JSA-ASEAN Conference on the ASEAN and Japanese Studies: Futures and Critical Approaches

October 21, 2016

The Japanese Studies Program of the Ateneo de Manila University,
Department of International Studies of the De La Salle University, and 
Third World Studies Center of the University of the Philippines 

cordially invite everyone to the 

5th Biennial International Conference of the Japanese Studies Association in Southeast Asia (JSA-ASEAN) 


15-16 December 2016 
Radisson Blu Hotel 
Cebu City, Philippines

This year’s theme is “ASEAN and Japanese Studies: Futures and Critical Approaches.”  The year 2015 saw a series of events that would redirect and transform Japanese society: the apparent failure of Abenomics, the recurrent issue of Japan’s war responsibility at 70th Anniversary of end of World War II, public debates and actions against the Peace and Security Preservation Legislation, controversies about the preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, the gradual reinstatement of nuclear power generation, and the forceful implementation of the new Social Security and Tax Number System. The government’s campaign of Cool Japan seems to have lost its lure amidst the competition with the powerful cultural promotion of South Korea and China in the international market of economic as well as cultural commodities. Crucial cuts to humanities and social sciences at universities will possibly engender the expansive and in-depth impact on the future generation of Japan. At this crossroads, the conference invites scholars of Japanese Studies, from the region and beyond, to examine the past and the present of Japan, and explore the possibilities of its future. 


JSA-ASEAN, JSP, Japanese Studies Program,

As we are holding the conference in Cebu, we will implement a policy of pre-registration for attendance with the following fees:

 Registration Fee: P800 for two days or P500 for each day, inclusive of snacks, lunch and a conference kit and a certificate of  attendance. (Students: P250 per day and P400 for two days). There will be no registration on site.  However, there will be a secretariat committee that will distribute the conference kits. 


Please see tentative program and reply form in this link: http://ateneojspconference.blogspot.com/ 

For further inquiries, contact: 

Japanese Studies Program
Ateneo de Manila University
LH209 Ricardo and Dr. Rosita Leong Hall
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights
Quezon City, Philippines 1108
Phone:  +632 426-6001 local 5248/5249
Telefax: +632 376-0966