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About the 22nd JASID Spring Conference 【The 1st Announcement】

The 22nd JASID Spring Annual Conference is scheduled to be held on 12 June 2021 at Tokyo Adachi Campus of Bunkyo University as its venue, which is to be opened on 1 April 2021. In view of preventing further spread of COVID-19, it has been decided that this conference will be held as mixture or hybrid of meetings in the venue and online (planned: Zoom) simultaneously.

Please be noted that the conference will be converted into online format totally in case spread of COVID-19 will not allow us to have conference in the venue. The overall theme of this Conference is “Live together : Sharing Knowledge and Experience for better solution ”.

As in the previous years, (1) oral presentations (open topic) (2) poster presentations (3) organized sessions/roundtables (in Japanese or English) are open for application. The details about each of the applications are as follows:

(1) Oral presentations

(2) Poster presentations

Applicants/presenters must be members of the Japan Society for International Development (JASID). Those who are not members are not eligible for application.

For those who are not yet members, please visit the JASID membership application site (, fill out the form according to the terms and conditions stipulated on the site. After completion of the on-line registration, please download, and print out the Application form and send it to JASID Secretariat by 10 March 2021 in order to be eligible for applying to present at this conference. If you cannot receive the mail after your registration, please download the file of Application form, fill out your information, and send this form to JASID Secretariat Office.

For those who have submitted the membership application form but whose membership applications have not yet been approved, and wish to submit the abstract or presentation manuscript, please attach a) the message of JASID Secretariat sent to you, confirming that the membership application has been received, or b) a copy of the membership application form, to the abstract and submit as one file. For student presenters, please also attach a letter of recommendation from an academic advisor (free format) to the abstract and submit as one file.

Each member can submit only one paper and make only one presentation. If you are not the first author of the second paper and if you do not present that paper, you may submit up to two papers. It is preferable that collaborators and co-authors are also JASID members.

The abstract should be A4 one page, 400~800 characters in length if in Japanese or 200~300 words if in English. Please download FORMAT-A from the Annual Conference website, complete your abstract, and submit to though the website shown below.


We would like to also inform you that applicants are asked to pay the membership fee for the JASID fiscal year 2021 before application. If the payment of the membership fee is not confirmed, there is a chance that conference presentation might be cancelled. Please refer to the JASID’s website and “Regulations on the Annual and Spring Conference” for more details.

(3) Organized sessions and Roundtables

When applying to present at an organized session, the title and summary of the entire session and details such as the moderator, commentators, and presenters summarized into FORMAT-B which you can download form from the Annual Conference website, together with each presenter’s abstract in FORMAT-A, must be submitted by a session organizer.

For the application of a roundtable, the title of the roundtable, a summary, and a list of all speakers must be summarized in FORMAT-C which you can download from the Annual Conference website and submitted by a roundtable organizer.

In either application, the organizer must be a JASID member. please visit download the membership application form from the JASID membership application registration site (, fill out the form according to the terms and conditions stipulated on the site. After completion of the on-line registration, please download, print out the Application form, and send it to JASID Secretariat and submit online or send to JASID secretariat by 10 March 2021 in order to be eligible for applying to present at this conference. The organizer must have an agreement about his/her organized session with the moderator, commentators, and speakers prior to the application. Although those other than the organizer in organized sessions and roundtables do not have to be JASID members, it is strongly recommended to become members.

For (1), (2), and (3), we welcome all applications based on any research outputs. Additionally, we encourage the presentations and organized sessions, which are relevant to the theme of this year’s conference. The applications will be reviewed by the 22nd JASID Spring Conference Program Committee and the results are planned to be announced in early April.

Application period: From 15 February 2021 to 15 March 2021.

Submissions can be made through the Abstract Submission Form in the 22nd JASID Spring Conference website ( ).

(1) and (3) are planned to be made both in the venue and online simultaneously. Details on (2), including submission of article will be announced later.

We plan to ask all presenters to submit accepted papers by early May. For those applying for poster presentations, please submit a reduced-size A4 poster edition of your paper together with the full paper. Details concerning submissions of papers including deadline will be announced as the time gets closer. For this year’s conference, presenters at poster sessions will not be asked to prepare printed posters.

The conference registration is scheduled for the period between mid-April and mid-May. While the conference will be held both in the venue and online to prevent further spread of COVID-19, we will be collecting a participation fee to cover necessary preparation and facilitation costs such as for video conference systems and studios. We plan to work with external contractors to ensure that all online conferences run smoothly. All participation fees are to be paid by credit card. Regarding the proceedings of this year’s conference, those, who pay participation fees, can obtain them online. Details regarding payment and others will be announced later through the Annual Conference website and mailing list.

We would appreciate your understanding.

As this conference will be held simultaneously online, we are hoping that it will be an opportunity for even those who are usually unable to attend to participate.

We look forward to having your participation.

The 22nd JASID Spring Conference Executive Committee

Prof. Kaoru HAYASHI (Executive Chairperson, Professor, Bunkyo University)

Prof. Yurie KAIZU (Secretary General, Professor, Bunkyo University)


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