[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 @)



Exploring the Global Refrom Scripts of Development Partners: Comparative Retrospective Analyses

Kobe University’s Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies will co-host a hybrid symposium “Exploring the Global Reform Scripts of Development Partners: Comparative Retrospective Analyses” in collaboration with KIX EMAP Hub, Teachers College, olumbia University, and the UNESCO chair at the Geneva Graduate Institute.

◇Date and time:May 9, 2024 (Thu) 10:00~12:00 (JST, UTC: +9:00)

◇Onsite Venue:
Main Conference Room, 1st Floor, Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies (GSICS, Building V), Rokkodai 1st Campus, Kobe University

◇Online Registration
Please register from the link below;

◇Language: English (Simultaneous translation into Arabic, Russian, and Khmer will be provided.)

◇Program
Welcome and Introduction:
Dr. Keiichi Ogawa, Professor/ Department Chair, Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University
Dr. Arushi Terway, NORRAG and KIX EMAP, Canberra, Australia

Keynote Presentations:
“The World Education Reform Database: Overview and first findings”
Dr. Rie Kijima, Assistant Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto, Canada
Dr. Patricia Bromley, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University

“The global reform packages in education: Variations and changes over time”
Dr. Gita Steiner-Khamsi, Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University, and UNESCO Chair in Comparative Education Policy, Geneva Graduate Institute

Open Discussion (Facilitator: Dr. Arushi Terway)

Panel Discussion (Facilitator: Dr. Keiichi Ogawa)
Discussants:
Dr. Shinobu Yume Yamaguchi, Director, Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, United Nations University
Dr. Kazuo Kuroda, Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University, and Vice-President CIES (Comparative and International Education Society)
Dr. Sam Sideth Dy, Deputy Director-General for Education, Cambodia Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
Dr. Hamoud Al-Seyani, Advisor to Education Minister, Yemeni Ministry of Education
Dr. Harry Patrinos, Senior Adviser, World Bank

Open Discussion (Facilitator: Dr. Keiichi Ogawa)

◇Further Details:


Contact:

Dr. Keiichi Ogawa
Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University
Email: ogawa35[at] (replace with @)




Join Now – JICE Writers’ Workshop

We, CICE at Hiroshima University, are holding a Writers’ Workshop for researchers who wish to submit their paper to Volume 27 (to be published in 2025) of Journal of International Cooperation in Education (JICE). The workshop will consist of two sessions.

In the 1st session, the participants will present abstracts of their prospective papers within 10 minutes.

Following these presentations, the editors of JICE and other participants will provide feedback. The participants are encouraged to use this feedback to draft a full paper, which they will present in the second session.

Registration deadline of both sessions is May 17th 2024.

1st session: Tuesday, June 4th, 5:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m. JST and Tuesday, June 11th, 9:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. JST.

2nd session: September 2024 (to be agreed with the participants)

Please check the details and register following URL:


Contact

Takamichi Asakura

  • jice-au [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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The 173rd Study Group Meeting of the Kansai Branch

JASID Kansai Branch will host the following seminar.

We welcome everyone to participate, and feel free to contact us for the Zoom link.

The 173th Study Session (Seminar)

  • Date/Time: April 18, 2024, 17:00 to 19:00
  • Topic: Making Externally Funded Reforms Stick: Challenges and Approaches of International Cooperation Agencies
  • Speaker: Dr. Gita Steiner-Khamsi, Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Venue: Main Conference Room, Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University & Zoom

Contact

JASID Kansai Branch Secretariat

  • e-mail: [at] (replace [at] with @)



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.
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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 @)



Kansai Branch Seminar “The 172th Study Session” April 12th

JASID Kansai Branch will host the following seminar. We welcome everyone to participate, and feel free to contact us for the Zoom link.

The 172th Study Session (Seminar)

– Date/Time: April 12, 2024, 17:00 to 19:00
– Topic: The Impact of Urban Green Spaces, Internet, and Crime to the Sickness Occurrence in East Java Province, Indonesia
– Speaker: Ms. Yessi Rahmawati, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Business and Economics, Airlangga University
– Language: English
– Venue: Main Conference Room, Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University & Zoom


Contact

JASID Kansai Branch Secretariat

  • [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 @)



Notice of exemption from membership fees for victims of the 2024 Noto Peninsula earthquake

The following is a notice regarding the exemption of membership fees for the victims of the Noto Peninsula Earthquake that occurred on January 1, 2024.

