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June 29, 2015 up

The 9th World Congress of ICCEES in Makuhari —Opening Event

The "Summit" Meeting of the Former Prime Ministers of Russia, Japan, and South Korea: "Pivot to Asia," the Rise of China, and the Future of Eurasia

on August 3, 2015, 15: 30―17:00 p.m. at Makuhari Messe, Conference Hall

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Sergei Stepashin (Russia) Lee Hong Gu (South Korea) Yasuo Fukuda (Japan)






We are witnessing a sea change in global politics. Power is shifting from the Atlantic to Pacific region and a so-called "pivot to Asia" seems obvious. Among others, the rise of the Peoples Republic of China, both politically and economically, is attracting attention world-wide. Established in 1949, the PRC has experienced a dynamic history and has been moving towards super power status in recent years. A number of experts predict that she may surpass the United States in the near future. Is this becoming a reality? How would these changes affect the global trends, East Asia in particular? Can we see a stabilizing new world order, or must we be prepared for a new destabilizing world? All the Eurasia and East Europe experts cannot be dismissive of these challenges.

The Organizing Committee of the 9th World Congress of ICCEES invites three eminent persons, the former Premier Ministers of the Russian Federation, South Korea, and Japan, to ask them how they perceive the rise of China and what prescription they give to address this.

Sergei Stepashin, Former Premier Minister of the Russian Federation
Lee Hong Gu, Former Premier Minister of the Republic of Korea
Yasuo Fukuda, Former Premier Minister of Japan


June 3, 2015 up

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Head of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Rustem Khamitov

Bashkortostan Offers Generous Financial Support to its ICCEES World Congress Participants!

In late April 2015, Head of the Republic of Bashkortostan (a federal subject of Russia), Mr. Rustem Zakievich Khamitov, signed a resolution to cover expenses for the airfare and Japanese visa acquisition of fourteen Bashkortostan participants in the ICCEES World Congress. The source of this generous financial assistance is the Fund for Social Targeted Programs of the Republic of Bashkortostan.

The Bashkortostan government seriously considered the fact that this is probably the largest Bashkortostan delegation ever to be sent to an internationally renowned academic event. Mr. Khamitov deemed that it would be necessary to assist Bashkir researchers in order to overcome their recent economic difficulties and to secure optimal conditions for their international academic exchange. Though the final decision was made at the end of April, Mr. Khamitov personally wrote to a participant as early as February: "Желаю удачи! Достойно представьте республику."

Encouraged by the generous endowment, most of the participating Bashkir scholars have already reserved their own hotel rooms and flights and applied for visa support to visit Japan. At present, they are vigorously writing their papers to be presented at the World Congress.

The Organizing Committee expresses deep gratitude to the valuable support provided by the Bashkortostan government and its chief, Mr. Rustem Khamitov.



April 2015 up

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Andrei Kurkov (Vice-president of the Ukrainian PEN, one of the international guests invited to our Makuhari event) and Mitsuyoshi Numano (co-chair of the organizing committee) at the 80th PEN International Congress in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, in October 2014.

The Japan P.E.N. Club has agreed to become a sponsor of the special event "Slavic Literatures without Borders: Russia, Ukraine, Europe, and Japan" to be held on August 7, 2015, within the framework of the World Congress of ICCEES in Makuhari.

Website of The Japan P.E.N. Club: http://www.japanpen.or.jp/en/




March 2015 up

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Chairman of the Organaizing Committee of the World Congress. Professor Nobuo Shimotomai of Hosei University with Mr. Stepashin(at the Imperial Orthodox Palestinian Society, Moscow)

On March 12, 2015, the former prime minister of Russia, Sergei Stepashin, confirmed his readiness to participate in the 9th World Congress of ICCEES and give a lecture at the Opening Session "A Summit of Former Prime Ministers: China, Russia, South Korea and Japan Discuss China's Success."



