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Gender and Development

The enhancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment is an important issue to be addressed by the global community. It is also the target of an independent goal, Goal 5, and considered from a cross-disciplinary perspective to tackle other goals in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The concept of ‘Gender and Development’ has been adopted since the 1970s. It has made women visible in the development field and raised awareness of gender issues in...

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

The JASID Conference Organizing Committee cordially invites all members to the 24th Spring Conference to be held at Akita International University on June 10, 2023. The theme of the conference is “Role of Intergenerational Ties in Sustainability: What to Sustain, What to Update, and What to Pass Across Generations?”. We welcome a wide range of presentations based on your research results. We also welcome applications for panel and roundtable sessions that are related to...

Public Notice of the Election of Candidates for the Board of Directors Category1, Term 12 of the Japan Society for International Development (JASID)  

The following election will be held to select candidates for the Board of Directors Category 1 for 12th term of the Japan Society for International Development (JASID). Election Period: From Tuesday, May 9, 2023, 8:00 to Tuesday, May 23, 2023, 17:00 (Japan time) Method of implementation: Electronic voting (conducted on the dedicated webpage for this election by logging in to the JASID members’ website) Electors (those eligible to vote in the election): Those who...

[Maintenance Notice] Member’s My Page (Thursday, Dec. 8)

Maintenance of the member management system (SMOOSY) will be performed on the following date. Please note that Member My Page will not be available during the maintenance. Implementation period Thursday, December 8, 2022, 21:00 – 24:00 (JST) *The closing time may be delayed by 30 minutes. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to our members, and ask that you please avoid the maintenance time.

Request to all JASID members: Attendance Confirmation for the 33rd General Assembly (Deadline: December 3)

Hello, this is the JASID Secretariat. As you are aware, the upcoming “33rd JASID Annual Conference” will be held on December 3 (Sat.) and 4 (Sun.) at Meiji University. The “33rd General Assembly” will be held in conjunction with the conference as follows. The 33rd General Assembly Date: Sunday, December 4, 2022, 16:40 -18:10 (tentative) Venue: In-person at Liberty Hall, Meiji University and Zoom Webinar Agenda: FY2022’s Activity Report, Financial Report, and Internal Control...

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Q: I’m Going Back Home Country

A: Even if you live in abroad, you can now continue to be active in various membership activities via the Internet. However, depending on your location, postal conditions may make it difficult for us to deliver paper copies of the journal. For this reason, when you move abroad, you may take the following procedures depending on your situation. Stop Sending Postal Mail All information provided by the academic societies can be obtained via the...

Q: My Institution will Pay My Membership Fee Directly

A: If you do not wish to make online payment from your “My Page” due to payment by your institution, please refer to the URL below and send the money to the Japan Post Bank account of JASID. Note Please make sure that the name of the member or membership number can be recognized from the name of the payee and the remarks column. Please pay the bank transfer fee. If you wish to...

Q: Cautions for payment of dues via bank check

Two methods of payment are available on “My Page”: credit card payment and online banking payment by bank check. However, bank checks are only available in Japan and cannot accept money transfers from overseas. For this reason, if you have selected bank check as your payment method when creating your invoice, please send money from overseas to JASID’s Japan Post Bank account, not to the bank check account number. Please refer to the following...

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 https://www4.gsid.nagoya-u.ac.jp/_wp/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/c923166c900deae99517e73972ad38f5.pdf For...

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...

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...

“Journal of International Development Studies” vol. 28, no. 3 (Dec. 2019)

Special Issue : Amid the Rise of Unilateralism: Reinventing Multilateral Cooperation and Roles of Northeast Asian Countries to Achieve the SDGs Editorial for Special Issue Amid the Rise of Unilateralism: Reinventing Multilateral Cooperation and Roles of Northeast Asian Countries to Achieve the SDGs Hisahiro KONDOH 2019 年 28 巻 3 号 p. 1-4 発行日: 2019/12/26 公開日: 2020/03/19 DOI https://doi.org/10.32204/jids.28.3_1 Special Issue Articles Normality of International Norms: Power, Interests, and Knowledge in Japan’s ODA Politics...

Innovation and Development for Solving Social Problems

There are social problems which have been commonly observed in the global society and lasting for decades . On the other hand, some social problems emerged only recently. The former type s of social problems can be largely divided into two groups; one involves those, which exists but are not understood or recognized fully and another includes those, which are recognized quite well and whose solutions have been discussed or applied but remain in...

Manufacturing in Africa and Asia

This study group will focus on how people in developing countries with low incomes, such as those in Africa and Asia, are involved in manufacturing in a broad sense, acquire skills, utilize them, and fabricate their lives. This study is aimed at exploring these issues based on empirical cases as much as possible, while taking into account the theoretical backgrounds or labor and educational studies. In the past, Japanese academic research in particular have...

Editorial Board

SHIMADA, Go (Chair) SUGITA, Elli NISHIKAWA, Yosiaki KUSAKABE, Tatsuya KUBOTA, Eriko KUWAJIMA, Kyoko HANAOKA, Shinya FUJIKAWA, Kiyofumi FURUKAWA, Mitsuaki SATO, Kan MICHINAKA, Maki ASHIDA, Akemi

Hiroshima Branch

The Hiroshima Branch aims at promoting academic exchange relating to international development and cooperation between members in the Chugoku, Shikoku, and Kyushu regions, and providing support for improved standards. This year, it will host the 9th JASID Western Regional Meeting for Achievements and Progress for their research, which offers an annual venue for presenting not only highly qualified academic works but also various works in progress by international students, young researchers, and professional experts...

Resilience of Development and SDGs

The former research division named JASID-SDGs has finished its activity in success to examine “Transformation of the world: the 2030 agenda for sustainable development”, including sustainable development and “sustainable development targets (SDGs)” based on multi-disciplinary academic perspectives, as a leading academic society for international development and cooperation. The newly formed research group will inherit the result and network of JASID-SDGs and additionally, it will consider the concept of resilience as the significance topic of...

Tokai Branch

JASID Tokai is considered to be a pivotal academic organization for the members of the JASID as well as the researchers and practitioners on international development and cooperation. In the Tokai area, there are several universities such as Nagoya University, Nihon Fukushi University, and Suzuka University etc., offering courses on international development and in addition, several organizations such as JICA, UNCRD, Nagoya NGO Center etc., which are conducting various development activities, including research, at the...

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KAWAGUCHI, Jun (Chair) OHASHI, Masaaki OKAJIMA, Katsuki OGAWA, Keiichi SATO, Kan Hiroshi MICHINAKA, Maki KURODA, Kaori MANABE, Kiyotsugu

Internal Internationalization Study

The purpose of this study group is to define “internal internationalization” in terms of employment, education, health-care and community. We aim to achieve this via field work, public lectures and symposium, in a collaborative effort throughout the industry-academia-government network. This network consists of private companies, research institutions, schools, the public sector, and civil societies.  In addition, we intend to disseminate our research and insights to the general public, not only to JASID members. “Internal...

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