Annual Conference

◆2019 Annual Conference

SIETAR Japan will hold the 34th (2019) Annual Conference of SIETAR Japan.

◆Theme: “Promoting Gender Equity through Education, Training, and Research: Examining Masculinity and Male Privilege.”

Date: November 9 (Saturday) and November10 (Sunday), 2019
Venue: Sophia University Yotsuya Campus, Tokyo.

Conference Chair: Makiko Deguchi (Sophia University)


Please pay the conference fee by October 15th (Tue.). (If you have missed the early registration, please pay the on-site registration fee at the Conference Reception desk).
・If you are not a member, please download the Registration Form and send the completed form to SIETAR JAPAN Office (E mail: via email by September 30th (Mon.). There is no charge for undergraduate students.
Overseas participants: Send an email titled as “Early registration” to E mail: before October 15th, then you can pay an early bird fee at the conference site. Please pay registration fees on-site.
・Non-Member participants: Please fill out a postal transfer form and send your fee at the post office, and send your fee to us.
①Pre-Participation ( Member/Non-Member/Graduate Students ) / ②Welcome Party / Total amount / postal code / Address / Name (First-Middle-Last) / E-mail / Tel

Dear Presenters: Please note that all presenters are required to register on or before Oct. 15th. If you do not complete your Early Bird Registration on or before Oct. 15th, your name/presentation will be removed from the Conference Program.

Conference Fee
Member: 5000 yen (on-site payment 7,000 yen)
Non-Member: 7000 yen (on-site payment 9,000 yen)
Graduate Student: 2000 yen (on-site payment 3,000 yen)
Undergraduate students: Free
Welcome Party: 5000 yen (on-site payment 6,000 yen)
※The Welcome Party includes dinner buffet on campus at 6pm Saturday, Nov. 9th.

Payment Method
Please pay through postal transfer (see attached sample postal transfer template).Make sure you indicate all the information on the sample.

For further inquiries, email:

If you have already registered, GREAT–we look forward to seeing you in you in November!

Makiko Deguchi
President & Conference Director

◆Pre-Conference Fieldwork

Kawasaki-City’s “Fureaikan”

Date and Time: Friday, November 8th from 12:45pm to 4:00 pm(dinner to follow)
Meeting Place: Kawasaki Station on JR
Location: Fureaikan, Sakuramoto 1-5-6, Kawasaki ward, Kawasaki, Kanagawa
Language: Japanese, but with translation to English
Planned by: Living within Diversity (Lidi) SIG (Special Interest Group)
Participation fee: 1000-yen (paid on the day of the field trip)
Participants: Anyone interested in social justice, diversity, and minorities in Japan
Number of participants: 25 people (the first 25 applicants—first come first basis)
Deadline for application: Friday, October 25, 2019
Person in charge: Manami Tanaka (E

How to apply:
Please e-mail your name, affiliation and contact information by Friday, October 25.
Please title your e-mail “Pre-Conference Kawasaki-City’s “Fureaikan” ” and send it to Manami Tanaka at (E

Schedule for October 6th (Fri.)
12:45pm                   Meet at Kawasaki Station on JR (north central exit)Kawasaki Station is about 20 minutes from Tokyo Station.
1:45pm                     Visit the “Fureaikan”
3pm- 4pm                Walk around the streets of the South of Kawasaki where there are many resident foreigners and ethnic minority communities
5pm-                         Dinner/social gathering at a local restaurant (to be determined)

Please let us know if you would like to have a wireless receiver for simultaneous translation into English. We will reply to inform you whether your application was accepted or not (only the first 25 applications will be accepted).
If you have any questions about the field trip, please email Manami Tanaka at (E

◆Call for Abstract

The Call for Proposal

・Thank you for submitting your proposals for the 2019 SIETAR JAPAN Annual Conference.
We closed the Call for Proposals on July 15, 2019.

◆Annual Conferences in Previous Years

2018 (Theme: “Facing Uncertain Times Together: Strengthening Intercultural Connections”)
2017 (Theme: “Promoting Equity and Social Change: Acknowledging the Diversity Within”)
2016 (Theme:“Building a Community of Diversity: Intercultural Competence through Active Learning”)
2015 (Theme: “Critical Reflections on War and Peace: Dialogue for the Future”)
2014 (Theme: “Diversity and Social Justice: Toward a More Inclusive Society”)

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