Check your membership status and Change of Membership Type

This is JASID Secretariat. Thank you for your cooperation. Today, we inform you of two important notices.

Check Your Membership Status in FY2023

For Student members

On October 1, JASID will have come a new finical year (FY2023). If you would like to continue the status of student member in FY 2023, please upload a copy of your current student ID card on a Google form “[JASID] Verification of Student Member Eligibility” as below by September 25, 2022. Either a digital scan or clearly taken digital photograph is welcome.

[JASID] Verification of Student Member Eligibility

*Deadline: September 25, 2022

If you are unable to provide proof of student status by September 25, please contact the JASID secretariat office using e-mail. If you do not inform your situation in advance, you will become a full member after October 1, and your annual membership fee will be 10,000 yen.

In addition, if you plan to change your membership type to full member in the next fiscal year, please delete the student ID file uploaded on your “My Page” and update your affiliation information.

Change Membership Status

If you are a full member in FY2022 and wish to change your membership status to a student member, please contact the JASID secretariat office. We would like to inform you about the screening process for change of membership type.

For working students, we ask that you remain as a full member.

Update Your Information

If you have any other membership information that needs to be changed, please log in to your “My Page” from the URL below and update your information.

If you have any question, please contact the JASID Secretariat.

With very best wishes,


Contact

JASID Secretariat




JASID TOKAI ”Conference for Young Researchers” Aug. 27, [for Members and Generals]

This is an announcement for call for papers in 2022 Summer JASID-Tokai Conference for Young Researchers. We will have the above research conference as below on August 27. Young researchers are encouraged to take this opportunity to receive comments and suggestions for further improvement of your research. If JASID-Tokai members know possible researchers who can present at this seminar, please ask her/him for her/his interests in presenting at this conference.

Conditions for paper submission

  • To be (or is going to be) a member of JASID
  • Selected presenters are subsidized for part of the trip expense to participate in JASID 2022 Conference (subject to changes).

Schedule

  • Dead line of application: 12:00 AM on July 29 (Fri), 2022
  • Application doc.: Abstract (100 words or 300語)
  • Date & Time: August 27 (Sat), 2022, 13:00-16:00
  • Site: Online Seminar

Contact

JASID Tokai
Masakazu Someya (Steering Member of JASID Tokai)
Asso. Prof. Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University

  • someya [at] (replace [at] with @)

Please feel free to let us know if you have any questions. Very much look forward to having many applications.




[Notice] Our Office Closed Aug. 5-15 and System Maintenance

Thank you for your cooperation to JASID.

JASID Secretariat office will be closed from Aug. 5th to 15th for summer break.

We plan to carry out system maintenance during the closing office period (August 5-11). If you send e-mail to us in this period, we will not receive your mail. Please do not contact us by e-mail during this period.

And e-mail will be available after August 12, but please note that it may take some time to reply depending on the progress of system maintenance.

We apologize for any inconvenience this situation and appreciate your understanding.

Best Regards,

Hiroaki Shiga
JASID Secretariat




The Japan Society for Afrasian Studies (JSAS), Annual Academic Conference, July 9th [for Members and Generals]

The Japan Society for Afrasian Studies (JSAS) will hold its annual academic conference on July 9th 2022 (one day). JSAS is a multi-disciplinary research platform of African studies in Japan/Asia and, potentially, of Japanese/Asian studies in Africa. Its focus is the creation of inter-cultural and inter-generational links to facilitate dialogue among participants on issues affecting Africa and Asia.

The 2022 JSAS conference will take place as the world is still reeling from the effects and impact of the COVID-19 pandemic which has restructured the political, economic, and cultural life of multiple societies in Africa, Asia, and elsewhere. 2022 will also be a year when the Tokyo International Conference on Africa Development (TICAD) will be held for the second time on African soil. We welcome you to join us in our keynote and thematic sessions that will discuss these among other issues. Our keynote speakers will be;

Keynote Session 1
1. Prof. Kojo Opoku Aidoo, Visiting Professor, African Studies Center – TUFS, & Senior Research Fellow, Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana.
2. Prof. Renu Modi, Professor, University of Mumbai, & Director, Center for African Studies.

Keynote Session 2 (Special TICAD 8 Session)
1. Prof. Shinichi Takeuchi, ASC-Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
2. Prof. Katsuya Mochizuki,Toyo Eiwa University
3. Prof. Christian Otchia, Nagoya University
4. Prof. Keiichi Shirato, Ritsumeikan University


Contact

Those willing to participate are requested to access

and register. Please also see the JSAS website for details.




Kyoto Environment and Development Seminar #13, on June 30 [for Members and Generals]

The Kyoto Environment and Development seminar series (zoom) are open to anyone, and so feel free to join us.

