The 166th Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan

Information about the 166th Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Japan

Dates: 17th (Sat.) and 18th (Sun.) June 2023

Venue: Senshu University (Kanda Campus) Building No.10

President: Naoki FUKUI
Director (LSJ): Toshio MATSUURA
Director (Local): Hiroshi HASEGAWA

Program (PDF 357KB)
Handbook is now available. (2023.6.8)
Handbook (Collectively Downloading as a ZIP file / 52.8MB) (2023.6.8)

How to participate
Oral presentations, poster presentations, and workshops
*Please register and pay the registration fee from Peatix in advance.
*Guide for Specified Commercial Transactions Act (In Japanese)
*The registration period is from May 8th to Jun. 14th. Please register as soon as possible.
*You can participate in the conference without pre-registering, but we ask for your cooperation in registering in order to facilitate the smooth operation of the conference.
*The registration fee is below.
–2,000 yen for general members
–1,000 yen for student members
–3,000 yen for non-members
–2,000 yen for student non-members

Only Special Symposium
*The Special Symposium is free of charge and open to all. If you wish to attend, please come directly to the venue.
*If you plan to attend only the Open Special Symposium and have purchased a ticket in error, please refer to the Peatix Help and follow the procedure.
*Please note that refunds will only be available until Wednesday 31 May. Please note that no refunds will be accepted after that date.

Recordings (oral and workshop) and documents (poster)
*Recordings of oral presentations and workshops, and documents of poster presentations will be available (for the registered only) after the meeting (except for W-1).
*A recording of the symposium will be available on our YouTube channel at a later date.

Special Symposium:
An introduction to the linguistics of Japanese children’s English learning

We often hear Japanese parents say they want their children to become proficient in English because they themselves are not. It is widely believed that acquiring a second language is more efficient during early childhood. In this public symposium, we will present relevant research data in an understandable way and aim to unveil the true nature of Japanese children’s English learning. We will specifically focus on topics such as elementary-school English, bilingual development in foreign countries, language learning at international schools, and so-called “Home English.” We will engage in interactive discussions with the audience.

Organizer: Shiro OJIMA, Waseda University
Shiro OJIMA, Waseda University
Natsumi SHIBATA, Senshu University
Atsushi MIURA, Waseda University
Yuki HIROSE, The University of Tokyo
Hironobu TANAKA, The University of Tokyo

Assistance at the 166th 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 19, 2023.

Information about the childcare facilities at the 166th Meeting of LSJ:
Applications should be sent to by May 20, 2023. See the PDF below for details.