Japan Studies Association of Canada 2017 Conference

JSAC Conference

The University of Toronto—in conjunction with the new Centre for the Study of Global Japan at the Munk School, and the Japan Futures Initiative—is pleased to host the 2017 Japan Studies Association of Canada Annual Meeting, October 12-15, 2017.

The theme of the conference will be Future Uncertain: Economic, Environmental, Social and Political Challenges Facing Japan. Panels and presentations will draw from a full range of social science and humanities approaches to understanding Japan’s past, present, and future. Speakers will come from across Canada, Japan, the United States and possibly Europe. Presentations will provide the most recent updates on political, social and economic events and trends occurring in Japan. Speakers will address a diverse range of topics that place Japan at its centre, including lifetime employment in the 21st century, agricultural policy, popular culture, infrastructural aid to developing countries, science and technology policy, Tohoku’s recover from the 3/11 disaster, and Japan’s relationship with the U.S. A major theme of this year’s conference will be Japan’s approach to environmental and energy issues. Concerns about climate change, nuclear energy, Japan’s disaster risk and the country’s economic future have sparked a concerted effort in the development of renewable energy, smart communities and smart cities, and the integrated policymaking necessary to support these initiatives.

Although designed for academics with a serious interest in Japan, JSAC is a welcoming and warm conference that encourages attendance from not only undergraduate and graduate students, but also the general public.

Contact us

JSAC 2017 Conference Office
Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto
1 Devonshire Place
Room 259S
Toronto, ON  Canada  M5S 3K7

Tel: 416 946 8918
Email: jsac2017@utoronto.ca

Interested in volunteering?

We are currently seeking student volunteers to help facilitate the conference form Thursday, October 12 (evening) to Sunday, October 15, 2017.

  • Volunteers will have the opportunity to meet and network with conference participants who are high profile scholars, experts, and professionals from institutions in Canada and around the world.
  • Volunteers will have free access to the welcome event, the keynote sessions, and a panel of their choice.

If you are interested in volunteering at the JSAC 2017 Conference at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, please email jsac2017@utoronto.ca with your available times for each of the four days of the conference.

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