program.

1.Information on Program and Proceedings

Program and Proceedings have been uploaded to the website. Please access and download from the link below. A password is required to download, and it will be sent to the participants through another email from the committee. We will not print or distribute them.

(1) Program

‐ Program

‐ Time Table

‐ Session

(2)Proceedings

‐Download PDF for print

2.To presenters

(1) On-site session

– Presentation slides must be transferred to the set laptop at each room prior to the session begins.
– Presenters in the morning sessions should transfer their files and review the presentation between 9:10 and 9:30 a.m.
– Presenters of the afternoon session should transfer their files and review the presentation during the lunch break (11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.).
– If you will have a presentation in an online session, please prepare your own PC even if you are at the venue.

(2) On-line session

– If you will have a presentation in an online session, you can enter the Zoom room at the following times and check the slide projection.
Morning: 9:20 a.m.- 9:30 a.m.
Afternoon: 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

(3) Poster session

– Present your poster in Community Space, 1st floor of the venue by 9:30 a.m.
– The core time of the poster session is 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
– Present your poster to the audience in the core time.

3.Items about venue settings

(1) Reception

– The reception opens at 9:10 on the 2nd floor.
Please bring two business cards of yours. One is used for registration purpose and the other is for your name tag.

(2)Wifi access

‐Akita City public wifi is available at the conference venue. Please check the manual from the link below.:Akita City Wi-Fi Manual()

(3)Lunch/ Coffee and sweets

‐Lunch and tea will be served. Lunch box will be offered from 11:15 a.m. to 12:30 at the reception area (2nd floor).。
‐Coffee and sweets will be served at the 1st floor, community space, between 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Please note we only have one cup of coffee and one set of sweets per person.
‐The cost is included in the participation fee.

(4)Personal belongings and large-size items, luggage

‐Any valuable personal belongings should be kept by yourself.
‐We request all participants to leave your luggage at your hotel if possible.
‐A dedicated space to keep large size luggage in the 3rd floor, nearby A3-2 emergency exist and C stairs.

(5)Media

‐This event may be broadcasted locally in Akita. When asked, please cooperate for interviews.。

(6)Others

‐On the 1st floor, second-hand clothes are sold in the community space. When you are asked, please cooperate for questionnaires.

※ You can find more details in the program.

The 24th Spring Conference is just around the corner. We have received about 200 registrations and about 40 students, mostly the students of Akita International University, will support the conference.

All Conference Organising Committee members and student volunteers are very much looking forward to seeing you all in-person at the conference venue, Akita Cultural Creation Centre on June 10.


Contact

The 24th Spring Conference Secretariat
Associate Professor. Shogo Kudo (Chair)
Akita International University

  • jasid2023spring [at] (replace [at] with @)



Reminder: The 24th JASID Spring Conference Registration [7th Announcement]

The 24th JASID Spring Conference Organizing Committee is pleased to share some updates about the conference registration and program.

1. Conference Registration

Deadline for pre-registration extended

The deadline for pre-registration (discounted rate) originally set today , April 29 (Sat) is now extended to 【May 6 (Sat)】. Those who have received the notification of acceptance, please utilise this opportunity to register to the conference with a discounted price.

(i) Pre-registration by May 6 (Sat),
(ii) Final deadline for registration on May 14 (Sun).

▼Conference registration:

**Please note that payment is by credit card only.

2. Excursion Program

The details of the excursion program have been uploaded to the website. Please note that you cannot apply to excursion separately from the conference registration. The application deadline for the excursion program is the same as the conference registration,【 May 14 (Sun)】.

▼About Excursion Program

3. Childcare Services

Childcare services will be provided during the event. You can also participate in the excursions with your child.
If you wish to use childcare services or participate in excursions with your children, please send an e-mail to Ms. Kyoko Takahashi, with the information as below.

  1. The number of children
  2. Their ages
  3. Date and time when you wish to take childcare service

◆Contact

Ms. Kyoko Takahashi

  • takahashikyoko [at] (replace [at] with @)

◆Deadline

May 14(Sun), the deadline for registration for the conference.