For participation, prior registration is required here.
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Kyoto Environment and Development Seminar #13 June 30

How do small-scale cassava farmers overcome global issues? –cassava profit and technical efficiency in Cambodia

  • Date&Time: June 30 Thus, 10:30-11:30 (JST)
  • Language: English
  • Venue: Zoom Web Seminar
  • Speaker: Hisako Nomura (Kyusyu University)

Abstract:

Abstract: Cassava farmers are facing economic as well as multifaceted natural challenges. Regarding the economic factor, they face price fluctuations of cassava chips and fresh tubers in the global market. Also, unexpected weather conditions and diseases impact the production, too. Under global price fluctuation and unexpected natural hazards, farmers take various strategies to capture the diminishing profits. However, it is not sure which practice leads to capturing profit. Also, there might be some strategies that might even reduce profit. Therefore, this study investigates determinant factors, including inputs to profit efficiency and socio-economic variables that influence technical efficiency. In particular, we examine which farming strategy specific to cassava plantation leads to capturing profit using a Cobb-Douglas stochastic frontier model. Concerning farmers’ strategies, we found that producers should not buy additional bunches for replanting and should plant at the optimized density to capture profits. Other strategies showed ambiguous outcomes. Knowing correct farming practices could improve technical efficiency for profit maximization.

Registration:

meeting/register/tZAvc-iqqzMjHtB45jr7In1IOdRPDBN_QRjg


Contact

Division of Natural Resource Economics
Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University

  • Chair: Koichi Kuriyama (Division of Natural Resource Economics, Kyoto University)
  • Organizers: Junichi Ito, Yohei Mitani, Ken Miura
  • Contact: Ken Miura/ [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



PhD scholarship to work on SDGs and the Leaving No One Behind (LNOB) framework at the Ramon Llull University in Barcelona

The “Enric Julià Danés Doctoral Grant” sponsors a three‐year scholarship to pursue a PhD at the IQS School of Management (Universitat Ramon Llull) in Barcelona, Spain under the “Business and Territorial Competitiveness, Innovation and Sustainability” doctoral programme.

It includes an employment con tract (annual stipend of € approx. – full time), starting in September 2022 to work on the project focused on the operationalisation of the ‘leaving no one behind’ framework for the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

It covers all tuition fees for the Doctoral Programme, during the three years, as well as some costs and stipends for relocation. It provides a unique opportunity to work with the IQS Sustainability, Economics and Ethics (SEE) research group.

The thesis will be supervised by Dr. Flavio Comim and also receive institutional support from the Independent Evaluation Office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the form of exchange of data and sharing of access to its Artificial Intelligence for Development Analytics tool AIDA containing thousands of UN evaluation reports.

For further details see jobs/799679


For any questions,

  • [at] (replace [at] with @)



Online: Open Campus of the Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University

The Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University, holds an online open campus on 2nd July as follows. We encourage all interested parties to register. We would also appreciate it if you could disseminate the information to interested students

  • Date and Time: July 2, 2022
    [Japanese session] 10:00 – 13:00 (JST)
    [English session] 14:00 – 17:00 (JST)

Registration:

Please use the QR code on the poster in the URL below to register


For inquiries

Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University.

  • Open campus-related:
    opencampus [at] (replace [at] with @)
  • Admission exam-related:
    gsidexam [at] (replace [at] with @)



CSHE Online Zoom Seminar ”Higher Education and its Research in Cambodia: For what and for whom?”

The higher education and its research in Cambodia was developed not only recent, but also uneven.
The first modern university was established only in 1960 and expanded briefly before it was interrupted by the first civil war (1970-1975) and was shuttered by the Khmer Rouge regime (1975-1979).

It then remained underdeveloped during the second civil war (1979-1991).

Only fairly recently has higher education and its research become an important pillar of Cambodian development strategy under the influence of the logical correlation between innovative knowledge of higher education and its research and the construction of a knowledge-based economy and society.

In this seminar, I will explore the development of higher education and its research in Cambodia after the end of civil war in early 1990s, focusing on how that affects the indicator of innovative knowledge and development in term of what for and for whom.

  • Date and time: Thursday 30th June, 2022 (14:00-16:00)
  • Prof. UN, Leang (Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Royal University of Phnom Penh, Kingdom of Cambodia)
  • Language: English (Interpretation not available)

Registration

Advance registration is requested by the following URL (Registration will be closed on 27th June)
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Contact

Center for the Studies of Higher Education, Nagoya University

  •  info [at] (* [at] の部分を@に修正してご使用ください)
  • Tel 052-789-3534
  • Fax 052-789-5695



Kyoto Environment and Development Seminar #11, on June 9 [for Members and Generals]

The Kyoto Environment and Development seminar series (zoom) are open to anyone, and so feel free to join us.

For participation, prior registration is required here.

Kyoto Environment and Development Seminar #11 June 9

Verifying seafood ecolabeling as a certification of sustainable fish stock

  • Date & Time: June 9, 2022, Thursday, 10:30-11:30 (JST)
  • Language: English
  • Venue: Zoom Web Seminar
  • Speaker: Hiroki Wakamatsu (PRIMAFF: Policy Research Institute of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries)

Abstract:

Seafood ecolabeling has recently shed light on a global concern about overexploitation of fish stocks. While seafood ecolabeling is positively evaluated as a tool to increase value of the certified fisheries, sometimes it is criticized its credibility and independence (or fairness) of the assessment. Targeting at the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification, Gutiérrez et al. (2012) found that the fish stocks of MSC certified fisheries are exposed three to five times lower risk than those of uncertified fisheries between 2005 and 2011. However, the number of the certified fisheries is not enough in the earlier period. Our study used more recent data between 2005 and 2018 and also integrated the MSC assessment scores to further investigate if the scores are appropriately set to preserve fish stock and control fishing rates. The obtained results generally supported the previous study by with larger variance due to larger sample size and longer period. Random forest regressions found that MSC assessment scores contribute to stock status and fishing rates, followed by species specific characteristics, and that the model predicts fishing rates more precisely than that doe s stock status.

