Notice to Prospective Presenters who Have Passed the Screening

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Registration Fee

Non-APU participants: ¥12,000 (Student: ¥6,000) APU participants: ¥6,000 (Student: ¥0)
  • The AP Conference offers a registration fee waiver for those graduate students who will present in English.
    Please click here for details.
  • Once paid, the registration fee cannot be refunded for any reason.
  • The registration fee includes lunch for 2 days and reception dinner.
  • Audience admission to the conference is free. Audience needs to pay for lunch and/or may attend the reception upon paying a fee.


Credit card transaction (separate credit card fee is required)

Successful applicants will receive information on how to pay the registration fee with their acceptance notice.


If you are participating in the conference as an individual presenter, please go to “Submission (Individual)”
If you are organizing a panel by forming a group of presenters for a panel session, please go to “Submission (Panel).” Each panel is to be formed by a maximum of 5 presenters and has a duration of 100 minutes (1h 40m).
  • Send your title and abstract (in APA style) for screening together with your application information through this website.
  • Abstracts should be within 200 words and including the following:
    1. Purpose of research
    2. Methodology and results
    3. Conclusion and relevance
  • Screening is conducted on a rolling basis. Only one abstract may be submitted per person.
  • The submission deadline must be strictly observed.
  • The RCAPS office checks all manuscripts with Turnitin software to make sure they are original and that citations have been properly done and placed in the References section.
  • Presenters cannot specify their presentation time or day.
  • Master’s students and undergraduates may be separated from general panels according to the contents of their applications.
Call for Full Papers (Graduate Students Only)

The AP Conference offers a Registration Fee Waiver for those graduate students who will submit a full conference paper. The outstanding papers may be considered for publication in the Ritsumeikan Journal of Asia Pacific Studies. Please click here for details.

RCAPS journal is accepting papers by AP conference presenters.

Ritsumeikan Journal of Asia Pacific Studies,” an academic journal published by RCAPS, is accepting papers by AP Conference presenters. If you are interested, please check the Contribution Guidelines on the relevant webpage.

●All participants are responsible for the items below:
  • Arrangement for accommodation and transportation
  • Visa application to Japanese Embassy or Consulate (We do not issue an invitation letter to audience members)
  • Any accidents during the conference or in travel to and from the conference. We strongly recommend buying insurance.
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