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.)


If you did not pre-register, please do so onsite at the Reception Desk when first you arrive at ICU for the conference.  The desk opens at 9:15 AM in University Hall. We will not be able to take credit cards, and registration will be cash only.  The Registration page has information on ATMs in the area.

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

Mark Caprio
ASCJ, President



Online versions of the 2018 Program and Abstracts are now available here.
Click for a more detailed campus guide:



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.