The 3rd
International Academic Conference on Social Sciences (IACSS 2016)

The 2016 International Academic Conference on Social Sciences (IACSS 2016) will be held during December 6-8, 2016 in Tokyo, Japan. The IACSS is an interdisciplinary international conference that invites academics and independent scholars, researchers to meet and exchange innovate ideas, research findings and discuss the latest issues concerning Social Sciences fields.

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Welcome Message from Local Host

It is my sincere pleasure to welcome all participants to the International Tokyo Joint Conference. As the local host and a keynote speaker for the conference, I am excited to help facilitate an atmosphere in which robust discussions on various topics can flourish. One of the hallmarks of the conference is its ability to bring together academics and researchers from a variety of disciplines where each of our unique perspectives can provide new insights. What new light might an economist shed on your research? Can a sociologist help you draw a new conclusion from your data set? What can other participants suggest for your future research directions? It is our goal to create a collaborative environment throughout the conference.

As the setting for International Tokyo Joint Conference, Tokyo, Japan is an ideal choice as one of the most exciting, vibrant and ever-developing cities in Asia. In preparation for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Tokyo is already seeing many transformations across the huge metropolis, which is home to an estimated 36 million people, or 25% of Japan’s population. We hope you’ll have time to explore some of the fascinating neighborhoods of Tokyo: the high street of Omotesando with its brand shops and pricey cafes; Harajuku with its eclectic mix of fashion and young crowds (try a crepe from one of the many street stalls there!); Shibuya with one of the world’s busiest pedestrian intersections; Yoyogi Park or Shinjuku Gyoen for a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of the sprawling metropolis. No matter what you do, Tokyo will certainly offer you an unforgettable experience.

Finally, I look forward to meeting you all in Tokyo and hope that together, we can make the International Tokyo Joint Conference a successful, fruitful experience for everyone.

Best regards,

Jeffrey Trambley, local host and keynote speaker
Associate Professor, Faculty of International Communication, Musashino Gakuin University

Important Dates

Abstracts/Papers Submission Date August 15th, 2016
September 12, 2016
Notification of Acceptance ( by Email) September 10th, 2016
Registration completed with Payment September 30th,2016
October 18, 2016
Final Papers for Conference Proceedings September 30th,2016
October 18, 2016
IACSS Conference Date Decemebr 6th-8th, 2016

Keynote Speech

Jeffrey Trambley
Associate Professor, Musashino Gakuin University and Graduate School, Faculty of International Communication
Adjunct Professor, Showa Women's University, Department of English Communication

Brief Introduction of Jeffrey Trambley
Jeffrey Trambley is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of International Communication of Musashino Gakuin University in Japan and at the institution’s graduate school program. Originally from Minnesota in the USA, he began his EFL career teaching in the Czech Republic at the secondary school level. In Japan since 1997, he first spent 2 years as an Assistant English Teacher (AET) for the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan on the JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) Programme in Fukushima Prefecture before moving to Tokyo to complete a Master’s degree at the Tokyo College of Music.
He has taught at universities in the Tokyo area since 2002. His research interests span a variety of disciplines including EFL reading assessment methods, student motivation, gender bias in testing, and ICT usage. Currently, his primary research is focused on Olympic Education (OE) and the role of higher education in the Olympic Movement. He hopes his research will ensure that the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics will provide lasting educational benefits extending far beyond 2020. He has presented at conferences in the USA, Europe, and throughout Asia.
Additionally, he writes and edits for official Japanese Ministry of Education approved English language textbooks with Kyoiku Publishing, one of Japan’s major publishers for secondary level English textbooks, and his English phrasebook for Japanese learners was published a second time in March of 2016 under the title Everyday Native Speaker English Conversation: 3100 Real Phrases (ネイティブ日常英会話 リアルフレーズ3100) with Shinsei Publishing. Besides university teaching, research and writing, he remains active as a musician lending his musical skills to concert performances both as a baritone soloist and choral conductor.

The Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics: Towards the Creation of a Lasting Educational Legacy

With the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC’s) selection of Tokyo as the host city for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Tokyo embarked on the long process of making its bid proposals into reality. Though still four years away, preparations for Tokyo 2020 have already been marred by several missteps, including a scrapped Olympic stadium design, an Olympic emblem copyright infringement scandal, and more recently the resignation of Tokyo’s mayor under accusations of misappropriation of political funds. Against this negative backdrop, in this keynote speech, I hope to highlight the more positive side of the preparations underway in the host city, specifically those in the educational context. Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Games, strongly believed in the educational benefits that the Olympics could promote and it is therefore the responsibility of host cities to implement educational programs to achieve this end. How can the educational sector support Tokyo, and moreover Japan, to capitalize on the opportunities presented by hosting this international mega event? What can be learned from previous host city experiences? Focusing on the unique role education fulfills, I will show how education could be one of the integral keys to making Tokyo 2020 a success that extends outside of the sports venues in which the Games are held and become a transformative catalyst for change that can extend far into the future for Japan.

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Important Dates
Submission Deadline

August 15, 2020

Notification of Acceptance

From August 31, 2020

(Within two weeks after Submission)

Early Bird Registration
September 25, 2020

Final Registration Deadline
October 15 2020

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