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Journal of Asian and African Studies

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The design of the cover is by graphic designer Kohei Sugiura.

The Journal of Asian and African Studiesis 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 25 April 2016; 136KB).

Current Issue

Vol.92 2016-9-30

Notes sur les Parlers Mɔ́yέ du Moyen Congo
(Bantou C38) (en)

Motingea, Mangulu, André
Biako, Montanga Mayika, Balthazar

The Cultivation of Rice Using a Paddy Described in Nongzheng Quanshu
The Comprehension of the Word “Suiyi” (ja)

Hayashi, Kazuyasu

Those Who Cannot Be Flirtatious
Comparative Study on Qāt Merchants in Yemen (ja)

Otsubo, Reiko

Okakura Tenshin (Kakuzō) at Bodh Gaya during His Stay in British India
Examination Using the Records Exchanged between Swami Vivekananda and Rabindranath Tagore (ja)

Togawa, Masahiko

The “Ignorant People” in Hausaland
‘Uthmān bn Fūdī’s Ḥukm juhhāl balad Ḥawsa (en)

Kariya, Kota


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