Registration:

meeting/register/tZcsfuqhpjsjE9Fj5JA0DQ6zZ28YX-zx8Mnv


Contact

Division of Natural Resource Economics
Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University

  • Chair: Koichi Kuriyama (Division of Natural Resource Economics, Kyoto University)
  • Organizers: Junichi Ito, Yohei Mitani, Ken Miura
  • Contact: Ken Miura/ [at] (replace [at] with @)



The Need of Reasonable Accommodation in your JASID Activities

Dear JASID members,

JASID has decided and is operating the “Reasonable Accommodations for the Rights of People with Disabilities” in 2019 by the Board of Directors. However, JASID had not been able to properly identify members who need reasonable accommodation in the past.

So that, we have decided to ask current members’ needs by the application form below. If you wish to request reasonable accommodation for the smooth activities of JASID, please submit the form to us by【30th June 2022】.

▼Application Form for Reasonable Accommodation (*)

If you have any further questions, please contact the JASID Secretariat.

(*) Please note that the contents of the application will be limited to JASID Secretariat office and related committees.

Best regards,

Yoshiaki Shiga
JASID Headquarters Office


Contact

JASID Secretariat




Special Talk Session with Prof. Arturo Escobar ‘Encountering Development’ Revisited: In Search of Pluriversal Transitions

The modernist project of development after the Second World War imposed a onesided view of the world, reducing diverse cultural realities to an abstract market principle and thus causing loss of cultural autonomy, environmental destruction, climate change and social exclusion.

Encountering Development (1995), arguably Arturo Escobar’s most influential book, provides systematic analysis of development discourses and governmentality in Latin America and explores a new era of ‘post development’ that can be gleaned from pluriversal local practices. 25 years after its first appearance in English, the Japanese edition was finally published thanks to Shu Kitano’s translation. As the era of pandemic accelerates multiple socio-economic crises, this book opens a space of critical reflections on modernity, development, and globalization.

This special talk session invites Dr. Arturo Escobar to present the main argument of the book. The session also discusses the meaning of life, development, and happiness in the time of the pandemic, reflecting the situations of Colombia, US, Europe or Japan.

  • Date: Saturday, 4th June 2022
  • Time: 10:00-12:00 (JST)
  • Venue: Zoom
  • Language: English (Interpretation not available)
  • Guest speaker: Prof. A. Escobar (Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
  • Discussant: Prof. Yoshihiro Nakano (Rikkyo University)、
  • Translator’s comment: Prof. Shu Kitano (Dokkyo University)

Registration

Advance registration is requested by the following URL
(Registration will be closed on 3rd June, at 15:00)


Contact

Doshisha University Latin America Studies Center
Institute of Global Concern of Sophia University

  • i-grlocon [at] (replace [at] with @)



Kyoto Environment and Development Seminar #10, on May 26 [for Members and Generals]

The Kyoto Environment and Development seminar series (zoom) are open to anyone, and so feel free to join us.
For participation, prior registration is required here.

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Kyoto Environment and Development Seminar #10

  • Date & Time: May 26, 2022, Thursday, 16:45-17:45 (JST)
  • Language: English
  • Venue: Zoom Web Seminar
  • Speaker: Stein Holden (Norwegian University of Life Sciences)

Title: Is diminishing impatience in time-dated risky prospects explained by probability weighting? (Paper: file/fid/54426 This is work in progress that the authors hope to improve upon.)

Abstract:

We use a field experiment and a within-subject design based on multiple Choice Lists (CLs) that integrate time and risk. Diminishing impatience with extended time horizons is studied by varying time horizons from one week to two years. Time-dated risky prospects are constant within CLs and are always compared with time-dated certain amounts to identify time-dated Certainty Equivalents. Non-linear probability weighting is modeled with a 2-parameter Prelec function. First, we identify a strong diminishing impatience associated with longer time delay between prospects. Second, we test whether non-linear probability weighting can explain and reduce the observed diminishing impatience by replacing linear probability weighting with an estimated inverted S-shaped Prelec function. We find that this does not reduce the observed degree of diminishing impatience. We conclude that the observed diminishing impatience is neither explained by the combination of present bias and certainty bias nor by non-linear weighting of risk in future prospects.

Registration:

meeting/register/tZ0lcOyvqzorHdWmLlP4lu8CyYwsH8oENuZY


Contact

Division of Natural Resource Economics
Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University

  • Chair: Yohei Mitani (Division of Natural Resource Economics, Kyoto University)
  • Organizers: Junichi Ito, Yohei Mitani, Ken Miura
  • [at] (replace [at] with @)



Kyoto Environment and Development Seminar #9, on May 19 [for Members and Generals]

The Kyoto Environment and Development seminar series (zoom) are open to anyone, and so feel free to join us.
For participation, prior registration is required here.

