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 October 4, 2018***

Student secretariat staff assistance by APU Accounting Association

Mark you calendars

November 30, 2018 - Deadline for abstracts submission

December 1, 2018 - Notification of acceptance / Registration opens

December 30, 2018 - Registration closes

March 15, 2019 - presentation panels will be announced.

April 4 to 5, 2019

APBERS Beppu Conference 2019

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Beppu, Oita, Japan

April 6, 2019

Heritage Study Tour

Kitsuki-shi, Oita, Japan

See you in Spring 2019.  Now Accepting Abstracts.

APBERS 2019 conference will be held at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Beppu, Oita, Japan on April 4 & 5, 2019 at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Beppu, Oita, Japan with a study tour on April 6, 2019 at Kitsuki-shi, OIta, Japan.