Perspectives is a bi-annual peer reviewed journal of the Asia Pacific Business and Economics Research Society.  The two issues are released every summer and winter in Japan which coincides with the APBERS Conferences.

Our double blind peer-review process is composed of faculty from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan, and academic networks of the editors from scholarly journals.  We do not charge for review fee, hence the peer-review process is determined based on the matching of the topic and the expertise of the reviewer.

The journal comes with the one time annual membership of presenting authors in the APBERS Conferences.  Annual membership to APBERS is USD70.  For non-members, a printed copy may be requested for USD30 per issue inclusive of standard mailing costs.

For correspondence, contact:


Asia Pacific Business & Economics Perspectives

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Faculty Offices B425

1-1 Jumonjibaru, Beppu, Oita, 8748577, Japan

Telephone No. +81 977 78 1074


Journal of Asia Pacific Business & Economics Research Society & APBERS Conferences


Perspectives - Summer 2017

The Summer 2017 issue of the journal is now available for viewing and download.  Our contributing authors from Japan are from Kobe University, Ritsumeikan University, Osaka Sangyo University, and Ube College. From the Philippines, the authors are from De La Salle University.

APBERS Japan Winter Conference 2017

APBERS Conferences 2017 was recently held at its headquarters, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Beppu, Japan on January 19 to 20, 2017.  Originally named APUGSM Conferences, the Asia Pacific Business and Economics Research Society has organized nine conferences in a series and has published seven regular issues of Perspectives listed with the National Diet Library of Japan.

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***Updated May 22, 2017***

Student secretariat staff assistance by APU Accounting Association

Mark you calendars

November 30 - Deadline for abstracts submission for participants within Japan and those who do not need visas.

September 1, 2017 - Notification of acceptance / Registration opens

November 30, 2017 - Registration closes

December 15, 2017 - presentation panels will be announced.

January 19 to 20, 2018

APBERS Okinawa Conference 2017

Hyatt Regency, Naha, Okinawa, Japan


APBERS 2018 conference will be held in Naha, Okinawa, Japan on January 19 & 20, 2018 at Hyatt Regency.  We just closed abstracts submission for participants from abroad who need visa to enter Japan.  For our partner universities, participants from Japan, and those who do not need visas, abstract submission and panel proposals will end on November 30, 2017.  Submit Abstract here.