“Encounters and Exchanges”

April 5–8, 2012 | The Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan

The Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities 2012 (ACAH2012) was held again this year with The Asian Conference on Literature & Librarianship 2012 (LibrAsia2012) in Osaka, Japan.

IAFOR conferences are interdisciplinary international conferences that invite academics, practitioners, scholars and researchers from around the world to meet and exchange ideas. These joint conferences encourage us to reflect upon how we think, as well as reason, believe and behave. The conference theme of "Encounters and Exchanges" is thus an important one to all delegates, and was reflected in the friendships and bonds that were created, strengthened and renewed during our time together in Osaka.

We would like to thank all the delegates for their contributions to the event, including keynote and featured speakers, Akito Arima, Emiko Miyashita, Georges Depeyrot and Monty Satiadarma. We would also like to congratulate the winners of the 2012 Vladimir Devide Haiku Award, Anthony Kudryavitsky and Tomislav Maretić.