Based on the self-reports of those members who reside, work, or study in the affected areas to which the Disaster Relief Law has been applied, the membership fee for the fiscal year 2024 will be waived. If they have already paid the membership fee for FY2024, the fee will be transferred to FY2025.

Note:
The target areas are 35 cities, 11 towns, and 1 village in 4 prefectures (Niigata, Toyama, Ishikawa, and Fukui prefectures) (based on the “Second Report of the Application of the Disaster Relief Law in Relation to the Noto Peninsula Earthquake of 2024 [2nd Report]” published on January 1, 2024, the date the law was applied).

If you are a victim of the disaster and wish to be exempted from paying membership fees, please contact the head office. Even if you are not sure whether you are eligible to apply or not, please do not hesitate to contact us.


Contact

JASID Secretariat

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[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 @)




KED Seminar #30 at 1:00pm on March 9 (General Public)

Another KED seminar is taking place at 1:00pm next Saturday.

Kyoto Environment and Development Seminar #30
(co-hosted by the 43rd Resilience Seminar)

  • Date&Time: Saturday March 9, 2024, 13:00 – 14:30
  • Language: English
  • Venue: Seminar Room, Former Head Office of Forest Research Station,
    Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University. (North Campus, )
    / Zoom Web Seminar
  • Speaker: Akinori Kitsuki (Kyushu University)

If you would like to join this meeting via Zoom, register in advance:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about the meeting.

Title:

Vulnerability to seasonal food insecurity as an exposure to risk: the case of the Southern Province of Zambia

Abstract:

Seasonality is an important aspect of food security for subsistence households in developing countries. Using three years of weekly household panel data for the Choma and Sinazongwe Districts of the southern province of Zambia, we investigate whether and how farmers smooth their consumption within a crop year.

Given seasonal price changes of staple foods, some farmers buy them when prices are low and store them for the hunger season, while others run out of staple foods before the next harvest and therefore buy them when prices are high. The results show that the former group successfully smooths its consumption, while the latter group decreases its consumption of non-staple food items, such as vegetables and meats, to smooth the consumption of staple foods despite the seasonal hike in maize prices.

In conclusion, seasonal food insecurity is exacerbated by negative harvest shocks. We emphasize the significance of policies aimed at increasing public awareness of healthier food choices, empowering households to avoid purchasing maize at high prices, and reducing seasonal price disparities.


Contact

Ken Miura (Division of Natural Resource Economics, Kyoto University)

  • [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 @)



Notice on the first Ideathon on development studies research for Development Studies by youth.

We will hold the event on March 16, Graduated School of International Development, Nagoya University.  The event is about conference presentation of their thesis or dissertation.

Please check in detail as follows:

Objective

This event aims to provide opportunities for master and doctoral students to present their research related to international development studies.

This event especially plans to let upcoming graduating master and doctoral students report the outcomes of their master thesis and dissertation.

The general objective of this event is to provide a place for young
researchers in the field to exchange information through discussion and improve their research presentation skills.

By having the Development Studies by youth lead this master and doctoral student presentation event, traditionally conducted at the branch conference level, we expect to stimulate further discussion between researchers, which tends to end at the academic conference and provide a place to exchange information and interact between researchers.

We welcome former graduate students who just graduated within the span of 3 years. In addition, we also welcome undergraduate students who continue to master and M1 and D1 students who are currently trying to write their thesis.

Please fill out the Google form below to participate. The program may vary depending on the presenter, but please refer to the following.

Event Summary:

  • Date: March 16, 2024
  • Venue: Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University
  • Organized by: Development Studies by Youth, Japan Society for International Development
  • Co-Sponsored by: Tokai Branch of the Japan Society for International Development For inquiries and further information: Development Studies by Youth, Japan Society for International Development

Google form:


Contact

Development Studies by Youth, Japan Society for International Development

  • studiesdevelopment666 [at] (replace [at] with @)



Online Symposium “Exploration of Practical Wisdom and Resilience Overcoming Downside Risk – Collecting grassroots voices in Africa under COVID-19.”Feb. 9(General Public)

SDGs Collaborative Research Unit, Institute for Future Initiatives, the University of Tokyo, will host an online symposium as a part of a research project on the impact of COVID-19 in seven African countries. We would be very appreciative if you could participate.

