Application Form for Audience (Free of charge)  

*Registration for Audience Participation is scheduled to open in October 2024.

AP Conference Application Process

Confirm application eligibility|Prepare abstract

Confirm application eligibility

Prepare abstract


Presenters’ Application deadline: June 30

Screening result notification

Screening result notification by email: July

Timetable of AP Conference announced|Program of AP Conference announced

Timetable and Program announced: November

Asia Pacific Conference

Asia Pacific Conference: November 30 (Sat) - December 1 (Sun)

Guidelines for Audience

Audience Registration will open in October.

Guidelines for Presenters

Application Deadline (Submission of Abstracts)

June 30

General Rules
  • A participant can present only one (1) paper.
  • The AP Conference secretariat 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.
  • Presentation language is either English or Japanese.
  • The presentation could be made by an individual or by a pre-formed panel (group).
  • If applying as a pre-formed panel, the representative applies on their behalf. Each panel is limited to four presenters.
  • Master’s students and undergraduates may be separated from general panels according to the contents of their applications.
  • Presenters cannot specify their presentation time or day.
Participation Method

The conference will be held in face-to-face.

Research Field

Please select the most relevant research field to your topic.

A Language and Literature F Sociology/Education/Gender
B Cultural Studies/Anthropology/History G Tourism
C Other fields in Humanities H Other fields in social sciences
D Law/Political sciences/International relations I Natural Sciences
E Economics/Development/Finance/Business J Other
The Announcement of Abstract Acceptance
  • All submitted abstracts will be screened.
  • Screening results are scheduled to be notified to your registered email address in July.
  • The date and time of the presentation will be announced in October.
How to Submit
  • Accepted by online registration on this website.
  • In the case of pre-formed panels, it is possible to have a maximum of four presenters per panel. Presentation time is 100 minutes (1 hour and 40 minutes).
  • Submit an abstract in the language of presentation at most 400 words in Japanese, and 150-200 words by APA style in English.
  • An abstract should Include (1) Purpose of research, (2) Methodology and results, and (3) Conclusion and relevance.
Correction and Deletion after the Submission

You cannot modify what you have registered after the deadline.

  • Submit your application early, as internet traffic may be heavy just before the deadline. The secretariat assumes no responsibility for incomplete registrations resulting from network congestion.
  • The secretariat does not hold any responsibility for any mistakes made by an applicant. Make sure that contents are correct before pressing the registration button.

Participation Fee

Only for those whose abstract passed the screening. Audience without presenting their papers will not be charged.
Non-APU participants (excluding students): ¥14,000
Non-APU participants (Students) : ¥7,000
APU participants (excluding students): ¥7,000
APU Students: ¥0
  • Payment fee is separately required.
  • Once paid, the registration fee cannot be refunded for any reason.
  • Co-authors who will attend the conference to present a paper with a main author (first author) are required to pay the registration fee individually.
  • The fee is decided based on information as of June 30 2024.


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

Best Paper Award (Only for Graduate Students)

AP Conference offers the Best Paper Award, including a registration fee waiver, to one of graduate school students who submit the full papers and give English presentation in the conference.
Please go to the Conference page for more details.

Book Writing Workshop

As the pre-event of AP Conference, the Book Writing Workshop will be held. Please go to the Conference page for more details.

Ritsumeikan Journal of Asia Pacific Studies

“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.

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