Call for Papers

The roles of language, communication and culture in creating a sustainable society make it imperative for authorities concerned to pay close attention to the ways in which knowledge in the humanities and social sciences can make a difference. To develop a sustainable and prosperous society, scientific knowledge alone is insufficient, for humans need not only material wealth but also the so-called “soft” subjects that are equally powerful in shaping one’s worldviews toward a sustainable livelihood. As such, now is the time to reclaim the roles of language, communication and culture in helping us to strive toward the ultimate goal of creating a sustainable society. To instigate ideas, exchange views and foster debates throughout our conference, the sub-themes then will include but not be limited to:



  • Discourse analysis
  • English as a second /foreign language
  • English as a lingua franca
  • English for academic purposes
  • English for specific purposes
  • Gender and sexuality studies
  • Language policy and planning
  • Multilingualism
  • Translation and interpretation



  • Business and corporate communication
  • Information and communication technology
  • Intercultural and cross-cultural communication
  • Journalism
  • Media studies
  • New media and social media



  • Area Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Gender Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Japanese Language
  • Japanese Language Teaching
    (Medium Language : Japanese or English)


Special Interest Group:

Language Research for Business and Education