December 3, 2016

The 6th Asian Food Study Conference (AFSC)

December 3, 2016 1.00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
EPOCH Hall, Biwako-Kusatsu Campus
Prior registration required. Please note that the registration will be closed when the number of applicants reaches the quota.

Send an E-mail to ircgs@gst.ritsumei.ac.jp with the following information included:
- Name
- Affiliation and title
- Phone number
- E-mail address
Research Center for Gastronomic Science, Ritsumeikan University
E-mail: ircgs@gst.ritsumei.ac.jp

The 6th Asian Food Study Conference (AFSC) and the 2nd International Symposium by National Museum of Ethnology and Ritsumeikan University will be held at Ritsumeikan University, Biwako-Kusatsu Campus.

Translation in English, Japanese and Chinese will be displayed on the screen for each presentation.

Theme: Exchange and Dynamism of Food Culture in Asia – Past, Present and Future

Opening Speech: Prof. Rongguang Zhao (Zhejiang Gongshang University)
"Substance and Responsibility: Establishment and Pursuits of Asian Food Study Conference"

1:30 p.m. Introductory Remarks:Prof. Toshio Asakura (Director, Research Center for Gastronomic Science, Ritsumeikan University)

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Keynote Speeches:
(1) Dr. Naomichi Ishige (Professor Emeritus, National Museum of Ethnology)
"History of Food Culture Exchange-Cases of Japan"

(2) Prof. Theodore C. Bestor (Director, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard University)
"Food Culture and Globalization: Japanese Cuisine Inside Out"

(3) Mr. Tadao Kikuchi (Chairman, Japan Food Service Association/Chairman & CEO, Royal Holdings Co., Ltd.)
"Towards the Sustainable Growth of Food-Service Industry"