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Japan Forum

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Japan Forum is the official journal of the British Association for Japanese Studies. Its primary objective is to publish original research in the field of Japanese Studies, making available scholarship on Japan to an international readership of specialists and non-specialists. From 1996 Japan Forum has been published by Taylor and Francis, a major publisher in the area of Japanese Studies.

Japan Forum is multidisciplinary, publishing contributions from across the arts and humanities and social sciences. Articles range from archaeology, language, literature, philosophy and culture to history, economics, politics, international relations and law. Submissions from younger researchers as well as from established scholars are welcome, as are submissions that cross disciplinary boundaries or do not otherwise match the subject areas listed above. All submissions are independently refereed.

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Editorial Team

Four SOAS academic members took on the editorship of the highly prestigious journal Japan Forum in September 2014.

In 2019, Bill Mihalopoulos took on the role of Chief Editor. Helen Macnaughtan and Christopher Gerteis continue as Co-editors, and Emily Chapman as Managing Editor. Steve Dodd and Griseldis Kirsch stepped down from the team.

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