On June 7-9, 2013 the Center for East Asian Studies hosted the annual conference of Asian Studies on the Pacific Coast (ASPAC), a regional affiliate of the Association for Asian Studies (AAS). Participating in the conference were academic scholars and graduate students from the United States, Japan, China, Korea, India, Australia, and Ukraine.  CEAS Director, Dr. Tsuneo Akaha, is serving as President of ASPAC in 2013-2015.