2nd Symposium on “Exploration of Practical Wisdom and Resilience Overcoming Downside Risk – Collecting grassroots voices in Africa under COVID-19.”

Outline

  • Date: (Fri.)18:30-20:30 (JST)
  • Venue: Online seminar (Zoom Webinar)
  • Language: English (Simultaneous translation will be provided)
  • Host:SDGs Collaborative Research Unit, Institute for Future Initiatives, the University of Tokyo
  • Co-host: Japan Society for Afrasian Studies (JSAS)

Programme

    • Overview:Kazuyo HANAI, Project Assistant Professor, the University of Tokyo
    • Presentation 1:Christian S. OTCHIA, Associate Professor, Nagoya
      University “Beliefs and Shots: Understanding the Dynamics of Faith,
      Religion, and Misinformation in COVID-19 Vaccination Uptake in Ethiopia.”
    • Presentation 2:Wakiko OHIRA, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Harvard University “Examining Grassroots Perceptions of Government Interventions during the Covid-19 Pandemic in Uganda”
    • Presentation 3:Tomohiro HOSOI, PhD Student, the University of Tokyo “Middle-Class Experience of COVID-19 in South Africa”
    • Comments:Masaki INABA, Program Director for Global Health, Africa Japan Forum
    • Questions and Answers

Application

English Information and Registration about our symposium:
vent/12316/ (EN)


Contact

SDGs Collaborative Research Unit,
Institute for Future Initiatives, the University of Tokyo

  • sdgs [at] (replace [at] with @)



Keiji Branch, Call for research report

JASDI Keiji (Kyoto, Shiga) will have a research conference and exchange
(in-person/online).

This is intended to assist young researchers and graduate students to
prepare for his/her presentation in the JASID annual conferences, plus to
facilitate exchange between foreign students and Japanese scholars and
researchers.

  • Date: April 20, 2024, Saturday, 13:30-17:30
  • Venue: Ritsumeikan Suzaku Campus (JR/Kyoto Subway NIJO Station)
    (In-person/Online)
  • Language: Japanese/ English
  • Presentation: 15 minutes (depending on # of presentors) followed by 10-15 miniute Q&A per presentation.
  • Deadline: 5 April 2022 (Fri) 23:55

Submit your abstract (about 200-250 words) and JEL codes/3-5 key words at

※We welcome applications from researchers and graduate students of various backgrounds.


Contact

JASID Keiji Branch

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Kansai Branch: The 171st Study Session (Seminar) to be held on February 1, 2024

The 171th Study Session (Seminar)

  • Date/Time: February 1, 2024, 15:30 to 17:00
  • Topic: Emerging Country of “Global South” Bangladesh as a Model Case
  • Speaker: H.E. Mr. Kiminori Iwama, Ambassador Extraordinary and
    Plenipotentiary, Bangladesh, Embassy of Japan in Bangladesh
  • Venue: Kobe University’s Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies (GSICS), Main Conference Room & Zoom

Contact

Kansai Branch

  • [at] (* [at] の部分を@に修正してご使用ください)



UNU-IAS Postgraduate Degree Programmes

Dear friends and colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you that
applications are now open for the September 2024 intake of the UNU-IAS
master’s and doctoral degree programmes focused on sustainability.

About the UNU-IAS Postgraduate Degree Programmes

MSc in Sustainability

The Master of Science in Sustainability Programme is a two-year programme, which provides students with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to contribute to solving challenges of sustainability. Drawing on an innovative, interdisciplinary approach, the programme integrates methods and resources from the natural and social sciences, as well as the humanities.

The programme is intended for recent graduates, professionals, and
practitioners who seek to meaningfully contribute to the work of
governments, civil society, the private sector, and/or the UN and other
international organizations in the area of sustainability.

◦ Application deadline: 25 February 2024.
◦ Start of the academic year: September 2024.

