Conference Theme: “Encounters and Exchanges”

June 1–3, 2012 | The Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan

Conference Report

The Second Asian Conference on Cultural Studies, was held this year with the Second Asian Conference on Asian Studies, in Osaka, Japan. The event offered a diverse variety of papers that encouraged interdisciplinary reflection, and the forging of new relations across national borders. At just over 100 delegates, ACCS/ACAS 2012 was one of IAFOR’s smaller events, but no less diverse with over 25 countries represented in Osaka. Thanks to a friendly and open atmosphere, many relationships and friendships were forged during our time together and we hope these will continue and be renewed at next year’s event.