November 14, 2014 up

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Mr. Kumagai, Mayor of Chiba City (center) and members of the Organizing Committee (from left: Y. Ikeda, K. Matsuzato, M. Numano and T. Yuasa).

Visit to Mayor of Chiba City

Today we paid a visit to Mr. Toshihito Kumagai, Mayor of Chiba City (center in the photo below) and discussed various possibilities to welcome our congress participants next summer. We are happy to help you have a great time in Chiba. You will enjoy your stay in Chiba!



August 3, 2014 up

The Academic Committee has completed the Program.

August 1, 2014 up

ICCEES Seminar "From the First World War to the Ukrainian Crisis: 1914-2014"

Today, 1 August 2014, as announced beforehand, we had in Tokyo a quite interesting lecture "From the First World War to the Ukrainian Crisis: 1914-2014", by Professor Peter Waldron and Professor Thomas Bremer, both from the Executive Committee of the ICCEES. Professor Waldron aimed to put the February Revolution into the context of the Great War. Depending on diaries, he highlighted many uncertainties caused by communication troubles as decisive factors for the downfall of the Romanov dynasty. Professor Bremer talked about the religious situation in today's Ukraine. Analyzing how major denominations in Ukraine evaluate political crisis of the country, he showed differentiation progresses in the Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate). Two presentations were interconnected with each other, especially in warning against simple causal interpretation of events in time of crisis. We, the Organization Committee of the ICCEES Congress 2015, are so grateful to the two professors for helping us thus to commemorate worthily the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

March 14, 2014 up

Nobuo Shimotomai, Chairman of the Orgnizing Committee of the ICCEES World Congress visited Mr. Sergei Stepashin, former prime minister of Russia.

November 8, 2013 up

The 5th East Asian Conference for Slavic Eurasian Studies Was Held in Osaka, August 9-10, 2013
Program of the 5th East Asian Conference on Slavic Eurasian Studies, August 9-20, 2013

November 7, 2013 up

Protocol of the Sixth "Summit" of Slavicist Association in East Asia (August 8, 2013)
Meetings of the ICCEES in Makuhari and Osaka, August 5-8, 2013    [English]     [Japanese]

June, 2013up

The 5th East Asian Conference for Slavic Eurasian Studies in Osaka (August 2013):

Call for Papers Deadline of Proposal  individual— 29 March 2013  panel— 26 April 2013

[ Click here! ]


November 13, 2012 up

Mongolia Will Be a New Member Country of ICCEES!

November 09, 2012 up



October 11, 2012 up

The 5th East Asian Conference for Slavic Eurasian Studies will be held in Osaka in August 2013! – the Minutes of the Kolkata "Summit" of Slavicist Associations of East Asia.

June 28, 2012 up

Twelve Panels Composing the Fourth East Asian Conference for Slavic Eurasian Studies, in Kolkata, September 4-5, 2012!

May 25, 2012 up

The brochure of the ICCEES World Congress in Makuhari began to be circulated!

[ PDF file download ]

If you wish to distribute this brochure at your university, institute, or in your association, please contact us.

>>> iccees2015@slav.hokudai.ac.jp

Change of Date: ICCEES IX World Congress Will Be Held on August 3 – 8, 2015!

According to ICCEES tradition, the Organizing Committee announced plans for the next World Congress to be held in the last week of July, 2015. However, Kanda University of International Studies, which will be the main congress venue, has asked us to schedule the congress one week later to provide maximally favorable conditions for this academic event. After discussing the issue with the ICCEES executive committee and Slavist associations in Japan, the Organizing Committee decided to change the date of the congress. The ICCEES congress is now scheduled for August 3 – 8, 2015.

Save the date and mark your calendars!

April 12, 2012 up

The Forth East-Asian Conference of Slavic-Eurasian Studies will be held on 4-5 September 2012 in Kolkata, India.

The deadline for proposals for panels and papers is 15 May 2012 (Absutacts should be submitted by 15 June). >>> [Call for Papers (PDF file)]