Last Update: July 25, 2018

Invitation to attend Kaki2020 in Japan


  On behalf of kaki2020 organizing committee, we are delighted to invite you to the 7th International Symposium on Persimmon on October 11-15, 2020. This will be held at the Nara Kasugano International Forum 甍 IRAKA, Nara City, Japan, which is located in Nara Park and surrounded by the historic monuments of ancient Nara.
  This symposium is being jointly organized by the International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS), the Japanese Society for Horticultural Science (JSHS), and the Institute of Fruit Tree and Tea Science of NARO, and is supported by Nara Prefecture, the Research Association of Fruit Tree in Nara (RAFT, NARA), and the Scientific Research Association for Kakishibu and Kakitannin (SRAKK).
  The aim of this Symposium is to provide a platform for discussing and sharing recent research and innovative techniques related to persimmon in order to better understand this crop and make practical advances in its cultivation and utilization. This symposium will also provide individuals who work on or are interested in persimmon with the opportunity to come together, promoting international relationships.
Your participation in this symposium is essential to its success. We looking forward to seeing you there.

The venue for symposium: Nara Kasugano International Forum 甍 IRAKA.

Greetings from Nara

  As the Governor of Nara Prefecture, a large producer of persimmons in Japan, it will be a great honor to welcome persimmon experts from around the world to our prefecture.
  Nara is the native land of “Tone Wase”, one of the main astringent persimmon varieties, and is Japan’s largest producer of persimmons particularly those grown in heated greenhouses. With advanced skills and technology, our farmers offer the highest quality persimmons to consumers.
  It was here in Nara where the first fully-fledged capital of Japan was built over 1300 years ago. And Nara is still blessed with historic and natural scenery containing World Heritage Sites such as Todai-ji and Horyu-ji temples. I hope the participants in the next Symposium will also enjoy Nara’s unique legacy.

Shogo Arai
Governor of Nara Prefecture

Important Dates

2018 - late Symposium web page opens
2019 - Jul. Announcement for detailed information
2020 - Feb. Registration opens
2020 - Jun. 15 Deadline for Abstracts and early bird registration
2020 - Aug. 15 Deadline for online registration
2020 - Oct. 11-15 kaki2020 is held in Nara


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