4. Message from the Chair of Conference Organaising Committee

The venue of the 24th Spring Conference, Akita City Cultural Creation Centre, was built in 1967 as the Akita Prefectural Art Museum. This building has a unique roof with a round-shape window that helps to shed sunlight to its inside.

Such design of the building was necessary for a museum located in Akita where the amount of sunlight is significantly less in winter. Since 2019, the same building is repurposed to host various cultural activities. We received 40 oral presentations, 5 round table sessions, 3 planned sessions, and 18 poster presentation applications.

In total 66 projects are going to be presented. I am very much looking forward to hearing discussions on various topics during the conference in our special venue, Akita City Cultural Creation Centre.

About Akita City Cultural Creation Centre


Contact

The 24th Spring Conference Secretariat
Associate Professor. Shogo Kudo (Chair)
Akita International University

  • jasid2023springe [at]  (replace [at] with @)



The 24th JASID Spring Conference (Akita International University)

We received many applications for this conference. All of the applications were reviewed by the Conference Organization Committee as well as JASID Conference Organisation team on April 1. The screening results were sent to the applicants.

Sessions on industry, education, migrants and refugees, environment, culture and development, international cooperation, health and welfare will be held at the 24th JASID Spring Conference: 3 organized sessions, 5 roundtable sessions, 11 oral presentation sessions, together with a poster session and book talk.

Information

Submission of papers, registration, and the others are as follows.

Oral presenters (oral sessions / organized sessions)

  1. Download the form from the Conference website
  2. Online registration and submission of your paper via the registration form on the Conference website
  3. Payment of the participation fee (by credit card only)
  4. Participation at the Conference on the day

Poster presenters (poster sessions)

  1. Download the form from the Conference website
  2. Payment of the participation fee (by credit card only)
  3. Bring a A1 size printed poster with you to the conference venue
  4. Participation at the Conference on the day

Organizers (organized sessions / roundtables)

  1. Download the form from the Conference website
  2. Online registration and submission of your paper via the registration form on the Conference website
  3. Payment of the participation fee (by credit card only),
  4. Participation at the Conference on the day

Chairs, facilitators, commentators, and the other participants

  1. Online registration via the registration form on the Conference website
  2. Payment of the participation fee (by credit card only)
  3. Participation at the Conference on the day

NOTE

*The following is the same as what has been sent to the presenters.

Oral presenters (oral sessions / organized sessions)

Your presentation should be 15-20 minutes. Prepare slides for your presentation. Follow the instruction of the session chair about the presentation time.

Poster presenters (poster sessions)

Prepare A1 size printed poster and bring it with you to the venue. Display panels will be available at the ground floor of the venue.

For organisers of planned sessions and roundtable sessions

Please inform your session participants to complete conference registration and upload abstract or paper via the online system. Complete the registration of your session by submitting A4 one-page abstract of your session that includes the names of chairperson, presenters, and commentators, and submit the file before May 14 (Sat) 23:59.


Registration and Payment of the participation fee

Please check the conference website for the participation fee.

In principle, we only accept payment by credit card. Receipt will be available after your payment via the system. Registration deadline is May 14 (Sat).


Program pages of the Conference website

The updated version of conference program is available at the conference website.

Please note that the start time of conference changed to 9:30 and the venue will be open for registration from 9:00.

*Session format

All the sessions have one chairperson, two commentators, and two to four presenters in principle. Each session is for 120 minutes. A single presenter has 15-20 minutes for her/his presentation, 5 minutes for commentator, 3 minutes for the presenter to respond, and the remaining time for open discussion. Chairpersons / facilitators are expected to facilitate Q&A time. Please follow the instruction of the chair about presentation time if your session has five presenters.

*Online sessions

One of the parallel sessions will be organised as online session at the conference. Those who can turn on camera are the chairperson, commentators, and presenters only.


Conference venue

The conference venue is Akita City Cultural Creation Centre (). Please note it is not Akita International University campus.

Check the access to the venue from the conference website.


