2021 MMIRA Asia Regional / 7th JSMMR Annual Conference

The call for papers is now open (deadline for submission: July 7, 2021).  Please click [here] for details.


    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 4th Asian Regional Conference of the Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMIRA), and the 7th 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!

Greetings from Conference President
Michael D. Fetters  
(University of Michigan, Department of Family Medicine)


    Oct. 30th, 2021 (Sat) - Workshops + Main Conference

    Oct. 31th, 2021 (Sun) - Main Conference

 Meeting Style

    Online (Web & Zoom)

 Conference Theme

"Mixed Methods Research in the Era of Massive Social Change"


   * The program may be subject to change.
    • Oct. 30th, 2021 (Sat)
      • Workshop 1 & 2  (parallel)
      • Workshop 3 & 4  (parallel)
      • Opening 
      • Invited Lecture
      • Panel Discussion
      • Oral Presentations (on-demand video)

      • Virtual Reception
    •  Oct. 31th, 2021 (Sun) 
      • Keynote Lecture 1
      • Keynote Lecture 2
      • Keynote Lecture 3
      • (JSMMR General Meeting)
      • Asia Open Forum (presentation & panel discussion)
      • Oral Presentations (on-demand video)
        • Closing

      Call for Papers

         See the links below for paper submissions.

      Registration Fee



      • 2021 MMIRA Asia Regional / 7th JSMMR Annual Conference 
        • Conference Secretariat
          • Email: jsmmr2021 [at] gmail.com    (please replace [at] with @)


           Michael D. Fetters (University of Michigan, Department of Family Medicine)

       Chair of the Organizing Committee

           Hisako Kakai  (Aoyama Gakuin University)

       Organizing Committee

      • Miwako Fukuda (The Jikei University)
      • Taichi Hatta (Kyoto University)
      • Mitsuyuki Inaba (Ritsumeikan University)
      • Machiko Inoue (Hamamatsu University School of Medicine)
      • Tomoko Kamei (St.Luke's International University)
      • Yoko Kawamura (University of Occupational and Environmental Health)
      • Taku Kosokabe (Miyagi University of Education)
      • Keiichi Narita (Kyoto University)
      • Mayumi Nozaki (Juntendo University)
      • Chikako Ogawara (Tokyo Medical and Dental University)
      • Chihiro Tajima (Gakushuin Women's College)


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


      • Center for Educational Development of Mixed Methods Research, Aoyama Gakuin University