More information on the programme (including structure, language, admission requirements, scholarship and fees) can be found here
().

PhD in Sustainability Science

The Doctor of Philosophy in Sustainability Science Programme is a
three-year programme that takes an innovative approach to sustainability, seeking to promote a better understanding of the issues by incorporating global change perspectives.

This programme will equip graduates with comprehensive, multidisciplinary knowledge of sustainability problems, and deepen their understanding of the role of environmental sustainability in addressing current issues related to global change, specifically those related to climate change and biodiversity.

◦ Application deadline: 3 March 2024.
◦ Start of the academic year: September 2024.

More information on the programme (structure, language, admission
requirements, scholarship and fees) can be found here
().


Contact

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KED Seminar #29 at 16:45 on January 11, 2024

Kyoto Environment and Development (KED) Seminar is taking place at 16:45 pm on Thursday January 11th. We will welcome David Wolf from Kobe University, and he will talk about the hedonic valuation of private hurricane protection.

Kyoto Environment and Development Seminar #29

  • Date&Time: January 11, 2024, Thursday 16:45-18:15 (JST)
  • Language: English
  • Venue: E217, Main Bldg., Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University / Zoom Web
  • Seminar Speaker:  David Wolf (Kobe University)

Register in advance for this meeting:

eting/register/tZUqc-yoqzkoEtb_6EqjTtRp0VyZEU0dmPXz

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing
information about joining the meeting.

Title:

Batten Down the Hatches: Hedonic Valuation of Private Hurricane
Protection (co-authored with Kenji Takeuchi, Kyoto University, and Tang
Cheng Keat, Nanyang Technological University)

Abstract:

Climate change is expected to exacerbate hurricane damage by
increasing the intensity and decreasing the speed at which hurricanes
travel. While most relevant studies have emphasized the economic
consequences of flooding, hurricanes often inflict more damage via the wind than water. We contribute to this literature by developing a novel dataset which allows us to pinpoint the location of wind-struck buildings using high-resolution imagery taken after Hurricane Irma in 2017, object-based image classification algorithms, and property records from Lee County, Florida. We find properties damaged by the wind are sold at a 2% ($4,800) to 4% ($9,600) discount immediately after Hurricane Irma. This discount dissipates approximately 6 to 12-months out, though, reflecting the speed at which repairs are made. Furthermore, utilizing countywide permitting information, we find that re-roofing after experiencing wind damage can more than compensate for these initial losses. Additionally, buildings with roofs built after a 2001 statewide law change are found to be 1% to 3% less likely to be damaged by high-speed hurricane winds, with further but diminishing protection provided from more recent building standard revisions. Taken altogether, our analysis underscores the pivotal role of building codes in safeguarding property and reducing the associated costs from inadequate wind protection.

Chair:

Mitani (Division of Natural Resource Economics, Kyoto University)


Contact

Ken Miura

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KED Seminar #28 at 3pm on December 28

Kyoto Environment and Development Seminar #28

  • Date&Time: December 28, 2023, Thursday, 15:00-16:30 (JST)
  • Language: 日本語 Japanese
  • Venue: E217, Main Bldg., Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University / Zoom Web Seminar
  • Speaker: Keisuke Takano (Saga University)

If you want to join it via Zoom, register in advance for this meeting:
eting/register/tZEpceGprDIpE9VgH0Q3pUEIUWtK4ItnmkgY

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing
information about joining the meeting.

Title:

Path-dependence in the location of business agglomeration: Case of postwar land requisition

Abstract:

To what extent is the recovery of economic agglomeration after a
negative shock disturbed by limited opportunities for investment? This
paper sheds light on this question by investigating the impact of the WW2 allied bombings and the postwar land requisition by the US Army in Yokohama City, Japan. Using the newly digitized location information of firms before and after WW2, this study examines whether the forced relocation of firms persistently altered the distribution of business activities. I show that land requisition reduces the size of historical agglomerations, and this negative effect lasted even after the occupied land was retroceded. I additionally show that the within-city relocation and the failure of public investment drove the decline of the agglomeration.

