Contemporary Japan publishes original research that relates to present-day Japan and its recent historical development from scholars around the world. We welcome submissions from a variety of disciplinary approaches, including but not limited to: Literature, Modern/Contemporary History, Philosophy, Law, Political Science, Policy Studies, International Relations, Economics, Sociology, Anthropology, and Cultural Studies. Manuscripts which cross disciplinary boundaries and raise issues beyond the case of Japan and from comparative perspectives are also welcome. Submissions are peer-reviewed in a double-blind process by established scholars in the respective field.

Contemporary Japan is a platform for state of the art research that offers authors several advantages:

  1. The journal is open to all research methods applied in the social sciences and humanities.
  2. The journal promotes the publication of recent empirical findings and innovative theoretical approaches, explicitly including comparative and interdisciplinary studies, provided authors clearly demonstrate the contribution to the field of research and its place in the relevant literature.
  3. We maintain a professional and fast review process that guarantees timely publication of accepted manuscripts, including online first. 


In addition to publishing original manuscripts, we also warmly welcome proposals for Special Issues that engage with current social issues and contemporary themes in the study of Japan. Past Special Issues have included: Stratification and Social Inequalities; Lifestyles in Transition; Tourism and Travel; Population Aging; Discourses of the Body; Ethnographies of Hope; and Food, Agriculture, and Risk. Please send proposals for special issues to: me@contemporary-japan.org

Contemporary Japan also contains a book review section. We welcome reviews of publications on any aspect of contemporary Japan. All inquiries regarding book reviews should be directed to book-review@contemporary-japan.org

CJ is published in association with the German Association of Social Science Research on Japan (VSJF, www.vsjf.net).

Submitting to Contemporary Japan
For more information about the journal and guidance on how to submit, please see www.tandfonline.com/RCOJ