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Location & Venue

AAS-in-Asia 2020 will be held from August 30 – September 01, 2020 at The Kobe International Convention Center in Kobe, Japan. Located in the Kansai region, Kobe is a short distance from Osaka, Kyoto and Nara.



Special Hotel Prices from Nippon Travel Nippon Travel Agency has a number of hotel rooms available at specially-discounted prices for conference attendees. Hotels offering special pricing include: – Kobe Portopia Hotel (1-minute walk from Port Liner “Shimin Hiroba” Station) – Ariston Hotel Kobe (5-minute walk from Port Liner “Shimin Hiroba” Station) – Hotel Pearl City



Program Committee Co-chair: Joseph Haldane (Osaka University), Chairman and CEO, IAFOR Co-chair: Christine R. Yano (University of Hawaii), Vice President, AAS Pavin Chachavalpongpun (Kyoto University) Jack W. Chen (University of Virginia) Purnima Dhavan (University of Washington) Richard Donovan (Kansai University) Jane Ferguson (Australia National University) Yoko Hayami (Kyoto University) Brendan Howe (Ewha Women’s University) Peng



Speakers at AAS in Asia 2020 will provide perspectives from a variety of academic and professional backgrounds.


Grants & Scholarships

Full and partial conference scholarships are available to cover registration fees for PhD students and early career academics to present at IAFOR conferences.