The Adam Mickiewicz University, Department of Japanese Studies is planning to organize an international conference in Japanese studies in collaboration with the Polish Association for Japanese Studies (PSBJ). The main theme of the conference was coined as to make it truly interdisciplinary covering possibly many aspects of Japanese studies. We hope that the discussion on new perspectives and challenges that emerge ahead of Japan in the 21st century will foster new ideas and enable better understanding both of Japan and also between Japan and Europe.
The Special Session on Okinawa, which is going to commemorate its 40th anniversary of return to Japan in the near future, is planned as a chance to introduce the topic of Okinawa to broader audiences Chairman) and Dr. Beata Bochorodycz (Session's Co-Chairman) who conduct research on Okinawa, the keynot's Co-Chairman), also a specialist of Okinawan history and many other invited participants, we hope to make it a very important event of the conference, enabling the participants to discuss such broad range of subject as diversified society, environment protection, multiculture and ethnicity, aging society and health, national security and economic development.
The experts of Japanese studies from other fields from Japan, Poland and other countries will have an opportunity to present their research results and exchange views. It will also be a good opportunity for the students of our Department, who are going to help in organizational and logistic matters, to get acquainted with current trends in Japanese studies in Japan and Europe.
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