Journal of Japanese Philosophy

The Journal of Japanese Philosophy is the oldest international peer-reviewed journal on Japanese philosophy (in existence for over ten years, published by SUNY Press), an academic area that has been receiving increasing global attention since the journal’s inception. By enhancing the quality of research through a worldwide, recognized consortium of scholars, this journal provides an international platform for Japanese philosophy. 

With internationally established and renowned scholars of Japanese philosophy on the editorial and advisory boards, this annual journal is devoted to scholarly engagement with open discussions of a wide variety of philosophical texts and discourse. The journal aims to demonstrate the relevance of Japanese philosophy for all fields of contemporary philosophizing. It welcomes rigorous academic papers on all time periods and all areas of Japanese philosophy, classical to contemporary, from a variety of perspectives, including interdisciplinary, cross-cultural, and comparative studies of philosophical traditions in Japan, the West, and the globe. 

Having no preference for any religious tradition or philosophical school, the journal also provides a platform for scholars in the field of area studies or Japanology. The journal strongly encourages dedicated researchers, young and old, to submit their papers, and will provide critical feedback to this indispensable part of the development of Japanese philosophy. 

We are currently soliciting submissions for volume 11. Submission due date is the end of March 2024. The article should not exceed 8,000 words and should follow the latest edition of the Chicago Manual of Style ( All submissions will be peer-reviewed by at least two specialists. For details of the journal, please kindly refer to or Should you have any inquiries, please send your email to [email protected]

From the Editors
Journal of Japanese Philosophy, SUNY Press 
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