2016 Annual Conference

◆2016 Annual Conference

SIETAR JAPAN 31st Annual Conference was successfully over. Thank you very much for all of your cooperation.

If you have any thoughts and comments on the conference, please send your email to the following address.
Conference Committee E-mail: sietarconference2016@gmail.com

◆Theme: “Building a Community of Diversity: Intercultural Competence through Active Learning”

Date: September 17 (Sat) and September 18 (Sun), 2016
Venue: Nagoya University of Foreign Studies Accommodation

※For information (e.g. Access Map, Notes for Conference Attendees, Presentation Schedule, etc.) please refer the files below.

2016 SIETAR Annual Conference Overview Schedule Overview, Access Map, Note to Attendees, etc.
Conference Proceedings Access Guide, Campus map, Abstract of Keynote Speech, Presentations

Conference Director: Eiko Ujitani (Nagoya University of Foreign Studies)


The deadline for the conference pre-registration is August 22.
(Early registration is complete when your payment is confirmed. The fee once paid will not be generally refunded.)

・If you would like to become a new member, please complete the Registration Form and send the filled-out form to SIETAR Japan Office (E mail: members@sietar-japan.org) via email by August 4 (Thu). There is no charge for undergraduate student presenters.

・Overseas participants: Send an email titled as “Early registration” to E mail: sietar-conf@bunken.co.jp before August22, then you can participate as an early bird.

・Non-Member participants: Please write the following items on a postal transfer paper available from near 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

◆Pre-Conference Fieldwork


Date and Time: Friday, 16th September from 12:45 pm to 16:45 pm (the day before conference day 1)
Meeting Place: 13:00 pm at Nagoya International Center Phone: 052-581-5689

Participants: 15 people who are interested in after school education for children in a foreign community
Number of participants: 15 (first come first serve)
Deadline for application: September 9 (Fri)
SIG Living within Diversity (LIDI): Lisa Rogers (E mail:lisafrog@gmail.com)
Coordinators: SIG Living within Diversity (LIDI):Michiko Tomioka (E mail: tomiokami@yahoo.co.jp)

If you are interested in the fieldwork, send your name, affiliation and e-mail address to contact persons above by September 9th (Fri.). Write “Manabiya visit” in the subject line.

Schedule for September 16 (Fri)
13:15-14:30 Visiting Nagoya International Center
15:00-16:30 Visiting NPO Manabiya @KYUBAN with Yuko Kawaguchi ( the organizer of Manabiya)

◆Program Overview

Day One: Saturday September 17, 2016

Time & Venue: 10:00 – 1F, Bldg.7 in front of a convenience store

◆Keynote Speech
Title: “‘Connivance’ and Imagination: Regarding the Misery of the World”
Speaker: Professor Ikuo Kameyama
Time: 16:10 – 17:40
Venue: 701 Lecture Hall, BF1, Bldg.7
Language: Japanese

Time & Venue: 19:00 – 21:00 SUNPLAZA SEASONS

Day Two:Sunday September 18, 2016

Time & Venue: 9:00 – 1F, Bldg.7 in front of a convenience store

◆Panel Discussion
Title: “Quo Vadis? Japan as Multi-cultural and Multi-lingual Society”
Time: 14:30 – 16:30
Venue: 734, Bldg. 7
Panelists: Mamoru Tsuda, Yoshihiko Doi, Rie Kuriki, Chika U. Kim, Kazumi Takesako and Jakub E. Marszalenko
Coordinator: Mamoru Tsuda

◆Keynote Speech
Title: “Creating a Global Campus: Lessons Learned from Graduating Global-Ready Graduates”
Speaker: Dr. Darla K. Deardorff
Time: 14:30 – 16:30
Venue: 701 Lecture Hall, BF1, Bldg.7
Language: English

We closed Call for Proposals on May 31, 2016.
Thank you for submitting applications.

◆Annual Conferences in Previous Years

2015 (Theme: “Critical Reflections on War and Peace: Dialogue for the Future”)
2014 (Theme: “Diversity and Social Justice: Toward a More Inclusive Society”)