Conference Theme: "East Meets West"

June 18–20, 2010 | The Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan

The Asian Conference on Arts & Humanities was held jointly with the Asian Conference on the Social Sciences on the weekend of June 18 and 21, 2010 and was a great success. More than 450 participants from 42 countries around the world congregated in Osaka for the inaugural conference on Humanities and Social Sciences.

IAFOR aims to make internationalization in the university world a reality by encouraging academics throughout the world to forge partnerships across boundaries of subject discipline, creed, and nationality. We were greatly encouraged to see the well-attended sessions challenge and inspire serious and challenging debate in a climate of mutual respect.

We have every reason to hope that the conference will grow in the future, and are optimistic that the goals of IAFOR to facilitate and inspire closer links between peoples are being met.

We would like to thank the keynote speaker, the featured speakers, and each and every participant for making ACAH & ACSS 2010 a success. We would also like to thank our global academic affiliates for their role in the conference, as well as our sponsors and exhibitors, and last, but not least, the small team of volunteers who staffed the event.