Social Programs

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Get  Together Place

Date : June 4 (Sun.) 14:00 – 17:00
Place : Registration Area, Himegin Hall 2F
Admission Fee : Free

All participants are welcome to ” Get Together Place” for simple relish and beverages. Please feel to drop in and enjoy chat with other participants.

Welcome Reception

Date : June 5 (Mon.) 18:30 – 20:30 (TBD)
Place : Pearl Room, Himegin Hall 2F
Admission Fee : Free

On Monday evening, all ISTS/ISSFD/NSAT participants will be cordially invited to the Welcome Reception by tne Governor of Ehime Prefecture and the Mayer of Matsuyama City with Japanese hospitality.

Cultual Night

Date : June 6 (Tue.) 19:00 – 21:00 (TBD)
Place : Himegin Hall
Admission Fee : Free

Matsuyama City is the birthplace of Japan’s leading haiku poet, Shiki Masaoka and there are many sites dedicated to haiku in the city. This year, 2017 is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Shiki Masaoka. Panel discussion on the theme of “Space and Haiku“ among academic researchers will be planned. This event is open to public audience.

The Shiki Museum        Japanese         English

夏草やベースボールの人遠し
Natsukusa ya besu boru no hito toshi

summer grass
the baseball players
so far away

Season word : summer grass (夏草natsukusa), summer
Composed in 1898, at 31

Commendation & Closing Ceremony

Date : June 9 (Fri.) 18:30 – 21:00 (TBD)
Place : TBD
Admission Fee : 3,000 JPY (Regular & Accomanying Person), 1,000 JPY (Student : ID Required)

The 31st ISTS/28 ISSFD/8th NSAT Organizing Committee intends to make this last evening of the joint conference an unforgettable event.