Kyoto Environment and Development Seminar #9

  • Date & Time: May 19, 2022, Thursday, 10:30-11:30 (JST)
  • Language: English
  • Venue: Zoom Web Seminar
  • Speaker: Ai Takeuchi (Ritsumeikan University)
  • Title: Flood risk and household waste management: An experimental study of the effect of information provision on the avoidance of probabilistic public bads

Abstract

In many developing countries household wastes and debris discarded and transported along the river basin trigger flood damages in downstream communities. Although it is generally known that accumulation of wastes in the downstream increases the likelihood of damages, the exact relation between quantity of waste and the likelihood of damage is unknown. Does information provision and reduction of environmental uncertainties enhance individual concerns on the neighborhood environment and promote collective action to improve the environment? This study examines experimentally whether the provision of information on the relationship between accumulated wastes and flood hazard improves efficiency by encouraging voluntary waste management. The result of the experiment suggests that the information provision worsens the freeriding problem and lowers efficiency.

Registration


Contact

Division of Natural Resource Economics
Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University

  • Chair: Yohei Mitani (Division of Natural Resource Economics, Kyoto University)
  • Organizers: Junichi Ito, Yohei Mitani, Ken Miura
  • Contact: Ken Miura
    [at]  (replace [at] with @)



Notice of system maintenance on May 12

Our members system (My Page) will be temporarily closed for server maintenance on May 12 from 9pm to midnight.

We are very sorry for this inconvenience.
Thank you for your understanding.

Sincerely,

JASID Secretariat




Our Office Closed April 29 – May 8

Our office will be closed from April 29th to May 8th.

We will reply to your e-mail after a holiday.

We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Best Regards,
JASID Secretariat




About 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
  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)
  6. Participation at the Conference on the day

Poster presenters (poster sessions)

  1. Download the form from the Conference website
  2. Online registration and submission of your video directly to the Conference Executive Committee
  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)
  6. 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 (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)
  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 paper should be written in English. Using the template and making your paper (either a short version = four A4 pages, or a long version = not more than sixteen A4 pages), you have to submit your paper via the registration form of the Conference Website, by 23:59, March 30 (Sat). If you do not submit your paper by the deadline, your presentation might be canceled. (The template and registration form are available on the conference website.) 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.

  • Oral presenters, poster presenters, organizers of organized sessions and roundtables, chairs, and commentators have to register and make the payments by 23:59, Mon. May 15th, 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

The 23rd JASID Spring Conference Executive Committee

Mayuko SANO (Executive Committee Chairperson, Professor, Fukuoka Prefectural University)
Yutaka HAYASHI (Secretariat, Associate Professor, Fukuoka University)

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



Call for papers: 1st International Workshop on the Chinese Development Model (July 7-8, Barcelona, Spain) [for Members and Generals]

The Chinese Development and Modernization Experience:
Defying mainstream economic theories to achieve unprecedented progress.

  • Date: July 7-8, 2022
  • Venue: IQS School of Management, Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona, Spain

The purpose of this workshop is to assemble academic contributions addressing current opportunities and challenges to China’s National Economic and Social Development and Long-Term Objectives. It also aims to explore how ongoing and upcoming reforms will affect its future prosperity and global relations. The Conference will include distinguished keynote speakers, roundtable forums, and parallel sessions.

Keynote Speakers

  • Barbara Fraumeni (Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China)
  • Jack Hou (California State University, Long Beach, USA)
  • Tony Fang (Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, Canada)

The organizing committee welcomes both empirical and theoretical contributions.
Papers can address the following issues about Chinese modernization:
– Going Beyond Mainstream Economic Theories
– Human Capital Accumulation and Labor Markets
– The Middle-Income Trap, Demographic Dividends, and Aging Society
– Human Development and Capabilities
– Structural Change and Dual Circulation
– Migration and human mobility

Important Dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: May 15th, 2022
  • Acceptance decision: May 31st, 2022
  • Registration deadline: June 30th, 2022
  • Full paper submission deadline: June 30th, 2022

We invite the submission of an abstract in English (500-800 words) from experienced and early-career researchers, including PhD students, to be sent to the E-mail address below.

  • [at] (replace [at] with @)

There will be a conference registration fee of 100 euros (50 euros for students). Accommodation and travel arrangements will be left to participants.

A Best Paper Award of 1000 € will be granted to the best early-career paper (authors under 36).

Scientific Committee:

  • Octasiano Valerio Mendoza, Universitat Ramon Llull
  • Flavio Comim, Universitat Ramon Llull
  • Mihály Tamás Borsi, Universitat Ramon Llull
  • Xiaobing Wang, Peking University
  • Simiao Chen, Universität Heidelberg
  • Martina Bofulin, Slovenian Migration Institute



Expression of Concern over Russia’s Violation of UN Charter in Ukraine

The recent Russian invasion of Ukraine is a both a humanitarian crisis and a violation of the UN Charter, which mandates “respect for sovereignty,” “preservation of territory,” and “prohibition of the use of force.” The lives of the elderly, children, women, men, and many others are threatened not just in Ukraine but also in Russia. We are deeply concerned about this situation and strongly hope that a peaceful solution through dialogue and negotiation are forthcoming to prevent further suffering.

