The 152nd Meeting of the LSJ

Information about the 152nd Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan

Dates: June 25th (Sat) and 26th (Sun), 2016

Venue: Keio University (Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo)

President: Haruo KUBOZONO
Director (LSJ): Kan SASAKI
Director (Local): Ippei INOUE


Abstracts (PDF 1.1MB)

LSJ Meeting handbooks from the 152nd meeting on can be downloaded from the links below.

152nd LSJ Meeting Handbook

Symposium: Linguistics of Media Translation
Date: Sunday, June 26th
Organizer/Chair: Ippei INOUE (Keio University)
Topics and Presentators
Representations of Conflicts in the Global Society and News Translation: A Critical Analysis of Media Discourse in the Japanese Context (Mutsuko TSUBOI, Juntendo University)
Translation in Sports Media Discourse (Naohiro TATARA, J. F. Oberlin University)
Game Localization: From Translating Text to Translating Gameplay Experience (Minako O’HAGAN, Dublin City University)
The Localization and Globalization of Japanese Films with English Subtitles from the Perspective of Politeness Theory (Ippei INOUE, Keio University)

Abstract submission: March 1st — 20th, 2016

For details about abstract submission, see the following webpage.


Assistance at the 152nd Meeting:

If you plan to attend this meeting and need any assistance such as a sign language interpreter or notetaker, please contact the LSJ office ( as soon as possible. The deadline is May 16th, 2016.

・The LSJ Meeting Handbook will be distributed in PDF format on the LSJ website from the 152nd meeting. The printed version of the LSJ Meeting Handbook will be distributed at the 152nd meeting as a transitional measure.

・The rules and guidelines for the submission of abstracts and proceeding papers were revised due to the change of the format of the LSJ Meeting Handbook.

Childcare facilities at the 152nd Meeting:

Information about the childcare facilities at the 152nd Meeting of LSJ: Applications should be sent to by June 9th,
2016. See the PDF below for details.

Information about the childcare facilities (PDF 192kB, in Japanese)