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• Professor Kuniya Sakai President of Kanda University of International Studies
Professor Boris I. Kolonitskii European University at St-Petersburg,Vice Rector Doctor of Historical Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences
• Professor Svetlana Koval'skaya of Lev Gumilev Eurasian University (Astana)
• Professor Henry E. Hale of George Washington University
• Professor Stephen Hutchings of the University of Manchester, President of BASEES
• Professor Judith Deutsch Kornblatt of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, President of ASEEES
• Professor Graeme Gill of the University of Sydney, President of ICCEES
• Professor Nobuo Shimotomai of Hosei University, Co-chairman of the Organization Committee of the ICCEES World Congress in Makuhari
• Professor Mitsuyoshi Numano of the University of Tokyo, Co-chairman of the Organization Committee of the ICCEES World Congress in Makuhari


Nobuo Shimotomai It is a great honor for the Japanese community of the Slavist/Russian and Eurasian studies specialists to host the coming ICCEES World Congress in Makuhari, expected to be held in July 2015. As one of the executive organizers in Japan, I realize keenly the honor and responsibility for implementing this scientific event, the first to be held in Asian countries. I will exert my utmost efforts to ensure its success.

Japanese researchers on Slavic/Eurasian affairs have always been indebted to our global counterparts and partners on developing the common cause of enhancing the level of researches in these particular academic fields. Thanks to the efforts of our colleagues, both domestic and foreign, Japan will host this ICCEES meeting in four years time near Tokyo, Makuhari. This congress will undoubtedly have a huge impact on the widening horizons of these academic researches, as well as attract public interest.

After the collapse of the USSR we, Japanese specialists, also paid greater attention to developing our regional level of academic exchanges on these widening scopes of disciplines. Post-cold war environments in North East Asia necessitate and make inevitable these trends. Asian scholars, Chinese, Central Asian and Korean in particular, are communicating and exchanging views on various levels of common academic interests on various channels. The Asian perspective may yield different modes of scientific communication. In any case Makuhari Congress will undoubtedly give impetus to these interdisciplinary discourses.

With the expectation of deepening our common academic fields, we hope that all the researchers from the world, not least those from Eurasia, will meet in Makuhari.

Nobuo Shimotomai
Professor of Hosei University
Co-chairman of the Organization Committee of the ICCEES World Congress in Makuhari


• Professor Kuniya Sakai President of Kanda University of International Studies
Professor Boris I. Kolonitskii European University at St-Petersburg,Vice Rector Doctor of Historical Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences
• Professor Svetlana Koval'skaya of Lev Gumilev Eurasian University (Astana)
• Professor Henry E. Hale of George Washington University
• Professor Stephen Hutchings of the University of Manchester, President of BASEES
• Professor Judith Deutsch Kornblatt of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, President of ASEEES
• Professor Graeme Gill of the University of Sydney, President of ICCEES
• Professor Nobuo Shimotomai of Hosei University, Co-chairman of the Organization Committee of the ICCEES World Congress in Makuhari
• Professor Mitsuyoshi Numano of the University of Tokyo, Co-chairman of the Organization Committee of the ICCEES World Congress in Makuhari


The First ICCEES World Congress to Be Held in Asia!

All previous ICCEES world congresses have been held in North America and Europe ― Banff, Garmisch, Washington, Harrogate, Warsaw, Tampere, Berlin, and Stockholm. This is the first time the congress is being held in Asia.

In addition to the traditional participants from the North Atlantic and Russia, the Organizing Committee especially welcomes "newcomers" from Asia, Eurasia, and the global South.

To make the IX World Congress a truly transformative event, we propose the catchphrase "Makuhari ― Where Many Wests Meet Many Easts."