We are delighted to announce the Japan-Latin America Academic Conference 2018 in Nikko, Japan, this fall. This is the fourth time that the University of Tokyo (UTokyo) organizes academic forum with our Chilean counterparts. The conference organizers are expecting major participation from Mexico, Brazil, Spain, and from the other parts of the world this time. The principal location of the conference will be in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture, which is about two-and-half hours from Tokyo by train. Nikko is famous and popular for Nikko Toshogu Shrine, a world heritage site, and its beautiful sites nearby, such as Chuzenjiko Lake, Senjogaraha Field, and Kegon Waterfall. Excursions to these sites will be planned. Most sessions will be held in Nikko, but early sessions will be organized in Tokyo. If you do not have sufficient time to attend the entire programs, please plan to attend the Nikko portion of the conference.
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Event Schedule (* subject to change)


TOKYO SESSIONS
 
September 21
 (Friday)
 Student sessions (Students from abroad will meet UTokyo students).
Time: 13:00-16:00
Location: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the University of Tokyo, Komaba Campus
September 22
 (Saturday)
 Workshop Sessions Day 1
H) The Pacific Rim from Global Historical Perspectives, 1492-2018
Time: 09:30-18:00 (Reception: 18:30-20:30)
Location: Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, the University of Tokyo, Hongo Campus
September 23
 (Sunday)
 Workshop Sessions Day 2
H) The Pacific Rim from Global Historical Perspectives, 1492-2018
Time: 09:00-13:00
Location: Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, the University of Tokyo, Hongo Campus
September 24
 (Monday)
 Mexico Conference by AMEXCID Professor (El Colegio de México)
Time: 15:00-17:00
Location: Institute of Social Science, the University of Tokyo, Hongo Campus



NIKKO SESSIONS

September 25
 (Tuesday)
 Opening ceremony
Time: 10:50-14:30
Location: Kyakuden of the Nikko Toshogu Shrine 

 Nikko Toshogu Shrine Tour (English)

 Welcome reception
Time: 18:00-20:00

September 26
 (Wednesday)

 The first day of the workshop sessions


September 27
 (Thursday)
 The second day of the workshop sessions


September 28
 (Friday)
 The third day of the workshop sessions
 
Closing ceremony
Time: 09:30-11:15
Location: Nikko Senhime-monogatari Hotel







 

Chairs:

Dr. Junji Nakagawa (Institute of Social Sciences, the University of Tokyo)
Dr. Mamoru Doi (Graduate School of Science, the University of Tokyo)


Session format:

Each workshop session will last 90 minutes. It is expected that each workshop should have at least one participant from a Japanese institution and one from either a Brazilian, Chilean, or Mexican institution. Session format will depend on the organizer of each session. Some sessions might require a paper to be submitted by mid-September. 



Language:

Oral presentations should be made in English. However, workshop organizers can make exceptions.


Research Areas (subject to change):
*Paper submission is not necessary unless otherwise indicated.

A) Art
Session Organizer: Amaury García (El Colegio de México)

B) Gender
Session Organizer: Karine Tinat (El Colegio de México)
Session Organizer: Kaku Sechiyama (The University of Tokyo)

C) Inequality
Session Organizer: Hiroyuki Ukeda (The University of Tokyo)

D) Linguistics
Session Organizer: Yoshifumi Kawasaki (The University of Tokyo)

E) Literature
Session Organizer: Takaatsu Yanagihara (The University of Tokyo)

F) Migration
Session Organizer: Mariko Nihei (Tokai University)

G) NAFTA renegotiation
Session Organizer: Junji Nakagawa (The University of Tokyo)
Session Proposal: See the document attached.
*Note: Oral presenters on this topic need to submit a paper (maximum 5,000 words) by September 13, Thursday. Please  send a PDF as an email attachment to the following address: info[at]lainac.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp.

H) The Pacific Rim from Global Historical Perspectives, 1492-2018
Session Organizer: Khohchahar E. Chuluu (The University of Tokyo)
*Note: The sessions on this topic will be held at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, the University of Tokyo, Hongo Campus, on September 22 and 23 (subject to change).

I) Politics
Session Organizer: Takahiro Miyachi (The University of Tokyo)

J) Social Movements, Contentious Politics, and Civil Society
Session Organizer: Takeshi Wada (The University of Tokyo) 

K) Documentary Video Session: “Las voces de los pájaros de papel“
Session Organizer: Hiroyuki Ukeda (The University of Tokyo)
*This session does not accept proposals.


Reference:
Chile-Japan Academic Forum 2018 at Nikko
Chile-Japan Academic Forum 2016 at Patagonia (7-11 Nov 2016)





A) To participate in the conference:
If you are interested in participating in the conference, please submit your application using the following website by July 2, Monday: [Proposal submissions and financial assistance applications].(The application period is over.)
You should pick one of the sessions above or propose new one. In the latter case, you should include at least one scholar from Japan and another from Brazil, Chile, or Mexico.

There is a limit in the number of speakers in the conference, and the priority is given to the scholars from the University of Chile, the Catholic University of Chile, El Colegio de México, the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Autonomos University of Madrid, and the University of Sao Paulo.

*There is no conference registration fee.  
*Paper submission is not necessary unless otherwise indicated.

B) Accommodation:
To be announced.

C) Transportation:
From the Tokyo airports to the University, click here.
From Tokyo to Nikko, click here.



 

Following the format of the previous two forums (in 2014 and 2016), the participants should seek funding sources for their travel expenses. UTokyo LAINAC will make every effort to help offset the travel cost of the participants, and we are happy to be able to offer the following financial assistance to our colleagues and students:
 
1) JASSO grants for student participants: 
We have obtained 13 student travel grants (80,000 yen) for those coming from abroad. Those who receive this grant are required to participate in the whole conference from September 21 to 28 and to serve as a "LAINAC Friend" to nurture the relationship between UTokyo and the recipient's own university. To apply, click [Proposal submissions and financial assistance applications]. (The application period is over.)
 
2) LAINAC financial support for scholars:
LAINAC will cover accommodation expenses during the conference in Nikko for about 30 scholars including UTokyo students. Due to the nature of our funding sources, the priority is given to the scholars from UTokyo, El Colegio de México, UNAM, the University of Chile, and the Catholic University of Chile. To apply, click [Proposal submissions and financial assistance applications]. (The application period is over.)

 



 Deadline for proposal submissions and financial assistance applications
 July 2, 2018
 Notifications of the result of proposal/financial support application
 *We will notify the acceptance/rejection to the scholars from El Colegio de Mexico, UNAM, the University of Chile, the Catholic University of Chile, and the University of Sao Paulo as soon as we can, so please do not wait until the application deadline and, instead, submit your proposal whenever it is possible. 
 July 6, 2018
 Deadline for JASSO grant recipients (students) to register  July 10, 2018 
 Deadline for all other participants to register  August 1, 2018
 Electronic program becomes available online  September 7, 2018
 Paper submission deadline (only for the topic G above)  September 13, 2018



 
Public Transportation to Nikko

a) From Narita/Haneda Airport
1) From Narita Airport   Bus Service  (3.5 hours, 4,500 yen)  [more info]

2) From Haneda Airport  Bus Service  (3 hours, 3,300 yen)  [more info]

b) From Central Tokyo
1) From Asakusa Station  Train Service  Tobu Line  (2 hours, 2,800 yen)  [more info]

2) From Shinjuku Station  Train Service  JR Line  (2 hours, 4,000 yen)  [more info]