Welcome to SIETAR Japan


  • The purpose of SIETAR JAPAN is to foster international and intercultural communication and co-operation through the promotion of intercultural education, training and research in Japan.
  • In order to carry out the aims of the Society, the society will organize regular meetings and activities, publish newsletters, proceedings and journals, and engage in other activities decided by the Steering Committee.
  • SIETAR JAPAN belongs to SIETAR Global Network and supports the same fundamental beliefs and goals, organizing activities independently.



SIETAR JAPAN will hold its 2018 SIETAR JAPAN World Congress.
◆Theme: Facing Uncertain Times Together: Strengthening Intercultural Connections
Date: August 8 (Wed.) – August 11 (Sat.), 2018
Venue: Chuo University Tama Campus, Tokyo.

Deadline Extended for Call for Proposals: 2018 SIETAR JAPAN World Congress (NEW Deadline: Feb 28, 2018)

We have launched the Call for Papers for 2018 SIETAR JAPAN World Congress.


Facing Uncertain Times Together: Strengthening Intercultural Connections

As we face increasingly uncertain times, we, at SIETAR Japan, believe in the importance of strengthening intercultural connections now more than ever. We invite you to join us in Tokyo from August 8th to 11th, 2018 so that we may embark on this important journey together.
We have an exciting lineup of keynote speakers including Dr. Peter Coleman, a foremost expert on conflict resolution and Professor Clifford Clarke, one of the founding fathers of our field. Our Master Workshops provide a special opportunity for participants to learn from various experts. Dr. Peter Coleman will be hosting two workshops on Conflict Resolution. Mr. Masahiro Nomoto and Dr. Kaoru Yamamoto will facilitate a workshop on understanding conflict and communication through the traditional Japanese martial art of Kobudo. Mr. Tetsuro Miyazaki, will host a workshop on the identities of multicultural children. Finally, Act and Learn, an offspring from our Co-Creative Dialogue SIG, will provide participants with an opportunity to experience and learn their newest simulation. During the congress we will have parallel sessions consisting of research presentations, reports from practice and activities, workshops, and poster sessions. We will also have roundtable lunch discussions during which participants can further share ideas.
Twenty years ago, when SIETAR hosted our first global congress at Reitaku University, the late Dr. Holly Kawakami organized a series of “cultural contexting” events to provide overseas visitors an opportunity to appreciate the cultural context of the congress, which is Japan. To honor and celebrate this tradition we will host a pre-conference fieldtrip in which we will learn about the Ainu, the indigenous peoples of Japan. Throughout the conference and during various social events, we will provide participants with opportunities to experience Japanese culture firsthand.
Chuo University is located in western Tokyo, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. It is only a thirty-minute train ride to beautiful Mt. Takao, less than an hour away from Shinjuku station, and a little over an hour away from the beautiful mountains and rivers of Oku-Tama.
On August 8th we welcome you to Chuo University’s Tama Campus! We encourage you to come to Japan earlier to travel and absorb the culture (and the heat!) prior to the conference.

Best Regards,

Makiko Deguchi, President SIETAR Japan





Dear SIETAR Members and Friends,

It is my great pleasure to welcome you at Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan, to host 2018 World Congress of SIETAR Japan. I hope that this congress will provide you with rich opportunities to meet and interact with a diverse range of people from around the world. I am very grateful to the World Congress Steering Committee members, the SIETAR Japan Steering Committee members, SIETAR Japan colleagues and all the participants from overseas for all their preparation and hard work to ensure a stimulating and enjoyable experience for us all.

Shun-itsu NAKASAKO, Congress Director





Retreat (March 3rd & 4th, 2018) was posted: SAVE THE DATES: SIETAR JAPAN Retreat March 3rd & 4th, 2018
December Workshop ( December 2, 2017/““For the Bible Tells Me So​”​ Documentary Film Viewing”) was posted.
We have launched the Call for Papers for 2018 SIETAR JAPAN World Congress.
Report of Workshop on October 15, 2017
SIETAR JAPAN 32nd Annual Conference was successfully over. Thank you very much for all of your cooperation.
Report of Workshop on September 22, 2017
October Workshop ( October 15, 2017/“Hāfu2Hāfu(​presentation and workshop​​)”) was posted.
September Workshop ( September 22, 2017/“Intercultural Competence through Japanese Martial Arts– Working with Oneself and Others Thru Movement”) was posted.
SIETAR JAPAN is co-sponsoring a mini conference on communicating across gender and culture, which will take place in September, in Shizuoka.
We have launched the Call for Papers for Issue #21 of the Journal of Intercultural Communication.
Report of Workshop on July 1, 2017
Report of Workshop on May 20, 2017
July Workshop ( July 1, 2017/“The challenges of global forced displacement – can the UN Refugee Agency cope?”) was posted.
Thank you for submitting your proposals for the 2017 SIETAR Japan Annual Conference. We closed the Call for Proposals on May 31, 2017.
We have launched the Call for Papers for the 32nd Annual Conference.
The submission guidelines for our upcoming 32nd Annual Conference has been posted.
May Workshop (May 5–7, 2017/“Special SIETAR Golden Week ‘Contrast Culture Method’ workshop”) was posted
May Workshop ( May 20, 2017/“Work and Home Life for Indonesian Nurses Qualified Under the Japanese National Exam”) was posted
SIETAR Japan will hold its 2018 International Conference from August 8 (Wed.) to August 11 (Sat.), 2018.  Theme: “Facing Uncertain Times Together: Strengthening Intercultural Connections”
SIETAR Japan will hold its 32nd Annual Conference on October 7(Sat) and 8(Sun). Theme: “Promoting Equity and Social Change: Acknowledging the Diversity Within”

SIETAR JAPAN Secretary Office
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162-0801 358-5 Yamabuki-cho Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo

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