Applications for international resident participants are open!
① You must be dedicated to this conference, motivated, and responsible during all activities.
② You must be enrolled in college, university or graduate school overseas, and be above 18 years old as of June 1st, 2020.
③ You must be able to come to Japan and participate in the entire program.
④ You must have a proficient level of English to be able to join academic discussions in English.
May 23rd - 24th : Advanced Conference (Not mandatory for those residing outside of Japan)
June - August : Study meetings with your table members (The meetings will be held either online or offline. Details will be announced later by your table chief.)
August 12th - 15th : Advanced Study Tour
August 16th - 24th : Main Conference
3. Participation Fees
Overseas resident participants: 35,000 JPY
*This participation fee covers accommodation, meals, and transportation during the Advanced Study Tour and Main Conference. It does not cover the transportation fee to and from Japan, or other costs that may arise.
The participant is responsible for all other fees.
*For those who are enrolled in school in Japan, the participation fee is different. Please check the"Japanese Residents" page.
4. Application Period
February 18th, 2020 ~ March 17th, 2020, 23:59 (JAPAN STANDARD TIME: JST)
5. Application Procedures
Please apply through this form and submit the form along with the required documents.
To download "Application Document" please click here.
*Google might ask you to sign in to your account to complete the form.
*Please change the name of the application document to "Your name_1st choice_2nd choice" before submission (For example: Hannah Bing_1_6)
6. Selection Process
First Selection (February 18th-March 17th): The selection will be based on your application.
Second Selection (March 22th-29th): A Skype interview will be conducted to those who passed the first selection.
7. After Acceptance Notification
For those residing outside of Japan, you will be asked to purchase your flight tickets. Details will be announced later by email.
Depending on your nationality, you may need to apply for a VISA in order to come to Japan. More details will be announced later via email from the General Affairs team.
As it is mentioned above, the Advanced Conference (May 23rd -24th) is not mandatory for those residing outside of Japan. However, it is highly recommended to join for a short period of time through video call. In addition, if you happen to be in Japan during this time, we would love to have you at the Advanced Conference. Details will be announced later by your table chief or sub-table chief.
The Advanced Study Tour will be held from August 12th to 15th. A survey will be distributed later to ask for your preferred Advanced Study Tour destination.
After the Advanced Study Tour, the Main Conference will take place from August 16th to 24th. All participants will gather and engage in discussions throughout the conference.
For the information regarding the conference, please refer here.
For the detailed table topics, please refer here.
For question regarding the application, please send your inquiries to