Plenary session

Plenary session will be held on June 10, 17:00-19:15, on the theme of “The Role of Intergenerational Ties in Sustainability: What to Sustain, What to Revise, and What to Pass Across Generations?”. Please find more details about the plenary from the conference website.

The language used in this session is English.

For details, please see the conference website.

We look forward to your participation.


The 24th JASID Spring Conference Organising Committee

Shogo KUDO
(Chairperson, Associate Professor, Akita International University)

  • Hideki KAJI (Program coordination. Lecturer, Kochi University)
  • Eri YAMAZAKI (Communication, Lecturer, Sophia University)
  • Kyoko TAKAHASHI (Site operation, Adjunct Researcher, The University of Tokyo)
  • Ayako MASUYA (Accounting, JICA Tohoku, Akita desk)

  • Contact: jasid2023spring [at] (replace [at] with @)



Information of Conference Registration [Important: 6th Announcement]

The 24th JASID Spring Conference Organizing Committee is pleased to share some updates about the conference registration and program.

1. Conference Registration

You can now register and pay the participation fee via the website. Please register through the link below to apply for participation.

In addition, due to the mismanagements of the online payment and website management service providers that have contracted to build the website as well as the payment system, we apologize to inform you the registration procedure has been delayed about two weeks.

Therefore, we set the following two dates accordingly in order to have sufficient time for registration. Application deadlines as follows.
(i) Pre-registration by April 29 (Sat)
(ii) Final deadline for registration on May 14 (Sun)

▼Conference registration:

**Please note that payment is by credit card only.

2. Conference Program

A tentative version of the conference program has been uploaded to the website.

▼ Tentative Program (as of April 13)

3. Plenary Session

The program of the plenary session has also been uploaded to the website. This session will be organised in English only.

▼Plenary Session

4. Excursion Program

The details of the excursion program have also been uploaded to the website. Please note that you cannot apply to excursion separately from the conference registration. The application deadline for the excursion program is the same as the conference registration, May 14 (Sunday).

▼Information about Excursion

5. Message from the Chair of Conference Organising Committee

We are currently working closely with the Conference Organisation Committee in the main body of JASID to complete the screening process and prepare result notifications. We plan to send them out in late-April. Please give us some more days to complete the announcement. Additionally, please note that the submission deadline for paper is tentatively scheduled on May 19 (Friday).

Waiting an additional one month from that of Tokyo, we now have our sakura being fully bloomed in Akita. We will soon start to irrigate water to our paddy fields, set the base, and plant rice for this year. By the time the 24th JASID Spring Conference is held, nature in Akita will be fully in splashing greens, ranging from the light-yellowish to deep-dark green colour. I hope you will enjoy gathering for discussions among your peers in international cooperation and development, and have a chance to explore the nature of Akita this coming June. We look forward to receiving your applications!


Contact

The 24th Spring Conference Secretariat
Associate Professor. Shogo Kudo (Chair)
Akita International University

  • jasid2023springe [at]  (replace [at] with @)



[Important] Final Reminder for Application of the 24th

The 24th JASID Spring Conference Organizing Committee would like to inform you that there is 1-day left until the deadline.

1. Conference main website

Please check the website below to explore the call for abstracts and types of application forms. We will update all information related to the conference at this main website.

2. Applications for presentations

We are accepting applications for Oral Presentations, Poster, Panel and Roundtable Sessions. Please download required application forms from the link below.

◆Application Forms:

* Please see our abstract submission and guidance page for the full details of what is required before you submit.

◆Application Submission:

* We will receive your application via the main conference website, not via emails.

3. Conference registration

– Conference registration will start in early-April.
– We will only accept credit cards for conference registration fee payment.
– There will be no distribution of printed copies of the conference report papers. Only those who have paid the participation fee will be able to obtain the proceedings online in advance.

4. Up-coming schedule

– Deadline for presentation application: March 18, 2023
– Conference registration open: Early-April, 2023
– Screening results announcement: Late-April, 2023
– Deadline for full paper submission: Mid-May, 2023

5. Mode of conference

Please note that the 24th JASID Spring conference will be held as an in-person event. There will be no hybrid-session option. Out of 6 parallel sessions, only 1 session will be held as full-online.


