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A red-lipped, kimono-clad geisha vanishing around a corner. Riverside cherry trees bursting into cloudlike bloom. Ancient temples, tea ceremony masters and centuries-old craftsmanship. Zen gardens with raked sand and haiku-inspiring rock formations. Join us in historic Kyoto during cherry blossom season. Be part of the celebrations as Japanese people throw away their reserve and decide to party in Hanami tradition, joining picnics and moonlit soirees to view the splendourof spring. Then be part of one of Japan’s oldest festivals in picturesque Takyama. Join the procession of locals dressed in traditional costume as elaborate floats and the sacred Shinto shrine make their way through the streets in this joyful parade.

This will be your last chance to join Unconventional Conventions in Japan. After 2 sold out conferences, this will be our 3rd and final Japan conference for a number of years.

Academic Program.

JAPAN CONFERENCE PROGRAM

A number of health issues prevalent in Japan have informed the topics for this conference.

Geriatrics

Japan has the highest proportion of elderly people in the world with 26% of the population being over 65. The low birth rate, minimal immigration and changes in the family make this a massive evolving problem. Australia currently has 15% over 65 and increasing. During the conference a series of presentations will explore geriatric issues in Australia and Japan, the latest in cognitive impairment, the newly developing discipline of general practice in Japan as well as one of Japan’s solutions – possibly coming to Australia too – robot carers.

Main Conference.

Dates

A red-lipped, kimono-clad geisha vanishing around a corner. Riverside cherry trees bursting into cloudlike bloom. Ancient temples, tea ceremony masters and centuries-old craftsmanship. Zen gardens with raked sand and haiku-inspiring rock formations. Join us in historic Kyoto during cherry blossom season. Be part of the celebrations as Japanese people throw away their reserve and decide to party in Hanami tradition, joining picnics and moonlit soirees to view the splendour  of spring. Then be part of one of Japan’s oldest festivals in picturesque Takyama. Join the procession of locals dressed in traditional costume as elaborate floats and the sacred Shinto shrine make their way through the streets in this joyful parade.

Pre Conference Tour.

Dates

One of the World’s most cutting-edge capitals, Tokyo is a city of contrasts. Famous for its cutting edge modernity, neon-lit landscape and towering skyscrapers it is also home to sprawling parklands, peaceful shrines and temples and lovingly tended gardens. Despite its love affair with manga pop culture, fashion, high-tech trends and conspicuous consumption, below the surface is a city that has its roots in an ancient heritage.

Join us to experience the thrill of Tokyo.

Post Conference Tour.

Dates

This tour offers you a fascinating variety of destinations and experiences – the moving memorials to war in Hiroshima, a chance to visit gorgeous Miyajimi Island and a rejuvenating hot spring (onsen) immersion.

Join us to experience the best of Japan.

Photos And Presentations.

Presentations:

To access the presentations please use the password emailed to you on 4 May 2018 and click the link below. Please remember that these presentations are for personal reference use only and are not to be distributed.

Presentations

Photos:

You can share your photos using the link you received in the email from Mark Cunich on 4 May 2018.

To view the shared photos please use the password provided in the email and click here:

Photos

Dr Gary Kilov (1:42)
Dr Asha Nair (1:31)
Dr Ralph Audehm (1:11)
Dr Diana Hart & Dr Roger Scurr (1:39)