The Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology (JASCA) 50th Anniversary Conference was held jointly with IUAES Inter-Congress 2014.

The conference attracted over 1000 international and domestic delegates to the International Conference Hall of Makuhari Messe, Chiba City in Greater Tokyo.
The theme was The Future with/of Anthropologies.

The conference took place from 15th to 18th May 2014.

Co-operating organisations

Conference programme

The conference programme can be downloaded as a PDF or epub.


The following organizations kindly organized their own panels, or joint panels with JASCA (Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology) and/or IUAES (International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences).

  • WCAA - World Council of Anthropological Associations
  • AAA - American Anthropological Association
  • ABA - Brazilian Association of Anthropology - Associaçõ Brasileira de Antropologia
  • AJJ - Anthropology of Japan in Japan
  • ANPOCS (Brazilian Association of Graduate and Research Centers in the Social Sciences - Associação Nacional de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais)
  • EAAA - East Asian Anthropological Association
  • EASA - European Association of Social Anthropologists
  • IAA - Indian Anthropological Association
  • JAWS - Japan Anthropology Workshop
  • KOSCA - Korean Society of Cultural Anthropology
  • SEAA - Society for East Asian Anthropology
  • TSAE - Taiwan Society of Anthropology and Ethnology


  • ASN (The Anthropological Society of Nippon)
  • FSJ (the Folklore Society of Japan)
  • JSPA (Japan Society of Physiological Anthropology)
  • PSJ (Primate Society of Japan)



We appreciate all the generous donations received for our anniversary event.

Japanese Society of Cultural Anthropology 50th Anniversary Event Organising Committee

Read the list of colleagues involved in organising this event.

More about the organisations
To learn more about what IUAES and JASCA do, please visit the association websites.

Conference administrators and email address
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