The 24th Spring Conference Secretariat
Associate Professor. Shogo Kudo (Chair)
Akita International University

  • jasid2023springe [at]  (replace [at] with @)



Reminder: Application of the 24th JASID Spring Conference (Deadline: March 18th, 2023) [5th Announcement]

The 24th JASID Spring Conference Organizing Committee would like to inform you that there is 5 days left until the deadline.

1.Conference main website

Please check the website below to explore the call for abstracts and types of application forms. We will update all information related to the conference at this main website.

2.Applications for presentations

We are accepting applications for Oral Presentations, Poster, Panel and Roundtable Sessions. Please download required application forms from the link below.

Application Forms

* Please see our abstract submission and guidance page for the full details of what is required before you submit.

Application Submission

We will receive your application via the main conference website (the URL link above), not via emails.

3.Conference registration

– Conference registration will start in early-April.
– We will only accept credit cards for conference registration fee payment.
– There will be no distribution of printed copies of the conference report papers. Only those who have paid the participation fee will be able to obtain the proceedings online in advance.

4.Up-coming schedule

– Deadline for presentation application: March 18, 2023
– Conference registration open: Early-April, 2023
– Screening results announcement: Late-April, 2023
– Deadline for full paper submission: Mid-May, 2023

5.Mode of conference

Please note that the 24th JASID Spring conference will be held as an in-person event. There will be no hybrid-session option. Out of 6 parallel sessions, only 1 session will be held as full-online.


Contact

The 24th Spring Conference Secretariat
Associate Professor. Shogo Kudo (Chair)
Akita International University

  • jasid2023spring[at] (replace [at] with @)



Application Forms of the 24th JASID Spring Conference [4th Announcement]

The 24th JASID Spring Conference Organizing Committee is pleased to inform you that the main conference website is now available. We appologise for the delay in sharing this website with you. Please see the details of the website as well as the application processes.

1.Conference main website

Please check the website below to explore the call for abstracts and types of application forms. We will update all information related to the conference at this main website.

The main website

2.Applications for presentations

We are accepting applications for Oral Presentations, Poster, Panel and Roundtable Sessions. Please download required application forms from the link below.

Application Forms

* Please see our abstract submission and guidance page for the full details of what is required before you submit.

  • Please note that the 24th JASID Spring conference will be held as an in-person event. There will be no hybrid-session option.
  • Out of 6 parallel sessions, 1 session will be held as full-online session. If you wish to present at this full-online slot, please choose the option of “online session” as you submit your application.

3. Instructions for submitting presentation applications

  • Please submit your presentation application online from the following “Presentation Application URL”.
    * We will receive your application via this website, not via emails.
  • When you apply, you will first need to obtain an account for registration. Please check the manual at the URL before registering.
  • For the address for registration, please use the email address you use when you log in to the JASID My Page. This presentation application site is linked to the member information on the JASID My Page, and by registering with the same email address, you do not need to fill in information such as your name and affiliation when applying.

Presentation Application URL

4. Mode of conference

Please note that the 24th JASID Spring conference will be held as an in-person event. There will be no hybrid-session option. Out of 6 parallel sessions, only 1 session will be held as full-online.

5. Conference registration

  • Conference registration will start in early-April.
  • We will only accept credit cards for conference registration fee payment.
  • There will be no distribution of printed copies of the conference report papers. Only those who have paid the participation fee will be able to obtain the proceedings online in advance.

6. Up-coming schedule

  • Deadline for presentation application: March 18, 2023
  • Conference registration open: Early-April, 2023
  • Screening results announcement: Late-April, 2023
  • Deadline for full paper submission: Mid-May, 2023

Contact

The 24th Spring Conference Secretariat
Associate Professor. Shogo Kudo (Chair)
Akita International University

  • jasid2023spring [at] (replace [at] with @)



Membership required for Application of the 24th JASID Spring Conference [3rd Announcement]

The JASID Conference Organizing Committee is delighted to update you with news of the 24th Spring Conference. All the presenters at the conference must be a JASID member in principle. If you are not a member, you cannot apply. The requirements for membership and registration fees depend on the status of payment, so please check the following details.

