Journal of Japanese Philosophy (JJP hereinafter, published by State University of New York Press) is the first and only international peer-reviewed journal on Japanese philosophy, an academic area that has been receiving increasing global attention for some time now. By enhancing the quality of research through a worldwide, recognized consortium of scholars, this journal intends to provide an international platform for Japanese philosophy, and to further establish an academic status that other philosophical traditions such as Chinese and Indian philosophies already enjoy.

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 and the West.

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

The first volume will be published in Spring 2013.