JSAC Conference – Call for Papers

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Presentation Information

All paper presenters at the conference are required to be JSAC members.

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Present a Paper

Each panel session is 90 minutes long, and there are 2-3 papers for each.

Please prepare a 20-minute presentation per paper. This applies as well to papers with multiple authors/presenters. Q&A session will follow at the end of each panel. Presenters are advised to keep to the allocated time and please be informed that time limit will be enforced strictly to ensure that the conference proceeds smoothly.

Each room used for the presentation is equipped with an LCD projector. A student assistant will be available 15 minutes before the start of each panel session to help presenters set up. Presenters are expected to be at the session venue at least 10 minutes before the session begins.

U of T computer facilities use Windows and Microsoft Office. Presenters who are using other software are advised to change their presentation to Microsoft PowerPoint format or bring their own laptops with the necessary connectors to the projector.

Chairing a Session

The Conference Organizers thank all Panel Chairs and Organizers in advance. Chairs or moderators are responsible for introducing each of the presenters and for keeping track of time.

Please ensure that all scheduled presenters have the same opportunity to present and that there is a minimum 15 minutes left at the end for questions and comments.


Electrical sockets (outlets) in Canada usually supply electricity at between 110 and 120 volts AC and Electrical sockets (outlets) are the “Type B” North American NEMA 5-15 standard. Please bring along a portable adaptor if it is needed.

Wireless Network

Visitors from institutions participating in eduroam’s international WiFi roaming can connect to the eduroam network, which operates with the same reception coverage as UofT’s Campus Wireless Network, using the same login used at their home institution.

Call for Papers: 2017 JSAC Annual Meeting

The University of Toronto—in conjunction with the new Centre for the Study of Global Japan at the Munk School of Global Affairs, 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” (a modification from the original, somewhat narrower theme “Green Japan”). Papers or presentations related to the conference theme are especially welcome, but so also are papers on any and all topics of interest to the JSAC community.

Some JSAC members kindly indicated an early interest in presenting papers in support of JSAC’s application to the Japan Foundation for conference support. If you were among these, you will receive an email message from Professor David Welch, the conference organizer, confirming your interest. For all others, please send Professor Welch a paper proposal by August 1st with the following information:

  • Your full name as you would like it to appear in the program
  • Your affiliation
  • Your current preferred email address
  • The name(s) and affiliation(s) of any co-presenter(s)
  • Paper title
  • Brief abstract

Proposal for Panels

We invite all interested JSAC members and non-members to make proposals for conference panels or individual papers. Research across disciplines is welcome.

Where a group of presenters’ wishes to form a panel, the panel organizer should coordinate with the other speakers and take responsibility for that panel, and ensure that all details are provided with the consent of the other speakers. We encourage JSAC members and friends to arrange special panels (e.g. history, politics) and to submit the Conference Organizer Professor Welch directly with the panel ideas by August 1st with the following information:

  • Full name of panel coordinator, as it would appear in the program
  • Panel coordinator affiliation
  • Panel coordinator preferred email address
  • Please provide a list of papers to be presented with paper title, author, and brief abstract

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