Annual member of JASID, who has not paid the required annual membership fee yet.

1)Member joined by September 2022

‐ Please complete the payment for the 2022 membership fee by the Submission deadline(Today – 12th of March).
– Please complete the payment of the 2023 membership fee by the thesis submission deadline (early May).

* Your application will be canceled if you don’t complete the payment. Please check your payment status from the membership page.
*Members-only materials: tournament management rule;

2) Member joined after October 2022

-Please complete the payment for the 2022 membership fee by the Submission deadline(Today – 12th of March).

Non- members of JASID, who wish to present at the conference need to join the JASID membership, should have completed the enrollment procedure according to the schedule below.

Step1)
New membership application deadline:
Sun., 12th February, 2023

– Please check the JASID website (
and send the application form to JASID HQ Secretary Office (not Organizing Committee of the conference).

Step2)
First year membership fee payment deadline:
Tue., 28th February, 2023

– Even if you receive a confirmation letter, if you do not complete the payment of the first year’s membership fee by the due date, you will not be considered as a member and your application for the conference tournament will be invalid.

– You will not be able to obtain your membership number which is necessary to apply for the conference unless you complete the first year’s membership fee by the due date.


Contact

The 24th Spring Conference Secretariat
Associate Professor. Shogo Kudo (Chair)
Akita International University

  • jasid2023spring[at] (replace [at] with @)



Application Forms of the 24th JASID Spring Conference [2nd Announcement]

The JASID Conference Organizing Committee is delighted to update you with news of the 24th Spring Conference, Call for Applications.

1.Conference website

Please check the website below to explore the call for abstracts and types of application forms.

2.Submission

We will be welcoming submissions for Oral Presentations, Poster, Panel and Roundtable Sessions. Please download required application forms from the website.

‐ Application Forms:

* Please see our abstract submission and guidance page for the full details of what is required before you submit.

– We will receive your application via the main conference website.
Please note the main website will be available in late-February.

3. Up-coming schedule

– Download application forms: Today – Mid-March, 2023
– Submission deadline:Mid-March, 2023
– Screening results announcement:Early-April, 2023
– Full paper submission deadline: Mid- May, 2023

4. Registration fee

We will announce the registration steps including registration fee in the main conference website (to be available in late-Feb).


Contact

The 24th Spring Conference Secretariat
Associate Professor. Shogo Kudo (Chair)
Akita International University

  • jasid2023spring [at] (replace [at] with @)



The 24th Spring Conference of JASID, Call for Applications [1st Announcement]

The JASID Conference Organizing Committee cordially invites all members to the 24th Spring Conference to be held at Akita International University on June 10, 2023.

The theme of the conference is “Role of Intergenerational Ties in Sustainability: What to Sustain, What to Update, and What to Pass Across Generations?”.

We welcome a wide range of presentations based on your research results. We also welcome applications for panel and roundtable sessions that are related to the conference theme.

1. About the Conference

– Theme: Role of Intergenerational Ties in Sustainability: What to – Sustain, What to Update, and What to Pass Across Generations?
– Date: 2023 June 10 (Saturday)
*Field excursion trips to be organized on June 11 (Sunday)
Conference venue: Akita International University (Akita City)

2. Presentation Types & Applications

There are four presentation categories; 1) Oral Presentation, 2) Poster Presentation, 3) Organized Panel Session, and 4) Roundtable Session.

The submission deadlines are as follows.

1) Oral and Poster Presentations

– Each member is allowed to submit up to one paper and one presentation as first author.
– Two submissions are allowed if the applicant is not the first author of the second submission and also not the presenter.
– Co-researchers and co-authors should be JASID members.
– Students are required to submit a letter of recommendation (any format) from their academic advisor regardless of the presentation category. Upload the letter as a supplementary material when submitting your abstract.
– Abstracts should be prepared in Japanese (400-800 words) for presentations in Japanese and in English (200-300 Words) for presentations in English.
– Presentation application will be available on the conference website (to be available soon).
– In case you are a non-JASID member and wish to apply for a presentation, you must first apply to JASID membership and pay the annual membership fee (
– Annual membership fee for 2023 must be paid before submitting an application. Failing to do so may result in the cancellation of your application.