On behalf of the Japan Society for International Development (JASID), we take this opportunity to reconfirm our aspiration for peace, which is the foundation of any activity that aims to uplift the lives of people and to promote a sound and just development.

March 3, 2022

Executive Board Members(有志一同),

JASID (The Japan Society for International Development)




“JASID TOKAI Conference for Young Researchers” Mar. 26th [for Members and Generals]

Dear young researchers,

This is an announcement for call for papers in 2022 JASID-Tokai Conference for Young Researchers as below on March 26th. Young researchers are encouraged to take this opportunity to receive comments and suggestions for further improvement of your research.

Please feel free to let us know if you have any questions.
Very much look forward to having many applications.

◎Schedule
〇Dead line of application: 12:00 AM on March 11 (Fri.), 2022
〇Application document: Abstract (100 words)
・Application form:

〇Date & Time: March 26 (Sat.), 2022, 13:00-16:00
〇Site: Online Seminar with the link below:

Meeting ID: 919 8480 0522
Pass Code: MRKkt5


Contact

JASID Tokai

Masakazu Someya (Steering Member of Jasid Tokai)
Asso. Prof. Graduate School of International Development, Nagoya University

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



The 1st Announcement: The 23nd JASID Spring Conference

The 23rd JASID Spring Conference webpage uploaded the first announcement and starts accepting application. In order to apply, please see

The 23rd JASID Spring Conference Executive Committee 【The 1st Announcement】

The 23rd JASID Spring Annual Conference is scheduled to be held on 18 June 2022, Saturday, ONLINE. The overall theme of this Conference is “Do you know, we have already been doing SDGs.”

As in the previous years, (1) oral presentations (open topic), (2) poster presentations, and (3) organized sessions/roundtables (in Japanese or English) are open for application. The details about each of the applications are as follows:

(1) Oral presentations
(2) Poster presentations

Applicants/presenters must be members of the Japan Society for International Development (JASID). Those who are not members are not eligible for application.

For those who are not yet members, please visit the JASID membership application site ( (both in English and Japanese), fill out the form according to the terms and conditions stipulated on the site by 15 February 2022 in order to be eligible for applying to present at this conference.

For student presenters, please also attach a letter of recommendation from an academic advisor (free format) to the abstract and submit as one file.

Each member can submit only one paper and make only one presentation. If you are not the first author of the second paper and if you do not present that paper, you may submit up to two papers. It is preferable that collaborators are also JASID members.

The abstract should be A4 one page, 400~800 characters in length if in Japanese or 200~300 words if in English. Please download FORMAT-A from the Spring Conference website, complete your abstract, and submit to though the website.

We would like to also inform you that applicants are asked to pay the membership fee for the JASID fiscal year 2022 before application. If the payment of the membership fee is not confirmed, there is a chance that conference presentation might be cancelled. Please refer to the JASID’s website and “Regulations on the Annual and Spring Conference” for more details.

(3) Organized sessions and Roundtables

When applying to present at an organized session, the title and summary of the entire session and details such as the moderator, commentators, and presenters summarized into FORMAT-B which you can download form from the Spring Conference website, together with each presenter’s abstract in FORMAT-A, must be submitted by a session organizer.

For the application of a roundtable, the title of the roundtable, a summary, and a list of all speakers must be summarized in FORMAT-C which you can download from the Spring Conference website and submitted by a roundtable organizer.

In either application, the organizer must be a JASID member. please visit download the membership application form from the JASID membership application registration site (), fill out the form according to the terms and conditions stipulated on the site by 15 February 2022 in order to be eligible for applying to present at this conference.

The organizer must have an agreement about his/her organized session with the moderator, commentators, and speakers prior to the application. Although those other than the organizer in organized sessions and roundtables do not have to be JASID members, it is strongly recommended to become members.

For (1), (2), and (3), we welcome all applications based on any research outputs. Additionally, we encourage the presentations and organized sessions, which are relevant to the theme of this year’s conference.

The applications will be reviewed by the 23rd JASID Spring Conference Program Committee and the results are planned to be announced in early April.

Application period:

From 28 January to 28 February 2022.

Submissions can be made through the 23rd JASID Spring Conference website ().

Submission deadline for manuscript is scheduled in late April. Details on (2) Poster presentation, including submission of article will be announced later.

We plan to ask all presenters to submit accepted papers by early May. For those applying for (2) poster presentations, details concerning submissions of papers including deadline will be announced as the time gets closer.

We will be collecting a participation fee between early-April and early-May. Regardless the status of membership, please understand that participation fee is required.

All participation fees are to be paid by credit card. Regarding the proceedings of this year’s conference, those, who pay participation fees, can obtain them online, and no distribution of hardcopy. Details regarding payment and others will be announced later through the Spring Conference website and mailing list.

We would appreciate your understanding.

