(notice) Asia Pacific Innovation Conference 2016 in Fukuoka

‘The 7th Asia Pacific Innovation Conference 2016 in Fukuoka’

Conference dates: November 18 (Friday), 19 (Saturday), and 20 (Sunday) 2016
Venues:Ito campus, Kyushu University, 744 Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka 819-0395, JAPAN (18th)
ACROS Fukuoka, 1-1-1 Tenjin, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka 810-0001, JAPAN (19 & 20th)
Conference Theme: Innovation and Energy
Submission deadline: June 30, 2016
Notification of Acceptance: August 20, 2016

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【EVENT】Asia Pacific Border Studies Seminar

Asia Pacific Border Studies Seminar

~Border Tourism “Incorporating Kyushu/Okinawa and Hokkaido”~

The Center for Asia Pacific Future Studies at Kyushu University (CAFS) shall hold its first seminar on Asia Pacific borders.
We intend a number of talks on the increasingly vital issue of Border Tourism. There will also be a special lecture on the Japan International Border Studies Network, which brings together borderland administrations like Tsushima and Wakkanai. We look forward to seeing many of you in attendance for this fascinating and timely series of talks.
○The Poster for the Event is here (Japanese only)

Date: 14:30~17:30 – March 30, 2015 (Saturday)
Place: IP CITY HOTEL(Nakasu, Hakata ward, Fukuoka)[Details]
Fee: Free ※Please register in advance
Language: Japanese
Hosted by: Center for Asia Pacific Future Studies, Kyushu University
Co-hosts: Eurasia Unit for Border Research (Japan), Slav-Eurasia Research Center, Hokkaido University
With the Cooperation of: Japan Center for Borderlands Studies (NPO), Japan International Border Studies Network
Supported by: ANA Sales Co, Ltd. and JR Kyushu Jet Ferry Inc.
Fukuoka Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
Kyushu Economic Research Center


14:30 Introductory Remarks

14:40 “An invitation to border tourism” session
“Going to Tsushima and Pusan with ANA and the Beetle” Yasunori HANAMATSU (Kyushu University)
“Going to Wakkanai and Sakhalin with ANA and the ferry” Akihiro IWASHITA (Hokkaido University)

16:20 Roundtable and Discussion

17:00 Special Lecture
“Connecting Japan’s Borderlands” Koji FURUKAWA (Deputy Director, JIBSN)

17:30 Closing Remarks


Report on the Special Symposiums held by the Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies

This Center was founded on March 1, 2014 as an interdisciplinary social science research organization that would develop a global outlook on the basis of the “strategy prioritizing Asia” fostered at this university, open “new academic vistas founded upon a common Asian Pacific heritage” and provide a new social agenda, conducting its research with these aims in mind.

This symposium was held in conjunction with the Eurasia Unit for Border Research (Japan) of the Slavic-Eurasian Research Center at Hokkaido University, in order to develop a new perspective within the currently vibrant field of border studies.

The day began with introductory remarks from the Center’s director, Takatoshi MATSUBARA, and was followed with keynote speeches from Professor Akihiro IWASHITA of Hokkaido University and Professor Jussi Laine (University of Eastern Finland), current Executive Secretary and Treasurer of the Association for Borderlands Studies and world-expert on border research. The over 100 participants from at least a dozen countries included a number of border studies specialists and ensured a lively debate.

Notification of a Special Lecture by Professor Shin Gi-Wook

We are lucky to be able to welcome to our university the world-renowned expert on historical issues between Japan, Korea and China and Director of the Asia-Pacific Research Center at Stanford University, Professor Shin Gi-Wook.

The Professor will offer the special lecture detailed below. Those interested should apply to attend (Application necessary).

*Date: March 27 (Friday) Periods 3 & 4 (13:00-16:20)
*Theme: ”History Wars in Asia: Can the United States Play a Role?”
*Language: English (Materials in Japanese shall be distributed)
*Place: Center for Korean Studies at Kyushu University (Hakozaki Campus)

*Contact: cafs☆☆→@)
Tel:092-642-2748 Fax:092-642-7374
Apply by either email or fax, clearing stating “Professor Shin’s Special Lecture” and providing your ①name, ②email or telephone number, and ③affiliation.

For more details:
Special Lecture by Prof. Gi-Wook Shin(English)
Special Lecture by Prof. Gi-Wook Shin(English)

【EVENT】The Future of Asian Studies

Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies Symposium –
The Future of Asian Studies on Asia and Pacific 

Being held simultaneously with the Reshaping Border Studies on Asia and Pacific symposium previously announced will be a conference held jointly with Seoul National University Asia Center.

Date: March 7, 2015 (Saturday) 13:00~18:00
March 8, 2015 (Sunday) 10:00~17:10
Place: Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel [Details]
Contact: cafs★★→@)

For details regarding papers, the program and how to please follow the link below
More Information here

A Meeting held on Cultural Diversity

On October 15th and 16th, 2014, the Center for Korean Studies at Kyushu University’s Hakozaki Campus held a two-day meeting with Stanford University’s Research Unit. We were delighted to welcome Professor Shin Gi-Wook and Assistant Professor Lee Seong-Hyon from Stanford University, Associate Professor Joon Nak Choi from the Honk Kong University of Science and Technology, and Assistant Professor Rennie Moon from Yonsei University. They gave talks outlining their research and methodology to Research Assistant’s at Kyushu University, as well as exchanging views on the future research to be conducted by the Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies.

In the future, the research team will examine sending students to study overseas in Japan.

◇For more on Cultural Diversity at the Stanford Research Unit→See here.

Cooperation agreement concluded between the Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies and Kyushu Rokin

On October 14, 2014, a ceremony was held to mark the conclusion of an agreement between the Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies (CAFS) and the Kyushu Rokin Bank, to encourage the development of new business models through collaboration between business and academia. Given CAFS’s research into “Sustainable Regional Governance” as part of its Border Studies module and Kyushu Rokin’s role in regional development as a provider of welfare financing, both parties are agreed on the need for cooperation and collaboration in order to construct a framework within which to conduct research and develop new business models. The signing was conducted by Kyushu Rokin’s managing director, Tetsuro KATAYAMA, and the director of CAFS, Takatoshi MATSUBARA.

Along with the conclusion of this agreement, plans are being developed for Kyushu Rokin to dispatch young employees to CAFS in order to conduct collaborative research over a two year period.

◇For more on Border Studies→ See here.

CAFS Established

March 1, 2014
The Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies at Kyushu University was established.

April 1, 2014
Professor Takatoshi MATSUBARA is appointed director of the Center for Asia-Pacific Future Studies..