The 2nd IVR Japan International Conference is postponed to 2022. Given border restrictions placed in many countries including Japan, which are due to the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the organizing committee have discussed the conference schedule. As the result of our deliberation, we regret that we reached the conclusion that the safest choice is to postpone the conference until 2022. The new call for papers and panels is to be released in 2021. Thank you for your understanding. (May 25, 2020)
We are pleased to announce that the 2nd IVR (Internationale Vereinigung für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie, International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy) Japan International Conference on “East Meets West: Justice, Law, and Politics” will be held at Yokohama National University in Yokohama from 25th to 27th September 2020. The conference will consist of plenary lectures and general sessions. Confirmed lecturers are Prof. Daniel A. Bell, at Tsinghua University, Beijing and Prof. Hirohide Takikawa at the University of Tokyo, Tokyo. Prof. Bell will deliver the 13th Kobe Lecture, which will be open to the public. The conference’s official language is English. We invite researchers and graduate students to submit paper proposals for general sessions. Papers on any topics in the areas of legal philosophy, political philosophy, ethics, and applied ethics in a broad sense are welcome, but papers on topics related to the conference’s theme are particularly considered. Panel proposals on any topics in these areas are also invited. We have a plan to publish selected papers on the conference’s theme in a special issue of some international journal published by a Western publisher. Call for Papers was be released in January 2020 and updated in February.