Possible short-term invitation to Osaka (Asia-Pacific Studies)

Yone Sugita Discussion
Dear Colleagues: 
It would be our dream to make Osaka University a kind of "hub" for international research on Asia-Pacific studies, especially in the social sciences. In the age of the internet, we still place great emphasis on face-to-face discussions and so I am looking to apply for funding to invite scholars outside Japan who are working on any aspect of Asia-Pacific studies in the social sciences. Successful candidates will be invited to Osaka University (Osaka, Japan) for a week or so before the end of this academic year (ending 31 March 2015) to hold seminars, lectures, and possibly a symposium in Osaka. We will cover your international airfare (economy) and accommodations here in Osaka. Everything will be conducted in English. All proposals will be considered as they come.
If you are interested, please send the following to sugita@lang.osaka-u.ac.jp: (1) brief CV,
(2) topic(s),
(3) abstract.
Please keep in mind that the implementation of this project depends on availability of funding. Thank you for your attention.
Yoneyuki Sugita <sugita@lang.osaka-u.ac.jp>