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Journal of Asian and African Studies


The Journal of Asian and African Studies is a biannually published, peer-reviewed journal on linguistics, history, and cultural anthropology of Asia and Africa. Submissions of papers are accepted from both within Japan and abroad. The submitted papers are reviewed by the editorial committee of the journal that includes researchers within and outside the Institute.

For the members of the Editorial Committee, please see here.


The Journal is published twice a year, on March 31 and September 30. Submission are accepted at anytime.

Those who want to send their manuscripts, please contact the Editorial Committee first by e-mail (address: edit-js[at] to get necessary information including the special e-mail address for the submission. (Prease change [at] to @)

For details, please see the “Guidelines for Authors”(last revised on 31 March 2017; 169KB).

Current Issue

Vol.96 2018-9-30

Functions of Verb Reduplication and Verb Doubling in Swahili (en)

Gibson, Hannah and Yoneda, Nobuko

Rethinking the Proto-Tibeto-Burman *a- prefix
Glottal and Nasal Complications (en)

Matisoff, James A.

Tangut Text Printed in the “Illustration of the Ten Realms of Mind Contemplation 観心十法界図” in the Collection of the State Hermitage Museum, Russia (ja)

Arakawa, Shintaro and Kitsudo, Koichi

From Dirlik System to Dirlik-Kaza System
Problems of the Early-Modern State System in the Eighteenth Century Ottoman Empire and European Countries (ja)

Tada, Mamoru

Persian Historiography of Kashmir during the Ǧahāngīr Period I
The Intiḫāb-i Tārīḫ-i Kašmīr (en)

Ogura, Satoshi


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