The Thirteenth Asian Studies Conference Japan (ASCJ 2009) will be held on the Yotsuya campus
of Sophia University in Tokyo, on the weekend of 20-21 June, 2009. If
you attended any of our conferences at Sophia before, please note that
the venue this time is the main campus next to Yotsuya station on the
JR Chuo Line (Kojimachi exit). The campus can also be reached by the
Maruouchi and Nanboku subway lines. The sessions will be held at the
back of the campus, in Building 11. Signs with this year's ASCJ poster
(image above) will be placed at strategic points to guide you through
Note that on Sunday, the only entry to the campus is by the Main Gate, past St. Ignatius Church.
Here are a few photos to help you find your way from JR Yotsuya Station
to Building 11.
Leaving the ticket barrier at Yotsuya Station, look for signs for
Sophia University (Jōchi Daigaku 上智大学). Take the Kōjimachi Exit.
When you come to street level, turn to the right.
You will be able to see the tall white building of Sophia University on
the other side of the crossing. The building on the corner is St.
to the other corner and go into the university by one of the gates. The
North Gate, to the left of St. Ignatius Church, is the closest gate on
Saturday. On Sunday, only the Main Gate is open on Sunday. Walk along
the small road to the right of the church to reach the Main Gate.
Again we recommend that you print out the official university map of the campus
. Note the location of Building 11 on the far right.
Go to the far end of the central axis, past the library (on the left in this photograph).
You will come to a sign for Building 11 and the cafeteria (shokudō 食堂).
Turn left to reach Building 11.
11 has a cafeteria in the basement. On the ground floor there is a
covered atrium, shown in the photo. The registration desk will be in
the glassed-off lobby. Refreshments can be bought from the automatic
dispensers here or (Saturday only) from the cafeteria. The sessions
will be held on floors 2, 3, 4, 5. See the program