ace2013 acset2013ivletter of welcomewelcome toDear Colleagues,Welcome to the Fifth Asian Conference on Education, which I am delighted to co-Chair with Professor Michiko Na-kano and Professor Barbara Lockee. I had the pleasure of being at the inaugural conference of ACE in 2009 and atmost of its subsequent conferences, as well as at the Inaugural European Conference on Education this summer.I am very much looking forward to being in Osaka this October and to meeting as many of the 500 conference dele-gates as possible. The aim of the Asian Conferences on Education is to encourage academics and scholars to meet andexchange ideas and views in a forum that encourages respectful dialogue. What I particularly appreciate at these confer-ences is the shared development of intellectual ideas and the challenges to dominant paradigms that occur through theacademic exchanges of the conferences. I have every confidence that this year’s conference will extend and develop thiswork still further and ...