2019 Asia Regional & JSMMR2019 Conference

<< Conference Update >>
Registration is now open for MMIRA Asia Regional Conference 2019/The 5th JSMMR Annual Conference. To register, visit the Registration Page (https://jsmmr5th.peatix.com/view).
Note: The page above is currently accepting conference registrations only. The registration for workshops will start as soon as their schedule is finalized.



    Sep. 14th, 2019 - Pre-conference Workshops

    Sep. 15th-16th, 2019 - Main Conference


    Shizuoka University of Art and Culture (SUAC)

Address: 2-1-1 Chuo, Naka-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 430-8533 JAPAN

 Conference Theme

    "Mixed Methods Research for Understanding and Accommodating the World of Complexity"

 Program (tentative)←NEW

  • September 14th, 2019 (Sat)
    •  9:00-12:00 Pre-Conference Workshops (in Japanese)
    • 13:00-13:20 Opening
    • 13:30-14:30 Keynote Lecture
      Dr. Elizabeth Creamer (President of MMIRA, Professor Emerita of Virginia Tech)
    • 14:50-16:20 Panel Discussion/ MMR Open Forum 1
    • 16:30-17:10 Parallel Round Tables A
    • 17:20-18:00 Parallel Round Tables B
    • 18:30-20:00 Reception
  • September 15th, 2019 (Sun)
    •  9:00-10:20 Parallel Oral Presentations A
    • 10:40-12:00 Parallel Oral Presentations B
    • 13:30-14:30 Special Lecture 1
      Dr. Cheryl Poth (University of Alberta, Past President of MMIRA )
    • 14:30:15:30 Special Lecture 2
      Dr. Christine Davis (University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
    • 15:50-17:20 Panel Discussion/ MMR Open Forum 2
  • September 16th, 2019 (Mon)
    •  8:20-10:20 Participant Organized Workshops.
    •  9:00-10:00 Meet an Expert Session
    • 10:30-12:30 Panel Discussion/ Asia Open Forum
    • 12:30-13:00 Closing
    • 14:00-16:00 Seminar Open to the Public (in Japanese)
    • 14:00-17:00 Post-Conference Workshops (in English)
  • More activities, we will keep you updated.

 Call for Papers

     >>> The entry for presentation proposals has been closed. 

This conference calls for oral presentation and round table presentation. 

  • Submission Procedure

Please submit the information of your presentation from the link below.

Call for Papers – Roundtables and Oral Presentations
  • Submission Period

Feb. 1, 2019 to Apr. 30, 2019 (by JST_UTC+9 23:59) 

 Call for Workshop Proposals

     >>> The entry for workshop proposals has been closed. 

The conference calls for workshop proposals assuming participants who want to deepen their learning about MMR.
  • Submission Procedure
Please refer to the following page for the application guidelines of the workshop proposal.

Call for Workshop Proposals
  • Submission Period
Feb. 1, 2019 to Mar. 31, 2019 (by JST_UTC+9 23:59) 

International Scholarship Program←NEW

This conference will provide scholarship programs to international scholars/students who need financial support to participate in the conference. Please refer to the following page for details.

Conference Registration←NEW

Note: The page above is currently accepting conference registrations only. The registration for workshops will start as soon as their schedule is finalized.

Members (JSMMR/MMIRA/Dual)
15,000 JPY
5,000 JPY
25,000 JPY
5,000 JPY

Members (JSMMR/MMIRA/Dual)
7,000 JPY
3,000 JPY
15,000 JPY
5,000 JPY
International Scholars with the conference scholarship
3,000 JPY
    • The banquet fee will be 5,000 JPY per person.
    • Other details of the conference registration will be announced soon.
<< Registration deadline: Aug. 23, 2019 (Fri)  23:59  JST >>


  • 2019 MMIRA Asia Regional Conference / 5th JSMMR Conference 2019
    • Conference Secretariat
      • Email: jsmmr2019 [at] gmail.com    (please replace [at] with @)


     Michael D. Fetters (University of Michigan)

 Chair of the Organizing Committee

     Yoko Kawamura  (Shizuoka University of Art and Culture)

 Organizing Committee (tentative)

  • Michael D. Fetters (University of Michigan)
  • Michiko Abe (Cross-Culture Lab)
  • Miwako Fukuda (The Jikei University)
  • Taichi Hatta (Kyoto University)
  • Mitsuyuki Inaba (Ritsumeikan University)
  • Machiko Inoue (Hamamatsu University School of Medicine)
  • Hisako Kakai (Aoyama GakuinUniversity)
  • Tomoko Kamei (St.Luke's International University)
  • Yoko Kawamura (Shizuoka University of Art and Culture)
  • Sachiko Makabe (Akita University)
  • Keiichi Narita (Kyoto University)
  • Mayumi Nozaki (Juntendo University)
  • Toshiyuki Ojima (Hamamatsu University School of Medicine)
  • Chikako Ogawara (Tokyo Medical and Dental University)
  • Midori Shikano (Nanzan University)
  • Chihiro Tajima (Gakushuin Women's College)


  • The Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMIRA)
  • Japan Society for Mixed Methods Research (JSMMR)


  • Hamamatsu and Lake Hamana Tourism Bureau