2017 Annual Conference

◆2017 Annual Conference

SIETAR JAPAN 32nd 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: sietarconference2017@gmail.com

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”

Date: October 7 (Sat) and October 8 (Sun), 2017
Venue: Sophia University Yotsuya Campus, Tokyo.

Conference Chair: Makiko Deguchi (Sophia University)

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

◆Conference Program

2017 SIETAR Annual Conference Overview Schedule Overview, Access Map, Note to Attendees, etc.
Conference Proceedings Access Guide, Campus map, Abstract of Keynote Speech, Presentations


Please pay the conference fee by September 15th (Fri.). (Early registration is NOW CLOSED. 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: members@sietar-japan.org) via email by August 28th (Mon.). There is no charge for undergraduate students.

Overseas participants: Send an email titled as “Early registration” to E mail: sietar-conf@bunken.co.jp before September 15th, then you can pay an early bird fee at the conference site. Early registration is NOW CLOSED. 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.

Pre-Participation ( Member/Non-Member/Graduate Students ) / Welcome Party / Total amount / postal code / Address / Name (First-Middle-Last) / E-mail / Tel

Pre-Conference Fieldwork

Tokyo’s Buraku Community

Date and Time: Friday, October 6th from 1pm to 5:00 pm
Meeting Place: Yahiro Station on Keisei Oshiage Line
Language: Japanese but simultaneous interpretation into English is provided via wireless receiver (please indicate if you would like to request this service when you sign up via email).
Participants: Anyone interested in social justice, diversity, and minorities in Japan
Number of participants: 20 people (the first 20 applicants—first come first basis)
Deadline for application: Friday, September 22, 2017
Person in charge: SIG Living within Diversity (LIDI):Michiko Tomioka (E mail: tomiokami@yahoo.co.jp)
Person in charge: SIG Living within Diversity (LIDI): Lisa Rogers (E mail:lisafrog@gmail.com)

Please e-mail your name, affiliation and contact information by Friday, September 22. Please title your e-mail “Pre-Conference Buraku Fieldwork.” Please let us know if you would like to have a wireless receiver for simultaneous translation into English.

Schedule for October 6th (Fri.)
1:00pm Meet at Yahiro Station on Keisei Oshiage Line (There is only one wicket & exit) Yahiro Station is about 30 minutes from Tokyo Station. You may need to change trains at least once depending on the route taken, so please plan accordingly.
1:05pm Visit to the Memorial Monument of the Zainichi Korean Massacre of 1923 1:20 Tour around neighborhood (we will be walking)
4:10pm Question and Answer time
5:00pm End of fieldwork
5:30- Dinner (for those who are interested)

◆Program Overview

Day One: Saturday October 7, 2017

Time & Venue: 10:00 – Room No.603, 6th Floor, Bldg. No.11

◆Keynote Speech
Title: “White Racial Identity Development Theory and the Latest Research in the Psychology of Privilege”
Speaker: Dr. Janet E. Helms
Speaker: Director, Institute for the Study and Promotion of Race and Culture, Boston College
Time: 16:10 – 18:10
Venue: Room No.704, 7th Floor, Bldg. No.11
Language: English
Co-sponsorship: the Institute of American and Canadian Studies, Sophia University

◆Welcome Party
Time & Venue: 18:20 – 20:20 Bldg. 13, 3rd Floor Conference Room 304

Day Two:Sunday October 8, 2017

Time & Venue: 9:00 – Room No.603, 6th Floor, Bldg. No.11

Time & Venue: 12:00 – 13:30 Room No.719, 7th Floor, Bldg. No.11

◆General Assembly
Time & Venue: 13:40 – 14:10 Room No.719, 7th Floor, Bldg. No.11

◆Keynote Speech
Title: “White Privilege Awareness: Social Justice Education of Privileged Groups in the U.S.”
Speaker: Dr. Peggy McIntosh
Speaker: Senior Research Scientist and Former Associate Director, Wellesley College Centers for Women & Founder of the National SEED Project
Time: 14:20 – 16:20
Venue: Room No.704, 7th Floor, Bldg. No.11
Language: English

◆Call for Abstract

The submission guidelines
・Thank you for submitting your proposals for the 2017 SIETAR JAPAN Annual Conference. We closed the Call for Proposals on May 31, 2017.

◆Annual Conferences in Previous Years

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”)