2) Panel and Roundtable Sessions

– Application form must be filled and submitted by a representative member of the session at the conference website (to be available soon).
– Abstract of each presenter (400-800 words), title, purpose, moderator, commentators, presenters must be listed in the application.
– Chairpersons must obtain agreements from those who serve moderator, commentator, and speaker.
– Non-JASID members are welcome to join panel and roundtable sessions, except for the chairperson. Membership registration is strongly recommended.
– In case you are a non-JASID member and wish to apply for a presentation, you must first apply to JASID membership and pay the annual membership fee (
– Annual membership fee for 2023 must be paid before submitting an application. Failing to do so may result in the cancellation of your application.

3. Application Period and Submission Deadline

-Application period: From 28 January to 10 March 2023.
– Submission: Submit your application via the conference website (to be available soon).

4. Schedule

– Application deadline: Mid-March, 2023
– Screening results announcement: Early-April, 2023
– Deadline for submission of full papers: Mid- May, 2023


Contact

The 24th Spring Conference Secretariat
Akita International University × JASID Conference Committee
Associate Professor. Shogo Kudo (Chair)

  • jasid2023spring [at] (replace [at] with @)



[Important!] To those who plan to be the Society member to present at the JASID Annual Conference

The Japan Society for International Development (JASID) admits only members (regular members, student members, and honorary members) to make presentations at the Annual and Spring Conferences. The submission of proposals includes those for individual oral and poster presentations, as well as for organized sessions and round tables.

If you consider newly becoming a member aiming to present at the 33rd Annual Conference to be held on December 3 or 4, 2022, please note the following schedule so as to complete the procedures on the online system in time.

No later than July 20,

Submission of the new member application

  • Please refer to “JOIN JASID” for required documents and procedures

By the end of July,

payment of your membership fee

  • No membership ID will be issued to access the proposal submission site until the application is accepted by the Executive Board and payment of the membership fee is confirmed.

Proposal submission starts on August 1

  • Please follow the instructions on the 33rd Annual Meeting website to submit the proposal and register for participation



The 23rd JASID Spring Conference

【The 2nd Announcement】

We received many applications for our conference this year. All the applications were reviewed at the Conference Organization Committee on March. 27, and all the decisions were sent to the applicants. We would like to ask the applicants to confirm it.

Seventeen sessions (community, education, children, development, NGO, SDGs, disaster, environment, society/economy etc.) will be held at the 23rd JASID Spring Conference: three organized sessions, seven roundtables, seven oral presentation sessions, together with a poster session and book talk.

Submission of papers, registration, and the others are as follows.

How to proceed

Oral presenters (oral sessions / organized sessions)

  1. Download the form from the Conference website
  2. Online registration and submission of your paper via the registration form on the Conference website, Payment of the participation fee (The link URL is sent after the registration.), The program page, the online exhibition page, and ZOOM URL are available
  3. Payment of the participation fee (The link URL is sent after the registration.)
  4. The program page, the online exhibition page, and ZOOM URL are available.
  5. Pre-preparation (ZOOM), Participation at the Conference on the day
  6. Participation at the Conference on the day

Poster presenters (poster sessions)

  1. Download the form from the Conference website, Online registration and submission of your video directly to the Conference Executive Committee
  2. Payment of the participation fee (The link URL is sent after the registration.)
  3. The program page, the online exhibition page, and ZOOM URL are available, Pre-preparation (ZOOM), Participation at the Conference on the day
  4. The program page, the online exhibition page, and ZOOM URL are available.
  5. Participation at the Conference on the day

Organizers (organized sessions / roundtables)

