MAER-Net Colloquium 2022 (Kyoto, Japan)

The 2022 MAER-Net Colloquium will be held from October 7-8 at Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. We are confident that we will meet face-to-face, but there some remain travel restrictions.  See below.


Event details


The 2022 MAER-Net Colloquium will be held at Kyoto University October 7-8, hosted by Satoshi Mizobata, Ichiro Iwasaki, Xinxin Ma and Masahiro Tokunaga. See flyer. Kyoto is a beautiful World Heritage Site, the ancient capital of Japan with many elegant temples and palaces. Kyoto remains Japan’s cultural capital.

Currently, there are some travel restrictions for entry into Japan. Because all of us are in 'Blue' countries, we can enter Japan without any quarantine restrictions. However, we need sponsorship from the University of Kyoto to obtain our visas. Hopefully, you have already been sent the instructions about how to register and to obtain your Visa to visit Japan.  We encourage you to do so quickly, by July 31, if at al possible.  First, please make hotel reservations (see Recommended Accommodations, below). Next, make a scanned copy of your passport and register online,  It is simple, but please follow the instructions fully.  After this, you will receive an invitation letter from the University of Kyoto to sponsor your business travel to the Colloquium.  After receiving this letter, you will need to contact the Japanese Embassy in your country to obtain a travel Visa.  Sorry, for this trouble, but it is necessary to enter Japan.  We are very grateful for the hard work and gracious hospitality of Professor Mizobata, Ms. Horible, Professor Iwasaki, and Kyoto University for making this research conference possible. We look forward to seeing you in Kyoto! For more information, contact Tom Stanley ( or or Professor Iwasaki (

Recommended Accommodations

​More information about the travel to Kyoto University and the location of the Colloquium--see


Call for papers

Submissions of presentation proposals is now closed.  We have accepted over 35 presentations and 40 participants.  We thank everyone for their willingness to share their research with MAER-Net. See above 'Event Details' for further information about travel, lodging, and visas.  We look forward to seeing you in Kyoto.


The full program will be posted in August.


Keynote Speakers:



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