Program for Japan Association of Asian Studies 2021 Spring Meeting


June 19, 2021, Saturday
10:00-12:00 Panels/Sessions
12:00-13:30 Lunch/ Board and Auditors Meeting
13:30-15:30 Panels/Sessions
15:30-18:00 Plenary Session
18:00-19:00 Members Assembly Meeting, JAAS Excellent Paper Award ceremony

Jun 20, 2021, Sunday
10:00-12:00 Panels/Sessions

June 19, 2021, Saturday
10:00-12:00 Panels/Sessions

Panel1 RCEP and East Asian Economic Integration

Chair: SHIMIZU Kazushi, (Kyushu University)

Speaker 1: SHIMIZU Kazushi (Kyusyu University)

“RCEP and East Asian Economic Integration”

Speaker 2: ISHIKAWA Koichi (Institute of Asian Studies, Asia University)

“Significance and Issues of RCEP for Asian Economic Integration ”

Speaker 3: SUKEGAWA Seiya (Kokushikan University)

“Impact on RCEP and Japanese Companies in ASEAN ”

Discussant: FUKUNAGA Yoshifumi (Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry)

Session 1: Politics and Policy Making in China

Chair and Discussant: KAWASHIMA Shin (University of Tokyo)

Speaker 1: GUAN Richeng (Keio University)

“Local Forces and Political Parties in Northern Manchuria after World War Ⅱ:Based on the Field Investigation of Huanan County in Heilongjiang Province”

Speaker 2: WANG Qi (Kyorin University)

“Policy Implementation and Information System in the Chinese Government: Focusing on Vertical Information Transmission and Feedback”

Speaker 3: ZHENG Cheng (Waseda University)

“A Study on the Socialism Propaganda during the Early Founding Days of PRC ”

Discussant: KAWASHIMA Shin (University of Tokyo), SUWA Kazuyuki (University of Shizuoka)

Session 2: Microfinance in Asia

Chair and Discussant: MIENO Fumiharu (Kyoto University)

Speaker 1: AIBA Daiju (JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development), Sovannroeun SAMRETH (Saitama University)

“What Explains High Interest Rates in Microfinance Loans? Evidence from the Case of a Newly Introduced Interest Rate Cap Policy in Cambodia”

Speaker 2: UEHARA Kentaro (Kyoto University)

“Usage Survey of Islamic Microfinance in Brunei Darussalam: A Case Study of Collateral Loan”

Discussant: YANO Go (Kyoto University), SAITO Jun (Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO)

June 19, 2021, Saturday
13:30-15:30 Panels/Sessions

Panel 2: Domestic and Regional Dimensions of Transboundary Water Relations in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East


Speaker 1: Housam DARWISHEH(Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO)

“The Dynamics of Egypt-Sudan Relations over Hydro-politics in the Nile Basin”


“Regional Cooperation for Mekong River Transboundary Water Issues”

Speaker 3: Marwa DAOUDY (Georgetown University)

“Water as a Strategy of War: Insight from the Syrian Conflict”

Discussant:IMAI Kohei (Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO), KEOLA Souknilanh (Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO)

Session 3: Vocational Training in Asia

Chair : SAWADA Yukari (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)

Speaker 1: MATSUSHITA Namiko (Nagoya Sangyo University)

“Youth Unemployment Issues in Korea and Korean Overseas Employment Support Policies in 2000s”

Speaker 2: WANG Weiting (Chiba University)

“Changes and Factors Affecting Chinese Secondary Vocational Schools: From a Case Study”

Discussant: KIM Hyunsung (Chukyo University), SHIMA Ayako (Daito Bunka University)

Session 4: Changes under the COVID 19 Pandemic

Chair: KAWAMURA Koichi (Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO)

Speaker 1: MASUHARA Ayako (Asia University), MYA DWI Rostika (Daito Bunka University)

“The Impact of Covid19 Pandemic on the Indonesian Society: Interview Surveys in Java and Bali”