Chair:

Miura (Division of Natural Resource Economics, Kyoto University)


Contact:

Ken Miura

  • [at]  (replace [at] with @)



JASID Kansai Branch “The 168th Study Session (Seminar)” Nov. 22

JASID Kansai Branch will host the following seminar. We welcome everyone to participate, and feel free to contact us for the Zoom link.

Summary

  • Date/Time: November 22, 2023, 14:00 to 16:00
  • Language: English
  • Venue: Kobe University’s Graduate School of International Cooperation
    Studies (GSICS), 4th Floor Presentation Room & Zoom

Topic 1:

Recent Reforms in Teacher Development in Cambodia

Speaker 1:

Dr. Sam Sideth Dy, Secretary-General of the National Committee for
Life-Long Learning/ Deputy Director-General for Education, Ministry of
Education, Youth and Sport (MOEYS), Cambodia

Topic 2:

EGRA/EGMA as an Initiative to Realize SDG 4.2: A Cambodian Case

Speaker 2:

Dr. Sam Sideth Dy, Secretary-General of the National Committee for
Life-Long Learning/ Deputy Director-General for Education, Ministry of
Education, Youth and Sport (MOEYS), Cambodia


Contact

JASID Kansai Branch Secretariate

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[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 @)



New Publication: Introducing Foreign Models for Development: Japanese Experience and Cooperation in the Age of New Technology (Springer)

Introducing Foreign Models for Development: Japanese Experience and Cooperation in the Age of New Technology

This is Izumi Ohno, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS). We are pleased to inform you that our open access book, 『Introducing Foreign Models for Development: Japanese Experience and Cooperation in the Age of New Technology』(edited by Izumi Ohno, Kimiaki Jin, Kuniaki Amatsu, and Junichi Mori) has been just published from Springer. It is written by ten authors with rich experience in research and practice in development cooperation. For those interested, the book is downloadable from the link below.

This book studies how foreign models of economic development can be effectively learned by and applied to today’s latecomer countries. The key concepts are translative adaptation and local learning. It contains many case studies based on Japan’s past experience and its extensive development cooperation in Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

The book is built on a research project by JICA Ogata Research Institute, “Japanese Experience of Industrial Development and Development Cooperation: Analysis of the Translational Adaptation Process.”

Table of Contents

Part I Translative Adaptation in the Industrialization Process
1. Introducing Foreign Models for Development: A Perspective from Translative Adaptation (Izumi Ohno)

2. Industrial Policies for Learning, Innovation, and Transformation: Insights from Japan and Selected Countries (Akio Hosono)

Part II Case Studies from Japan, Asia, Latin America, and Africa
3. Japan’s State Learning in the Meiji Period from the Vision Perspective (Kuniaki Amatsu)

4. National Movements for Quality and Productivity Improvement with Local Adaptation: The Experience of Japan and Singapore (Izumi Ohno and Getahun Tadesse Mekonen)

5. Bilateral Policy Dialogue: Japanese Cooperation for Enhancing Industrial Policy Capacity (Kenichi Ohno, Akio Hosono, Kuniaki Amatsu, and Minoru Yamada)

6. Industry Engagement in TVET and the Japanese Cooperation in Vietnam: The Case of Hanoi University of Industry (Junichi Mori)

7. Promoting Kaizen in Africa: 10-Years of Experience of Japanese Cooperation in Tunisia and Ethiopia (Tsuyoshi Kikuchi)

8. Thailand’s Experience of Learning Industrial Technologies and Monodzukuri Education with Localization (Izumi Ohno and Junichi Mori)

Part III Translative Adaptation in a Changing World
9. Kaizen and Non-cognitive Skills Development in Africa in the Age of Digitalization (Kimiaki Jin)

10. New Industrial Landscape: Implications for Industrial Policy and Japanese Industrial Development Cooperation (Toru Homma)


Contact:

Izumi Ohno (GRIPS) 

  • Email: i-ohno [at]  (replace [at] with @)



KED Seminar #26 at 3pm on October 26 [for Members and Generals]

Kyoto Environment and Development (KED) Seminar is taking place at 3pm this Thursday.

We will welcome Takashi Kurosaki from Hitotsubashi University, and he will talk about the effects of the Covid-19 & Natural Agricultural Shocks on Preferences of Pakistani Farmers.

