Chief coordinator of the Centre for Asian Studies dr. Linas Didvalis has participated in the recent European Association of Japanese Studies (EAJS) conference that was held from 30 August to 2 September 2017. The conference is held every three years and is one of the largest academic events in the world dedicated to Japanese studies. This year it attracted more than 1200 scholars from all over the world who gathered at the Universidade NOVA in Lisbon, Portugal.

Dr. Linas Didvalis presented his research on environmental effects of depopulation in rural Japan in a panel convened by prof. Peter Matanle from University of Sheffield. The panel also consisted of scholars from University of Notre Dame, Texas State University and University of Nottingham Ningbo China. The conference provided plenty of opportunities to meet scholars from many different countries and scientific backgrounds, to learn about their work and newest research directions in Japanese studies, and to discuss development of future projects.

More information about the conference and presentations can be found in the program (PDF file).