The Asian Conference on the Arts, Humanities and Sustainability – December 21-22, 2017 in Hiroshima, Japan»

About ACAHS 2017

We welcome you to join us in Hiroshima, Japan for the Asian Conference on the Arts, Humanities and Sustainability (ACAHS 2017) from December 21-22, 2017 at the KKR Hotel Hiroshima. This conference will be held jointly with the Asian Conference on the Social Sciences and Sustainability (ACSUS 2017). In addition, we are organizing a free, guided tour in English to visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park – a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The objective of ACAHS 2017 is to move away from the notion that sustainability only is an environmental issue. Actually, it is important to take a holistic perspective that embraces the critical relationship between ecological sciences and humanities. This is evident as human communities as well as their diverse biological and cultural heritage are increasingly threatened by mounting environmental and societal problems from climate change and exploitation of finite resources to the inequities and human costs of unsustainable practices and technologies. So our theme for this year’s event is Breaking Down Barriers and we hope you will consider submitting a proposal and joining us in Hiroshima for this important on the arts, humanities and sustainability.

Early Registration is only 23,500 JPY. We invite submissions of 250 words in English by Friday, November 17, 2017. Click on the form below to submit your proposal today!

Submission Application Form

Topic Streams

  • Art and Eco-Design
  • Archaeology and Sustainability
  • Cultural Sustainability
  • Economic Sustainability
  • English
  • Gender Studies
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Literature of the World
  • Popular Culture
  • Religion and Philosophy
  • Urban Studies
  • Other Areas (please specify)

Submission Guidelines

Who Should Attend

This event will provide an interdisciplinary platform for academics, researchers, policy makers, activists, students and professionals.

Plan Your Attendance

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Program Committee

Takayuki YamadaHost Organizer Co-Chairperson
Takayuki Yamada

Mr. Yamada is a Charter and Founding Member of RID 2760 Rotary Club of Chubu Nagoya Mirai, where he also serves as a special adviser of the Polio Plus Committee of Japan. Between 2011 and 2016 he has organized and led several humanitarian and medical aid missions to India and Bhutan to assist with immunization efforts to eradicate polio in South Asia. Most recently, Mr. Yamada was appointed to serve on the strategic planning committee for the Rotary International Youth Exchange Program in Japan.

Michael K. Sasaoka-AlvordHost Organizer Co-Chairperson
Michael Sasaoka
Program Director, INTESDA,

Michael Sasaoka oversees special programs, events and business development for INTESDA, which mobilizes ideas and raises awareness for sustainable development and the Global Goals. Michael holds degrees in international business and Japanese from San Diego State University, USA. Combining his interests in business and education he has been involved with education and training in Japan for the past seventeen years at the secondary, tertiary and corporate level. His research interest include globalization, sustainable development and education rights.

Review and Editorial Committee

  • Judith Britt McNeely, Ph.D., Writing/Literature, Collegiate Traveling Faculty, University of Maryland University College, Japan
  • Luis Santiago, Ph.D., Graduate School of Planning, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico
  • Harry Carley, M.A. ELT, M.A. Ed Tech., School of Humanities, Matsuyama University, Japan
  • Susan Oguro, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
  • Hui Yueh Hsieh, Ph.D., Visual Communication Design, Ming Chi University of Technology, Taiwan
  • Lucas Kohnke, English Language Centre, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
  • James Harry Morris, School of Divinity, University of St Andrews, United Kingdom