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Important Notice

Online registration to participate in the conference has now closed. Please contact e-mail: or Fax: +(81) (0) 3-5907-6364, if you need further information.

On-Site Registration will open at 16:30, Thursday, June 21.

Please see below and come to the registration desk at an earliest time possible. We will need to register more than 350 people and expect a long queue, particularly just before the Welcome Drink begins on Thursday. Your cooperation will be greatly appreciated!

All full papers will be up on the home page and can be downloaded from the beginning of June.
The local organizer will deliver the USB which includes full papers to all participants at the conference time. Please understand that if people will send their full paper very late, which can’t be included in the USB by technical reason.

Conference venue and Campus map

Final Program of 12 June 2012

Program and Abstract

To those who need to apply for visa for entry into Japan

  1. The online registration is available from 17 Feb., 2012 to 31 May. 2012.
    Early Bird Fees are applied in case you complete your payment by 30 Apr., 2012.
    The system allows you online credit card settlement after your registration process.
  2. The result of abstract review for the ACEI 2012 can be downloaded here.

If anyone who did not receive a ACEI2012 Kyoto Review Result email message from the ACEI 2012 Local Organizer, please let us know as soon as possible at

We strongly recommend that you pay the registration fee with your credit card. In case you need to make a payment through bank transfer, please contact us at the email address below. Please note that we will charge you 7,000 yen for the this transaction in addition to the participation fee.

Information on the first day (June 21) of the conference
Visit to the Manga Museum

Participants are asked to turn up at the entrance of the Manga Museum.Registration for this visit will be open at 13:00. The talk by Professor Berndt will start at 14:00. Participants can see exhibitions in the Museum on their own before and after the talk. Registration for the ACEI conference will begin at 16:30 at Kambaikan, followed by a welcome speech and drinks (see the following for more details).

The location of the Manga Museum can be found below:

Registration, Welcome Speech and Drinks at Kambaikan

Please come through the main entrance of the Kambaikan (with an auditorium called Hardy Hall) for registration that starts at 16:30. We expect a long queue at around 18:00 and suggest you come at an earliest possible time to avoid it.

Do not miss the short speech that will be specially made by Professor Tetsuo Yamaori, who is an internationally well-known philosopher, on the cultural landscape of Kyoto. This will start at 18:30.

There will be a drinks reception from 19:00 to 20:00 downstairs in the same building. The registration desk will still be open during this time.

Kambaikan is Number 23 building on this map.

Information on the Second Day (June 22) of the conference

Registration will be open at 8:30. Please come through the main entrance of Kambaikan. The location is explained above.

Information on the Third Day and Fourth Day (June 23 and 24) of the conference

Registration and all the sessions (except for the ACEI General Meeting) will be held on the second floor of the Rinkokan building. It is Number 25 building on the map (shown above). Please come to the registration desk if you need to be registered.

Small excursion to sake brewery

We will offer a small-scale excursion to Gekkeikan, a famous sake brewery, after the conference. This event is planned and organized by the courtesy of Professor Kishiro Kishimoto of Momoyama Gakuin University, who is a member of the Japan Association of Cultural Economics. Professor Kishimoto is an Ambassador of Kyoto Sightseeing and Hospitality and has been appointed Honorary Sommlier of Sake.

Places are limited to fifteen, given on a first-come, first-served basis. Priority is given to non-Japanese ACEI conference participants. Please contact us at if you are interested.

The tour participants will meet at the conference venue and depart right after the whole program on the 24th June. We will take a train from Imadegawa (the nearest to Doshisha University) to Fushimi, which is a well-known area for sake making for centuries. We will finish by the early evening and disperse there. There will be guidance given in English by Professor Kishimoto and staff of Gekkeikan, Q&A and tasting of sake free of charge.

The train ride will be about half an hour and cost 430 yen, payable by each participant.

Guidelines for presenting

Welcome to Kyoto!

The local organizers and the Japan Association for Cultural Economics extend warmest welcome to ACEI 2012 Kyoto. We hope all the participants will find the conference exciting and fruitful not only for its academic content but also for the cultural and social events we offer during the four days. While the academic program is being planned, there have been a few social programs secured already.

Practical information on travelling and accommodation is also provided on this website, but here is some information to help you initially organize the plan of the trip.

  • Kyoto is easy to access from Kansai International Airport, approximately seventy-five minutes by train. Alternatively, fly to Tokyo International Airport (Narita), where there are domestic connections from Narita to Osaka International Airport (Itami), which is the closest airport to Kyoto.
  • Those who are interested in staying both in Kyoto and in Tokyo, the best travel plan would be to come to Kyoto for the conference and move to Tokyo by bullet train. To fly in one airport and out from another within Japan would normally be treated as a round trip.

We will continue to enrich the content in due course to provide more updated information. So watch out for this space!

The Japan rail pass is extremely reasonable for traveling by JR trains around in Japan.

Local organizers:
Kazuko Goto
Tadashi Yagi
Nobuko Kawashima

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Nanzen-ji Hatto (640x480, type=image/jpeg, 150.3 KB)

Nanzen-ji Hatto
Nanzen-ji is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. It was established in 1291. It is also the headquarters of the Nanzen-ji branch of Rinzai Zen. In seasons of cherry blossom and autumn leaves,many people visit this temple.But its larger size means that it doesn't seem as crowded as many of the others.
links: wikipwdia, wikitravel, Nanzen-ji official web site