2019 MMIRA Asia Regional & JSMMR2019 Conference

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The registration deadline for the conference is approaching. Those who wish to participate are recommended to register as soon as possible.
  • [Events and Registration]
    • Deadline for main conference and reception: August 23, 2019 23:59 (JST)
    • Deadline for workshops and other events: September 6, 2019 23:59 (JST)
There are multiple events during the conference and tourist attractions in Hamamatsu. Please click on the links below to register for the event of your interest and to enjoy your trip.

    This conference focuses on Mixed Methods Research (MMR), which is a hybrid of quantitative and qualitative research approaches. MMR is rapidly spreading in practical research fields such as medical care, nursing, and education. 
    This is the 3rd Asian Regional Conference of the Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMIRA), and the 5th Annual Conference of the Japan Society for Mixed Methods Research (JSMMR). It aims at sharing the knowledge required to develop, design, and construct MMR among the researchers and practitioners not only in Japan but also in Asian regions.
    Distinguished speakers in the field of MMR will be invited to deliver keynote speeches, workshops, and presentations. We encourage researchers and practitioners in a variety of fields to join this conference!

Tourist information about Hamamatsu City
Greetings from:
 Michael D. Fetters (Conference President) &
 Yoko Kawamura (Organizing Committee Chair)


    Sep. 14th, 2019 - Pre-conference Workshops + Main Conference

    Sep. 15th, 2019 - Main Conference

    Sep. 16th, 2019 - Main Conference + Post-conference Workshop


    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"
   *There's a possibility that the program may be modified.
  •  Time table of the main conference, reception, and workshops.

 Program Detail

   *There's a possibility that the program may be modified.

    International Scholarship

    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.

    Registration Fee


    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.
      • Registration of the workshops will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
      • There will be no refunds for cancellations.
      • Student discounts: Please contact the secretariat <secretary.jsmmr[at]gmail.com> by email before purchasing a ticket. Set the subject as "students discounts" and attach an image of your valid student ID, which you will be required to wear during the conference period (i.e., a face photo ID). Please be aware that we will not give you a student discount for the already purchased ticket at the regular price.

    Events and Registration←Updated

     Events  Date & Time 
    Links for Registration
    Registration Deadline
    Main Conference &
    Sep. 14 (Sat) 
       13:00 -
     Sep. 16 (Mon) 
    http://www.jsmmr.org/conference/jsmmr2019/#program Aug. 23, 2019 (Fri) 23:59 JST (*1)
    (*1) We will accept registration until just before the conference if space is available. However, participants registered after the date above may not be able to receive the conference abstracts and interpreting receivers at the reception.
    Participant Organized Workshop
    (No extra fee required, in English)
    Sep. 16 (Mon)
    Sep. 6, 2019 (Fri) 23:59 JST (*2)
    (*2) We will accept registration until just before the events if space is available. However, participants registered after the date above may not be able to receive the handouts.
    Preconference Workshops
    (Registration fee required, in Japanese
    Sep. 14 (Sat) 
    Postconference Workshops
    (Registration fee required, in English)
     Sep. 16 (Mon) 
    Open Seminar
    (Free, in Japanese)
    Sep. 16 (Mon) 
    (No extra charge required)
    Sep. 16 (Mon) 9:00-10:00 http://www.jsmmr.org/conference/jsmmr2019/me  
    Until all the places are taken

    Call for Papers

        The entry for presentation proposals has been closed.

    Call for Workshop Proposals

         The entry for workshop proposals has been closed.


    • 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