As this conference will be held online, we are hoping that it will be an opportunity for even those who are usually unable to physically attend to participate.

We look forward to having your participation.


Contact

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

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International Symposium on “Development Research and Teaching in the Post-COVID-19 Era: New Opportunities and Challenges” Feb. 10 [for Members and Generals]

GSID 30th Anniversary Commemorative International Symposium “Development Research and Teaching in the Post-COVID-19 Era: New Opportunities and Challenges”

  • Date: February 10, 2022 (Thursday) 13:00-18:10
  • Platform: Online (Zoom Webinar)
  • Language: English
  • Organizer: Graduate School of International Development (GSID), Nagoya University

13:00-13:10 Welcome Address
– Dr. Seiichi Matsuo, President, Nagoya University

13:10-14:10 Keynote Address 1
– Dr. Bishwapriya Sanyal, Professor, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Massachusetts Institute of Technology “Development: Which Way Now?”

14:10-14:45 Guest Addresses
– Mr. Takashi Yanagi, Senior Deputy Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan
– Ms. Keiko Okada, Deputy Director-General, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
– Dr. Shinichi Kitaoka, President, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) & Emeritus Professor, the University of Tokyo and Rikkyo University
– Mr. Kazushige Endo, Director, United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD)

14:45-15:15 Introduction to the GSID Video Presentation GSID’s 30-Year Journey
– Dr. Aya Okada, Dean & Professor, GSID, Nagoya University

15:15-15:45 Video Messages from GSID Alumni

15:45-16:00 Break

16:00-17:00 Keynote Address 2
– Dr. Melissa Leach, Director, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex
“Post-pandemic Transformations: Re-casting Development in an Uncertain World”

17:00-18:00 Panel Discussion: Development Research and Teaching in the Post-COVID-19 Era
– Dr. Melissa Leach, Director, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex
– Dr. Mbuli Charles Boliko, Representative, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Madagascar, Comoros, Mauritius and Seychelles
– Dr. Rizal Affandi Lukman, Senior Advisor to the Coordinating Minister for Economic Affairs, Indonesia
– Dr. Norbert Palanovics, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Hungary in Japan
– Dr. Sanae Ito, Professor, GSID, Nagoya University
– Dr. Isamu Okada, Associate Professor, GSID, Nagoya University

18:00-18:10 Closing Session
– Dr. Naoshi Sugiyama, Provost (Supervision and Research), Nagoya University

Registration

Link:


Contact

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[New book release] China’s Carbon-Energy Policy and Asia’s Energy Transition” Routlege

Dear JASID members,

This is Akihisa Mori of Kyoto University. I’m pleased to issue a release that China’s Carbon-Energy Policy and Asia’s Energy Transition is published from Routledge, and becomes open access this month.

You can download the whole book as well as each chapter from this website. The book is a research result of the previous research project funded by JSPS entitled International relocation of carbon emissions: China’s Carbon-Energy Policy and Asia’s Energy Transition.

It aims to explore how China’s carbon-energy policy has impacted Asia’s energy transition through outbound FDI of coal power and exports of wind and solar energy goods, and from carbon leakage, relocation, and halos perspective, and give implications to pathways toward carbon neutral in Asia.

The contexts and authors are as follows.

Part I.  Energy transition and carbon leakage, relocation, and halos

Chapter 1: Carbon leakage, relocation, and halo

A framework to understand impacts of China’s carbon-energy policy on Asia’s energy transitions
By Akihisa Mori

Chapter 2: Struggles for energy transition in the electricity system in Asian countries

A system complementarity perspective
By Akihisa Mori

 

Part II.  China’s energy and industrial transformation as push factors

Chapter 3: Economic and environmental impacts of power supply configuration change in China

An application of scenario input-output analysis
By Jiayang Wang, Kiyoshi Fujikawa

Chapter 4: From latecomer to first-mover advantage

Why Chinese solar PV manufacturers acquire stronger competitiveness in the global market
By Nobuhiro Horii

Chapter 5: Do Chinese power companies employ investments in foreign power projects as a geographical diversification strategy?

By Akihisa Mori

 

Part III.  Carbon, leakage, relocation, and halo effect in host countries

Chapter 6: The economic and carbon impact of China’s outward foreign direct investment in the power sector

By Hikari Ban, Kiyoshi Fujikawa

Chapter 7: Effect of renewable energy policies on the components’ exports from Asian countries

Evidence from the trade of PV/wind energy with matching econometrics
By Yasuhiro Ogura

Chapter 8: The role of China in energy transition in Indonesia

By Maxensius Tri Sambodo

Chapter 9: India’s energy transition

Is China an inhibitor or a catalyst?
By Nandakumar Janardhanan

Chapter 10: Impact of Chinese renewable technology exports on Japan’s energy transition

The case of the solar photovoltaic industry
By Takashi Hattori, Yi-chun Chen

Chapter 11: Generating or receiving carbon leakages?

