by Naowarat Cheeptham
postscript and sponsorship acknowledgements
Dear JSAC 2006
Presenters and Participants,
This is a brief conference follow-up
note on reimbursements and the planned conference proceedings.
The deadline for receipt of conference reimbursement
applications is Dec. 1 (it must arrive at TRU by that
date—please send it to the address on the reimbursement
form). The JSAC 2006 organizing committee will review
the applications for reimbursement at that point. Only
reimbursement for accommodation and transportation will
be considered (taxi or airporter fares will not be reimbursed).
Please remember that for your application, original
receipts are necessary (please make a copy for your
own records). For the most part, only partial reimbursement
will be possible, so if you will need the original receipts
returned, please include a note in your application.
If you do not have a reimbursement form, please email
Tom Waldichuk at
2) Conference proceedings
Conference Proceedings are now available.
We would like to thank the following
sponsors who helped to make the JSAC 2006 conference
Asia Pacific Foundation of CanadaThompson Rivers University:
Comprehensive University Enhancement Fund
Office of the Vice-President Academic/Provost
TRU World (International education department)
Faculty of Arts
Faculty of Business and Economics
Department of English and Modern Languages
Department of Geography
Department of Visual and Performing Arts
Bookies (TRU book store)
Kamloops Chamber of Commerce
Sushi and Grocery Ichiban
Cheng Kwong Grocery
Aqua Pure Premium Water
Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
Thursday, 0ctober 12 - Sunday, October 15, 2006
Japan Studies Association of Canada (JSAC) plays a unique
role to foster awareness of Japan in Canada and to promote peaceful
and multilateral international relations. JSAC is a major promoter
of Japan Studies in Canada.
The theme for this year’s conference is
Japan at our doorstep and in the changing global community.
It will highlight how Japan and a changing Japanese society
have influenced communities at local, regional and global scales.These
communities not only pertain to social organization, but to
social interaction as well. The conference will examine changing
communities in the past and present, and from the local scale
to regional and international scales. Panels will focus both
on communities in Japan and abroad. They will examine such themes
as local communities, international communities, language communities
and historic communities.
Kamloops, located in the beautiful dry grasslands
valleys of south-western British Columbia, is the location of
the 19th JSAC conference. This interdisciplinary conference—held
at Thompson Rivers University—will bring together scholars
and graduate students from across Canada who study Japan. Fields
of study include geography, fine arts, anthropology and ethnology,
business, trade, literature, cultural studies, history, language
and linguistics, psychology, education, sociology, economics
and political science. Moreover, this conference will highlight
research pertaining to Japanese Canadians and Nikkei groups
living outside Japan. As at the 2004 JSAC conference in Victoria,
BC, we will also host scholars from the Japanese Association
for Canadian Studies, and we anticipate one or two joint panels.
In addition, we will have field trips to places within Kamloops
and the surrounding countryside.