Speaker 2: ZHANG Bin (Yamanashi Prefectural University)

“The Evolution of China's Tourism Policy Toward post-COVID-19”

Discussant: MORISHITA Akiko (Ritsumeikan University), KAJI Hiromoto (Aichi University)

Session 5: Identity and Democratization

Chair and Discussant: ISHIZUKA Jin(Yamanashi University)

Speaker 1:HAGIWARA Ryuta (Hitotsubashi University)

“The Infiltration of “Patriots Ruling Hong Kong”: Focusing on Candidacy and Inauguration for Public Servants in Hong Kong”

Speaker 2: HUANG Zhe (University of Tokyo )

“Identity and Political Order in China: With a Focus on Youth (1962-1966)”

Discussant: ISHIZUKA Jin (University of Yamanashi), KADOZAKI Shinya (Waseda University)

June 19, 2021, Saturday

Plenary Session: A Rising China and Its “Periphery”: The Views from Mongolia, Uzbekistan, and Laos

Chair : ISOBE Yasushi (Keio University)

Speaker 1: OYUNBAATAR Munkhjin (Mongolian Scientific and Research Institute for National Freedom)

“Sino-Mongolian Relations after Mongolia's Transition to Democracy”

Speaker 2: BAKHIRIDDINOV Mansur (General Incorporated Foundation, The Japan Uzbekistan Silk Road Foundation, Representative Director)

“Some Legal Aspects of Economic Partnership of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the People's Republic of China in Bilateral and International Formats from the Historical Context”

Speaker 3: KEOLA Souknilanh (Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization)

“BRI and Laos' Quest for Diverse Economic Relations”

Discussant: MASUO Chisako T. (Kyushu University), KUMAKURA Jun (Hosei University)

June 20, 2021, Sunday

Panel 3: A Study of Economy and Society in and Outside of the DPRK under the Epidemic of COVID-19

Chair : TSUKAMOTO Soichi (J.F. Oberlin University)

Speaker 1: LEE Aeliah (Waseda University)

“Current Situations of North Korean Workers in the Russian Primorsky Krai after UN Sanctions and Border Closure under the COVID-19 Epidemic ”

Speaker 2: MIMURA Mitsuhiro (ERINA)

“Outlook of External Economic Relations of the DPRK under COVID-19 Outbreak ”

Speaker 3: MIYATSUKA Sumiko (Kokugakuin Tochigi Junior College)

“An Inquiry of the DPRK's Tobacco Control Law and Smoking Cessation Law ”

Discussant: FUKUHARA Yuji (The University of Shimane), HOTTA Yukihiro (Kazankai)

Session 6: Household Behavior in Rural Areas

Chair and Discussant: HOKEN Hisatoshi (Kwansei Gakuin University)

Speaker 1: YE Qing (Toyo University)

“Impact of Agricultural Wage on the Income Composition of Rural Households: Through the CFPS Household Survey ”

Speaker 2: WADA Kazuya (Kanazawa University)

“Agriculture, Land Market, and Migration: An Empirical Analysis of Micro Panel Data of Rural Households in India ”

Discussant: HOKEN Hisatsoshi (Kwansei Gakuin University), ITOH Seiro (Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO)

Session 7: Economics and Politics of Global Value Chain

Chair and Discussant: WATANABE Mariko (Gakushuin University)

Speaker 1: HIOKI Shiro (Tohoku University)

“Global Value Chains, Innovation Systems, and Innovation Outcome: An Evidence from China's Mobile Handset Industry ”

Speaker 2: KONG Deyi (Toyo University)

“Industrial Trade Structure Analysis in China Using RCA Index-Considering Intermediate Good Imports ”

Speaker 3: Ahram HAN (University of Tokyo)

“Rethinking Japan’s Foreign Economic Policymaking Process under the Abe Cabinet: What Made Japan Lead TPP? ”

Discussant: OIZUMI Keiichiro (Asia University), OBA Mie (Kanagawa University)