Conference Theme: “Trust”

March 28–30, 2012 | The Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan

The Third Annual Asian Conference on the Social Sciences was held again this year with the Second Annual Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment in Osaka, Japan. We are proud to announce that this year’s conference saw a resurgence in attendance since the March 2011 earthquake and its aftermath notably affected the participation, and we are proud to continue to contribute and be a part of Japan’s recovery.

IAFOR conferences are interdisciplinary, international, and intercultural conferences that invite academics, practitioners, scholars and researchers from around the world to meet and exchange ideas.These joint conferences encouraged us to reflect upon how we think, as well as reason, believe, and behave, under the theme of “Working Together Towards a Sustainable World””. The conference theme is an important one to all delegates, and was reflected in the friendships and bonds that were created, strengthened and renewed during our short time together in Osaka.We would like to thank all the delegates who made the event so enjoyable, including keynote and featured speakers Yozo Yokota and Lowell Sheppard. We would also like to thank our global academic partners and affiliates for their role in the conference, and last, but not least, the small team of volunteers who staffed the event.