An examination of China’s CO2 emissions in Asia
By Le Tuyet Vo, Yiyi Ju

 

Part IV. Countermeasures and future challenges

Chapter 12: Implications of East Asia electricity market integration on Southeast Asian economies and CO2 emissions

By Budy P. Resosudarmo, Yuventus Effendi

Chapter 13: China’s carbon-energy policy and Asia’s energy transition from carbon leakage, relocation, and halo perspectives

Conclusions and the future
By Akihisa Mori


Contact:

Akihisa Mori (Kyoto University)

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Kyoto Environment and Development Seminar on Jan. 13 [for Members and Generals]

The Kyoto Environment and Development seminar series (zoom) are open to anyone, and so feel free to join us.
For participation, prior registration is required here

Kyoto Environment and Development Seminar #7

  • Date &Time: January 13, 2022, Thursday, 10:30-12:00 (JST)
  • Language: English
  • Venue: Zoom Web Seminar
  • Registration: meeting/register/tZwsdu-opz4iH9DJlcNm1_cBPaAYEAo-rhpn
  • Speaker: Yimeng Du (Kyoto University)
  • Title: Can climate mitigation help the poor? Measuring impacts of the renewable energy-related CDM projects in rural China

Abstract:

This study examines whether investment in climate change mitigation contributes to poverty alleviation. We investigate the impacts of the renewable energy-based clean development mechanism (RE-CDM) projects on rural communities in China. The impacts of RE-CDM projects are estimated by combining propensity score matching with the difference-in-differences approach. We found that the biomass-based CDM projects significantly contribute to income improvement and employment generation in rural communities in China. Our estimation results also reveal that wind energy-based CDM projects have the potential to increase income and the share of labor force in the primary industry in rural areas. These results suggest different channels through which renewable energy sources affect income.


Contact

Division of Natural Resource Economics
Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University

  • Chair: Chieko Umetsu (Division of Natural Resource Economics, Kyoto University)
  • Organizers: Junichi Ito, Yohei Mitani, Ken Miura, Chieko Umetsu
  • Contact: Ken Miura [at] (replace [at] with @)



Kyoto Environment and Development Seminar on Dec. 23 [JASID members only]

Dear JASID members,

The Kyoto Environment and Development seminar series (zoom) are open to anyone, and so feel free to join us.
For participation, prior registration is required here

Kyoto Environment and Development Seminar #6

  • Date & Time: December 23, 2021, Thursday, 10:30-12:00 (JST)
  • Language: English
  • Venue: Zoom Web Seminar
  • Registration:
  • Speaker: Yuko Nakano (Tsukuba University)

Title: Agricultural Mechanization, Animal Traction, and Extensification and Intensification or Rice Farming: The Case of Tanzania

Abstract:

Agricultural machinery use is increasingly becoming common in Sub-Saharan Africa. Their potential benefits to smallholder farmers, however, remain unclear. This study aims to examine the impact of large- and small-scale agricultural mechanization on the expansion of the cultivated area (extensification), technology adoption and paddy yield (intensification), and labor productivity by using three-year panel data collected from rice farmers in Tanzania. In order to account for the endogeneity problem, we apply a multinomial endogenous treatment effect model to estimate the effects of mechanization. We also examine under what conditions mechanization occurs among small-scale farmers. We found that large four-wheeled tractor use contributes to the area expansion, while it does not affect land productivity. On the other hand, small two-wheeled power tiller use contributes to the increase in paddy yield and the expansion of area under rice cultivation at household level. Our results also show that agricultural mechanization occurs in the area with high population density growth and good access to the machinery.

  • Chair: Chieko Umetsu (Division of Natural Resource Economics, Kyoto University)
  • Organizers: Junichi Ito, Yohei Mitani, Ken Miura, Chieko Umetsu

Contact

Division of Natural Resource Economics
Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University

Ken Miura

  • @ (replace [at] with @)



[ IMPORTANT ] Membership Fee Request for FY2022.

Dear JASID members,

This is JASID Secretariat. Thank you for your cooperation to JASID.
The new fiscal year has started on October 1. We would like to inform you about the billing of membership fees for the fiscal year 2022 (October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022).
Please check the following carefully as there will be some important changes to the timing and methods of payment.

 

■Billing of membership fees from FY 2022

– JASID’s fiscal year and the public’s fiscal year are half a year apart. As a result, some members did not pay their fees until April of the following year even though they received the bill of membership fee in October. Therefore, from this fiscal year, JASID Secretariat will charge the annual membership fee in every April as a general rule.

– With the above change, JASID Secretariat plans to charge the 2022 membership fee around April 10, 2022. We will announce the date upon our decision.
However, if you need to pay the membership fee by March for any special reason, please contact the JASID Secretariat.

 

■Methods for Membership fee payment

– As a general rule, the membership fee payment method is the online payment at ‘Invoice/Payment Info’ page after log-in your ‘My Page’ (). You can choose to make payments via credit card or bank transfer, with no transaction charge. Credit card payment has been set as the default when updating to the new system. If bank transfer is more convenient for you, please change it from ‘Change Next Payment Method’ page under ‘My Information’ When your institution pays the membership fee, please select credit card payment by the end of March 2022. When you download the invoice, the account information is written on the invoice.