Kyoto Environment and Development Seminar #26

  • Date &Time: October 26, 2023, Thursday, 15:00-16:30 (JST)
  • Language: English
  • Venue: Seminar Room E217 (GSA, Kyoto University) / Zoom Web Seminar
  • Speaker: Takashi Kurosaki (Hitotsubashi University)

If you would like to join this meeting via Zoom, register in advance:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about the meeting.

Title:

Effects of the Covid-19 & Natural Agricultural Shocks on Preferences of Pakistani Farmers (co-authored with Hamza Umer, Hitotsubashi University)

Abstract:

It is imperative to examine how different negative shocks influence preferences because preferences influence micro level decisions that provide foundations for macro-level outcomes. We contribute to this domain by reporting an incentivized field experiment that examined the effects of agr icultural income shocks driven by either the Covid-19 or other natural calamities on preferences of Pakistani farmers such as risk-taking, impatience, generosity and fairness. We find that the Covid-19 shock reduced impatience and generosity while the natural shock increased risk-aversion. Our findi ngs suggest that despite having a similar impact on farmers’ agricultural income, the two shocks influence a different set of preferences, and hence, we need to measure them both to identify their precise impact on preferences. Overall, these results offer new information about the relative impacts of the Covid-19 and natural shocks on preferences and help us understand the wealth and age-based heterogeneous effects of these shocks.


Contact

Chair: Ken Miura (Division of Natural Resource Economics, Kyoto University)

  • Ken Miura [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 @)



[Obituary] Dr. Yumiko Tanaka

It is with great sadness and grief that we inform you of the passing of Dr. Yumiko Tanaka,JICA Senior Gender Advisor and Visiting Professor at Josai International University on September 26, 2023. Yumiko Tanaka has long been a valuable JASID member and active representative of the Gender and Development Research Group.

Yumiko Tanaka served as Director of the Social Development Department, International Cooperation Specialist (Gender and Development), and Senior Gender Advisor at JICA. She was a Representative of the Government of Japan for the UN Commission on the Status of  Women since 2018. She also taught at numerous universities for many years.

She was a pioneer and leading expert in gender and development leaving significant marksin the field of international development. She was also passionate about training younger scholars and gender experts.

We celebrate all that Dr. Tanaka accomplished in her lifetime and want to express our gratitude for all her contributions.


Contact

Gender and Development Research Group

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[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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39th Professional Statistical Analysis Workshop [for Members and Generals]

Basic and Advanced techniques for Impact Evaluation

“Anyone can understand without fail and you can be a professional !!”

  • Participant’s voice 1: “The instructor explained everything using only +, −, ×, ÷. It was truly amazing”.
  • Participant’s voice 2: “Very happy because I became able to read academic theses using statistics, and now I am reading many day by day”.

Outline

  • Date: December 19 (Tue), 21 (Thu) , 22 (Fri), 2023
  • Venue: Zoom. You can access anywhere in the world. Lectures will be video-recorded. Participants can access and watch those videos (in one week after the workshop)
  • Language: English. (The instructors are Ph.D. holders from American universities)
  • Host: IDCJ Evaluation Department

(Website)

(Program)

Instructor

– Ryo SASAKI, Ph.D. in Evaluation, Western Michigan University (USA)
– Keiichi TAKAKI, Ph.D. in Sociology, Stanford University (USA)

Max and Minimum Number of participants

Max 20 (Minimum Attendants for implementation:10 people)

Prerequisites

(1) You should be able to implement addition, subtraction, multiplication, division (+, –, ÷, ×).

Register

Click and fill-in the following google form: (i) your name, (ii) organization name, (iii)email address and (iv) any comment/inquiry.

(Google forms)

Fee

JPY 29,000 (tax included) for full two days participation: JPY 8,000 (tax included) for only 1st session (“Presentation of Impact Evaluation Case Studies”)

Due date

December 1(Fri), 2023

Text

A set of softcopy of texts will be distributed in advance in PDF format. In addition, a set of hardcopies of texts will be sent to the residents in Japan in advance.


Contact

Ryo SASAKI, Ph.D.
Senior Researcher, Evaluation Department.
International Development Center of Japan (IDCJ).

  • [at]  (replace [at] with @)