The 12th annual AOA conference, postponed due to the earthquake in Japan, has been rescheduled for December 5-8, 2011 in Tokyo and Numazu, Shizuoka. The theme of the event is “Challenges for the Ombudsman in a Changing Socio-Economic Environment.” Conference host, Hideo Arai, the Ombudsman and Director-General of the Administrative Evaluation Bureau in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, noted that 2011 is the 50th anniversary of the Administrative Counselors System, the Japanese version of the Ombudsman system.
Registration is now open online, but registrants who are not members of AOA must contact the AOA Conference Secretariat for information. (AOA Conf. Info.)