■Membership fee for 70 years old and over

The JASID Board decided the membership fee for members over 70 years old will be halved from this fiscal year. To apply this, we need your birthday. Although we have already sent emails and letters to the eligible members, please let us know your birthday.

If you have any questions, please contact us.




Uploading: 32th Annual Conference (by Dec. 19)

All videos of the JASID 32nd Annual Conference are available from Dec. 6 to Dec. 19 for participants. The video of the plenary symposium is open to the public at from Dec. 6 to Dec. 19.




Kyoto Environment and Development Seminar on Dec. 9 [for Members and Generals]

The Kyoto Environment and Development seminar series (zoom) are open to anyone, and so feel free to join us.

For participation, prior registration is required here
aes-kyotonre

Kyoto Environment & Development Seminar #5

  • Date&Time: December 9, 2021, Thursday, 10:30-12:00 (JST)
  • Language: English
  • Venue: Zoom Web Seminar
  • Registration: meeting/register/tZIsde6oqjkjG9PHmu-P6WjwQRIykEOHWQIu
  • Speaker: Kentaro Kawasaki (University of Tokyo)
  • Title: Gravity of farmland: Spatial model of land fragmentation and farm size growth

Abstract:

Increasing the size of farmland is a key to improving farmers’ economic well-being. However, farmland is often fragmented into small plots and scattered in various places, especially in Asia and Africa, that offsets the potential benefit of the economies of scale. By modeling the spatial distribution of farmland, this study derives three theoretical predictions regarding the mechanism of farm size growth: 1. distance hypothesis (farmland attracts closer farmland); 2. size hypothesis (larger farmland attracts more farmland); and 3. fragmentation hypothesis (fragmented farmland attracts more farmland). We then test these hypotheses empirically using farm-level data of Japanese rice farmers. The evidence supports all three hypotheses and their effects are not trivial. In the literature, land fragmentation is typically considered harmful to the farm economy by increasing travel costs between plots, but our results indicate that it does have a benefit in promoting farm size growth.

  • Chair: Junichi Ito (Division of Natural Resource Economics, Kyoto University)
  • Organizers: Junichi Ito, Yohei Mitani, Ken Miura, Chieko Umetsu

Contact

Division of Natural Resource Economics
Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University
Ken Miura 

  • [at] (replace [at] with @)



Kyoto Environment and Development Seminar on Dec. 2 [for Members and Generals]

The Kyoto Environment and Development seminar series (zoom) are open to anyone, and so feel free to join us.

For participation, prior registration is required here
aes-kyotonre

Kyoto Environment & Development Seminar #4

  • Date&Time: December 2, 2021, Thursday, 10:30-12:00 (JST)
  • Language: English
  • Venue: Zoom Web Seminar
  • Registration: meeting/register/tZIqcu2rrjorHdXfXY0O6d_cLm21Y57DGWdO
  • Speaker: Yuya Kudo (IDE-JETRO)
  • Title: Impacts of Legislation for Infectious Disease Control: Evidence from HIV Testing in Mali

Abstract:

I examine the impact of HIV-specific laws, which can criminalize HIV non-disclosure, exposure, and transmission, on women’s voluntary testing using a regression discontinuity design that exploits the timing of enacting such legislation in Mali during a nationally representative household survey. On the day of legislation, the test uptake and the rate of identifying HIV positives declined. While more research is needed, the impact was salient for rural females with media access near the capital. Self-reported HIV-related discrimination also increased on that day. Altogether, the law discouraged test uptake among HIV-positive females by reinforcing HIV stigma and/or fear of legal punishment.

  • Chair: Ken Miura (Division of Natural Resource Economics, Kyoto University)
  • Organizers: Junichi Ito, Yohei Mitani, Ken Miura, Chieko Umetsu

Contact

Division of Natural Resource Economics
Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University
Ken Miura

  • [at] (replace [at] with @)



Kyoto Environment and Development Seminar on Nov. 25 [for Members and Generals]

The Kyoto Environment and Development seminar series (zoom) are open to anyone, and so feel free to join us.
For participation, prior registration is required here

Kyoto Environment and Development Seminar #3

Impacts of Double-Fortified Salt on Anemia and Cognition: Four-Year Follow-up Evidence from a School-Based Nutrition Intervention in India

  • Date & Time: November 25, 2021, Thursday, 16:45-18:15 (JST)
  • Language: English
  • Venue: Zoom Web Seminar
  • Speaker: Liza von Grafenstein (University of Göttingen)

Abstract

Long-term follow-up of early childhood health interventions is important for human capital accumulation. We provide experimental evidence on child health and human capital outcomes from the longer-term follow-up of a school-based nutrition intervention in India. Using panel data, we examine the effectiveness of the use of iron and iodine fortified salt in school lunches to reduce anemia among school children. After four years of treatment, treated children, on average, have higher hemoglobin levels and a lower likelihood of anemia relative to the control group. Interestingly, the intervention did not have any impact on cognitive and educational outcomes.

Registration

Chair: Ken Miura (Division of Natural Resource Economics, Kyoto University)
Organizers: Yohei Mitani, Ken Miura, Chieko Umetsu, Junichi Ito


Contact

Ken Miura
Division of Natural Resource Economics
Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University

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