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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.


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

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