  1. Download the form from the Conference website
  2. Online registration and submission of your paper via the registration form on the Conference website, Payment of the participation fee (The link URL is sent after the registration.), The program page, the online exhibition page, and ZOOM URL are available
  3. Payment of the participation fee (The link URL is sent after the registration.)
  4. The program page, the online exhibition page, and ZOOM URL are available.
  5. Rehearsal (an option if you are not a chair), Participation at the Conference on the day
  6. Participation at the Conference on the day

Chairs, facilitators, commentators, and the other participants

  1. Online registration via the registration form on the Conference website
  2. Payment of the participation fee (The link URL is sent after the registration.)
  3. The program page, the online exhibition page, and ZOOM URL are available.
  4. Pre-preparation (ZOOM)(It is necessary for you to participate in a rehearsal if you are not a chair.)
  5. Participation at the Conference on the day

NOTE

*The following is the same as what has been sent to the presenters.

*Oral presenters (oral sessions / organized sessions)

Your presentation should be 20 minutes. When utilizing ZOOM, you are required to share your presentation with other participants (e.g. microsoft powerpoint). We do not provide proofreading services, therefore, you need to edit your paper by yourself.

*Poster presenters (poster sessions)

Please send the following two materials directly to the Spring Conference Executive Committee.

(i) Abstract

One A4 page Please use the template (MS-Word) of Organized Session and Roundtable, which is available on the conference website. (No problem even if the content is the same as one of the applications).

(ii) 10 minutes narrated video

Please turn your PowerPoint presentation to a video.

  • Format: MP4  
  • Duration: not more than 10 minutes (about 10 slides)

*Registration and Payment of the participation fee

The participation fee is JPY 3,000, which can be paid only with a credit card. Paper receipts issued by the Secretariat are not available because the Conference is held online. Please refer to statements or the receipts issued when you make a payment online.

Chairs, and commentators have to register and make the payments by 23:59, Mon. May 16th, 2022.

Other participants have to register and make the payments by 18:00, Fri. June 17th, 2022.

Once you make the payment, the contents of the spring conference website will be available. That is why you cannot get a refund after you make the payment.

*Program pages of the Conference website

The program pages include the final version of the conference program, proceedings, poster presentations, and ZOOM URL etc. After you register and make a payment of the participation fee, the links and the passwords are sent. Please make sure that the password is kept at hand. The final version of the conference program and the proceedings will be uploaded in mid/late May. ZOOM URL, ID, and password will be uploaded in the middle of early/mid June.

*Online exhibition pages

The online exhibition pages will be provided. Some publishers open their website, where participants can purchase books at special discount prices. You can confirm order forms, contacts, and books. The online exhibition pages will be available in the middle of June. (Delivery services are available only in Japan.)

*Video recording of sessions

All sessions will be recorded since there might be some possibilities that the network connection has some problems. After the conference, the movies will be provided on the conference website for a certain period (about two weeks are assumed after the movies are available online).

Those who can turn on their video are chairs, commentators, and presenters. Other participants cannot turn on their video. Please confirm portrait rights, copyrights, personal information protection on the registration form.

*Time allocation of sessions

All the sessions have one chairperson, two commentators, and two to four presenters in principle. The sessions are limited to 120 minutes. A single presenter has 20 minutes for her presentation, the comment 5 minutes, the presenter 3 minutes, and the remaining time for discussion. Chairpersons / facilitators are expected to formulate Q&A.

*Plenary session

The special session will be held in the afternoon on June 18th , 2022. The theme of the plenary session is “Do you know, we have already been doing SDGs.” In the plenary session, we invite the resident doers struggling to achieve the rebirth of Tagawa. Discussing together in a blunt and frank way, it would enable us to envisage development and global cooperation for the next generation.

All the sessions are held online.

For details, please see the conference website ().

We look forward to your participation.

 

  • Contact: jasid2022spring [at] (replace [at] with @)

The 23rd JASID Spring Conference Executive Committee
Mayuko SANO (Executive Committee Chairperson, Professor, Fukuoka Prefectural University)
Yutaka HAYASHI (Secretariat, Associate Professor, Fukuoka University)


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