2021 MMIRA Asia Regional / 7th JSMMR Annual Conference

  • In some parts of the conference page, the deadline for on-demand streaming was stated as "until Saturday, November 28". The correct date is "until Sunday, November 28, 23:59 (Japan time)".
  • If you have registered for the conference, you can continue to access the virtual conference site.
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    This conference focuses on Mixed Methods Research (MMR), which is a hybrid of quantitative and qualitative research approaches. MMR is rapidly spreading in practical research fields such as medical care, nursing, and education. 
    This is the 4th Asian Regional Conference of the Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMIRA), and the 7th Annual Conference of the Japan Society for Mixed Methods Research (JSMMR). It aims at sharing the knowledge required to develop, design, and construct MMR among the researchers and practitioners not only in Japan but also in Asian regions.
    Distinguished speakers in the field of MMR will be invited to deliver keynote speeches, workshops, and presentations. We encourage researchers and practitioners in a variety of fields to join this conference!

Greetings from Conference President
Michael D. Fetters  
(University of Michigan, Department of Family Medicine)


    Oct. 30th, 2021 (Sat) - Workshops + Main Conference

    Oct. 31th, 2021 (Sun) - Main Conference

The virtual conference site access period will be from October 23 (Sat.), 2021 (9:00) to November 28 (Sun), 2021 (23:59) (Japan time). Registered participants will have 24-hour access to on-demand videos, posters, slides, etc. from one week before to four weeks after the conference.
* Presentation videos, posters, slides, etc. will be uploaded as they become available.

Entrance to the Virtual Conference Site

 Meeting Style

    Online (Web & Zoom)

 Conference Theme

"Mixed Methods Research in the Era of Massive Social Change"


From Oct. 23, 2021 (Sat) 9:00 to Nov. 28, 2021 (Sun) 23:59 (JST)
During this period, conference registrants will have 24-hour access to on-demand plenary presentation videos, oral presentation videos, posters, and slides.

[Day 1] Oct. 30, 2021 (Sat) (JST)
Workshop 1
Presenter: Timothy C. Guetterman
Workshop 2
Presenter: Yoko Kawamura
(English & Japanese)
Workshop 3
Presenter: John W. Creswell
Presenter: Mariko H. Creswell
(English & Japanese)
Workshop 4
Presenter: Michael D. Fetters
(English & Japanese)
Opening Ceremony
Conference President: Michael D. Fetters
Moderator: Machiko Inoue
Panel Discussion: MMR in the Era of COVID-19 [Detail]
Organizer: Hisako Kakai
Panelists: Tomoko Kamei, Dominik Froehlich, and Michael D. Fetters
Speaker: John W. Creswell
Moderator: Mariko Hirose Creswell
Virtual Reception & “Meet the Presenters” Session
Communication time centered around discussion with oral and poster presenters

[Day 2] Oct. 31, 2021(Sun) (JST)
8:00- 9:30
Asia Open Forum:
Moderators: Michael D. Fetters and Chihiro Tajima
Discussants: Su-I Hou, Hongling, Chu, Wonsuk Lee, and Jeremaiah Opiniano
Speaker: Michelle Nichols
Moderators: Yoko Kawamura and Tomoko Kamei
Speaker: Timothy C. Guetterman
Moderator: Keiichi Narita
Speaker: Taichi Hatta
Moderator: Michael D. Fetters
Closing Ceremony
Conference Chair: Hisako Kakai
JSMMR General Meeting

[Oral & Poster Presentation]
From October 23 (Sat), 2021 (9:00) to November 28 (Sun), 2021 (23:59) (JST)
On-demand videos, posters, and slides for the following presentations will be accessible from the virtual conference site.

Call for Papers

   See the links below for paper submissions.
    • [Call for Papers]  <= Submission has been closed

Registration Fee <= NEW

Registration fee

* This fee includes two days of conference participation, workshops, and pre- and post-conference video and poster viewing.

 10,000 JPY
Non-member (general)   18,000 JPY
Member (student)
 4,000 JPY
  Non-member (student)  9,000 JPY


To register for the 2021 MMIRA Asia Regional / 7th JSMMR Annual Conference, please visit the following page.

Registration page
  • Deadline for the main conference registration: October 29, 2021 23:59 (JST)
  • * If you want to register optional free workshops, please do so by October 25, 2021 23:59 (JST)


  • 2021 MMIRA Asia Regional / 7th JSMMR Annual Conference 
    • Conference Secretariat
      • Email: jsmmr2021 [at] gmail.com    (please replace [at] with @)


     Michael D. Fetters (University of Michigan, Department of Family Medicine)

 Chair of the Organizing Committee

     Hisako Kakai  (Aoyama Gakuin University)

 Organizing Committee

  • Miwako Fukuda (The Jikei University)
  • Taichi Hatta (Shizuoka Graduate University of Public Health)
  • Mitsuyuki Inaba (Ritsumeikan University)
  • Machiko Inoue (Hamamatsu University School of Medicine)
  • Tomoko Kamei (St.Luke's International University)
  • Yoko Kawamura (University of Occupational and Environmental Health)
  • Taku Kosokabe (Miyagi University of Education)
  • Keiichi Narita (Kyoto University)
  • Manami Nozaki (Juntendo University)
  • Chikako Okawara (Tokyo Medical and Dental University)
  • Chihiro Tajima (Gakushuin Women's College)
  • Akiko Takagi  (Aoyama Gakuin University)


  • The Mixed Methods International Research Association (MMIRA)
  • Japan Society for Mixed Methods Research (JSMMR)


  • Center for Educational Development of Mixed Methods Research, Aoyama Gakuin University