Welcome to ASCJ

ASCJ is an interdisciplinary scholarly organization dedicated to the study of Asia. Since 1997, we have held an annual conference in Tokyo, one of the leading capitals of East Asia, and we celebrated our 20th Anniversary in 2016. The conference offers a stimulating environment for intellectual exchange on a wide range of topics and themes, and we welcome scholars from around the world to participate.

Our 2018 conference will convene at International Christian University (ICU) on June 30-July 1. For more information on dates, accommodations, etc., please click on the “Conference” menu. (If you are new to the Tokyo region, the map below depicts the ICU campus and nearby transportation facilities.)

Our Early Bird Registration for the 2018 conference concluded on April 20. Regular registration will go from April 21st to June 9th, and it still offers a discount over signing up onsite at the start of the conference. Additional information and the link to our registration site are here.

If you have any questions or concerns, please send us a message via our contact page.

Mark Caprio
ASCJ, President


An online version of the 2018 Program is now available here.




Regarding the Old ASCJ Site

On September 1st, 2017 we changed the address, structure and format of our website to better serve participants in the conference. We have also added new pages with ASCJ’s history and other information about our organization.

Please note that our former site at http://www.meijigakuin.ac.jp/~ascj/ will soon be removed from the web, and after a brief transition period, we will no longer respond to messages sent to our old email address ascj20xx(at)gmail.com. Be sure to update the ASCJ bookmark on your browser.