It is with deep regret that we wish to inform you that due to the ongoing COVID-19 epidemic, the Asian Criminological Society (ACS) 12th Annual Conference, originally scheduled for October 2-5, 2020, will be postponed.
Whilst we were hopeful that restrictions on international travel to and from Japan would have loosened by the time of the conference, based on a considered evaluation of the current situation this remains unlikely. Furthermore, given the potential for a second wave of infections during the winter season, the subsequent disruption this would bring to hosting a large international event, and our obligations to prevent the spread of the virus, a short-term postponement would pose considerable risks.
Thus, a decision has been made to postpone the 12th Annual Conference until June 18-21, 2021 which will be held at Ryukoku University in Kyoto, Japan. The deadlines for registration and abstract submission will be accordingly changed in due course. Please continue to check this website for announcements and details. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this causes and ask for your understanding in these exceptional circumstances.
For those who have already completed registration, we would like to reassure you that your participation fee will be carried over and there will be no need to register again. However, given that there has been a significant change in the schedule, we understand that some individuals will no longer be able to participate. Those who wish to cancel their registration will be refunded. The Conference Secretariat will contact registrants individually at the end of June.
Despite the current disruption to our personal lives and academic pursuits, we remain more committed than ever to tackling the issues and injustices in Asia requiring all our criminological expertise. We look forward to hosting the 12th Annual ACS Conference and welcoming you to Ryukoku University in June 2021.
Prof. Dr. ISHIZUKA, Shin-ichi
Ryukoku University, Kyoto
Update: June 18, 2020