The 14th Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities (ACAH2023)

ACAH is organised by IAFOR in association with the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) in Osaka University, Japan.

Join us in Tokyo for ACAH2023!

May 26–29, 2023 | Held in Tokyo, Japan and Online

Welcome to the 14th Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities (ACAH2023).

As we dare to look forward to recovering and rebuilding from the COVID19 pandemic, we look to this conference to help us navigate and come to terms with the resultant and ongoing local and global issues and concerns. This pandemic is far more than a medical emergency and has created ramifications that are only beginning to be felt in how we engage with each other – creating a unique opportunity to question our lives and our values, and what is truly important, including the common good. If the first part of the pandemic saw emergency responses, we are now in a position where we are seeking to build back, and do so “better”. What things do we miss, and what things do we have a chance to reset and change?

The 14th Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities and The 14th Asian Conference on the Social Sciences aim to re-establish and rebuild on the strengths and successes of the previous years by offering a true celebration of bringing nations, cultures, disciplines, ideas, and most importantly people together again.

We have learned so much about what we truly value over the course of the pandemic, and we have learned of the power, but also of the limitations of technology. One of the common aspects of the pandemic has been the extent to which we have been deprived of our students, our colleagues, our friends, and our family. We have missed each other, and we have missed you.

Welcome back!

– The ACAH/ACSS2023 Programme Committee

Dr Grant Black, Chuo University, Japan
Dr Joseph Haldane, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR), Japan
Professor Bradley J. Hamm, Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, United States
Professor Donald E. Hall, University of Rochester, United States
Professor Fan Li, LePing Social Entrepreneur Foundation & Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR), China
Professor James W. McNally, University of Michigan, United States & NACDA Program on Aging
Professor Sela V. Panapasa, University of Michigan, United States
Professor Haruko Satoh, Osaka University, Japan

Key Information
  • Location & Venue: Held in Tokyo, Japan and Online
  • Dates: Friday, May 26, 2023 ​to Monday, May 29, 2023
  • Early Bird Abstract Submission Deadline: December 20, 2022*
  • Final Abstract Submission Deadline: March 03, 2023
  • Registration Deadline for Presenters: April 14, 2023

*Submit early to take advantage of the discounted registration rates. Learn more about our registration options.

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Present, Publish, Participate On-site or Online

Continued excellence in service, wherever you are

Over the course of the global coronavirus pandemic, our commitment to you; academics, scholars and educators around the world, was to continue to run conferences where and how possible, developing and innovating systems that would allow our attendees to engage online and in hybrid spaces, allowing those who chose not to travel, or who could not travel, opportunities to present, publish and participate online.


For us at IAFOR, the pandemic has allowed us to reimagine the conference, respecting the best of both onsite and online engagement, and the integrity of each format, and while respecting the coherence of the conference offering previously unavailable opportunities for flexibility.

Even though global policy restrictions addressing travel are loosening we will be as flexible as we can our side to allow delegates to choose between registration types between “on-site” and “online” up until six weeks before the conference, so that you can be assured that whatever your situation, you can present, publish, and participate.


“Inspiring Global Collaborations”

Founded in 2009, The International Academic Forum (IAFOR) is a politically independent non-partisan and non-profit interdisciplinary think tank, conference organiser and publisher dedicated to encouraging interdisciplinary discussion, facilitating intercultural awareness and promoting international exchange, principally through educational interaction and academic research. Based in Japan, its main administrative office is in Nagoya, and its research centre is in the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), a graduate school of Osaka University. IAFOR runs research programs and events in Asia, Europe and North America in partnership with universities and think tanks, and has also worked on a number of multi-sector cooperative programs and events, including collaborations with the United Nations and the Government of Japan. Read more about IAFOR.